For the first time ever the International Olympic Committee is allowing athletes and other accredited members of the games to blog live from Beijing.
This is good.
The question is: What will happen if any of the athletes starts posting things that upsets the Chinese government? Imagine if Asafa Powell decides to start a blog to put focus on the Chinese regime instead of his own performance in the Olympics. Will we then see the first athlete ever being taken of the tracks because of his political point of views…maybe even executed. (He wouldn’t be the first. China is believed to execute close to 8000! people a year)
“The IOC considers blogging…as a legitimate form of personal expression and not a form of journalism”
Great! Then if you’re one of the Athletes – Make sure you personally express your disgust towards the Chinese dictatorship!