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#785275 --- 04/07/08 07:24 AM Re: Should the US Boycott the Olympics in China? [Re: Teacher73]
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April 7th, 2008
Security ‘bubble’ to surround Olympic torch relay in Paris
Posted: 05:43 AM ET
PARIS, France (CNN) — The Olympic flame makes a 17-mile (28 km) tour through Paris Monday, a day after anti-Chinese demonstrators made its journey through London more like running the gauntlet than a celebratory torch relay.

One group has promised “something spectacular” to protest the torch relay through Paris.

Some French torch bearers are expected to wear protest buttons, and the Paris mayor ordered a banner over City Hall that reads “Paris City of Human Rights.”

A moving bubble of security forces — on motorcycles, Rollerblades and foot — will surround 80 torch bearers who will carry the modern Olympics’ foremost symbol through the City of Light, starting near the top of the Eiffel Tower and ending about five hours later at the headquarters of the French Olympic Committee.

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#785278 --- 04/07/08 07:32 AM Re: Should the US Boycott the Olympics in China? [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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Olympic torch extinguished during Paris leg
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NEW: Olympic torch extinguished by officials, put on bus during Paris leg of relay

Anti-China protests as Olympic torch relay begins Paris leg amid tight security

Anti-China protesters disrupted torch relay in London on Sunday

Beijing Olympics spokesman condemns London protests as "sabotage"

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/04/07/oly.torchrelay/index.html

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#785305 --- 04/07/08 08:18 AM Re: Should the US Boycott the Olympics in China? [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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I guess they needed more than "a moving bubble of security forces".

Shoulda used the whole gob of spit.
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#785365 --- 04/07/08 12:43 PM Re: Should the US Boycott the Olympics in China? [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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Originally Posted By: Strawberry Jam
updated 2 minutes ago

Olympic torch extinguished during Paris leg
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NEW: Olympic torch extinguished by officials, put on bus during Paris leg of relay

Anti-China protests as Olympic torch relay begins Paris leg amid tight security

Anti-China protesters disrupted torch relay in London on Sunday

Beijing Olympics spokesman condemns London protests as "sabotage"

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/04/07/oly.torchrelay/index.html


Instead of extinguising the flame, the should light their own flames and march on Beijing and burn the place down!
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#785607 --- 04/08/08 05:40 AM Re: Should the US Boycott the Olympics in China? [Re: Odysseus]
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IOC official: 2008 Games flame may be last to make world tour
Posted: 03:48 AM ET
BEIJING, China (CNN) — As the Olympic torch flew to San Francisco Tuesday, a member of the International Olympic Committee said protests that disrupted the Olympic torch relay in London and Paris may make 2008 the last time such an ambitious global torch relay is attempted.

Anti-Chinese protesters interrupted the relay in London and Paris. Police already have arrested protesters in the torch’s next destination — San Francisco — even though the relay is not scheduled to begin there until Wednesday.

Kevan Gosper, a member of the International Olympic Committee and chairman of its press commission, suggested that the public relations nightmare that has followed the Olympic flame may make 2008 the last year for a global torch relay.

“I’m a firm believer that we had the right template in the first place, that the torch simply should go from Olympia, Greece to the host country,” he said. “I would expect that the Olympic committee will review that template.”



http://cnnwire.blogs.cnn.com/

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#791099 --- 04/18/08 09:21 AM Re: Should the US Boycott the Olympics in China? [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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updated 4 hours, 14 minutes ago


Japanese temple withdraws from torch relay

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Torch relay was set to begin at Zenkoji Temple in Nagano on April 26

Logos of Coca-Cola, Samsung, Lenovo will not appear on official vehicles in Nagano

Relay officials: Alternate path mapped in Bangkok for the 80 torchbearers

Tibetan exiles living in Thailand face deportation if arrested for disrupting relay

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/04/18/thailand.torch/index.html

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#791703 --- 04/19/08 05:42 PM Re: Should the US Boycott the Olympics in China? [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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Yes. We should boycott on a number of human rights issues, and because of the occupation and continuing supression of Tibet by the Red Chinese.

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#791905 --- 04/20/08 07:27 AM Re: Should the US Boycott the Olympics in China? [Re: 4thOfJuly]
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I agree. China should never have been awarded the Olympics for those very reasons.



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#793547 --- 04/22/08 06:55 PM Re: Should the US Boycott the Olympics in China? [Re: SkySoldier]
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#793589 --- 04/22/08 08:37 PM Re: Should the US Boycott the Olympics in China? [Re: AnneSmile]
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I go out of my way to buy American.

Do you buy your meds from China?





If so be careful. They are tainted. ;-)
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#793593 --- 04/22/08 08:44 PM Re: Should the US Boycott the Olympics in China? [Re: SkySoldier]
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What meds?
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#795820 --- 04/26/08 06:53 AM Re: Should the US Boycott the Olympics in China? [Re: AnneSmile]
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Dalai Lama welcomes China's offer for talks with his envoy 6 minutes ago



DHARMSALA, India - The Dalai Lama is welcoming China's offer to meet his envoy, but he wants serious talks to reduce resentment about Chinese rule in Tibet.

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The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader says he has yet to receive detailed information about the offer, but that talks would be good.

He said the two sides need to explore the root of the problems that have sparked unrest in the Himalayan region and seek solutions through talks. He was speaking to reporters on Saturday after his return from a two-week visit to the United States.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080426/ap_on_re_as/china_tibet;_ylt=Auroe_l22EAPoYVUUcSc8ges0NUE

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