New York Time – “The president of the International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge, rejected calls for a boycott of the Games to protest the crackdown.
‘We believe that the boycott doesn’t solve anything,’ he said Saturday on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts, The Associated Press reported. ‘On the contrary. It is penalizing innocent athletes and it is stopping the organization from something that definitely is worthwhile organizing.’ “
Would not a global act of solidarity, volunteered boycott of the Olympics by the athletes be a profound statement? It would mean the plight of our fellow brother man matters to us? That we care more than our own individualized glory and being able to compete in Olympics? I hope that there will be such a day when we care profoundly for the suffering of our fellow men that we would for fore sake our own needs.