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Ron Judd, an Olympics junkie and Seattle Times columnist who has covered Olympic sports since 1997, will use this space to serve up news and opinion on the Summer and Winter Games -- also inviting you to chime in on Planet Earth's biggest get-together.

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July 30, 2008 9:39 AM

Attention China: Please censor this blog

Posted by Ron Judd

So it's all official now.

The Chinese government (motto: Yeah? So what's your point?) has admitted that it'll block whatever Web sites it wants from the Olympic media center and other venues. This in spite of earlier promises to the contrary. And the IOC scurried to capitulate, saying it regrets the situation, but... oh, well!

Not sure what's left to say, except, we'll feel left out if the Chinese fail to block this blog, keeping us from the worldwide headlines, and sympathy, we so richly deserve. What are we? Chopped Internet liver?

Maybe a few mentions of the word TIBET in all posts this week will take care of the problem. Go ahead, censor boys. Make our day.

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