Monday, August 09, 2004


Just four days until the Olympics start. This is a big deal for the legacy of Steve Prefontaine, Adi Dassler and the rest of shoe marque pantheon.

Appropriate then that yesterday saw the resurrection of the Workers' Solidarity Olympics in Bangkok. Those exploited by the show manufacturers celebrated.

From the programme:

10:00 Symbolic ceremony, hitting a big capitalism jar to free balloons signifying workers’ demands.
Float balloons hanging Workers’ Olympics banner to stay in the air.
Sing the song “Thai Labour March”

Whilst I will enjoy the great competition in Athens, it would be nice to think that those that slave away to produce footwear for athletes get some recognition over the next two weeks. Guess I'm mistaken there.

:: Posted by pete @ 16:24