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08-14-2013, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by joestevens29 View Post
Question 1: How long have these issues against human rights been around?

Question 2: If they have always been there, why the outcry now and not years ago?
I can't answer your questions, but it is interesting that in Beijing in 2008, there were concerns regarding human rights in Tibet and China's actions in that area. There were protests, but the IOC ignored them and the games went ahead.

It seems to be reoccurring with human rights violations in Russia and the IOC continues to ignore it. It reinforces how corrupt and profit driven the IOC is.

Not to sound ignorant or like an idealist, but it's sad to see the entire purpose and 'spirit' of the Olympics is being tarnished.

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