Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Pornography and Violence in Paralympics

After the staging the successful Beijing Oylmpics last month, China is also hosting the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

During the opening ceremony of the Paralympics, a lady spectator jumped onto the tracks and ran towards the Russian athletes who were parading. Was she a Georgian national?
Not wanting any embarrasing moments, the stadium officials caught up with her, whom they claimed was a mental patient who ran amok. It was not easy in handling her.
The rest of the people who were involved in the opening ceremony were professional enough to continue with what they were supposed to do, not letting the pornographic and violence scenario behind them to affect their performances.

I'm wondering whether our Malaysian Paralympics athletes will receive the same accolades like Lee Chong Wei if they were to win any medals. It's still a world meet event.

Source: EastSouthWestNorth
Tags: China, Beijing Paralympics, Paralympic Games, Pornography, Violence



Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTH??? Y her shirt was taken off??What an embarrassment indeed!!

10 September, 2008 12:00  
Blogger foongpc said...

I'm sure the people who were involved in the opening ceremony were well prepared for such incidents.
I think any Malaysian athletes who compete in the Olympics and bring back the medals should be rewarded because this will motivate potential athletes to excel in this field.

10 September, 2008 12:07  
Blogger miss critical said...

well the ironic thing is...why is it Olympics are given such honour and respect be it from the aspect of the opening or live coverage..but when it comes to paralympics.. everybody seems to be keeping it silent... maybe not really silent ... but definitely lesser attention..
Sometimes I do wonder that even if they do win any medals, publicity towards them no matter how will still be lesser than Lee Chong Wei...

11 September, 2008 00:05  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

cazzy - real struggle i supposed but how can a shirt be taken off that easily

foong - they are indeed well prepared. it shld be the same award as it's also a world event

clichegal - yeah, a bit on the low publicity. even our newspapers didn't talk much abt it.

12 September, 2008 00:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's sad that the Olympians in Paralympics are not receiving the recognition they so deserve!

15 September, 2008 02:32  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

cc - sponsors are not to be found therefore tv stations not showing it

03 October, 2008 23:19  

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