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Rights Groups Accuse IOC of Complacency

August 24, 2018
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Less than a week before the Olympics, human rights groups are venting their anger over China’s handling of the Games with the International Olympic Committee, which they say has only halfheartedly followed up on key cases of concern.

(Washington Post — 6 August, 2008)
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IOC president Jacques Rogge was accused of backtracking on promises of press freedoms Saturday and some Internet sites remained blocked less than a week before the Beijing Games begin. – (Sydney Morning Herald — 3 August, 2008)
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BEIJING — Three state-of-the-art Olympic media centers in Beijing have been equipped with rows of brand-new computers. Thousands of English-speaking volunteers stand at the ready, trained to offer Internet access with a smile.

(Washington Post — 5 August, 2008)
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