China Didn’t Play Nice with Everyone

While most of us were enjoying the Olympics, this poor fellow was enjoying China’s famed hospitality from a different angle. NEW YORK—When Jeffrey Rae, a 28-year-old East Village resident and communications worker for local labor unions was approached by Students for a Free Tibet (SFT) to go to China during the Olympics to document a… Continue reading China Didn’t Play Nice with Everyone

Fake Gymnastic Competitors

There’s a minimum age for competitors in Gymnastics of 16. This is intended to prevent children from being pushed into competition before they have matured properly. However, younger competitors are usually more flexible and have an advantage. The ABC looks at how China’s team are rather young looking 16 year olds. It looks like because… Continue reading Fake Gymnastic Competitors

Olympic Torch in Australia

From what I’ve seen on the news, the Olympic torch passed peacefully through Canberra. 10,000 Chinese turned up to oppose any pro-Tibetan independence protests. I’ve heard they were students. Well, 10,000 students’ just don’t wake up one day and decide to do something like that. There has to be organization, and it would appear that… Continue reading Olympic Torch in Australia

Music Vid for 2008 Olympics titled: Hero

Chinese singer You Hongming was at Beijing Forestry University Gymnasium in Beijing Wednesday to shoot the music video for the Olympic Song “Hero.””Hero” tells the moving story of the Tanzanian runner John Steven Akhwari,who finished in last place at the 1968 Olympic Marathon. During the race, Akhwari fell, dislocating a knee joint, but he continued… Continue reading Music Vid for 2008 Olympics titled: Hero

List of People To Be Barred From Attending Olympic Games

This from ChinaAid: In early April of 2007, the Ministry of Public Security secretly issued to public security departments throughout the country a document entitled “Notice on Strict Background Check on Applicants for the Olympic Games and the Test Events.” This is the origin of the “43-type & 11-category” blacklist. The 11 categories are…divided into… Continue reading List of People To Be Barred From Attending Olympic Games