The Olympics have been boycotted for political reasons all through the Cold War. You are right Chuck that the spirit of the Olympics is supposed to be peace, tranquilty, and harmony. However, you must have missed the part of the news about this "russian" law where it was stated that THIS law will be enforced on the Olympics. And its not just one politician over there that is stating that the anti-gay laws WILL be enforced on athletes, coaches, and even tourists. What type of games should be expected when there will be a bounty on every gay person during the events.
I agree the athletes are the ones who ultimately are punished for russian ignorance. So would you agree that the event needs to be moved? To have an atmosphere of peace and harmony it would seem that the only way possible is to move it out of Russia!
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