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Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Spielberg Quits Olympics

Steven Spielberg has withdrawn as an artistic adviser to the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

He issued a statement, in which he accused China of not doing enough to pressure its ally Sudan to end the "continuing human suffering" in western Darfur.

Beijing has not yet responded to this major setback to its Games.

It is reasonable to assume that they will not be best pleased by this.

The International Olympic Committee said:

"The IOC recognise Darfur is a highly complex issue, with tragic circumstances, but is a matter for the UN to resolve."

The question is, will others follow suit?

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