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2012 Olympics, the perpetrators of the Bhopal disaster will sponsor the Games
The plastics multinational Dow Chemicals will not appear on the billboards of the Olympic stadium in London, whose value is circa 7 million pounds (8.3 million euros). Satisfaction of athletes, politicians and NGOs opposed to the sponsor. According to Lenin Raghuvanshi, human rights activist, it is important to "create consumer awareness, the true agent of change in the event of unethical policies."
Olympic sponsor’s responsibility in Bhopal disaster angers Indians
Indian authorities and an NGO call for an end to sponsorship, saying it violates Olympic code of ethics. Dow Chemicals, which now owns the plant that poisoned to death 20,000 people in 1984, rejects the blame, noting that it bought the plant in 2001.
01/04/2008 INDIA – CHINA
The captain of the Indian Soccer team boycotts the Olympic torch
Bhaichung Bhutia will not carry the Olympic symbol during its passage through India, in protest at the Chinese authority’s use of violence in Tibet. He is the second athlete to send a sign to Beijing.
30/08/2004 asia - olympic games
China leads Asia into a new Olympic era
Trains collide in Shandong: 66 dead, 247 injured
At least 10 injured are in a critical condition. The old railway was to have been substituted with high speed tracks in time for the Olympics.
12/02/2010 ASIA – CANADA
Vancouver: Asia’s hopes in the 21st Winter Olympic games
The Games will run from 12 to 28 February, coinciding with Chinese New Year. In Canada, about 2,500 athletes will represent 82 nations, 21 from Asia. Beijing is sending its largest delegation ever, but its presence is still overshadowed by its 2008 “Olympics prisoners”.
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