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Olympic Torch Relay to Be Terminated?

Published tisdag 8 april 2008 kl 12.12
London demonstration

The Swedish vice chairman of the International Olympics Committee predicts that the on going Olympic torch relay run through different nations may be cancelled ahead of schedule.

Sweden’s Gunilla Lindberg says the Olympic committee will discuss this tomorrow at the beginning of a 3-day meeting in Beijing.

This comes after the demonstrations in London and Paris protesting over the Chinese crackdown in Tibet and human rights violations against dissidents in China.

Until the violent protests in London and the snuffing out of the torch in Paris, Olympic committee members thought that the present relay run could continue – but that future routes might be limited to a single nation.

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