In a stunning announcement, the British Olympic Committee is stirring up some grand old Xenophobia. They warned its athletes not to shake hands with other athletes, visitors or dignitaries during the 2012 Summer games. Presumably it went something like this:
James Francis "Jim" Thorpe (May 28, 1888 – March 28, 1953) was an American athlete of mixed ancestry (Caucasian and Native American). Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals for the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon, played American football (collegiate and professional), and also played professional baseball and basketball.