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Obama: Put Olympics Opening Ceremony Boycott On The Table

First Posted: 04/17/08 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 01:30 PM ET

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Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) on Wednesday called for President Bush to consider a boycott of the opening ceremonies of the summer Olympic games if the Chinese don't take steps on Tibet and Darfur.

Obama had been considering how to respond to the question of whether Bush should boycott the opening ceremonies for several days. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) said Bush should not go. The White House seems to be keeping its options open. Chicago is making a bid for the 2016 games and any kind of a boycott has the potential of eroding the city's bid with the International Olympic committee.

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