Remember when Russia had the Olympics in Moscow in 1980? The US came up with a flimsy excuse why the entire western part of the world needed to boycott the event (How about Russia's military involvement in Afghanistan at the time?). Remember when Russia had the Olympics in Sochi and, when denigrating them didn't work...the US/Israel/NATO used the event to blindside Putin with a fascist coup right on his doorstep, in Ukraine? Well...things have got a lot more tense since then. The stakes are much higher and the effort to scuttle the 2018 games will be intense. Don't rule out a false flag or some other such desperate and/or violent behaviour. They simply cannot allow Russia to be regarded as an independent and sovereign nation, capable of hosting an international event. It would be tantamount to allowing Canada to vote against nuclear non-proliferation at the UN...and you know how impossible that would be!
"Poroshenko calls on West to boycott the 2018 games"
It will be interesting to see how this geostrategic war of the worlds will play out. The US is up against a formidable wall of resistance. Cancel the 2018 FIFA world championship of football? Well....that ain't gonna happen. I think the US/Israel just doesn't understand how much football (Soccer in North America) trumps politics in Europe. The European public would have their leaders' heads on a platter if the games didn't go ahead. Russia knows this...no doubt Putin is laughing up his sleeve at the contortions the West is going through to scuttle the games.
The aspect of this tragi-comedy that frustrates the West more than anything is that, even if the US and its vassal states (including Canada) pull out of the games on some pretext or another...which they will inevitably do...it will make no difference at all to the success of the games. The US is a non-entity when it comes to soccer...so is Canada. Nobody cares if they go or not.
No...the US/Israel has to be a dog in the manger...lie down in the straw to prevent the cows from enjoying the feast. It has to...and that's just the way it is. Stay tuned.