Apparently the air in Bejing is so bad that athletes have taken to wearing breathing mask to keep the pollutants out of their system. The cyclists said the mask were a safety precaution and apologized for embarrassing the Chinese Government. "We deeply regret the nature of our choices. Our decision was not intended to insult BOCOG or countless others who have put forth a tremendous amount of effort to improve the air quality in Beijing." How are they improving air quality? By taking cars off the street and shutting down factories to reduce polution. In other words they are telling people they can't drive or go to work during the olympics.
Is everyone ready to admit that giving the Olympics to China was a terrible idea? They are blocking internet access to any website that the country, putting mircophones in taxi's to find out what people are saying about them and to collect intelligence, (they say it's to protect taxi drivers), and now the air is apparently so bad athletes are being forced to wear mask. Let's not forget all the protest involving Tibet leading up to the games.
I remember when it was being decided where these Olympics were to be held America begged them not to give them to China. Well they did it anyway. I bet they wish they would've listened now. Not to say were always right, but we were on this one.
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