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Vanguard Tavern => News Stand => Started by: Atom Action! on February 12, 2008, 10:55:32 AM

Title: athletes are forced to sign no criticism contracts
Post by: Atom Action! on February 12, 2008, 10:55:32 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=513362&in_page_id=1770&ct=5
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Post by: Sizz on February 12, 2008, 11:18:08 AM
Sad. If an athlete decides not to sign the agreement he can't go. If he goes and speaks out not only will he get in trouble, and possibly executed, it'll get censored.
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Post by: Atom Action! on February 12, 2008, 11:28:26 AM
Yeah. I guess I can understand why some athletes would sign the contract.. for some it's theyre only chance to compete in the Olympic games.

Why they're hosting it in China is another question all together though...
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Post by: Sizz on February 12, 2008, 11:45:38 AM
Economics. The Olympic Games have created a boom in the Chinese economy. So far it mostly benefits the Chinese since foreigners can't invest into their markets, if at all. My plan was (don't laugh) to build and own a McDonald's in China, anywhere. Even the smallest towns have 100,000 people living in it and they're usually quite drab. I've been to one and biked a good portion of it. China has a lot of potential, but in order to build something there not only do you need someone who's Chinese, but someone proficient in the bribing system.
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Post by: Odysseus on February 12, 2008, 06:02:40 PM
i think i saw somethin on tv about how the bejing (sry cant spell) olympics are gonna be hard for the runners because the air pollution is soo bad

is this true?
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Post by: mrmango on February 12, 2008, 07:42:32 PM
Gagging order, as it says for one of the captions in that article.

Meh, why censor stuff like this anymore? Do people doubt that there are problems with violations and the like?

Better censorship (lol I'm just speculating) would be something subtle, like how networks like fox news have only conservative views.
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Post by: Fallen Shadow Wolf on February 14, 2008, 05:49:21 PM
Eh, that sucks. Why can't Athletes speak out.  :(

I don't know about making the world a better place, but why go through the hassel of gagging atheletes...for what? Politics?