Tuesday, August 5, 2008
It’s looking more and more like the idea of giving the 2008 Summer Olympics to Communist China is a disaster.
Some members of the U.S. cycling squad arrived Beijing wearing black respiratory masks, apparently concerned over reports of unhealthy levels of air pollution in the Chinese capital.
About half a dozen members of the team, male and female, were pictured wearing close-fitting face masks covering nose and mouth as they went through Beijing International Airport. Beijing’s pollution has been a cause for concern for athletes heading for the Games, which begin on Friday.
The International Olympic Commitee continues to play down the athletes health concerns.