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Current Debate - Boycotting the Beijing Olympic Games, should politics have a place in sports?

Boycotting the Beijing Olympic Games, should politics have a place in sports?

(+) Take a decisive stand against a nasty dictatorship. (-) Wouldn't it be lovely if the Olympics were truly beyond politics? (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2008)

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Current Debate - In Celebration of Mother\'s Day, tell us why your Mum is special.

In Celebration of Mother's Day, tell us why your Mum is special.

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What's Wrong with the British Law?

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Should the age of consent be abolished?

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What should we do with the House of Lords?

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Do you believe in aliens?

(+) You can see the evidence (-) Too many false calls (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2004)

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Current Debate - Do schools in the UK have too many holidays?

Do schools in the UK have too many holidays?

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Current Debate - Are Print Newspapers Dead?

Are Print Newspapers Dead?

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Current Debate - Since computer games have become so popular do you think children are reading less for pleasure?

Since computer games have become so popular do you think children are reading less for pleasure?

(+) Computers can teach reading as well as hinder it. (-) Video games do mean children have more choice in entertainment. (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2012)

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Current Debate - What are your resolutions for 2012?

What are your resolutions for 2012?

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Current Debate - Kososvo declares independence from Serbia. If Kosovo why not Scotland?

Kososvo declares independence from Serbia. If Kosovo why not Scotland?

(+) In principle, self-determination is always desirable (-) In practice, individual cases differ and the outcome can be problematical (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2008)

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Is breast always best?

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Should ALL drugs be legalised?

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Should Cyclists have to pass a test and have compulsory insurance?

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Current Debate - Top 5 Home Energy Saving Tips

Top 5 Home Energy Saving Tips

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What's Right or Wrong with Democracy?

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Current Debate - How to prepare for the first day of school

How to prepare for the first day of school

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Current Debate - How did you celebrate the Start of 2010? Share with us your experience

How did you celebrate the Start of 2010? Share with us your experience

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Current Debate - What are your summer holiday plans?

What are your summer holiday plans?

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Current Debate - World Championships in Athletics Osaka 2007

World Championships in Athletics Osaka 2007

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Current Debate - What\'s the best way to celebrate New Year\'s Eve?

What's the best way to celebrate New Year's Eve?

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Are we living in rip-off Britain?

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Current Debate - Is legal media downloading the way of the future?

Is legal media downloading the way of the future?

(+) Media is available to everyone with just the click of button (-) Leads to illegal downloading and hacking, costs more and requires more knowledge of technology (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2011)

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Current Debate - Should children\'s books have age certifications or ratings?

Should children's books have age certifications or ratings?

(+) More information on books could help parents make informed decisons. (-) Limiting which books children can read will limit the number of children that do read. (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2012)

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Current Debate - What are your favourite bank holiday activities?

What are your favourite bank holiday activities?

(+) "If all the year were playing holidays…" (-) "To sport would be as tedious as to work." (Henry IV pt 1) (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2011)

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To boycott or not to boycott? I say the former.

Advantages: Take a decisive stand against a nasty dictatorship.
Disadvantages: Wouldn't it be lovely if the Olympics were truly beyond politics?

I don't know if the question is really "should politics have a place in sports?" because we all know the answer should be "of course not" yet we all know it does, in reality; and this is especially true of the Olympics. I should declare a bias, here; I ...

anaglypta 02.04.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Boycotting the Beijing Olympic Games, should politics have a place in sports?

Time for a protest?

Advantages: Get your views to a large audience.
Disadvantages: Antagonise many people you were trying to influence

The question of should be any politics in sport has been asked. But there is already Politics in sport. At the level of The Olympics it would seem that it is more politics than sport. Some will do anything to win, athletes and countries both. Extraordinar ...

Coloneljohn 08.04.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Boycotting the Beijing Olympic Games, should politics have a place in sports?

Let peace continue...

Advantages: Humanity is the main thing of concern.
Disadvantages: If we could put politics aside, Olympic would have a different charm.

The question, should politics have a place in sports is asked here, but the politics is already in sports. Rather we should say that the politics is more than that of the sports. If in some places the deserved ones do not get selection in other places the ...

asomormridul 21.04.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Boycotting the Beijing Olympic Games, should politics have a place in sports?

Olympics in flames

Advantages: -
Disadvantages: -

I'll admit I was a bit vague on the issues between China and Tibet. I know that China invaded, the Dali Lama had to leave and now China is in charge. When recently watching the BBC evening news , I was shocked to see that China was televising, to its ...

katattack3 23.04.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Boycotting the Beijing Olympic Games, should politics have a place in sports?

Politicisation of the olympics. good v bad

Advantages: Taking a stand against China
Disadvantages: Degrading the olympic ideal

Yes and no, although politics can have a detrimental effect on sport, they are always present. Sport is a reflection of the society in which it operates.Politics will always have a place in sports no matter how hard anyone tries to erradicate it. However ...

tonesgfc 23.04.2008 · Read full review
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