You are an athelete. You have striven for the last four years to make it to the Olympic Games. You have worked hard, beaten all competition and now all that is left is to go to Beijing and run the last mile for your country. It’s a dream that’s so close to coming through. Then come the uprisings in Tibet. The Chinese authorities ignore all international appeals to find a peaceful solution.
Now comes the question… Would you boycott these games?
The surplus question is: what was the IOC thinking when it awarded the Olympic organisation to China?