Beijing Olympics 2008

Pada tahun ni, as you all know, China will be hosting the 29th Olympic Games.  This Monday, April 21st, The Olmypic Torch Relay will be coming to Malaysia, to Kuala Lumpur.  Larian Obor akan bermula di Dataran Merdeka dan berakhir kat KLCC.  Konsep larian obor di Kuala Lumpur adalah untuk membawa obor daripada bahagian paling tua sehingga paling moden dan yang meletakkan Malaysia di muka dunia iaitu Menara Berkembar KLCC.  Seramai 80 pelari akan terlibat dan pelari terakhir merupakan DYMM Sultan Perak.

Esok, ada satu acara yang akan menyerupai Larian Obor Olimpik iaitu Olmypic Torch Relay Fun Run.  Larian ni cam pertandingan, ada hadiah yang akan diberikan kepada top 20 runners lelaki dan perempuan yang habis paling awal.  I’ll be going for the event bukan untuk menang ke apa tetapi lebih kepada support kepada Larian Obor Olimpik Beijing ni yang bakal akan dilangsungkan pada Ogos ini.  Dengan semua kontroversi dan protest yang ditunjukkan dan dilakukan di negara-negara yang telah dilawati Obor Olimpik, at least dengan menyertai acara ni, aku boleh tunjukkan walaupun sikit yang aku menyokong nilai-nilai yang dibawa oleh larian obor iaitu persahabatan dan keamanan kepada seluruh dunia.

I feel very sad of what the anti-China protesters are doing towards the Olympic Torch.  They try to distinguish the sacred fire which brings warmth and supposedly peace to all nations.  What is being portrayed now is nothing but hatred and war.  It so happens that the Olympics are to be held in China but why are they trying to attack an event has such positive values.  I’m not supporting China nor am I against China.  I support the cause of Olympics and Olympism.

Below is the magazine cover of Asia Weekly.  It shows a drawing of the Olympic Torch surrounded by suffering and poverty.  It’s really an interesting picture because it’ll draw different opinions and views from people.  I would like to know what you think of it especially if you follow the China-Tibet issue which currently not subsiding in anyway.


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