Hey, kids! Here’s a fun exercise: let’s reconcile these two statements.
“The Olympic Games are about sports. It’s not fair to turn them into politics,” said Gao Yi, a Chinese second-year doctoral student in Paris in computer sciences.
Activists have been protesting along the torch route since the flame embarked on its 85,000-mile journey from Ancient Olympia in Greece to Beijing.
The round-the-world trip is the longest in Olympic history, and is meant to highlight China’s economic and political power.