15 Shocking Beijing Olympic Controversies

 - Aug 7, 2008
The 2008 Beijing Olympics are just around the corner, with the opening ceremonies kicking off the event this Friday, August 8. These Olympics certainly didn't come without controversy, however, as this gallery so vividly highlights.

In addition to the Olympic schedule being packed full of exciting events, it's the cultural influences surrounding the games that will make this Olympic event so fascinating. This includes architecture, high tech sports equipment, Olympic branded fashion and a plethora of fascinating ad campaigns, from promotion to protest.

The most interesting of all the news and features regarding the Olympics, however, has to be the controversy it has stirred above. Below are some of the most controversial posts relating the Beijing Olympics thus far. Almost certainly, more will follow.