China Wants to Repress Olympic Athletes
In what is a shocking article, China is asking all athletes of all nations to sign a contract that bans them from making political statements against China, or they will not be allowed to travel to China this summer.
The Daily Mail reports…
British Olympic chiefs are to force athletes to sign a contract promising not to speak out about China’s appalling human rights record â€“ or face being banned from travelling to Beijing.
The move â€“ which raises the spectre of the order given to the England football team to give a Nazi salute in Berlin in 1938 â€“ immediately provoked a storm of protest.
In short, China is forcing athletes to sign a contract barring them from speaking against the country or else they won’t be allowed to Beijing and thus able to compete in the Olympics.
“The move â€“ which raises the spectre of the order given to the England football team to give a Nazi salute in Berlin in 1938 â€“ immediately provoked a storm of protest.”
This is chilling sinister stuff the likes of which the world has not seen in the sporting arena, since the Hitler Games of 1936. China has been a nation thriving on human rights violation, repressions of freedom, illegal occupation of Tibet and now this.
I have always maintained that it is one of the worst diplomatic decisions to award the Olympics to a country like China.
I wonder what India’s stand will be with its athletes who represent the country at various sports. I hope that India does not force its athletes to do what the British are asking theirs.