WHAT WILL THE LEGACY BE?
IT’S CHINA’S CHOICE
The Chinese authorities have a unique
opportunity to honour the pledges they made to
advance human rights if awarded host nation of
the 2008 Summer Olympics. China’s international
human rights commitments, as well as the spirit
of Olympism which assert that “the practice of
sport is a human right”, and avow respect for
“universal fundamental ethical principles”,
suggest that respect for human rights lies at the
heart of the Olympic movement.
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