Ok so I'm certainly not against developing countries getting Olympic games, even though there are many reasons against it, and i'm not against a country like China getting them in order to prove to the world that they're not as bad as people make them out to be in terms of pollution, human rights, living conditions and all that jazz, but this is starting to get ridiculous.
I don't think I've watched a single news broadcast in the last few weeks that hasn't had a negative story about China. The air pollution is almost unbearable, police officers getting murdered, demonstrations, new details about the shadiness surrounding the vote... it just never ends and it's always something different.
Yet somehow the country with probably the most internal AND external problems in the entire globe manages to get the most prestigious sporting event in the world, over a lot of other deserving nations... why? Probably because the IOC members were bribes, and as a political statement. Well it's backfiring.
And it's going to get to the point where an athlete or reporter is going to die. And then everyone will regret it. It's inevitable. Something really bad is going to happen.
And what pisses me off the most is that the media is downplaying all the bad stuff that's happening over there because they want to focus their attention on their own athletes. The other day 16 police offers died when two crazy people drove a dump truck into a crowd of them while they were doing morning exercises, injuring 16 more.
In Canada, even if 1 police officer dies, it's in the news for MONTHS. And forget the fact that the population is almost 100 fold, that's a big deal, if you have muslin extremists killing police officers close to an Olympic city only days before the opening ceremonies. Sure there's 100,000 officers as security in Beijing, but they can't keep an eye on every single square foot of the city.
Something bad is going to happen, and EVERYONE is going to regret this.