Sunday, February 10, 2008

Olympic athletes must sign gag order

Because the entire rest of the world is picking on them about their alleged instances of human-rights abuses, invasions of other countries like Tibet, and torturing people, the Chinese government is entirely justified in making British Olympic athletes sign a contract which prohibits them from dissing that wonderful haven of human kindness, China.

And can you blame them?

I mean, what if we held a big sporting event in the United States, and all these loud-mouthed foreign athletes started complaining about how we start wars under false pretenses, suspend civil liberties, and torture captured enemy combatants?


...never mind.


UPDATE: an even more in-depth article is from the London Daily Mail, and includes a shocking photo of British athletes who were compelled to salute Hitler at the 1938 Munich games.

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