Who said what at the 2006 Asian Games

Officials from the CA Sri Lanka overseas chapters

DOHA, Dec 16, 2006 (AFP) – Who said what at the 2006 Asian Games which came to a close on Friday:

“Nobody thought I would be here. My mother had made an oath to the bodhi tree that I would take part in the Games.”
– Sri Lanka sprinter Susanthika Jayasinghe after winning 200m bronze

“When one person wins it spreads like a cold. That’s what we want to do here in Doha. We want to catch a cold and get hot.”
– Saudi Arabia athletics coach John Smith

“I feel great. I am the golden boy of Saudi Arabia.”
– Saudi Arabia’s long jump gold medallist Hussain Al Saba

“People thought we changed nationality for financial gain but now they’ve accepted the fact that there’s nothing wrong with changing nationality if it improves an athlete’s performance.”
– Bahrain’s 5000m silver medallist Mucheru Salem Jawher who, like many others here, had switched nationality from Kenya to run for a Gulf state

“We can’t practise at the beach. We have to practise indoors and mostly at our homes because if we go out from our home we don’t know if we will come back or not.”
– Iraqi beach volleyball

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