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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Of course their should be no boycott.

    Russia does lots of things we dont like. So do most of the host countries. Its much better to highlight the issue and the intolerance by going to the games and having stories on the issue broadcast worldwide, than to just walk out in protest. The best way to do this is to have the gay athletes get highlighted on TV winning medals and exposing the fact that they need to be quiet about the fuzzbumping/fudgepacking activity that is going on in the Olympic village.

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    I think all the gay athletes should wear pink. That way we can see clearly who the antagonists are.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    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.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    With all the controversy around a new Russian law against homosexual "propaganda", some are calling for the US to boycott the 2014 winter Olympics in Russia. I don't think we should because it just punishes the athletes that have been training and preparing their whole lives.

    What do you think?
    No, I don't think so. If people who have trained all their lives don't get a chance to compete, that may make them resentful of gays.


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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Jesse Owens certainly showed up Hitler at the '36 games.

    I say send the athletes, and make a political statement.
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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Jesse Owens certainly showed up Hitler at the '36 games.

    I say send the athletes, and make a political statement.
    Heya Gardener. I agree with send in the athletes. For what reason is there to make a political statement at non political event?

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    the previous boycott was terrible and a betrayal of American athletes. That error should never ever be repeated.
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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    [COLOR="#800000"]For what reason is there to make a political statement at non political event?
    Because the Russians have already made it so.
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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Because the Russians have already made it so.
    How have the Russians made it so.....they bided for the games how far out? They didn't know Gay Rights would be an issue at this time.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    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 ...

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    With all the controversy around a new Russian law against homosexual "propaganda", some are calling for the US to boycott the 2014 winter Olympics in Russia. I don't think we should because it just punishes the athletes that have been training and preparing their whole lives.

    What do you think?
    For the anti-homosexual law, no. Combined with asylum for Snowden, I would at least have to consider it.
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