You know how addicted I am to the Olympics. I am glued to the television for every Olympic event. I have even converted to watching the Today Show in the morning just to hear Olympic tidbits. (That is a big change since I am not a big fan of Matt or Meredith.)
I must admit that if I were an Olympic competitor I would not be happy about being in China. I am one that sees the tag "Made in China" on everything here in America and just cringes.
Watching the Olympics has not improved my feelings? For every amazing athlete, there has been a disappointing "fake".
Opening ceremony fireworks -- It didn't happen at the Olympics. It was all fake and added digitally for the viewing of foreign audiences.
Fake singer - How sad is it that they thought that precious little girl wasn't "cute" enough to sing the song for the opening ceremony?
Atmosphere - Do you seriously think that what we are seeing on television is "mist"? It is POLLUTION!
City - China went so crazy trying to modernize Beijing that critics are saying that many of the historic neighborhoods have been destroyed.
Athletes - There are age limits on events in the Olympics, but the Chinese are skirting that rule by several years. It has been proven several times. The IOC's response? Oh, well!
Freedoms - Have you seen the video of the reporter being arrested for trying to cover a protest?