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Opinion: U.S. boycott of Russian summer Olympics not likely

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A prominent senator has suggested – oh so carefully suggested – the United States consider boycotting the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he loves the Olympics, “but I hate what the Russian government is doing throughout the world.”

His remarks touched off a firestorm from athletes in training for the winter games and from the U.S. Olympic Committee. The committee immediately said its members “strongly oppose” a boycott.

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