Tuesday, February 04, 2014

2014 Sochi Olympics

In Canada, we could not be more tolerant of individual human rights regardless of the nature of what that may be from time to time.  I make no arguments in this regard.

It is unfortunate the issue of human rights is in the spotlight in the lead up to the 2014 Sochi Olympics.  It seems to me that the spotlight should be on all the athletes, regardless of issues surrounding human rights.  If the Olympics were to be a venue for opposing what countries believe then a promo tent for democracy would be appropriate in communist Russia.

I have a passion for tennis and there are no human rights issues in professional tennis played in countries all over the world.  I have a passion for most sports.  I admire and am thrilled with the skills of both amateur and professional athletes regardless of who they are, what they are, or where they come from.  Lets shine a light on the skills of the athletes.

We can fight the Russians on human rights after the Olympics and then ask what human rights our Veterans have in Canada.  Let the games begin!