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  • Media Watch: France, Germany Want Leaders to Skip Ceremonies


    Harris Polls asked whether world leaders should skip the opening

    Jessica Halloran of the Sydney Morning Herald writes about Australian diver
    and medal hopeful Matthew Mitcham speaking out on his sexuality .

    John Krich of the Wall Street Journal writes about culinary Olympics at the
    Summer Games.

    Bob Ballard of the BBC opines about the thrills of the 1500m swimming final.

    With the Olympics looming China's leaders must take immediate action to aid
    victims of devastating earthquake
    , according to Jonathan Manthorpe of the
    Vancouver Sun.

    George Vecsey of the NY times says Oscar Pistorius now has the chance of a
    to qualify and represent his country in the Olympics. But Tim Keown
    of ESPN slams the Court of Arbitration for Sport for its ruling.

    In her latest blog, Peru's number one badminton player, Claudio Rivero,
    talks about the pressure of qualifying for Beijing .