Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Olympic torch relay may be abandoned

Telegraph reported The International Olympic Committee met in Beijing to discuss the crisis even as demonstrators in San Francisco, where the torch for the Beijing Games is due to be paraded tomorrow, flew flags from the Golden Gate bridge to herald a new round of protests. Genially Lindbergh, a vice president, said a “full review” of the relay for this and future Games was needed.
Maybe what is really needed it a revuew of the decision to hold it in a country with a human rights record people would want to protest.
... "It must provide a proper forum for the peaceful expression of opinions and dissent,” said the head of the US Olympic Committee.
That is exactly what China does not want.
“And it must safely and respectfully welcome the flame and honour the U.S. athletes and other participants who will carry the torch.”

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