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Joey Cheek Talks About Darfur and the Olympics

I'm a couple of weeks slow in getting this up, but there's a video clip online of Olympic ice speedskating champion and Greensboro native Joey Cheek talking to Stephen Colbert about human rights abuses in Darfur and why his visa to attend this summer's Beijing Olympics was suddenly revoked. I thought that he came across very well.

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Joey Cheek Keeps On Fighting for Darfur

Latest news on Olympic speedskater Joey Cheek: Having collected 42,000 signatures on petitions calling for China, Sudan's largest international trading partner, to help in putting an end to the genocide taking place in Darfur, he personally delivered the petitions on July 25th to the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C.

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Please Take a Moment to Read this Darfur Blog

While writing about all sorts of things in the absence of doing any skating, including researching a wide range of issues from the insignificant to the earth saving, one personal account provided some insights into the situation in the Darfur region of the Sudan in Africa. Read it all if you have time, but for a quick impact here are these points:

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