http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/21/sp...prod=permalink

"Two elderly Chinese women have been sentenced to a year of “re-education through labor” after they repeatedly sought a permit to demonstrate in one of the official Olympic protest areas ... The women, ...79, and ... 77, had made five visits to the police this month in an effort to get permission to protest what they contended was inadequate compensation for the demolition of their homes in Beijing"

I hope this doesn't mar anyone's olympic enjoyment...