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IOC President Jacques Rogge says the Olympic body will consider whether to scrap the international leg of the protest-plagued Beijing torch relay.
Rogge says the matter will be considered by the International Olympic Committee's executive board on Friday, as a result of the anti-China protests targeting the relay.
Originally posted by IchiNiSan
reply to post by Karlhungis
why would the IOC or China take away the opportunities for the world to feel the Olympic spirits?
Originally posted by cnm1976
Finaly looks like people power is paying off.
Originally posted by SaviorComplex: Is it "people power?" A few screaming zealots assaulting the torch-bearers hardly represent the will of "the people."
Originally posted by Odium
I am sure the IOC though people would be mature enough to act like adults and not attack an uninvolved party during a sporting event over something that is a political problem.
He stated on record he does not agree with the Chinese Government on its policy but this is again about SPORTS.
Well done for supporting people trying to attack him physically. Kudos to you.
Also to argue people should go out their and protest for things? Are you stupid? Look at the way they acted towards someone with armed guards, they tried to attack him. AS they did in France. People should not go out as Pro-Supporters when those who are Anti-China are resorting to violence.
Originally posted by niteboy82
More than a few, and if I find it very dangerous to label protesters as screaming zealots, because if you disagree with them, its much more effective to go out there and hold a pro-China counter-protest. Playing with words to paint an uglier picture of someone exercising their right to free speech is not cool.