Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Romania rejects political decisions regarding Beijing Olympics

BUCHAREST, May 27 (Xinhua) -- Romanian President Traian Basescu said Tuesday that his country will not accept any political decision related to the Beijing Olympic Games, the official Rompres news agency reported.

"We want to be very clear with respect to Beijing: we'll never accept any political approach to the Olympic Games," Basescu was quoted as saying at a meeting with Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee.

"We consider that the Olympics are not a place to be covered by political decisions," said the president, whose view was echoed by Rogge.

Rogge is visiting Romania to attend the opening ceremony of the Olympic Sports Complex near Bucharest Wednesday, Rompres said.

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