Olympian2004 Posted March 1, 2014 Report Share Posted March 1, 2014 Probably the answer to this question is "no, the Olympics are over now", but I asked myself whether host country Russia breaks the Olympic Truce by steering an aggressive course against the new Ukrainian government and sending troops to Crimea. I mean, one has to bear in mind that Sochi still has to fulfill hosting duties with the up-coming Paralympics to which (idealistically) the Olympic Truce should be extended, too. But even if the Olympic Truce for Sochi has lost its validity already, I think it sends a terrible sign if a country that celebrated global unity and peace less than a week ago at the Olympics sort of invades another sovereign country. One even has to ask whether this calls for a boycott of the Sochi Paralympics. I'm truly disgusted by the Putin regime that views Ukraine as its colony - regardless whether Russia gets strong support in the Eastern and Southern parts of Ukraine or not. I think this is a pivotal question - and I also must say that in retrospective, this seriously harms my verdict of the Sochi Games. It seems like a Potemkin village now, like the 1936 Games of allegedly "peaceful" Nazi Germany. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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