31 Jul 2008

Australians calling for IOC to challenge censorship

11:39 am on 31 July 2008

The Australian Olympic team chief John Coates wants the International Olympic Committee to settle the media censorship issue in Beijing.

Twenty one thousand journalists will be descending on Beijing, and those who've arrived early have discovered that some of the websites have been blocked by Chinese officials.

But Coates says he expects the IOC's media chief Kevin Gosper and president Jacques Rogge to take up the issue with the Chinese organising committee.