Name of Administrative Contact:
Petr Kutilek, Executive Secretary
Milady Horakove 103/66
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code:
Prague, CZ, 16000
Web Page URL (Address):
The mission of Olympic Watch is to monitor the human rights situation inthe People’s Republic of China in the run-up to the 2008 Olympic Gamesand campaign to achieve improvements in the lives of the people in China.
The situation of Tibet is one of the main concerns of Olympic Watch. TheCommittee has issued several statements on the issue and itsrepresentatives are in contact with the Tibetan exile. Among other pointsof concern are the ongoing persecution of the Beijing regime’s democraticopponents; curtailment of freedom of speech and access to information;death penalty in an environment short on fair trial procedures; and theBeijing government’s policies towards Taiwan.
Olympic Watch was established in Prague in 2001 in response to the IOC'sdecision to grant Beijing the organization of the 2008 Olympic Games.Originally an initiative of three former Czech dissidents, the Committeecurrently consists of thirteen high-profile personalities from around theworld. Olympic Watch is now reinvigorating its activity into a sustainedcampaign.