My partner ran with the Olympic Torch relay for the Sydney Olympics. It was a fantastic event, and while my partner was somewhat reluctant to do it (didnt think he deserved the honour!) I thought it would be a great opportunity for our kids to see their Dad running. And once he had participated, he had to agree that the experience was amazing! But it was all about the Olympic Spirit, and the fact that Sydney was holding the Games was very much a secondary thought.
So while I understand that the Tibet issue is of grave concern, I see the current demonstrations as attacking the Olympic Spirit, and not China's policies on human rights.
But it must be terrifying for the runners to wonder what might happen next. Yet a few weeks ago they would have been running on high in expectation of being involved in this event.
I think they may well cancel it, which hardly further's Tibet's cause, and may well turn people away from it.
What do other's think?