OH NOES! RoboCup not in China this year!

RoboCup lovers better get on the phone with China Air because they canceled the RoboCup in July of this year and will be possibly changing the venue, although nothing is definite. They cited “Olympics related issues,” which I suspect is code for “chance of robocup participants waving flags saying ‘Free Tibet.'”

Dear all,

Due to the Olympic related issues, the Government in Suzhou, China
will not be able to hold RoboCup 2008 IN JULY.

Please stop making any reservation of the flights or accommodations to
China. Pleass do not buy any tickets for China. Now, the RoboCup
Federation is working for any alternative and let you know the final
decision soon. Thanks.

— Minoru Asada, the president of the RoboCup Federation