March 18, 2008

THEY'RE GETTING THE HANG OF THIS ANGLOSPHERIC DEAL:

France raises idea of boycotting Olympics ceremony over Tibet (Katrin Bennhold, March 18, 2008, IHT)

Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner of France said Tuesday that the European Union should consider punishing China's crackdown in Tibet with a boycott of the opening ceremony of this summer's Olympic Games in Beijing.

His comments followed an appeal by the press advocacy group Reporters Without Borders to governments across the world to shun the highly symbolic ceremony during which the Olympic flame is lighted.

European leaders have been conspicuously quiet since protesters and the Chinese police first clashed in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa, a week ago.


Boycotting all the ceremonial stuff but letting the athletes compete in the events they've trained for is an option worth considering.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 18, 2008 3:41 PM
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