SI.com - More Sports - China says it welcomes reporters to cover Beijing Olympics in 'fair and objective' way - Tuesday December 4, 2007 3:49PMChina said Tuesday it welcomes journalists covering the 2008 Beijing Olympics, responding to complaints by a media rights group that the Communist regime has decided to clamp down on reporting in the run-up to the games.I love that play on words. "The run-up to the games." One would hope that there would be a lot of 'run-ups' to the Olympics!
Once you are there, in China, eating the local food, expect that there will be a lot of "run outs" as well, if you know what I mean.
The tastes, smells, cooking, eating, meals, drinks and splendid socialized eating are to be enjoyed -- after the athletes compete in their main events. Soak it all up. Sample each course, and there are often many of them, post-game.
I hope I'm not turned back by the officials. Worse yet would be hitting a road block on the other leg of the trip -- being detained.
At least this is the summer games and there won't be any ice hockey teams there to trash the Olympic Village(s).
Journalist do need to be watched. Frankly they are not that trustworthy these days.