Monday, August 25, 2008

'Nuff said

(Occasional item taking context-optional note of thought-provoking quotes)

'Le CIO et les Jeux olympiques ne peuvent imposer des changements à des nations souveraines ou régler tous les maux du monde.'

that is,

'The International Olympic Committee and the Olympic Games can neither force sovereign nations to change nor settle all the world's problems.'
-- IOC President Jacques Rogge, in a LeMonde interview. Rogge, who represented Belgium in the 1968, 1972, and 1976 Olympics, insists that the Olympics' primary purpose is to improve sports, yet added that the just-concluded Beijing Games promoted better understanding between China and the rest of the world.

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