Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Britain Acquiesces

Britain kow tows to China as athletes are forced to sign no criticism contracts | the Daily Mail:
British Olympic chiefs are to force athletes to sign a contract promising not to speak out about China's appalling human rights record – or face being banned from travelling to Beijing.


The [British Olympic Association ] BOA took the decision even though other countries – including the United States, Canada, Finland, and Australia – have pledged that their athletes would be free to speak about any issue concerning China.

To date, only New Zealand and Belgium have banned their athletes from giving political opinions while competing at the Games.

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