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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    you're a real homophobe, aren't you? A "few" figure skaters, but not skiers, bobsledders? What if they said no Christians? Ya still O.K. with Muslims, Jews, and agnostics and atheists going?
    Try to fix the problem with Christians then.
    Why to use muslim, jews and others because you are unable to find a way to fix the problem.
    Mulsims, jews and others have nothing to do with that problem. Why to sacrifice them??
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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    I think instead of boycott, because i agree it's unfair to the athletes, they should move the olympics or ban team russia. Either scenario would be so hilarious i might even consider those laws worth it.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Definitely and definitively no.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    you're a real homophobe, aren't you? A "few" figure skaters, but not skiers, bobsledders? What if they said no Christians? Ya still O.K. with Muslims, Jews, and agnostics and atheists going?
    that is stupid and not a correct analogy. Gays are not banned from competing. They apparently will be cited if they engage in certain behavior. IT would be akin to Christian athletes being told they could not engage in a Christian celebration while in Russia.



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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    If Obama and Putin have issues, they should compete against each other at the games. Should be competition in pairs, with Obama paired with an angry old white guy and Putin paired with a gay guy. Should be fun to watch.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    No. That would be stupid.

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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?
    I think this is a decision that needs to be made in conjunction with the Athlete's attending and in terms of the feasability of us fielding a respectable competitive field.

    It's unfair that homosexual athletes would need to exclude themselves or attempt to remain "in the closet" through this to achieve their dream and goal of competing in the olympics. At the same time, it is also unfair to all other athletes to be excluded from achieving their dream and goal due to a desire to make a political statement.

    If in a show of disagreement the majority of athletes, or enough athletes to remove U.S. representation in a majority of events, refused to attend the Olympics then I would be fine with an overall U.S. boycott. But short of that, I don't think I would be fine with it.

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    I'd like to see no boycott but a concerted show of solidarity with Russian LGBT people and LGBT athletes. Something like a pink glove or a raindow coloured necktie could be worn throughout, or at least at medal ceremonies to show Putin and his queerbashocrats that he's out of step with the civilised world. I'm suggesting ALL athletes who support LGBT people take part, not just LGBT athletes themselves.
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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    No. American sportsmen should not be used as pawns in any political game. They are not government employees.

    Also, in this particular case, such boycott will play straight into the hands of the Putinist authorities. While the vast majority of Russians were extremely unhappy about the Afghan War, the vast majority of Russians are less than comfortable with gay rights, to put it mildly. It would be foolish to reinforce the idea that gay rights are a part of "Western cultural genocide program" (an actual phrase I've heard from a Russian intellectual - not a sympathizer of Putin, and certainly not a Communist)

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    Re: Should the US Boycott the Russian Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I'd like to see no boycott but a concerted show of solidarity with Russian LGBT people and LGBT athletes. Something like a pink glove or a raindow coloured necktie could be worn throughout, or at least at medal ceremonies to show Putin and his queerbashocrats that he's out of step with the civilised world. I'm suggesting ALL athletes who support LGBT people take part, not just LGBT athletes themselves.
    While I would support such show of solidarity by Russian athletes, I would not recommend that coming from us or Spaniards. For the reasons mentioned in the previous post.

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