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Anonymous asked in SportsOlympics · 1 decade ago

Why are the Olympics still being held in China? Why aren't they already pulled?

6 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    for the record, China won the hosting rights of the 2008 Olympics almost seven years ago (July 13, 2001) thru voting among the IOC members. at that time, they already knew the situation in Tibet, the pollution of Beijing and its human rights record but former IOC head Juan Antonio Samaranch wanted to give China a chance to show the world what they can do if they will host the Olympics after they lost their initial bid in 2000 Olympics. in other words, the IOC ignored the political issues surrounding China since they know POLITICS has NO PLACE in the Olympics.

    China has no plans of abandoning their hosting of the Olympics Games and there's no stopping them from showing what they can do to the world. and besides, those who are planning to boycott the Games will gain nothing just like what happened to 1980 Moscow and 1984 Los Angeles Games.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Either the politicians must say soon that they will boycott the Olympics themselves and leave it purely to sport or it will be necessary to call for the world's athletes to do so and call for all Olympic sponsors products to be boycotted like coca cola!!!!

    We want and need the Olympics to go ahead for sport but it is now in the hands of the politicians - if they do not act by saying they will stay away and forcing the Chinese to stop killing people and abusing human rights - then the world must and if that means sacrificing the event then so be it!!!

    We cannot let people die for our enjoyment of sport!!!!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because China is a powerful and wealthy country.Long Live Tibet!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    because it takes years of preparation for a city to prepare for the olympics. If things get really bad in china they may hold the olympics next year in Athens because they are always prepared to host the olympics. Lets go Athens 2009!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because when they do the selection, it was serious business and you cannot just stop it from happening just because of Tibet.

  • Bosco
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    No time left to do it anywhere else.

    Remember, they were once held in Nazi Germany.

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