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Winter Olympics : Sanctioned Protest Zones
 
# 1 : Wednesday 11-12-2013 @ 19:13
 
 
As "sanctioned protest zones" are announced for the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 will any athletes or fans make a real stand?

In the 1936 Nazi Olympics in Berlin many men regretted for the rest of their lives the missed opportunities to stand up for righteousness in 1936.Sochi 2014 perhaps could be a unique opportunity for a generation to look back with Pride?

http://gcn.ie/Sochi_Shame

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# 2 : Wednesday 11-12-2013 @ 19:29
 
 
One would hope so especially the athletes. The laws are so draconian and the culture so cold towards homosexuality, any decent person there would have to have to make some gesture however small. I would love to see a countries uniform in the rainbow flag. Any country who does that will get my unending love.

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# 3 : Wednesday 11-12-2013 @ 23:07
 
 
Odds are the “sanctioned protest zones” will be 20 miles away from where the events are being held and all media coverage banned under penalty of death.

Protest to your hearts content.
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# 4 : Wednesday 11-12-2013 @ 23:38
 
 
Perhaps each athlete could dye a lock or two of pink hair.
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# 5 : Thursday 12-12-2013 @ 02:10
 
 
Someone said :
Perhaps each athlete could dye a lock or two of pink hair.

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# 6 : Thursday 12-12-2013 @ 02:20
 
 
Perhaps the winning athletes could share a kiss.
Even if straight a simple kiss on the lips would be a bold stand.
Personally i would like to see them unfurl a rainbow flag and do a lap of honor.
This is a great opportunity to match the black pride salute and to make a better effort than was made during the Nazi Olympics.
I would like to think i would be brave enough to take a stand.
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# 7 : Thursday 12-12-2013 @ 05:01
 
 
Someone said :
Perhaps each athlete could dye a lock or two of pink hair.

And to show their solidarity with female homosexuals, a lock or two of blue hair.
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# 8 : Thursday 12-12-2013 @ 07:40
 
 
I wasn't thinking of the LGBT rainbow but instead the pink triangle of Nazi Germany - where Russia is headed seemingly.
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# 9 : Thursday 12-12-2013 @ 20:27
 
 
Someone said :
As "sanctioned protest zones" are announced for the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 will any athletes or fans make a real stand?

In the 1936 Nazi Olympics in Berlin many men regretted for the rest of their lives the missed opportunities to stand up for righteousness in 1936.Sochi 2014 perhaps could be a unique opportunity for a generation to look back with Pride?

http://gcn.ie/Sochi_Shame

I assume the sanctioned zones are designed to make it a criminal offence to protest anywhere else.

I can't see athletes being let do too much protesting either. National Olympic Committees will have rules on dress and I would say the Russian crew ill be strict about rainbow pins.
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# 10 : Saturday 14-12-2013 @ 00:41
 
 
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# 11 : Saturday 14-12-2013 @ 19:20
 
 
I've said this before but we need to start boycotting the olympics full stop, not just the winter olympics in Sochi. They've just become too much in love with the pageantry and the rearranging of cities to be about the athletics anymore, they've also shown a horrible tendency to love the type of regime that can move mountains to suit the olympics with no regard for the other actions of those regimes.
So, just don't watch the whole thing.
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# 12 : Sunday 22-12-2013 @ 13:01
 
 
Someone said :
I've said this before but we need to start boycotting the olympics full stop, not just the winter olympics in Sochi.
So, just don't watch the whole thing.

I agree with you about not watching it, but there has to be a more proactive
and visible way to protest. unfortunately a viewing boycott is kind of silent
protest and easily ignored.I wonder how it could be quantifiable and translate
in to lost revenue for advertisers etc ?
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