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guybrush  ·  2794 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Sochi is going to be interesting

It should simply be about the best athletes competing to prove themselves as the best in the world. So in that regard the social policies of the host country or participant countries shouldn't matter. However, if those social policies start to impact on the ability of athletes to attend or compete then it undermines the ethos of the Olympics.