Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Athlete Defies the 'Gagging' Clause
Well done to British badminton olympic hopeful Richard Vaughan. He has ignored the BOA gagging clause and called on China to do more to help solve the crisis in Dafur. He suggested that China used its trade links to put much needed pressure on the Sudanese government. The BOA really do need to be sensible about this and allow athletes to express their views on issues of conscience. No one wants to insult the olympic hosts, but calling on them to do something to aid humanitarian efforts is surely allowed.