And These Guys Are Hosting the Olympics Because … ?

Ah the International Olympic Committee, those wise elders of sport who in an act of stuffing their fingers into their ears while screaming “sport and politics are mutually exclusive!” have released this statement in response to the Chinese government’s show of might in Tibet:

We cannot interfere with sovereign matters … What we said when we awarded the Games to China was that we hoped the presence of the Games would be a catalyst for China to improve on human rights

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Uh, huh … so this is what you envisaged, is it? Along with human rights lawyers going missing and putting the children of dissidents (in this case a three month old) under house arrest?

Nice one IOC, good to see that you’re in touch with reality.

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