Finally, the build-up is over and the Olympic Games begin today. All the concerns and comments about the politics, whether everything would be ready, the pollution, and even the BBC graphics will take second place to the celebration of sport and human achievement.
But through all the hype and the preparation, there has been a constant thread of concern about
In all of this, I think the one protest that carries the most weight was the letter from more than 40 athletes asking the Chinese President to improve human rights. Their letter carries weight because they are going to
Of course, human rights are not simply a Chinese issue. The reports about the first prosecution at
Given as 'Thought for the Day', BBC Radio Bristol. 8.8.8.