Why is the United States going to the Winter Olympics in Russia?

For starters, their positions on gays and lesbians is shameful. But now they're warning US athletes NOT to wear anything patriotic outside of designated areas? So now our athletes can't even show pride in representing their country while they're there, for fear of it being some kind of a security... show more For starters, their positions on gays and lesbians is shameful. But now they're warning US athletes NOT to wear anything patriotic outside of designated areas? So now our athletes can't even show pride in representing their country while they're there, for fear of it being some kind of a security issue?

We boycotted the 1980 Olympics when the USSR invaded Afghanistan. So what's the point of going to a country where they think being gay is a crime and where our athletes have to hide who they are except when competing?
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