iTunes blocked in China

With Usain Bolt making a mockery of elite sprinters and British athletes named Wiggins grabbing gold and falling over taxis, the Beijing Olympics has

With Usain Bolt making a mockery of elite sprinters and British athletes named Wiggins grabbing gold and falling over taxis, the Beijing Olympics has been great for all the right reasons. But now the so–called "Great Firewall of China" has revved into gear once again, blocking the iTunes store after a few Olympic athletes decided to download a pro–Tibet compilation.According to The Guardian, more than 40 athletes snaffled the album, called Songs for Tibet, containing tracks by such dire mainstream acts as Alanis Morrisette Damien Rice and Rush.Weak music taste aside, the athletes' actions now mean the plug has been pulled on iTunes by the Chinese government. Foreign websites had been opening up after China promised to liberalise the web during the games and promote a good impression to visiting western journalists.Now, Chinese users are accusing Apple of turning a blind eye and not voicing their opposition to the move. It leaves Steve Jobs in an awkward position too, after Apple opened their first store in Beijing earlier this year. The way I see it, surely Apple should stand up and fight. But with so many business interests in the country, it's hardly surprising they're keeping schtum.