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Poll: Will you be watching the Winter Olympics?

One out of ten Americans say they’ll be boycotting the games because of Russia’s political policies. What do you think?

Image: Charlie Riedel/AP/Press Association Images

THE OPENING CEREMONY of the Winter Olympics takes places tomorrow.

The Sochi games have been mired in controversy, in the wake of Russia’s introduction of harsh new legislation surrounding the issue of homosexuality.

A recent US poll conducted by YouGov found that 11 per cent of Americans plan to boycott TV coverage of the event on the basis of Vladimir Putin’s policies.

What do you think?

Poll Results:

I've no interest whatsoever in the games. (1062)
Politics shouldn't come into it. I'll be tuning in. (863)
The policies are wrong, but I'm watching anyway. (734)
I plan to boycott the games too. (400)

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