IOC: China should not prevent media from reporting

BEIJING Asked repeatedly if IOC officials are embarrassed that China isn't living up to its promise of allowing unrestricted access to foreign press, a spokeswoman is only saying they're happy with the way China is running the sporting events.

China has never been known for giving much credence to the idea of a free press. The IOC spokeswoman insists journalists shouldn't be stopped from doing their jobs.

Yesterday, John Ray of London-based ITV News said he was wrestled to the ground and briefly held by police who apparently mistook him for a protester.

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