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August 6, 2023

Outspoken '06 Medalist Cheek Has Visa Revoked  01/01-1970 00:00  (Washington Post)
BEIJING, Aug. 6 -- The Chinese embassy in Washington on Tuesday revoked the visa of 2006 Olympic gold medalist Joey Cheek, effectively barring the speedskating champion from attending the 2008 Beijing Games, according to a statement issued on Cheek's behalf.

U.S. to protest Olympian's exclusion  01/01-1970 00:00  (Reuters)
By Matt Spetalnick ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Aug 6 - The United States will protest to China over its decision to revoke the visa of Olympic gold medalist Joey Cheek, an activist on the African region of Darfur where China is accused of failing to help end the crisis.

Study says China top violator of Sudan embargo  01/01-1970 00:00  (Yahoo! Singapore News)
By BARRY SCHWEID,AP Diplomatic Writer AP - Wednesday, August 6 WASHINGTON - China has been the "most egregious violator" of a worldwide arms embargo, providing Sudan with the vast majority of its small arms and weapons used for mass murder in Darfur province, a private study group is charging.

U.N. chief told needs "distance" from Bashir: diplomats  01/01-1970 00:00  (Reuters via Yahoo!)
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has been advised to 'distance himself' from Sudan's president, who could face an international arrest warrant for genocide in Darfur, diplomats and U.

Sudan appoints Darfur prosecutor  01/01-1970 00:00  (Yahoo! Canada)
KHARTOUM (AFP) - Sudanese Justice Minister Abdul Basit Sabdarat has appointed a special prosecutor to probe alleged crimes in the war-torn western region of Darfur and with the power to take cases to court.

Speak Up, and Get Shut Down  01/01-1970 00:00  (Washington Post)
BEIJING The slow strangling death of the Olympics at the hands of the Chinese officials continues. Their Olympic motto of "One World, One Dream" is beginning to take on an ominous tone, what with the gagging of athletes, and the censorship of the press, and the basic all-around stamping out of Olympic spirit.

The other Cheek  01/01-1970 00:00  (Boston Globe)
PROVIDENCE - Speedskater Joey Cheek, 29, glides through T.F. Green International Airport as if he's in a race with himself, his long, thin torso leaning slightly forward when he walks.

Lopez Lomong of Team Darfur Named August’s Darfur Hero  01/01-1970 00:00  (Save Darfur Blog)
My name is Joey Cheek and I am the president and co-founder of Team Darfur.

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