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As the 2008 Beijing Games draw closer…

…I ask myself why oh why are they in Beijing, China. At first I ignored all of the anti-China protests and dubbed them as over-dramatic. But the more I learn and the more I think about it….it seems weird that the Olympics, an event that promotes peace and world unity are taking place in a country that is guilty of so many acts against humanity.

The fact that China still rules over the Tibetan people and many petty crimes in China are punishable by death seems to be such an unfitting place for the Olympic Games to take place. I just see a lot of hypocrisy arising which angers me.

Furthermore, Beijing has been unfortunately dubbed one of the dirtiest cities in the world. The country’s pollution problem is being held accountable for the deaths of approximately 50,000 newborns each year….that is some stank air if you ask me! Rightfully so a lot of red flags are being raised with questions about how the 10,000 some athletes are going to fair with such conditions. Those who compete indoors are safe, however, those competing in marathons, track and field, and cycling events are screwed if they have asthma or even slight aversions to smog/dust/smoke. Especially if you take into account how much more oxygen an athlete performing at their peaks take in with each breath. Oy!

Anyway, what’s done is done. I’m sure the world will enjoy a safe….and hopefully somewhat “clean/green” Olympic Games. I just find it all puzzling!

July 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm 7 comments


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