Monday, February 11, 2008


As revealed in the Daily Mail, British Olympic leaders will force their athletes to sign a contract promising not to speak out against the host country's, China's, politics (mainly its notorious human rights violations and illegal occupation of Tibet) or suffer the consequences. Any British Olympian who does not sign will forfeit their position and be banned from the event in Beijing.

For many, it is horribly reminiscent of the time at the 1938 Olympics in Berlin when the "English football team were blackguarded by the Foreign Office and the Football Association into giving the "Heil Hitler" Nazi salute before a friendly game with Germany." (pictured)

TMT thinks these Olympics will become even more highly contested in the days to follow, as will this shameful British ruling. We will keep you updated.

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