BBC Sport: IOC official dismisses concerns of Japanese people, says Summer Olympics are a go

I wonder if any IOC official has the guts to speak face to face with Japanese citizens, or if they'll remain walled off from them? I think we know the answer after reading this. "All of the plans that we have in place to protect the safety and security of athletes and the people of … Continue reading BBC Sport: IOC official dismisses concerns of Japanese people, says Summer Olympics are a go

WaPo: Companies should boycott Beijing Olympics

Let's follow this logic: Companies should boycott the Beijing Olympics. After the Olympics: ? Exactly. No corporation is likely to abandon the Chinese market, and the Chinese government could (and rightfully) choose to sanction any corporation that seeks to use the Olympics to make a political statement by boycotting the Games. Also left unclear: Would … Continue reading WaPo: Companies should boycott Beijing Olympics

The emptiness of the International Olympic Committee

The International Olympic Committee — either a willing accomplice or a weakened ally unable to stand up for itself — has allowed an exterior body to bar a sitting president from attending the next two Olympic Games. This is the same IOC that screamed loudly and for decades that politics and sports ought not mix. … Continue reading The emptiness of the International Olympic Committee