News in Review Beijing 2008: A Momentous Decision

News in Review Beijing 2008: A Momentous Decision

This story examines the complex international competition to host the 2008 Summer Olympics, the political, economic, and diplomatic considerations in particular that led to the IOC granting the Games to China, and the implications and ramifications for the city that won Beijing and the Canadian city that lost, Toronto. To some the decision was a disgrace, given China's record of human rights; to others it represents an insurance policy on human rights. Sport, money, politics, and history are all fundamental to the story.

  • 2001
  • 00:13:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2001
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Edition
September 2001
Subjects
Olympic host city selection -- 2008 [LCSH] Olympic Games (29th :2008 :Beijing, China) [LCSH] International Olympic Committee [LCSH] Pound, Richard W. [LCSH] Social sciences [LCSH] Physical education and training [LCSH]
Team
Knowlton Nash (Host), Don Murray (Journalist), Patrick Brown (Journalist), Tom Harrington (Journalist)
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