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    I might watch some games but no Panini Stickers for me this time

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    I'm not planning on watching the finals. I managed to avoid the Sochi Olympics for similar reasons. This might be tougher but probably not much.

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    I've got the same good intentions.

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    Did anyone boycott London 2012 due to the UK's involvement in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Libya?

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    Well I didnít watch any of it, but I canít claim it was for reasons of conscience.

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    Me too. I haven't watched the Summer Olympics for a long time.

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    Itís strange, the Olympics has done nothing for me since watching the local coverage of Sydney which disillusioned me with its one-eyedness. Then I realised I didnít really care when Athens came round.

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    The Flibl household boycotted the London Olympics on the grounds that it was an enormous waste of money. Didn't miss it at all so we skipped the Brazil lot as well.

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    But you then miss out on the joy of watching the Serb fascists go out to Costa Rica while Russia finish bottom of a group with Saudi Arabia in it.

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    I would like to boycott it but my son is really excited about it and I don't think I've got the heart to pollute his enthusiasm with matters of politics so I'll probably end up watching some of the games with him.

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    I can't be bothered with it. I usually love international tournaments, but this one just doesn't appeal for the obvious reasons, and with the next one being Qatar, and the Euros seemingly no longer being a proper tournament, maybe that's it for me. The fact that my timezone means most of the games will be on in the early hours of the morning just makes it easier to ignore. In previous tournaments I would even juggle my work schedule so I could stay up for the key games. Perhaps I'll catch the odd replay in the event of some really good games, or download them.

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