Good to know that the Chinese government has launched a campaign to discourage spitting on athletes during the Olympics. Cross "fear of typhoid" off of your list of reasons not to attend or care.
And go ahead and cancel your plans for WarcraftCon 2009 in Hunan. If they've got crossbows and daggers on the "prohibited" lists for the olympic venues. I presume the downtown Sheraton will frown on my Sacrificial Warmaul of Beastslaying.