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  • Oct 26, 2014
  • Updated: 12:36pm

Bids for the 2008 Summer Olympics

Net censorship leaves a crack in IOC mirror

International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge told a newspaper in his native Belgium, De Standaard, the Olympic movement acts as a looking-glass, reflecting a host nation's image, culture, marvels - and flaws - to the world.

Sunday, 3 August, 2008, 12:00am

Censorship of internet against China's interests

Foreign journalists covering the Olympic Games were assured by their hosts and the International Olympic Committee that they would not be restricted in doing their jobs. Now it has been revealed that the two sides struck a deal on just what could and could not be accessed on the internet.

1 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Verbruggen's vision a blast of fresh air

Lines are being drawn and demarcations etched right across the mainland during these uncertain, last 124 days before the opening ceremony of the 2008 Games, and an intoxicating mix of paranoia and passion is coursing through hot-blooded, Olympic veins.

6 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Falling on deaf ears

460 days to go

Like most of us, the International Olympic Committee is a slave to the frenetic modern world. It was just too busy this week to comment on the scathing Amnesty International (AI) report that highlighted China's human rights record.

6 May 2007 - 12:00am

Games are force for good: Rogge

IOC boss sidesteps political questions

The Beijing Games would be a 'force for good which will have a lasting effect', IOC president Jacques Rogge said yesterday, as he swerved questions about human rights issues and boycott threats.

26 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Reviving the passion

'PLEASE PUT aside politics. Sport is sport. It should not be mixed with politics. This is a big day for Chinese [people],' said windsurfer-cum-actor Ken Wong Hop-hei.

13 Jul 2001 - 12:00am