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The Dilemma of Sochi

A friend on Facebook posts an interesting question/quandary* about what they feel regarding the Sochi Olympics:

With a month to ‪#‎Sochi‬ I feel very torn about it. I love the spirit of the Olympics (despite the IOC) and athletes give up a childhood to participate for the love of sport. Then there’s Russia and people being forced to give up who they are.

If the US hadn’t boycotted a political system in 1980 I wonder if more would be done now.

I can’t say I don’t feel the same way. Personally, I stated awhile ago that I leaned towards boycott. Now I’m just in the same limbo-land. The opening ceremonies […]

Leaning Towards Supporting A Winter Olympics Sochi Boycott

I’ve been on the fence over whether or not a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi is the right thing to be doing to protest Russia’s new rather draconian anti-LGBT laws. I figured athletes could symbolically protest it at the Games, and that might be the best way to go about it.

However, recent rumblings out of the International Olympic Committee seem to indicate if the Russians don’t punish the athletes who do this, they will – an obvious sop to the host country.

If the IOC is going to shut down anti-Russian LGBT protests (on top of the Russians possibly arresting athletes) I now lean […]

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