Two Things You Won’t See at the Summer 2008 Olympics

Babies and banners.

The Chinese Olympic organizers have put out a spectator’s guide book that includes some common sense bans: drunkenness, nudity, and gambling, to name a few. But also included in the ban are banners supporting individual athletes or teams.

That’s right. You’ll be seeing no “Go Phelps” signs at swim meets. No “Way to Go Shannon” posters at gymnastics events.

While babies aren’t completely banned, parents are encouraged to leave them at home.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Lindsey says:

    China WOULD do that! The US has too much focus on the individual and China has too little! Where’s the happy medium? New Zealand..maybe?

  2. Nancy Ho says:

    Hey Suzanne!

    Always enjoy your blog sight. see you soon!


  3. Lily Ann says:

    Actually, you will be surprised by my comment (I think). I think it’s a good idea. Rather than focusing on an individual or country, I would rather the focus be on “fair play”. BAN the steroids (yes, China, you too).