RPT-Olympics-Adidas highlights human rights, defends Games role

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By Kate Holton LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) - Adidas became the latest company to defend its involvement in the Beijing Olympics while trying not to offend China, when it highlighted on Friday the exceptional importance of human rights protection. Advertising executives believe companies committed to spending millions to advertise at the Games will not withdraw but they could come under pressure to speak out over the host country's human rights record and pro-Tibet protests. Volkswagen , ...

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