Friday, 8 August 2008

Beijing 08/08/08

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!


CherryPie said...

They promised to clean up the smog in time...

I hope you are feeling refreshed after your break :-)

Anonymous said...

I do agree China has so much they need to work on. It makes so thankful to live where I am.
Hope you are well.
Have a good weekend.

jmb said...

Well everything you say is true but I will still be watching them. I love the Olympics. Colin says you'll be watching lots of swimming since the Australians suck at everything else this time.

Nunyaa said...

It was a nice ceremony, lot of work into it. I will watch the swimming JMB, followed by the diving. They are the favorites of mine. Can't wait until the winter games.
I am doing well thanks Ladies :)

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I agree with you, nunya. I think it was madness to hold it in such a country.

jams o donnell said...

Personally I think Australia should be handed the games in perpetuity. The Sydney games were the best Olympics ever. What better than to have them in a country that has such a sporting tradition!

Nunyaa said...

With so much happening over there Welshcakes, it is madness. Oh Jams, you know it was kind of embarressing that the Sydney Olympics came out with all them lawn mowers and giant kangaroos, I personally loved the opening ceremony for the Barcelona games.