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The bureaucrats who run the International Olympics Committee have long been a byword for self-importance, arrogance and worse, but this story from UPI is a reminder of just how rotten they are:

BEIJING, April 26 (UPI) — China should no longer be barraged with international criticism for its alleged human rights violations, the head of the International Olympic Committee says. IOC President Jacques Rogge said the international community should cease all criticism of China, despite recent movement on the country’s part regarding talks with exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, the Financial Times reported Saturday. “You don’t obtain anything in China with a loud voice..”

UPI’s use of the word “alleged” is also striking.

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