The Winter Olympics, which for whatever reason I Love…are being held in Sochi, Russia in February 2014.
When Russia was announced, I was fairly neutral about it. I actually thought it might be a good thing, as Russia’s economy has not really been that great.
Then a few weeks ago I started to see unusual and surprising to me news articles posted on Facebook. Yes, Facebook. It’s not exactly always a good place to get news, but…I’m not a news whore. I’m actually kind of a news avoider. I mostly do my job which takes up a lot of brain capacity, and train at the gym. Time left over, I attempt to clean my house- and I do read Facebook voraciously. I LIKE to see other people’s kids, promotions, piano recitals, vacations to Aruba. It doesn’t irritate me like it seems to some others.
Passing such a law is one thing. But what has been occurring in Russia is another. From what I have read it appears that this is now a fairly regular occurrence. THis is really unacceptable.
And I’m torn. People are calling for a Boycott of the Olympics. It makes sense.
And then there are other statements, saying to ban Russia from it’s own games..etc…
Realizing that the Olympics are in 2014….I say it’s just time to have the IOC grow some Balls…or a Uterus… And MOVE the Olympics to somewhere more acceptable. There is absolutely no reason why they have to have it in Sochi. Sure they have been preparing, but…frankly….I just wish the IOC would act like adults. Human Rights are being violated. Sport is never just Sport. I’ve got to agree with Stephen Fry (who I actually was blissfully unaware of). Move them. There are many many places that are capable of handling the games, that need the financial boost that the games provide, and would be able to welcome ALL athletes in a manner which they deserve.
What do you think?