Articles each with different veiws
Article against boycott
Chris Rudge, chief executive officer of the Canadian Olympic Committee says no one should be boycotting the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Many Canadian athletes that are going to attend the Games are being bombarded with silly questions and statements such as “you are going to participate in the games, does this mean you support Chinas record on human rights?” Of course Canadian athletes do not support Chinas record on Human rights, but they are going to China because they have trained their whole life for this. When you have been training seven days a weeks for ten eight years you are not going to turn back, not now. The location of the Games should not be a huge factor, politics and sports should not be mixed together they are on two entirely different levels.
Article for Boycott
Many Canadian athletes now have to ask themselves one question, should they boycott the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. With violence escalating in china Canada only has one option to show their disapproval of Chinese government’s views on human rights. That is to Boycott the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. What china is doing to Tibetans in wrong and China has to see that the rest of the world will not support them and their views. If Canadian Athletes go to China they are saying that they support China and this will only encourage China even more and make the situation even worse.