Originally Posted by Prince EWS
I'm not a huge fan of Olympic sports by any stretch of the imagination but I'll probably watch a fair amount of it anyway.
Boycotting it on political grounds is a nice idea (well you know what I mean
) but it's not actually a Chinese tournament as such - it's an IOC tournament staged in China with athletes from all over the world. I think boycotts of China could be better placed on Chinese merchandise than televised sport from the country, particularly given the nature of the Olympics themselves.
That's a good point, albeit hard to do in practice. Plus stopping buying products made in China will cost working class people their jobs in the end, whereas not watching the OIympics won't. Moreover, I'm not saying that athletes should have to boycott it to support a political point of view if they don't want to, I'm just saying I'm not going to watch them or the event.
On a slightly new twist on the "Hitler - if you had a time machine" question, if you had a time machine and had the chance to attend the 1936 Berlin Olympics would you?