Monday, August 11, 2008

Would You Go To China For the Olympics?

My wife wanted to travel to China and see the Olympic Games in person this year. But we got carried away with other adventures and we ran out of time off and vacation funds. So, she has already started thinking about the 2010 winter games in Vancouver and the 2012 summer games in London. It made me think that difference between the next two host countries and the current host country is language and politics. I had previously asked friends, family, and co-workers if they would have gone to the games if they could. It was interesting to me, how many people said no, just because the games are being held in China. Some said they did not think it would be safe, a few did not agree with China's views, and many said the bad air quality that we all hear about is the reason. Now that the games have began people are starting to have a different view. The same people who were totally set against going, now are saying that they wish they were there taking part. I have yet to talk to someone who was not impressed with the opening ceremonies and would have loved to be there in person. So have your opinions changed?

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