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  1. I though you speak French. I never said you asked for the torch relay to be scrapped either. You brought up the torch relay issue with emphasis on cost and the developing as regard my previous post. I think you misunderstood me too. You should my post to comprehend it to before alluding to lopsidedness.
  2. Can you explain that better? I don't hate seeing one of my fav.celebs bearing the torch relay.
  3. Sorry, if am completely inconsistent to you. China on the other hand is a developing country and I have ever agree with developing countries hosting the games. I am not against your approval,anyway.Torch relay cost so far, as an integral part of the celebrations looks feasible to any developing country. And you insinuating that If one is serious about developing nations hosting the Games someday, then one has to to do whatever it takes to keep the Games cost under controlmeans scrapping the torch relay is the besy possible for the thrid world.Mind you, keeping the cost low for dveloping conu
  4. It can be pratical if the cauldron is digital to make it more enviromentally friendly. The idea of smoky type cauldron, in this time that the green house effect is having untold skeptical feeling of fear in most of us, would be primitive.
  5. The integral part of the torch relay has never been the cost. And,this is the first time seeing any complain coming in from the cost side of running it. However, the Olympic is equal to the task of the million dollars or whatever amount it's cost.The torch relay has become a significant part in countries it passes through. Do you know what that should mean in the celebration context to those countries? I think it's time to ignore pointing finger to the cost of running the torch relay.
  6. Before giving the games to China, should I say on merit, was the IOC ever questioned on some conditions of Human Right violations possibly link to Tibet?If the case was yes,for IOC to have taken further step and gave the games to China would have mean a lot to the Chinese people and government to look into such promises and fulfill them. The Chinese weren't alerted on ground before the upsurg cos they should have seen the protests coming and curtailed them before they got out of hand.The best instrument to get the troubles under control should be largel the Chinese capacity to decipher the
  7. We should know that the torch relay has no problem itself. I think scrapping it is never a good thing as this has formed an interesting part in the Olympic games. Due to history of disruptions by cancelling it would mean more than harm to those who admire it and follow it around the world.It also interesting to note that even celebrities are even involved in the torch relay thing.
  8. If you look closely at this photo the floor of the stadium has been rsurfaced.
  9. You guyz are looking at old pictures cos the official website says all the 80,000 seats have been installed. http://photo.beijing2008.cn/news-214242098-214047920.html
  10. I think Tanzania would likely be the place the torch relay is going to witness no protest.
  11. Am hopeful of that. GOD blesses Great Britain!
  12. What are you insinuating? That Americans are likely behind the plot, is that what you mean?
  13. The Olympic cauldron The Olympic cauldron plays a major role in the Olympic Torch Relay. The lighting of the Olympic cauldron symbolizes the end of the Olympic Torch Relay and the beginning of the Olympic celebration. The Beijing Olympic cauldron is based on the concept of a "round heaven and square earth" and takes after a typical cauldron from the Chinese Bronze Age. The cauldron shares with the torch and lantern the design element of the "lucky cloud." The 56 "lucky clouds" hollowed out of the curved plate of the Olympic cauldron symbolize well wishes to the world from the 56 ethnic grou
  14. Plz, Sir, I think IOC was right in defending itself by separating itself from politic. The games being a unity ones, the IOC awarding it to China has to question some issues which might affect its position, of which the Human Right Violations is one of them. Meaning that it's not a political organisation but apolitical cos that might indirectly affect the games as we have seen here and other media so far. IOC should be careful not to publish such political news on its website cos I don't think it's the duty to do so as it might look like something against its tenets. Olympic is supposed to be
  15. I thought I was the only one that saw it. That's what I call media dictator. Lol
  16. I couldn't beleive the number of protesters in the San Franscesco round of the torch relay. The yellow amoured jeep with red roof will save the day - it is a carefully planned relay this time.
  17. I guess, he has a political to answer!
  18. I know it nosense cos it's a westerner that said so... When few people do anything wrong in developing countries we are all labeled thesame by your bias media. What goes around comes around.
  19. Nobody ever said excepting Cfm J pointing to that with a different perspective from what Baron meant by his comment.
  20. Am speaking in regards to the Torch relay. I don't have anything to say about the Human rights violation having something to do with sport (Olympic for that matter) cos am not a politician. I think what Olympism stands for needs to be upheld.
  21. But, they are Westerners. Or aren't they Westerners?
  22. There's a saying that goes like this - what goes around comes around . What the west protest has done to the torch relay is more of an injustice. There's always a way to settle the Tibet issue by separating it from sports. The world are watching you west for taking the hard way of protest to try and disrupt sport games that belong to almost all people in continental regions. Where is the tolerance and wit the west claim they have? How would they prove to us they came handle severe situation without violence? Why are the advanced people with easy way to solution? Cos kidnapping white people i
  23. It's a disgrace to take a quote from Adolf Hitler. Whether it be Greek origin or not but it's synanimous with the Olympic for a long time now so, it has become an Olympic traditon. Parisians failed to exhibit civility regarding the torch relay in Paris, PERIOD!
  24. In the real snse I don't think boycott is the best solution. The west should look further on a more civilize way of curbing the problem. This Olympic and Tibet human right is supposed to be on different ground entirely. Why would the world take such step of disruption? Where's the civility, intelligence, wit and prowess the west says it has as a group?
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