Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Jacques Rogge, the bureaucrat heading the International Olympic Committe is 'glad that no country has boycotted' the Chinese games. He thinks that 'the athletes would be hurt by such an action.' Of course, the runners and jumpers wouldn't be hurt in the same way that Tibetan monks and civilians are being hurt. If Rogge were being tortured, beaten and imprisoned for his beliefs, he might be glad that some principled athletes, or even a national government was prepared to take practical action to help him.