Friday, March 21, 2008

China's Olympic dreams

China's "Peaceful Rise" has hit a snag. First Hollywood director Steven Spielberg withdrew his creative services for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Then the international community voice fully condemned China's immoral crackdown of Tibetan protesters. (Which include Buddhist Monks). Now this:


IOC: BEIJING AIR QUALITY COULD PUT ATHLETES AT RISK
BEIJING, China, March 18, 2008 (ENS) - Citing health concerns, world record marathoner Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia has announced that he will not participate in the marathon at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. A new assessment of Beijing air quality released Monday by the International Olympic Committee's Medical Commission acknowledges for the first time that athletes such as Gebrselassie might have something to worry about.

It seems very likely that the UN (backed by global support) just might slap this major world contender across the face by stripping Beijing of its privilege of being the host city for this years summer Olympics. We'll just have to wait and see how events unfold.
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