Olympic Quotation of the Day


An International Olympic Committee member said the following, anonymously, to the New York Times: “Had the IOC and those vested with the decision to award the host city contract [to Beijing] known seven years ago that there would be severe restrictions on people being able to enter China simply to watch the Olympics, or that live broadcasting from Tiananmen Square would essentially be banned, or that reporters would be corralled at the whim of local security, then I seriously doubt whether Beijing would have been awarded the Olympics.”

Further complicating the potential for NBC to censor its Olympic coverage is the fact that the network is owned by General Electric, which is unlikely to do anything to jeopardize its billions of dollars of business in China.

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