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Former IOC vice-president Dick Pound slammed the IOC on Tuesday for the way censorship of Internet sites by Chinese authorities had been handled ahead of the Olympic Games, claiming it had done considerable damage to the organisation. – (Sydney Morning Herald — 6 August, 2008)
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Abrahamson: Rogge predicts ‘magic of the Games’ will dim controversies. (MSNBC — 3 August, 2008)
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Pound slams IOC over handling of Internet censorship
Pound slams IOC over handling of Internet censorship

IOC president Jacques Rogge was accused of backtracking on promises of press freedoms Saturday and some Internet sites remained blocked in China less than a week before the Beijing Olympics begin. – (Sydney Morning Herald — 3 August, 2008)
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Organizers wanted to keep the Olympics relevant. But relevance can be a risky business. (New York Times — 3 August, 2008)
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China on Friday rolled back a few high-profile planks of its Internet censorship system in an apparent effort to defuse an embarrassing dispute over media freedom just days ahead of the Olympics. – (Sydney Morning Herald — 2 August, 2008)
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