Lowering the Bar has a story on rules for Olympic conduct recently posted on the Chinese government's official Olympics site.
Among the things to not do are:
* Fail to register with police on arrival
* Fail to carry relevant documents
* Be "intent on subversion"
* Protest without permission
* Have a sexually transmitted disease
* Engage in prostitution
* Go to areas not open to foreigners
* Be mentally ill
* Wave "insulting banners"
* Attack refugees or players
* Smoke in Olympic venues
* Light fireworks in Olympic venues
* Sleep outdoors
* "Harm China's national security"
* Damage "social order"
I think I've violated three of four of those and I haven't even bought a ticket yet. And seriously. What is the point of a sporting event if you can't wave insulting banners? Next you'll tell me I can't wear a rainbow wig or go shirtless. (No, wait, it's my wife telling me that.)
Above the Bar also notes that the Beijing Olympics and Paralympics Cheerleading Squad is seeking suggestions for a name and slogan, and provides an email address for submissions. Check it out. Bear in mind the limitations:
Requirements: The name and slogan should be "catchy," "moving," and have "Chinese characteristics." (The latter was not defined.) Also, presumably, the name and slogan should not be insulting, harm China's national security or damage its social order, and you should not submit suggestions if you are mentally ill.
You're not the boss of me.
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