Envidia te mata !!!
The blind leading the blind !!!
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.
Definitely and definitively no.
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.
No. That would be stupid.
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.
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.
"The crisis will end when fear changes sides" - Pablo Iglesias Turrión
"Austerity is used as a cover to reconfigure society and increase inequality and injustice." - Jeremy Corbyn
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)