There are calls for the U.S. to boycott the Winter Olympic Games in China in February. Which most closely matches your view? Boycott. Our athletes cannot be assured safety and security by the Chinese Communist Party. Boycott. Why reward China when it will not even come clean on the origins of Covid-19? No boycott. Politics and sports should be kept separate, as boycotts ultimately hurt athletes. No boycott. Possible Chinese retaliation and/or further strained relations are not worth the tactic. Unsure. ResultsVote View All Polls Sponsored by: If You Enjoy Polls Like This - Subscribe to the AMAC Daily Newsletter! Sign Up Today Share
It seems compelling to boycott China to “punish” them for their aggressive policies on the world stage, but for me, boycotting punishes all athletes more than it hurts China. Hosting the games is rarely a financial benefit to the hosting country. With that said, I am not going to go to China nor am I going to watch much coverage.
No one should be going to this event to support China they are communist and treat their people terrible, and will never tell the truth of how they undermine everything the USA stand for. None of our athletes should be supporting this kind of thing. And we as citizens of United States should not be letting them.
The Athletes, Trainers, Coaches, and Families will be in significant danger if traveling to China during this time of significant strife and hardship within China.
The 2008 Olympics were preceded by over 6 years of reforms required by the UN, WHO, International Olympics, and backed by most major countries. As a frequent traveler to China at that time, civil rights (for foreigners) were somewhat respected. More so away from the Beijing Province than within it. This does not exist as a condition of China holding the upcoming Olympics.
Until the Para-Olympics concluded in late 2008, China remained a relatively safe place to visit and tour, EVEN within the Beijing Province. Within a couple of months, all air pollution controls, civil rights initiatives, individual rights in general, and assurances of civil safety were stopped, defunded and shut down. The air, water, and overall environment is now far worse than it was at that time; and all status’s of individuals disappear on a regular basis. All companies that had offices within China that I interfaced with have left the country for the employee’s safety and health. Big Tech removed all their ex-pat employees from China between July and November of 2019 – what did they know and when did they know it!!
As evidenced by the massive coverup beginning in June 2019 with the rapid distribution / migration of the CCP’s SARS-2 Covid-19 strains, and the significant number of China’s excess respiratory illness deaths reported for 2019 (over 1,000,000 MORE than an average year) showing the true sense of desperation actively covered up by the WHO in cooperating with their CCP dictators.
Anyone travelling to China for the Olympics is at risk of a similar bioweapons “accident” occurring again, along with the dreadfully polluted environment in which world class athletes are ill equipped to deal with.
China will probably invade Taiwan soon after the Olympic Games, whatever we do.
Well, look on the bright side. If we boycott, fewer Olympic Leval female athletes will have their medals stolen by men pretending to be women. That whole stupid policy of letting biological men destroy women’s sports and destroy potential athletic scholarships for real women is sad, stupid and delusional. We cater to the least emotionally healthy people on the planet and call them heroic. Delusion is not heroic; it is simply delusional.
let athletes compete, but remove all US advertising.
Considering the egregious errors the Olympic Committee has been making in recent years, I think the USA should boycott the Olympics until a new committee is formed that will make sensible decisions that support international competition as intended. Allowing transgender men to compete with women is WRONG any way you look at it. Allowing a communist country with massive human rights violations to host the Olympics is another step in the wrong direction. As long as the committee members make such horrible decisions, I will NOT watch or support the Olympics in any way at all. The USA should remove itself from the Olympics.
Over 8,000 respondents chose this answer – No boycott. Politics and sports should be kept separate, as boycotts ultimately hurt athletes. What bubble are you people living in? I try to respect other viewpoints but I’m having a tough time on this one. Politics and sports are now hand-in-hand. After the displays of disrespect and hatred for our country, our flag and our culture, I’m totally done with the Olympics and sports in general. Same with the entertainment industry in general. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you…
Don’t you know your history? Politics and Olympic sports have ALWAYS gone hand in hand. It’s IMPOSSIBLE to separate them. Country’s have to be held responsible for their human rights violations towards their own people!Our people are NOT safe in China! We are already in a cold war with them.
