Letters to the Editor

Focus on the Games itself


The Russians are on the spot – threats galore and many, many onlookers waiting for the disaster at the Winter Olympics.

We all know the Russian government is not the most popular, but, for the sake of the Russian people who are just plain folks like you and I, let’s cut a little slack and wish them good luck in their fantastic endeavour to produce one of the best Olympics ever.

George Dyce McAbney, Surrey

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The Winter Olympics have commenced in Sochi, Russia, amid fear of terrorist attack and glorifying the gay issue, which creates a hurdle for international athletics and the host city.

The Olympic should remain as a game. They should not be allowed to demonstrate various demands other than the true glory of game.

The Olympics motto is “faster, higher, stronger.” The most important thing is not to win but to take part. It is for people eager to enjoy the athletes’ skills and watch how they establish records.

The Olympics should not be allowed to become a protest platform or terrorist ground – but should remain as a playground.

We need to support Canadian participating athletes for their best performance and wish them to secure more gold medals. Our Canadian red flag is always flying high with Canadian spirit during competition. Hope they achieve exceeding expectations to remain in top ten countries in the world.

Hanif A. Patel, Surrey



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