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Feb 23 2022
“Beijing doused its Olympic flame on Sunday night, closing a Games that will be remembered for the extremes of its anti-COVID-19 measures and outrage over the doping scandal that enveloped 15-year-old Russian skating sensation Kamila Valieva… They were also stalked by politics, with several countries staging a diplomatic boycott over China's human rights record, and the spectre of invasion ofThe Flip Side
Feb 04 2022
The 2022 Winter Olympics began Friday in Beijing, China amid continued COVID-19 concerns and cross-spectrum criticism of the Chinese government.
The Games will run from Feb. 4 to Feb. 20. Global political tensions and COVID-19 restrictions dominated the build-up to the Games, as several countries imposed diplomatic boycotts in protest of China's alleged abuse and oppression of theThe Daily Wire Vice BBC News
Jan 30 2022
The Beijing Olympics are set to begin amid COVID-19 lockdowns, geopolitical tensions and other challenges.
The Games, which are scheduled to begin Friday, have long been a source of controversy. The White House announced in December that due to “ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang and other human rights abuses,” no U.S. government official would attend the games.South China Morning Post The Guardian Washington Examiner
Dec 07 2021
The White House has imposed a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, accusing the communist nation of genocide and other human rights abuses, including the abuse and mass detainment of Muslims in the Xinjiang region.
While U.S. athletes can still compete, no U.S. government officials will be sent. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki cited "ongoing genocide andNewsweek Fox News (Online News) NBC News (Online)
Feb 04 2022
China has promised to deliver a "green and clean" Winter Olympics, which gets under way on 4 February.
Organisers say they have prioritised protecting native species, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and cutting down on resources used.
But there's been criticism that this will be the first Winter Olympics to rely entirely on artificial snow - and that some events will be held inBBC Fact Check
Jan 30 2022
Hosting the Winter Olympics during a pandemic was always going to test the Chinese government, by putting its ever-growing ability to exercise political control and virus containment on a collision course with its enthusiasm for international prestige and status.
The 2022 Winter Games, which open on Friday, are being held at a time of particularly intense western criticism of China overThe Guardian
Dec 20 2021
The White House announced Monday that the United States will hold a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in China.
The decision comes in response “ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity” by the Chinese government, White House Press Secretary Jenn Psaki told reporters. The primary reason for the diplomatic boycott, Psaki said, was the ongoing subjugation of the Uyghurs —Yahoo! The 360
Dec 06 2021
During a press briefing Monday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed that the U.S. government delegation will boycott the winter Olympic Games in Beijing over the Chinese regime’s numerous human rights abuses, most recently the presumed suppression of decorated tennis star Peng Shuai.
“The Biden administration will not send any diplomatic or official representation to theNational Review
Nov 18 2021
The United States is "considering" a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing, President Biden told reporters on Thursday.
Why it matters: The president's remarks come amid a broader discussion of China's role as the host the Winter Games because of its record on human rights abuses.
The move would mean that a delegation of high-ranking U.S. officials would not attendAxios
Apr 06 2021
The State Department said Tuesday the Biden administration is consulting with allies about a joint approach to China and its human rights record, including how to handle the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics.
The department initially suggested that an Olympic boycott to protest China’s rights abuses was among the possibilities but a senior official said later that a boycott has not yetAssociated Press