Letters to the Editor

Focus on the Games itself

Editor:

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

• • •

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

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Lower loonie to crimp cross-border shopping
 
Homes without compromise at Harrison Highlands
 
Private power an alternative to Site C
Library fundraiser
 
Four arrested in Langley City home invasion
 
Former South Surrey agent’s arrest makes international headlines
LIVE STREAM: TEDx conference in Vancouver; Past highlights on Travel, Learning, and Gossip
 
Port truckers get enforced pay, smaller fleet
 
Hikers rescued from Dewdney Mountain

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 16 edition online now. Browse the archives.