Regardless of the controversy earlier in the Spring including those who called for France to boycott the opening ceremony of the Olympics in Beijing and the Chinese's subsequent boycotting of French businesses such as Carrefour, the French Olympic team will be there, with President Sarkozy leading the way.
Once again it seems the emphasis on the Games has been placed on something more than sports. Imagine athletes who train all their lives for these events and then find themselves used as pawns in political controversies that they have no control over.
I don't know what the answer is. To boycott, to not boycott. What if the games were being held in Zimbabwe? Would we boycott then?
I wish the world was simple enough be able to just sit back and enjoy the gymnastics without worrying about politics.
What do the Olympics mean to you? And will you be watching, or boycotting?