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Latest Move By The IOC Shows How Deluded They Are

October 7, 2009 Leave a comment

Choosing Rio over Chicago wasn’t the smartest move, but it was at least defensible. This? Well….

In a report to the IOC, the committee’s chief evaluator and coordinator for the 2008 Olympics insisted that the games produced “lasting legacies” for Beijing and its people.

“I am more convinced than ever that the games have and will prove to be a positive catalyst for change in China,” said Hein Verbruggen, who led both the IOC’s evaluation commission for the 2008 Games and its coordination commission.

This speech made no mention of the numerous protests in Tibet and forced evictions of people to clear the way for Olympic projects, not to mention the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube, both of which sit unused.

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