Stories about Olympics from April, 2008
Before an ancient Olympic Game, ancient Greek people ignited a torch before Temple of Olympian Zeus.[...] The torch holder would run and shout, 'stop wars to join the Olympics!' Where the torch went, where the war stopped.[...] Greek people went to the Olympic Game, and they forgot hatred and war. As a result, torch, which is a tool for sending signals, becomes a symbol for peace, light, and friendship.
The Chinese global anti-Carrefour boycott was supposed to begin on May 1, but with tempers flaring over CNN commentator Jack Cafferty's on-air remarks this past week, and a number of other recent incidents, people in a few cities across China decided to get a head start. So too did the Chinese hackers who had been planning a coordinated denial-of-service attack on CNN.com set for April 19.
Anti-China protests this week sent nationalist sentiment in China up to a boiling roar. So when one young woman studying in the US was "caught" participating in a Free Tibet protest, hundreds of raging netizens hurled every insult imaginable her way.
“What does it say about us that we are willing to put human rights on hold just so we can have something to watch on TV for two weeks? If you ignore what China is doing in Tibet aren’t you in some way responsible?”: Jamaican Marlon James focuses the spotlight...
Trinidadian blogger Jeremy Taylor lets loose on everything from the tour of the Olympic torch to the elections in Zimbabwe.
“As you may be aware, the Olympic torch relay through major European cities has been successfully disrupted over the past week by demonstrators calling on Communist China to respect human rights and to get out of Tibet”: Child of the Revolution focuses on Cuba's reaction.
Blogger Hu Jia goes back on 'trial' in a few hours where it is expected he will be handed down a sentence of up to five years in prison based on two interviews given and six unspecified blog posts most of which written during the more than one year he spent under house arrest.