Thursday, March 27, 2008


The unrest in Tibet caused by the crackdown of the China police on the protestors in Tibet has cast a shadow on the China’s Olympics, with some of the world’s leaders openly boycotting the Olympics.

China has claimed the protest was instigated by the Dalai Lama but this claim is still yet to be confirmed.
Steven Speiberg’s withdrawal as an artistic director for the Olympic games, the boycott of an African marathon record holder from running the marathon in the games, an Olympic backlash and a media assault by Hollywood stars, international human rights groups and US politicians to urge Beijing to make greater use of its influence to stop the slaughter in Darfur which has contributed to a crisis that has left 200,000 dead; and finally the recent Tibet unrest have all plagued China’s preparations for their first great games.
There may be political agenda in all these sudden incidents, all aimed to blight China’s Olympics.

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