Settle things outside Beijing please…

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.
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10 responses to Settle things outside Beijing please…

  1. Its good that as much as possible we should keep out politics out of Sports.But if you put yourself in boots of Tibetians then you will realise that they wont get better chance than this to take their protest on world stage.

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  2. Re: AbhishekIt is correct that they wouldn’t get a better opportunity to raise their voice. But they are seeking moral support from the world. i don’t agree if they take it through immoral ways.Thanks for coming here. Do come again please…

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  3. the new look template is awesome..love it!!and yeah regarding the sport thing..it is politically correct to say that politics should be kept out of sports..but I must say i cant help sympathising with the tibetians at their plight!

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  4. Re: MathewThanks Matts. I was looking for a new template and got this one from the web. Me too… loved it… simple one..I too feel for them. But I dont think it should spoil a sport event, just that….

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  5. @SreejithAs a sympathizer of the Tibetan’s history and a supporter of separating politics and sports, it’s a catch-22 situation for me. The Chinese are looking for just as much political approval of their stature as the Tibetans goals are for their political goals. Legitimacy of either party’s stand notwithstanding, the whole Olympic torch run was a political move to begin with having no precedent for several decades. It’s just an attempt to increase internal morale, albeit a poorly conceived PR move internationally. Does just the violent protestors? No, but neither do the Olympics legitimize China’s stature as a civilized nation.

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  6. Re: AbhishekTrue to say that the torch run was poorly conducted worldwide. At times it almost seemed like it was counducting for the protestors to protest against.Both countries are trying to insert politics into it. China tries its best to supress voices, and the Tibetans see it as a world-witnessing event to raise their concerns.

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