Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Olympic Fallacies.

Companies that have invested millions in sponsorship deals and Olympic bureaucrats who have spent years trying to justify their controversial decision to award the 2008 Games to Beijing are naturally inclined to use those sorts of arguments. But that doesn't mean the rest of us have to believe them.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree with you. Here is a copy of a letter I have sent to the International Oplympic Committee:

International Olympic Committee
Chateau de Vidy
1007 Lausanne

August 8, 2007

I am writing to express my dismay at the selection of Beijing, China to host Olympic Games. I would go so far as to say shame on you for selecting a belligerent nation, a nation of tyrants invading and occupying innocent countries such as Tibet and Taiwan and subjugating their people. I do not understand how this nation represents any Olympic ideals. This is a nation governed by bullies and populated by the ignorant and superstitious. Products from China are symbols of shoddy quality and poor value at best and downright dangerous at worst and I do not feel their ethic should be rewarded. I do not intend to watch the games and I will forward copies of this letter to any local businesses that would intend to support the games by diverting profits from my custom which will be withdrawn.