16 Mar. 2008

Be A Real Hero! Boycott The Beijing Olympics!

The president of the Australian Olympic Committee says Australia will not boycott the 2008 Olympics, but a lot of individual athletes are already having second thoughts. John Coates says:
"It is not the role of the IOC to take the lead in addressing such issues as human rights or political matters, which are most appropriately addressed by governments or concerned organisations."
But of course, as we have all seen over many, many years, governments and "concerned organisations" have not been very successful in helping change the daily plight of repressed people in places like Tibet, Burma, Zimbabwe, etc.

If you are an athlete, you can be a real hero by putting the needs of people in places like Tibet and Sudan ahead of your own personal ambitions. Check out the boycott2008games blog for more.