Mimed anthems, fake fireworks and aggressive security tactics took the gloss off the Olympics’ opening week, writes Máirtín O’Riada in Beijing.
As far as Wang Wei, vice-president of the Beijing organising committee for the Olympic Games (Bocog), was concerned, his press conference last Thursday should have been a triumphant event as the first week of the games drew to an upbeat close.
The sky was blue at last,...
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