Olympic Games organisers claimed on Saturday that the controversial decision to block Internet sites was taken to protect Chinese youngsters.
Asked why sites such as Free Tibet and those covering the Tiananmen Square Massacre were not accessible, Wang Wei, the vice-president of organising committee BOCOG, said: “We (BOCOG) promised free access except for a few websites that jeopardise our security and the healthy growth of our youth.”
“That’s an assessment made by the authorities of which sites are good and which are not good for our youth. It’s like what any other country does.”
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