2008 Olympics, should they be boycotted?
So, this year the 2008 Summer Olympics take place in Beijing China. This is a country that just cracked down on Tibet protesters this past week, does not allow more than one child per family, is poised to overtake the US in greenhouse emissions, does not have labor laws and has been ruled by communists since the 1950's. The chinese government forced 12,000 people to relocate so they could build sparkling facilities for the top athletes in the world. But should there be boycott the Olympic Games, much like the United States did to the Soviet Union back in 1980?
I lean towards a boycott, because China needs to be sent a message that it is not ok to oppress it's people, degrade it's environment and pretend everything is ok. The big American Corporations might want a share of the market (at the expense of civil rights and the environment), but athletes and teams from objecting countries should follow their hearts and not participate if they object to Chinese policies.
Last edited by Miles D : 03-16-2008 at 08:27 PM