Back in 1980 the US arranged a boycott of the Moscow Summer Olympics, and it seems that the 80s truly are back in style.
Following discriminatory laws against homosexuals the idea of a boycott was thrown out as an option for Team USA. Further support was garnered for the boycott after it was revealed that Sochi, Russia have been inhumanely killing stray dogs. Although the boycott never eventuated (athletes are already in Russia) it appears people are still supportive of the idea.
Paragon Poll carried out a study and found that 29% of people approve of, and support the idea of boycotting the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, with 44% of people believing that Sochi was a bad choice for the host country.