In simple terms, why are people protesting against the china olymic torch?
In the news there is something about Human Rights in Tibet
Can someone please answer what is going on and why!
- Mental MickeyLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
What I don't understand is why the IOC awarded the olympic games to China in the first place. They KNEW China's human rights record was appalling (Tianamen Square, anybody?). They KNEW the situation concerning Tibet had been going on for decades, and they surely knew that the proverbial s**t would hit the fan once the games got closer and these things came under increasing scrutiny. The 1980 games in Moscow was a dismal failure because of all the politicising and subsequent US boycott - they must have expected that despite all the talk of the "olympic ideal" and the "olympic dream" that the 2008 games is one big giant political football and a disaster waiting to happen. Hoping that China is going to change its ways just because it is hosting the olympics was an example of typical liberal wooly thinking of the worst order. What else do you expect from a nation who eat dogs?
Sport and politics should be kept seperate as far as possible. We have two options - We're either going to the games regardless and keep stum about our opinions of China, or we pull out in protest. Neither is ideal. The IOC should have seen this coming.
- barthebearLv 71 decade ago
Because they can and because the tail always wags the dog here. We HAVE to butt into other countries internal business
- Anonymous1 decade ago
- Andi CLv 71 decade ago