This was revealed by CNN. The Biden administration’s decision will be official this week: No US executive will attend the games scheduled for February 4-20
Soft boycott, at least for now. TheThe Biden administration is expected to announce this week that no US executive will attend the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022, Hence the implementation of a diplomatic boycott of the Games.
Reports CNN Quoting from several sources.
This move will make it possible for her to be sent on the world stage A message to China on human rights, without hampering the participation of American athletes in the sports event Which will be held from 4 to 20 February 2022 which they will follow Paralympic Games from 4 to 13 March 2022. There will be 109 competitions, divided into 15 disciplines for seven sports: biathlon, bobsleigh, curling, ice hockey, skateboarding, skating and roller skating.
Last month, President Joe Biden told reporters – again report CNN Who has been considering a diplomatic boycott while Democratic and Republican lawmakers, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, They insisted on stronger protest measures against human rights abuses in China. Therefore, a complete boycott is not expected, which means that American athletes will be able to compete.
The last time I boycotted the United States The Olympics were entirely in 1980, when former President Jimmy Carter was in office. American athletes did not participate in the Games. This choice also had repercussions for the rest of the West. Many countries, including Italy, decided not to send athletes registered in the sports groups of the armed forces.
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