Jin Jing from Shanghai should be ASHAMED OF HERSELF for participating in the torch relay. As a former athlete, as a ROLE MODEL she should take a stand in favor of human rights for those in Tibet, but instead SOLD OUT to party insiders for a few moments of fleeting fame carrying the torch in Paris...in short, she got what she deserved when protestors tried to extinguish the flame.
Meanwhile, here is the latest information from the official torch site on the flames travels in California. Look for the Chinese to start events EARLY to avoid protestors so they can pump out PROPAGANDA about how well recieved the China Torch Event was here in America...here is a clue CHINA...we don't want you here, and think Goerge Bush is a pussy if he attends the opening event for the Olympics. Couple points...one torch bearer has decided NOT to carry the torch. Further, China flew in very early in the morning because they have no spine, could not face protestors. Well, that flame has to go back to the airport, doesn't it?
Golden Gate Bridge (Photo credit: China Foto Press)
(SAN FRANCISCO, April 7) – At 6:00 p.m. in Paris Monday evening, fans waved goodbye to the Olympic torch. After a short but sweet final ceremony, the sacred flame hopped on the chartered Air China flight to its next destination, an ocean away. The sixth stop of the global journey will take the sacred flame to its only stop in North America, San Francisco, California.
At 1:00 p.m. on April 9, California time, the sacred flame will start its tour of the famous American city.
Starting at McCovey Cove, the torch relay route extends a total of about 6 miles. In about an hour and a half, the sacred flame is expected to tour Third Street, hit the Embarcadero, journey to Jefferson Street, be carried through Hyde Street, be taken to Beach Street, and then to Polk Street. From there, the Olympic torch will continue on to Bay Street then re-enter the Embarcadero, finally ending at Justin Herman Plaza, where it will be sent off with a concluding ceremony signaling the end of the relay run in North America.
Torch will not pass through Chinatown
Although fans were quite enthusiastic about having the Olympic torch pass through the city which is so heavily populated by Chinese-Americans, after careful consideration, planners decided not to have the relay route journey through San Francisco's historic Chinatown. Because of the expected large numbers of people that will come out to see the flame, organizers were worried about safety issues while the torch was being carried down the narrow streets.
Jin Jing really a BITCH? You decide.
"I despise them", said Jin, who carried the torch on a wheelchair.
However, she said she was encouraged when she saw many people, including Chinese students, waving Chinese flags to cheer her along the way.