The Rio Olympics have just been cancelled, and the Chinese government has stepped in to make sure you don’t get fooled again.
The city’s mayor, David Ip, announced on Sunday that the Games would be scrapped on Sunday, after a massive “remedy” operation that involved the removal of nearly half of the city’s hotels, the sale of some of its sports facilities and the closure of the remaining two.
The “rescue” effort involved the arrest and trial of the alleged ringleader of the Games, the founder of a luxury hotel chain, and a former mayor who ran for office.
The Olympics organisers had originally said they would not honour the IOC’s decision to cancel the Games on Saturday because they were too much of a burden for the city, and because of “the financial damage” the cancellation would cause.
But the IOC did not make a formal apology to the Chinese Government, and it also did not say whether it would honour the Games.
But after the IOC announcement, there was a rush of calls and social media posts from Beijing, London and New York, urging people to boycott the Games and demand the cancellation of the Olympics.
The IOC has said it will hold a special meeting on Sunday to decide whether to cancel.
“The IOC has been very clear on the need to make a sincere apology to Chinese citizens and citizens’ associations for this irresponsible conduct,” IOC spokesman Michael Rotenberg said.
“In this case, that apology must include not only the cancelling of the games, but also the withdrawal of the Chinese flag from the stadium, the ban on sports events and other activities.”
The IOC will hold its special meeting in Beijing on Sunday morning to decide if the Games can be rescheduled for later in the year.
“It has also promised to send the Chinese ambassador to London to offer his country’s “full support” for the Olympics in the event that they are cancelled.
“There is a very strong message coming from Beijing. “
We’ve been very careful about our preparations for this year, so we are going to be prepared and fully aware of what we need to do to protect the Olympic legacy,” said Olympic officials in a statement on Sunday.
“There is a very strong message coming from Beijing.
This was a major scam perpetrated on the Chinese people.
The Chinese Government should immediately take all necessary steps to cancel this Olympic Games, including suspending the Olympics.”
“It’s a very, very serious thing for a country like China, which is an economic powerhouse and a very rich country,” said US economist Andrew McAfee, who has been studying Chinese corruption and its effect on the Olympics for more than 20 years.
“It has a very negative impact on the reputation of the country, and I think it’s very likely that it will have a negative impact internationally.”
“What happened is a massive operation, where the organizers have been using their massive influence to push through this deal to make this money disappear,” said McAfee.
“I think the IOC has made a very bad decision, and they are trying to avoid embarrassment and embarrassment to themselves and the IOC.”
He added: “They are trying their best to avoid facing up to the fact that this is a huge scam, which they should have known all along.”
But in a separate statement, the Olympic organisers called on China to honour its decision.
“As we have always said, we will respect the decisions of the Olympic Council,” the statement said.
The IOC’s statement also said that it was “deeply disappointed” with the actions of the authorities in China, and “will continue to work with the Chinese authorities to ensure that they will respect their commitment to ensure the safety and security of all participants and visitors to the Games”.
Beijing has come under heavy criticism in recent months over its handling of the massive, unprecedented Olympics.
Critics say it has not done enough to protect visitors and athletes, and has not fully disclosed the costs and the extent of its corruption.
The organisers also have said they will not pay for hotels in the city that have been set up in anticipation of the event, including the Olympic Stadium.
A total of $400 million of the estimated $4 billion cost for the Games was spent on hotel construction, hotels, food and catering, construction of sports facilities, and other costs, including police and security, which were all billed to the government.
The authorities have also faced criticism for not releasing the full financial account of the organisers, which had previously been leaked to the media.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it had received more than 2,300 requests for the full accounts from concerned people, but that it had not received the full number of requests.
“We do not release the full report to the public,” the IOC said in a release on Sunday night.
“However, we are committed to providing the IOC with the full information.”
The Chinese authorities also did nothing to halt the “fake news” spread by state media,