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(Reuters)   White House hasn't decided whether the US will go out for Chinese for the 2022 Olympics   (reuters.com) divider line
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2021-02-25 3:10:13 PM  
The Olympics have become a huge scam that should be disbanded and reworked.
 
2021-02-25 4:04:58 PM  
Do not boycott Olympics - you will fark up the minds and lives of athletes who are not competing to be political
 
2021-02-25 4:07:23 PM  

west.la.lawyer: Do not boycott Olympics - you will fark up the minds and lives of athletes who are not competing to be political


Bah.  There are so many different World Championships it is easy to prove you are the best in the world without going to the Olympics.
 
2021-02-25 4:18:08 PM  

The Googles Do Nothing: west.la.lawyer: Do not boycott Olympics - you will fark up the minds and lives of athletes who are not competing to be political

Bah.  There are so many different World Championships it is easy to prove you are the best in the world without going to the Olympics.


Tell that to the athletes who made 1980
 
2021-02-25 4:22:33 PM  

west.la.lawyer: The Googles Do Nothing: west.la.lawyer: Do not boycott Olympics - you will fark up the minds and lives of athletes who are not competing to be political

Bah.  There are so many different World Championships it is easy to prove you are the best in the world without going to the Olympics.

Tell that to the athletes who made 1980


Other than all the sex they will have in the Village under the watchful eye of Xi they won't miss much.
 
2021-02-25 5:10:34 PM  
In a fight between Republicans and the Chinese are there really any winners?
 
2021-02-25 5:12:20 PM  

west.la.lawyer: Do not boycott Olympics - you will fark up the minds and lives of athletes who are not competing to be political


Maybe we shouldn't focus so much of our society around sports in the first place?
 
2021-02-25 5:12:56 PM  
Can we see if the 2020 olympics happen first, before people start jacking their rhetorical dicks about 2022?
 
2021-02-25 5:17:07 PM  
On the one hand Fark china, on the other Fark the ioc, on the other if the us doesn't go it will make the hockey tournament less interesting.

If we skip china we better be skipping whatever upcoming events are thrown in horrible dictatorships in the middle east too otherwise it'll just look like hypocritical whining
 
2021-02-25 5:18:53 PM  

mathamagical: On the one hand Fark china, on the other Fark the ioc, on the other if the us doesn't go it will make the hockey tournament less interesting.

If we skip china we better be skipping whatever upcoming events are thrown in horrible dictatorships in the middle east too otherwise it'll just look like hypocritical whining


Don't worry, the US Men's soccer team will probably boycott the next FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

/by not qualifying for it
 
2021-02-25 5:32:01 PM  
Meh, they would just want to go to Olympics again the next year anyway
 
2021-02-25 5:41:42 PM  
I say go, let these places bankrupt themselves putting on a show for the world. I wont care if they ever come back to the US, same with the world cup.
 
2021-02-25 6:08:33 PM  

gunsmack: Can we see if the 2020 olympics happen first, before people start jacking their rhetorical dicks about 2022?


People Jacking Their Rhetorical Dicks is the name of my all-trombone Pussy Riot cover band.
 
2021-02-25 6:09:10 PM  
CANCEL CULTURE.
 
2021-02-25 6:09:17 PM  
It's just the Winter Olympics, who cares?
 
2021-02-25 6:12:38 PM  
2028 Olympics is in the US, which is cool because if any of those socialist antifa judges try to downvote our gymnasts with hoax scores, we can storm the judges table and beat them to death with an American flag.  We'll win all the medals!
 
2021-02-25 6:14:17 PM  
Let the athletes go as independents, like the Russian athletes in certain (all?) fields will be forced to at the 2020(ish, if they happen) Olympics.

They can still get their medals, but the country behind them officially shuns the host country.
 
2021-02-25 6:18:06 PM  
So we might not go to China but we were cools with Nazi Germany. The US has been more comfortable with fascists if recent events are any indication.
 
2021-02-25 6:27:55 PM  
If the US decides to opt out of the olympics held in China I suspect the global response is going to wind up being "Oh no. Anyway...".

America simply doesn't have the same political clout it had when boycotting the olympics held in the USSR, and a large part of why is Trump's antics these past 4 years.  That's before we get into how a boycott would even work; travel to, and business with, China isn't being restricted like it was with the USSR, so in a situation where the US didn't pay for anything the participants would still be able to go anyway.
 
2021-02-25 6:40:46 PM  

Murkanen: If the US decides to opt out of the olympics held in China I suspect the global response is going to wind up being "Oh no. Anyway...".

America simply doesn't have the same political clout it had when boycotting the olympics held in the USSR, and a large part of why is Trump's antics these past 4 years.  That's before we get into how a boycott would even work; travel to, and business with, China isn't being restricted like it was with the USSR, so in a situation where the US didn't pay for anything the participants would still be able to go anyway.


China is the new GOP boogey man. It accomplishes 2 things.

Punishes China for daring to unleash covid on the world and make strong daddy Trump look bad

Makes Biden look like he's weak on China, which is now a major GOP talking point. Even though no President (even Trump) has been especially tough on them
 
2021-02-25 7:02:04 PM  
Must we inject politics into everything?
 
2021-02-25 7:16:06 PM  

The Googles Do Nothing: west.la.lawyer: Do not boycott Olympics - you will fark up the minds and lives of athletes who are not competing to be political

Bah.  There are so many different World Championships it is easy to prove you are the best in the world without going to the Olympics.


Maybe for the big sports, but synchronized dressage? Maybe not.
 
2021-02-25 7:17:26 PM  

TheJoe03: It's just the Winter Olympics, who cares?


the Winter Olympics are superior in every way to summer olympics.
 
2021-02-25 7:29:01 PM  

Ambivalence: TheJoe03: It's just the Winter Olympics, who cares?

the Winter Olympics are superior in every way to summer olympics.


If you like white people sports I guess. That's fine but I don't relate.
 
2021-02-25 8:21:05 PM  
At least the Summer Olympics should be taken back to Greece.  They should simply build a one-time, state-of-the-art facility and every country that participates helps pay for upkeep.  Do the same for the Winter Olympics where it makes sense.  The only part I actually enjoy about it moving around are the ceremonies that the different countries put on.  Beyond that, meh.  After the mess that was Rio, it just needs to stop.
 
2021-02-25 10:21:11 PM  

vrax: At least the Summer Olympics should be taken back to Greece.  They should simply build a one-time, state-of-the-art facility and every country that participates helps pay for upkeep.


That's a great idea!
 
2021-02-25 11:26:48 PM  
Send only the hockey team (because this could be the best team since 2010, and they weren't that highly thought of, anyway) and ban China from LA 2028.

/IOC could've chose Almaty
//would've been a very nice choice
 
2021-02-26 2:50:20 AM  

edmo: Must we inject politics into everything?


No need to inject politics where it already exists.
 
2021-02-26 9:56:48 AM  

Ambivalence: The Googles Do Nothing: west.la.lawyer: Do not boycott Olympics - you will fark up the minds and lives of athletes who are not competing to be political

Bah.  There are so many different World Championships it is easy to prove you are the best in the world without going to the Olympics.

Maybe for the big sports, but synchronized dressage? Maybe not.


Google "World Equestian Games"

They all have plenty of international competitions other than the Olympics, though they may struggle to get on TV especially live.  NBC shows a fair number of taped events on weekend afternoons when they have nothing live.
 
2021-02-26 5:22:30 PM  
I'm sure Biden will do whatever Xi Jinping tells him
 
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