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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    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 ...
    Let's take in assumption that your athletes who are gay cannot compete.
    Are you going to remove the right to compete to your non-gay athletes with a boycott ?!
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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Nope.

    If China was fine, I don't see why Russia isn't. No boycott.
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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coin View Post
    Let's take in assumption that your athletes who are gay cannot compete.
    Are you going to remove the right to compete to your non-gay athletes with a boycott ?!
    Absolutely. In fact, if we don't boycott under those circumstances, I hope that many of our athletes, and athletes from other countries, will refuse to go. What if it was South Africa during Apartheid and black athletes were prohibited from competing. Boycott or no boycott?

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    Absolutely. In fact, if we don't boycott under those circumstances, I hope that many of our athletes, and athletes from other countries, will refuse to go. What if it was South Africa during Apartheid and black athletes were prohibited from competing. Boycott or no boycott?
    South Africa does not have a nuclear arsenal the size of Russia's though.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    South Africa does not have a nuclear arsenal the size of Russia's though.
    You're joking, right?

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    Absolutely. In fact, if we don't boycott under those circumstances, I hope that many of our athletes, and athletes from other countries, will refuse to go. What if it was South Africa during Apartheid and black athletes were prohibited from competing. Boycott or no boycott?
    It's another case a boycott and another case if single athletes personally refuse to go.
    Assume you are an athlete. Why should your govern remove your right to perform for reasons that has nothing to do with you. It is a sport, but it is totally personal. You present a state but you fight for your own name at 1st.

    However, the athletes goes to Russia with the status of the athlete. There is nothing to worry about.
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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coin View Post
    Let's take in assumption that your athletes who are gay cannot compete.
    Are you going to remove the right to compete to your non-gay athletes with a boycott ?!
    To my understanding gay athletes may compete. They just can't smooch people of the same sex in public, participate in gay rights demostrations, etc. while in Russia.

    Even the NFL prohibits heterosexual encounters the weekends of games.
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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    You're joking, right?
    I am not saying South Africa does not have nukes, I don't know much about South Africa, but I do know that the United States and Russia have the largest nuclear arsanals.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    To my understanding gay athletes may compete. They just can't smooch people of the same sex in public, participate in gay rights demostrations, etc.
    yea, I know that law very well. That's why i was taking in assumption.
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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spriggs05 View Post
    The Olympics is a sporting competition. Politics should not be involved. It was hosted fine in China wasn't it?
    the rights and dreams of the athletes should not be sacrificed so a bunch of lefties can feel good about making a "statement" in favor of gays.
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