Cancel The 2024 Paris Summer Olympics Idea – OpEd


Cancelling this event is the consistently fairer approach to the International Olympic Committee’s current hypocritically bigoted stance of discrimination based on national origin. Paris and other parts of France are ripe with violently bigoted instability. Hoping to see mayhem in Russia via a foolhardy sanctions’ regimen, the French government and that of the collective West have experienced (in varying degrees) a socioeconomic boomerang effect.

And what of the innocent athletes who’ve trained hard and have a limited time period of world class status? An excellent segway to highlight Western establishment arrogance, ignorance, hypocrisy and bigotry.

In addition to being owed an apology, Russian and Belarusian athletes should be promptly reinstated in all of the Olympic involved sports federations and allowed to participate under their respective flag and anthem in line with how Americans, Brits, Israelis, Ukrainians and others compete. Furthermore, punitive action should be considered against those who’ve discriminated against the innocent Russians and Belarusians.

Ideally, politics should be kept out of sports as much as possible. The Olympic movement and numerous sports federations have been manipulated by individuals from EU and NATO countries, who’ve politically weaponized sports to conform with unfairly targeting Russia and closely related Belarus. 

As I’ve previously noted –

Esteemed Ivy League academic Jeffrey Sachs factually said that since 1950, the US tops the chart when it comes to attacking other countries and killing civilians in the process. One comeback notes that the US wasn’t completely in the wrong in these campaigns.

The same is definitely not less true of Russia regarding the situation in the former Ukrainian SSR. Anyone claiming otherwise is either terribly misinformed and/or a fraud.

A rhetorical counter to the incessant Russia bashing notes that the Kiev regime is a corrupt, lying, undemocratic and neo-Nazi influenced entity with blood on its hands before and after 2/24/22. Those arming it are culpable. Note the UK egging the Kiev regime to fight on and supplying that entity with cancer and birth deformity causing depleted uranium shells. It’s my understanding Russia no longer uses depleted uranium in its arsenal.

On the subject of the UK (which seems more extreme in anti-Russian advocacy than the US), World Athletics is headed by Sebastian Coe, who supports his organization’s banning of Russians and Belarusians even under a so-called neutral status. During the apartheid era, the Wimbledon tennis elites didn’t ban white South Africans from competition, much unlike their discrimination levied against Russians and Belarusians.

Russia isn’t the party which blatantly and admittedly violated the United Nations approved Minsk agreements. The same goes for the earlier internationally brokered power sharing arrangement for Ukraine. Multiple sources say that the UK’s Boris Johnson successfully swayed the Kiev regime from reaching a settlement to the Russia-Ukraine conflict. An advocacy in line with South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham (recently booed in his home statesaying it’s worth fighting Russia to the last Ukrainian.

Below are videos of the two largest Russian cities, which appear to be much more at peace than Paris. 

Michael Averko is a New York based independent foreign policy analyst and media critic.

Michael Averko

Michael Averko is a New York based independent foreign policy analyst and media critic. He has appeared as a guest commentator on the BBC, RT and WABC talk radio, in addition to having been a panelist at the World Russia Forum, Russia Forum New York and Experts' Panel. Besides Averko's Eurasia Review column -, Counterpunch, Foreign Policy Journal, Global Research, History News Network, InoSMI.Ru, Johnson's Russia List, Journal of Turkish Weekly, Kyiv Post, Oriental Review, Penza News, Pravda.Ru, Pravoslavie.Ru, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Russia Insider, Sputnik News, Strategic Culture Foundation, The Duran, The Huffington Post, Valdai Discussion Club, Yonkers Tribune and WikiLeaks, are among the numerous venues where his articles have either appeared or been referenced. The American Institute in Ukraine and the Lord Byron Foundation for Balkan Studies, have referenced some of Averko's articles, along with academic white papers prepared for NATO Watch, Ohio State University, Problems of Post-Communism and the Royal College of Defence Studies. He has been referenced in the Council on Foreign Relations, Defense One and The New York Times. Averko is source referenced in Richard Sakwa's book "Frontline Ukraine". His Eurasia Review article on Pavlo Skoropadsky, provides the first full online English language transcript of Skoropadsky's edict calling for an "All-Russian Federation", inclusive of Russia and Ukraine. Among other issues, that article explains the relationships among the major combatants in the Russian Civil War. He can be reached via [email protected]

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