The International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, Jacques Rogge, has spoken out over recent unrest in Tibet. Speaking in Beijing, Mr. Rogge said the IOC “has expressed its serious concern and called for a rapid, peaceful resolution of Tibet”.
He also condemned the violent protests which have accompanied the progress of the Olympic torch on its global relay. “Violence for whatever reason is not compatible with the values of the torch relay or the Olympic Games,” he said. The Olympic torch relay through Western Europe started in London on Sunday with angry protests against China’s actions in Tibet.
Well Jacques, isn’t a bit late you remembered the Olympic values? 2004 Olympics in Athens the place democracy born, 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the place democracy dies every day!