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Poll: Olympic athletes and Russia

The Olympic charter prohibits participants from making any kind of political statement at the games. The IOC has warned that it will not tolerate athletes using the games to protest Russia's new law prohibiting distribution of pro-gay "propaganda" to minors. The Olympic rules say violation of this ban on political statements may result in disqualification or expulsion from the games.

Some people believe that athletes at the games are morally obligated to speak out against Russia's law. They compare the law to Nazi Germany's early anti-Jewish laws.

Others believe the possible sacrifice of the chance to compete at the Olympics is too much to demand of American athletes who have trained for years to reach the Olympics and that they are entitled to focus on their training and competition.

by Anonymousreply 708/20/2013

more votes

by Anonymousreply 108/20/2013

The IOC is a fascist criminal conspiracy. It is filled with killers and thieves. They are not quite as bad as Russia, but almost.

by Anonymousreply 208/20/2013

The sooner more attention is paid to the fascism and criminality which are baked into the IOC structure, the better off the world will be.

by Anonymousreply 308/20/2013

more

by Anonymousreply 408/20/2013

What are you an insatiable bottom, R4?

by Anonymousreply 508/20/2013

well . . .

by Anonymousreply 608/20/2013

The best athlete protests will be on the medal stands as the winners show their support for the lgbt community.

by Anonymousreply 708/20/2013
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