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March 27, 2008

Welcome to the McOlympics

With the recent scenes of protest in Tibet, and the interruption to the flame-lighting ceremony here in Greece, much of the focus on this year's Olympic Games will be to do with Chinese politics and the China's appalling human rights record. Which means that, for a change, attention won't be focusing so much on the commercialisation of the Olympic movement.

There was something slightly sad about being in a culture as potentially deeply alien to us as China, and finding that McDonalds was the official fast food of the Olympic games. Despite that, the American athletes are still bringing their own food.



Still at least the beer will be Chinese ;-)


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