knight_ander (knight_ander) wrote,
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British Olympic team told to be quiet

British athletes selected for this year's Olympic Games in Beijing will be asked to sign a contract that forbids them from criticizing China's human rights record.

Graham Nathan, spokesman for the British Olympics Association (BOA), told CNN that "British athletes will have to sign a contract promising not to comment on any politically sensitive issues."


And if they complain about the food, then what? If they have an athlete who runs the 100-meters in 9.1 seconds and he refuses to sign, are they going to keep him off the team? It does look like some re-wording is in order.
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