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German Athletes Explore Olympic Protest Options


World  (tags: china, freedoms, humanrights, tibet, oylmpics )

Corinne
- 4128 days ago - dw-world.de
"We will express our protest during the Games not in reference to Tibet but in a general way concerning abiding to human rights and freedom of press," said a statement on the network's website. "That is because the Olympic Charter ....



   

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Rajan Sujan (940)
Sunday March 30, 2008, 10:28 am
I honestly applaud the Germans, as a People and a Nation. They are courageous, kind and compassionate. I quote

"Canoeing Olympic bronze-medallist Stefan Pfannmoeller, one of the initiators of the network, said that athletes can not turn a blind eye to the systematic abuse of human rights and freedom of press.

"As athletes we carry a big responsibility and must show it. If not us, who else?," he said.
 

Rajan Sujan (940)
Tuesday April 1, 2008, 12:35 am
I join here with The Germans and medallist Stefan Pfannmoeller to add that In India, the Indian Soccer Star, Captain Baichung Bhutia has REFUSED to carry the Olympic Torch when it reaches New Delhi on April 17th, as the cause for FREE TIBET -- The Times of India dt. 1st April, 2008.

I applaud the courage shown by Captain Baichung Bhutia. THIS IS IN THE TRUE SPIRIT OF SPORTS!!!
 
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