Eurgh, the Olympics. I hope Alton do nothing to "celebrate" the Olympics, the IOC being the disgusting and offensive organisation that they clearly are... :evil:
Erm, what? I've found something about a number of corrupt IOC members and something about not fully investigating the gymnast age complaints but that's about it.
I'm a big fan of the Olympics as an event and I'd like to see some sort of event at AT, though I think it would be more suited to the London parks since London will of course be the centre of attention.[/quote]
The IOC are an evil because they awarded the world's most prestigious sporting event to one of the world's most appaling, regular and disgusting abusers of human rights. China apparently were rewarded for their appalling record on human rights, anti-freedom of speech, use of sweatshop labour, death penalty and their consistent and systematic crushing of democracy. I find it simply unacceptable such a regime of murdering :censored: are given the honour of hosting the Olympics. If the competition was really all about bringing the world together, they would refuse to support a brutal totalitarian regime.
Oh and they also killed a 21 year old luger.[/quote]
Oh, lighten up!
They were picked because they were chosen as to be the best country to hold the event. Did you see the building used for swimming events :shock: or the birds nest stadium :shock: ? They were incredible and that is why the Olympics were there. And even if you do believe them to be an evil organisation, what is wrong with celebrating the best athletes in the world competing gainst each other on our own doorsteps? The Olympics are a great event, even if you don't like the people who run them.
Ant as for the luger, the fact that the luge is in incredible dangerous sport had nothing to do with his death at all, did it?