There’s been a lot of debate on CBC about boycotting the Beijing Olympics because of the human rights violations. Some people think that you should keep politics and the athletics separate. I think if you’re going to boycott or protest the Olympics in Beijing then you have to do the same to the Vancouver Olympics because we have human rights violations right here in our fair city, not to mention all the other problems that have nothing to do with the Olympics (except for the fact that money is being spent on games when all the while we have pressing social & medical issues that need the funding more; bread & circuses and all that). It’s the same thing with any Olympics, anywhere. I boycott the Olympics for a completely different reason: they’re dull and incredibly annoying.