Winter Olympics, male figure skaters, we might be opening a can of worms here...
It should be up to the individuals but we're sending people into a situation where they could be arrested, convicted and jailed. It was bad enough at Nagano when Ross Rebagliatti was interrogated for 8 hours after testing positive for pot but this could be much worse.
Jesse Owens certainly showed up Hitler at the '36 games.
I say send the athletes, and make a political statement.
"you're better off on Stormfront discussing how evil brown men are taking innocent white flowers." Infinite Chaos
the previous boycott was terrible and a betrayal of American athletes. That error should never ever be repeated.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
We have a major political party that is thoroughly homophobic, so let's not be hypocritical ... as long as our athletes who are gay can compete, no boycott .... if they say they can't, then boycott ...