China should have never been awarded the games to begin with. The fact that the Olympic committee would award these games to a country that is currently practicing genocide and running a human organ black market says a lot about the committee.
I find it insulting, that the Biden administration refuses to hold China responsible for the Covid-19 Pandemic that has KILLED Millions around the globe but instead with every breath… they blame Pres. Trump!
CHINA must be held accountable for these deaths! Yet, here we are, helping them usher in the openings to the Winter Games. The Chinese Government must be sore from laughing at us! We are continually handing over money to the Chinese, for ridiculous studies and experiments. They see no reason to stop, Pres. Biden doesn’t appear to be preparing to turn off the cash flow to these criminals either!!
I am sickened, ashamed and down right MAD at our Government Bodies; Congress, Senate and the House for allowing this President to continue to behave in this manner, allowing the Chinese Government, Freedom to host these games, to reap financial rewards from this hosting and act as if they have had no part in this global pandemic!
I have decided to give up on the PATHETIC choices we are given in the form of ” PARTIES”. Neither side servers AMERICANS any longer. They no longer listen to the workers who PAY TAXES. Neither party serves the American Taxpayer that wants a decent life for their family!
As I watch them, like children, yelling at one another over pieces of pie that they didn’t get, while the rest of the us, don’t have or CANNOT EVEN AFFORD A PIE…. Watch the name calling continue until time is up and NOTHING EVER IS RESOLVED TO BENEFIT THE AMERICAN WORKER; the left blame the right and the right shake their heads at the left, while the average working Americans discuss how they would Boycott not only the Winter Olympics, but put huge tarriffs on Steel, Ore, any export to China! Talk to other countries about doing the same and add the pressure until China releases Valid, Scientific information about the accident wherein the virus was released!!
I demand more from THIS Government!!!
I find it insulting when Biden allows Trans to act like women when they’re actually men competing against women in same sports.
Boycott China Olympics this year cuz Covid is still rampant & more variances all the time. Plus the time & money for Olympics important to the wellbeing of USA at the current time.Spend the money on Americans and not the Olympics. Plus, I thought we were worried about foreign travel spreading Covid.
There won’t be a boycott when the Biden’s business dealings could be jeopardized… where’s the FBI now?
Where are the republicans, if this doesn’t qualify as a conflict of interest nothing does, and this is with an enemy of the USA. I think he should be impeached. The demo-dummies attempt to impeach Trump on charges that were based on a phony report which had been paid by Hillary. Give me a break lol. It appears that if you blatantly ignore the law as a Democrat, there are no consequences!!
You are SO right Robert Zuccaro!!
A) American athletes should not go to Communist China, their safety is in jeopardy, who knows what the ChiComs will do, they cannot be trusted. B) The woke idiots allow cheater, coward men who couldn’t win against other men, to declare themselves a women to compete against physiology weaker women…actual woman will be CHEATED out of the medals they deserve. C) The harm of boycotting is to all athlletes who will lose four years of hard work… blame the woke politicals running the Olympics…into the sewer…it’s what the expletive traitors do with anything they get their filthy warped hands on!.
Fauci and gates are the covid problem
Don’t care about olympic games.
The Olympics should not be held in a communist country
The Olympics have been use for political reasons for decades. I do feel bad for the athletes. However we should not support the CCP in any way. they are very bad with human rights and if you’re into global warming the CCP won’t do anything about it. they steal everybody’s intelligence either directly or indirectly.
Have no interest in olympics. too political and the alleged “athletes” have little respect for our country. Maybe if we just don’t go these folks will wake up and realize it’s original intent was athletic competition and not for personal gain or politics.
The issue over the Uighurs plight in China is a reason to boycott and you might add the possibly of another virus spread to all nations. But I am undecided. The athletes should choose to decide. Maybe hold a virtual Olympics in home countries with global viewers. Isolating by country might be wise during a pandemic.