A pack of nasty torch haters are spoiling the spirit of the Olympics. So says Aussie Olympic Games committee board member Kevan Gosper.
Kev.G has accused has “accused pro-Tibet protesters of being "professional spoilers … filled with resentment and hate".
Kev.G said protesters had not taken into account the hard work put into organising the event.
"They just take their hate out on whatever the issues are at the time, and that hate against the host country is being taken out on our torch."
Ron Clarke said - "The Olympic movement is something that should be held as sacrosanct."
Rob De Castella said - the Olympics were "easily exploited and manipulated by organisations or individuals with different agendas".
Jonathon Welch said - "The flame should be seen as a symbol of hope and unity not to be used for any other political purposes."
Because, you know, the Chinese government wouldn't use the Olympic Games for political purposes, nor manipulate the occasion for a different agenda, nor abuse the sacrosanctness of the event purely because they can.
Neither did Hitler.