Continued Protests Plague Beijing Olympics

Chinese officials are swinging back after a week of heated protests over their country's hosting of the upcoming summer games. NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman talks with guest host Lynn Neary about how protests are shaping the image of the Beijing Olympics and about an upcoming meeting of Olympic athletes in Chicago.

Olympic Torch Touches Off Global Wave of Protests

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A map of the Olympic torch relay. Alice Kreit, NPR hide caption

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Olympic Torch Relay Route

A map of the Olympic torch relay.

Alice Kreit, NPR

The Olympic torch heads to Argentina on Friday, after protesters disrupted its journey in Paris and San Francisco. The torch's 20-nation global route has been attracting activists angered over China's human rights record — in particular, its grip on Tibet and its arming of Sudan's government.

After Argentina, the torch continues to a dozen other countries before arriving in China on May 4, ahead of the Summer Games in August.

Julie McCarthy discusses the tumultuous torch relay with Robert Siegel.

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