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April 11, 2008 Poll Results

Should the United States in some way boycott the Summer Olympic games in Beijing, China?

Yes 43% 218 votes
No 49% 251 votes
Not sure 6% 34 votes
Total: 503 Votes

Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.


April 11, 2008
5:24 a.m.

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Why would you want the games boycotted ? If it is because of safety and security reasons; that is outdated since the world trade bombings. Unless countries work together despite cultural differences then the world will continue its downward spiral towards wars and everything else that mankind has done to mess up this world.

April 11, 2008
8:36 a.m.

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I first thought a boycott would be appropriate, but not any more. A boycott of the games would be taken by the Chinese people as an insult to them, instead of their government. The Chinese people are not responsible for the actions of their government (as we are in a democracy) and we want to support them in their efforts to develop a more democratic society.

April 12, 2008
1:45 p.m.

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If we boycott these games the medals will always have an asterisk after them, meaning the athletes won't know if they would have won them if they had competed against the US athletes.

I think we should boycott games. I plan to watch none of the games, including the 'Today Show' - that action might hurt the advertisers who might think twice before supporting a country with such a poor human rights record. It's 1 small action, but, better than none - and more single actions like mine might add up to something.

April 13, 2008
2:29 p.m.

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Hell yes we should go. Hold our heads up high DON"T do or say anything political. These are athletic games and NOT political games. All you have to do is take a look at what Jesse Owens did in Germany and see that he had a BIGGER impact than the three athletes did in Mexico City.

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