Apr 3, 2014, 6:55 AM EDT
Toronto mayor Rob Ford had two regrettable moments Wednesday, voting against city council motions to congratulate Canadian Olympians and Paralympians and name a street after Nelson Mandela.
He was the sole “no” vote in both cases but said he erred and asked for re-votes (he was denied).
“I guess I pushed the wrong button,” Ford said, according to Canadian reports. “Of course I support Nelson Mandela — I was the one who wished him a happy birthday … and the Olympic athletes, of course I do.”
Ford is running for re-election in October.
- Usain Bolt may retire after Rio Olympics 0
- Usain Bolt crushes Justin Gatlin in World Championships 200m 1
- Allyson Felix wins 400m, breaks U.S. record for Worlds medals; Rio preview? 0
- Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin’s first race together from 2005 (video) 0
- Los Angeles 2024 Olympic bid logo, renderings released 0
- Usain Bolt, Justin Gatlin set up duel; South African stretchered off after 400m gold 0
- U.S. goes medal-less at World Championships; Bolt, Gatlin, Felix advance 0
- Emotional Bode Miller medals in race that mattered most (63)
- Russian women kissing after relay victory at World Championships causes stir (60)
- IOC drops wrestling from 2020 Olympics (47)
- South Korea filing official complaint over Yuna Kim’s Olympic silver (39)
- Zola Budd, 47, dominates college runners in 5K (33)