Saturday, August 2, 2008

IOC Feels Media Heat on Internet Restrictions

It has been report by Reuters, in a story by Karolos Grohmann that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Saturday faced mounting questions over Internet censorship, days before the Beijing Games, despite earlier pledges that its use would be unfettered.

While China has allowed access to some websites that were blocked earlier in the week, many sites still remain inaccessible to reporters covering the Beijing Olympics that start on Aug. 8. On Friday the IOC had said the issue had been resolved.

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I expected this kind of mess from the ChiComs, but it seems that the IOC is a enabler by allowing this to happen. They knew the ChiComs would pull this crap and they are allwoing them to do as they please.

Let's see what else comes out of Beijing.

"I wanted no part of politics. And I wasn't in Berlin to compete against any one athlete. The purpose of the Olympics, anyway, was to do your best. As I'd learned long ago from Charles Riley, the only victory that counts is the one over yourself." - Jesse Owens

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