The story of the Olympic flame runner being attacked in Paris was all over the news earlier this week.
Yo go people! The recent events in Tibet appear to be galvanizing human rights activists from other regions of China for a common cause. More power to them. Yesterday the runners got harassed in San Francisco. What's next-- will they skip all the other cities and zip it right to China?
You would think that these flame runners, ex-Olympic athletes themselves, would be able to outrun the overweight protesters. Or, take them in a fight.
It seems to me that the games should not be boycotted, because that just punishes the athletes. But a boycott of the opening ceremony is appropriate.