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Should the U.S. boycott the Olympics in China?

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Poll Results: 5,131 votes
44%
No.
 
32%
Yes - boycott the whole games.
 
14%
Other.
 
11%
Yes - boycott just the opening ceremony.
 

Please tell us why?!




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Peggy B.
Wednesday July 13, 2016, 8:04 AM


20 points to redeem

Antiope K.
Friday April 1, 2016, 3:00 PM


New polls, please!

Ana Váquez
Monday March 21, 2016, 1:50 AM


yes

Kay M.
Monday March 14, 2016, 7:10 PM


cts

M.N. J.
Tuesday March 1, 2016, 12:50 AM


Sorry about the double-post glitch.


M.N. J.
Tuesday March 1, 2016, 12:49 AM


If we had boycotted China over its human rights abuses, then we would have had to boycott Russia (again), as well.

I don't think the U.S. boycott in 1980 was effective or good policy.

You either believe in the symbolism of the Games as a kind of diplomatic outreach from one nation's people to another nation's people, or you give up and stop having them altogether.

If you have a problem with the countries or a country chosen by the IOC as a host site, then write a letter to them about it.

http://www.stephenfry.com/2013/08/an-open-letter-to-david-cameron-and-the-ioc/
http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/resource/letter-president-international-olympic-committee

While you're at it, write to FIFA about slave labor in Qatar.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/23/qatar-nepal-workers-world-cup-2022-death-toll-doha


M.N. J.
Tuesday March 1, 2016, 12:45 AM


If we had boycotted China over its human rights abuses, then we would have had to boycott Russia (again), as well.

I don't think the U.S. boycott in 1980 was effective or good policy.

You either believe in the symbolism of the Games as a kind of diplomatic outreach from one nation's people to another nation's people, or you give up and stop having them altogether.

If you have a problem with the countries or a country chosen by the IOC as a host site, then write a letter to them about it.

http://www.stephenfry.com/2013/08/an-open-letter-to-david-cameron-and-the-ioc/
http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/resource/letter-president-international-olympic-committee

While you're at it, write to FIFA about slave labor in Qatar.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/23/qatar-nepal-workers-world-cup-2022-death-toll-doha


Janis K.
Saturday February 27, 2016, 10:45 AM


no

Kathryn Irby
Wednesday February 24, 2016, 4:12 PM


Yes!

Nyack Clancy
Friday February 19, 2016, 6:18 PM


We need new poll questions



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