Friday, 8 August 2008
With all the hype currently broadcast on television with the Olympic opening ceremony about to begin, the enthusiasm for me just isn't there as in previous games.
It was reported on the idiot box tonight that some are paying up to $900AUD for the best seats in the house. Ludicrous prices , that amount of money is almost equivalent to 3 months wages for those who helped build the Olympic venues.
I seen some images of Beijing earlier, the air was filled with smog, it just looks dirty. Surely a more fitting city and country was in the running than China. It might be flash, all pomp and ceremony with the games beginning but how many really trust that these games will be fair? Am not speaking of just drug cheating either.
If the games are to be fair for all athletes, what about fairness for its own citizens.
China presents itself to the world but the Olympics will not erase their poor human rights record!