Sunday, 24 August 2008

Mr Roggoo



The President of the IOC Jacques Rogge tells us the Chinese have delivered everything the IOC could want in the Beijing Olympics. So the promise to hold the Chinese government to account on human rights issues has just been forgotten has it Mr Rogge? Personally I think he should have spent less time criticising Usain Bolt’s celebrations and more time concentrating on what he had promised the world he would do. So it seemed very fitting for me to draw him with reference to that other famous mypoic character Mr Magoo.

4 comments:

Sally said...

It did bemuse me how the Olympic powers that be were able to just ignore the question of human rights so easily. Did you see the press conference where a Channel 4 (I think) journalist asked the question time and again and never got an answer about what the IOC felt about the lack of movement of the Chinese on Human Rights?

BarkerBitesBack said...

Yes and the IOC chairman at the conference tried to shut him up for the Chinese representative he was asking the question to. They are a disgrace. The Beijing games were the ultimate triumph of bling over morals.

Ken m said...

Blinkered and shortsighted.

BarkerBitesBack said...

Me or them? Only kidding. ;0)

I think part of the problem today is that people and institutions are not encouraged to consider the bigger picture and cause and effect. They just see their own area of self-interest and focus on that and have nothing but contempt for people who try to hold them to account.