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It's concerning how the IOC (and for those of us who like football, FIFA) prefer money over human rights. And I meant FIFA for Qatar.

In his book Freedom, exiled HK activist Nathan Law explains to the world the terrible ways that China has treated Hong Kong people, and how they have curtailed its freedoms to appease the CCP and silence opposition voices.

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Boycott the Genocide Games, as well as all those who attend and collaborate with China and their sick event.

It is going to be a huge failure.

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What foreign athlete wants to compete in one large prison camp?

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Boycott all those that attend has to be the most ignorant stupendous and ridiculous comment.

Don't you think that's a bit harsh to discriminate even the athletes and spectators because of the allegations of Chinese governments human rights issues ?

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Boycott all those that attend has to be the most ignorant stupendous and ridiculous comment.

Don't you think that's a bit harsh to discriminate even the athletes and spectators because of the allegations of Chinese governments human rights issues ?

They are FACTS not allegations. China is practicing genocide against Muslim Uighyurs and other minority groups in the millions in concentration camps.

I guess, historically, some people had no problems supporting sports events in apartheid South Africa, or Nazi Germany. These shameful people were on the wrong side of history. China is anti-humanity and needs to be sent a message.

Boycott the Genocide Games.

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They are FACTS not allegations. China is practicing genocide against Muslim Uighyurs and other minority groups in the millions in concentration camps.

No calling it genocide does not make it a fact. We need evidence. It’s called due process. The results of the Uighur Tribunal was reported by the BBC.

Reading the tribunal's judgement, Sir Geoffrey said there was "no evidence of mass killings" in Xinjiang, but he said that the alleged efforts to prevent births amounted to genocidal intent. 

The sterilization of women is the alleged genocide.

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This time, China's communist rulers hope the Games will inspire 300 million winter sports enthusiasts and help unite the world in the face of the pandemic.

You could use this sentence to induce vomiting.

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I support Beijing Olympics!

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Boycott!!! Free Hing Kong! Free Tibet! Free the Uyghurs! Leave West Philippine Sea!!!

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I wonder why Islamic countries are not protesting publicly genocide against Muslim Uighyurs in china.

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Better yet, Boycott the Olympics, period!

Humanity needs to wake up to the waste of money and environmental damage of these games and for what? So a handful of yahoos who get a free party every 2 years compliments of everyones else's $.

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China had exactly the same human rights issues in 2008 during the Summer Games but they were successful and had many upon many viewers and diplomats attend. China unleashed this virus upon the World and tried to cover it up so now the World is focused on China. They dug their own grave if these games don't profit or break even.

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@Fighto!

No, they are the very definition of allegations. There is no evidence of any genocide. Heck, there is no case in history of the victims of a genocide actually experiencing population growth.

This isn't WW2-era where people could just be ignorant to the truth around them. We live in an age of unparalleled access to information. Regardless of government control, if there is evidence of something it gets out. It is insane to believe that a mass genocide could somehow be kept so effectively suppressed that there is not a single shred of reasonable evidence that it exists. And no, satellite images of public buildings do not constitute concentration camps. If there was anything more concrete, the images would have been blasted on every newspaper across the states. Nevermind the outcry that would exist from the Muslim world as a whole.

Look, if you want to boycott the Beijing Olympics, there are plenty of reasons to do so without making up more. Boycott them because the IOC is a corrupt organization, because the Olympics are a corrupt event, or because it is a terrible idea to hold them during a pandemic. I would support any of those reasons.

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@ fighto

Allegations or facts regardless- my point is "not" to be prejudice towards everyone who is planning on attending the Chinese Olympics by boycotting them is not justifiable in my opinion and makes you sound like a childish terrorist.

It's a sporting event and the athletes have absolutely nothing to do with the Chinese governments actions.

Iam not defending china!

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Boycotts, COVID and controversy with one month to go until Beijing Olympics

Pretty sure all this happened about a half a year ago, in Tokyo. What a shock............

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Zero corona totalitarian approach will fail. Omicron outwits their complacency. The Beijing Games will be held without the audience, or even something worse, and it's a big blow, loss of face to Beijing leadership.

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The Olympics should only be held in Greece for summer and a peaceful country like Sweden for winter. Who else agrees?

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It is sad to see how the games have become just an event that is bought to promote interests completely different from what they are supposed to be promoting, or maybe they were always like that just not so openly.

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 wonder why Islamic countries are not protesting publicly genocide against Muslim Uighyurs in china.

because they don’t want to upset the Chinese masters.

if it were a western country, there would be jihads everywhere

@SDCA

totally agree - it would cut out all the bribing & junkets

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The Olympics should only be held in Greece for summer and a peaceful country like Sweden for winter. Who else agrees?

Very unfair to the Swedes and Greeks.

Greece's 2004 Games left a legacy of white elephant, decaying facilities and huge debt.

The Swedish govt refused outright to support their olympic committees bid for the 2022 Games.

So, no, I disagree. Let totalitarian regimes feed this IOC corrupt circus.

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Any boycott of the Winter Olympics is nothing but party politics if it is not coupled with a boycott of Qatar World Cup.

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Boycott these games because of China's connection to the start of this pandemic and its genocide of non ethnic Hans in their country!

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The best thing we can do is not only avoid watching it but also avoid any news from our local country and our own teams for supporting it. This will be key to debilitate the corporatism that's in charge

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China lied, people died.

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