We have seen politics forcing its way into sport many times before, even at the Olympics. There have been good and bad stories. But I am of the view that sport should be made free of any politics. It is true that rivalry reaches an unbelievable high when rivals battle it out in the track and field. But it is not good to have politics intruding into sport. Tibetan supporters have been trying to create all sorts of problems to the Olympics to be held in Beijing. The happenings in Tibet and China’s interest in it are things outside any sport, and should be dealt with in a different manner. I don’t think Tibetans will get any sympathy or support from any corner if they try to quench the olympic flame. It is an outrageous gesture.