Monday, April 07, 2008

Flame tour

Why is the Olympic flame on tour? Why are police forces in Greece, Britain & France (elsewhere?) protecting this flame? Why do governments go to such lengths to help perpetuate the myths of the IOC?

I like sports and I like watching the Olympics, but it's high time that we stop pretending that it's any different than any other sporting body. All this flame nonsense is a joke.

I can understand why the Tibet supporters want to protest against the Chinese government, but the rest of us should be asking why any taxpayers' money is wasted on this charade. I heard on Newstalk that the flame was extinguished by protesters this afternoon in Paris. That's good because the Olympic ideals were extinguished long ago.