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Should the president have attended the Olympics?

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Started: 2/10/2014 Category: Sports
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ki

Con

No the president shouldn't attend the Olympics because he have bigger things to do then playing sports then he would haft to go threw so much just to play he would need security and lots more to make sure he's safe.
codemeister13

Pro

President Obama should have attended the Sochi Olympic Games, at the very least, in part. As our country's leader, he should be required to support our nation as other world leaders do with theirs. This is the first time since 2000 that America has not sent the president, vice-president, or first lady to witness the Games and support our athletes.

The current reasoning for Obama refusing to attend the Sochi Games are political reasons that have nothing to do with our economy or security measures. As it stands, Obama refuses to go due to Sochi's anti-gay laws. The Olympic Games are meant to be a celebration of sport and athleticism, not a time for political backlash. In fact, in support of this, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has implemented the "games for peace" idea to help protect the athletes and the integrity of the sports.

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http://www.npr.org...
http://www.olympic.org...
Debate Round No. 1
ki

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ki forfeited this round.
codemeister13

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Well, seeing as my opponent has forfeited this round, I believe my points still stand.

"he would haft to go threw so much just to play he would need security and lots more to make sure he's safe."

Security measures for him being there would not exceed the current security measures put in place for many public events by too much. The greatest expense we would face, most likely, is the fuel that Air Force One requires to fly from the U.S to Russia.

Hopefully my opponent will return for the next round.
Debate Round No. 2
ki

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ki forfeited this round.
codemeister13

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codemeister13 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by emilydebate 3 years ago
emilydebate
I would take this debate, but you already have so many mistakes. It would be pointless.
Posted by oculus_de_logica 3 years ago
oculus_de_logica
Just create the topics yourself; There is a plethora of extremely intelligent debaters on DDO that would accept a serious challenge; If you're concerned that your challenge is accepted by a troll then challenge an individual member that you know isn't a troll.
Posted by pudingisgood 3 years ago
pudingisgood
No, he should worry about actually creating some jobs and helping our economy for once. Since he took office, the number of people on food stamps has doubled, gas prices have doubled, and far more people are out of work. This of course is because of liberal/communist/socialist ideas that have failed miserably and only put our nation in even more debt. Between taking multi-million dollar vacations on the tax payers dime, and thinking up new regulations and taxes that will kill jobs, I don't think he has any more time on his hands.
Posted by Jifpop09 3 years ago
Jifpop09
Topics that aren't made by trolls.
Posted by Stalin_Mario 3 years ago
Stalin_Mario
What topics do you want to debate on?
Posted by Jifpop09 3 years ago
Jifpop09
Wow, i'm considering leaving this site. Nobody wants to debate serious topics.
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