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Has Usain Bolt displayed criticism of China in front of the world’s TV cameras?
During his legendary 100 metres sprint Usain Bolt was wearing an orange bracelet. The orange color has become a sort of ‘secrete’ signal to the world that there’s something wrong about the human rights in China. Also on the rostrum Bolt was wearing the orange bracelet.
So the Jamaican elite sprinter has achieved to break a world record and perhaps at the same time denounce that the Chinese authorities have failed to comply with the promises they have given as a condition for hosting the Olympics.
Danish artist Jens Galschiot is the architect of Thecolororange.net, a campaign promoting orange as the color symbolizing the human rights during the OG. He declares: I do not know Usain Bolt’s motives for wearing the bracelet, but we hope that the aim is to highlight the human rights in China. If so, Bolt has made an amazing stunt in front of millions of TV viewers in China and the rest of the world. Unfortunately he probably cannot say it openly, as the IOC might withdraw his medal, as they have emphasised that no political symbols whatsoever will be tolerated. So he will just have to say that he is fond of orange.
Observa la foto de Usain Bolt con el brazalete naranja en la celebración de la su marca olímpica en los 100m en Pekín.
Usain Bolt, de Jamaica, con su amplia sonrisa y sus zapatillas después de ganar la final de los 100 metros, y conseguir un record mundial, en el Estadio Olímpico de Pekín 2008, el sábado 16 de agosto de 2008.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)