Jacques Rogge and the Olympic values

The head of the International Olympic Committee has said the Beijing Games will rebound from “crisis” after days of protests along the torch route.

Jacques Rogge told a meeting of national committees in the Chinese capital that they should assure their countries the Games would succeed. The US stage of the torch relay passed off amid confusion and tight security in San Francisco on Wednesday.

The route was totally changed at the last minute amid anti-Chinese protests. Torch-bearers were immersed in a cocoon of security, surrounded by dozens of police officers and track-suited Chinese guards.

The last decades the Olympic committees have sell out the Olympic values and the Olympic spirit, but Jacques Rogge will be long remembered because he sold something that wasn’t his, Tibet’s freedom!


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