Australia, following the United States, admits the possibility of a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. This was announced by the press secretary of the country’s sports minister.
“Decision on Representation (Australia.— “B”) at the Winter Olympics in Beijing has not yet been adopted, ”the Australian official quoted the Sydney Morning Herald as saying.
Earlier, US President Joe Biden announced a possible diplomatic boycott of the Olympics; he linked it to the Chinese authorities’ oppression of the Uyghurs in Xinjiang. A diplomatic boycott of the Olympics means that the head of state and members of the government will not attend. Mr. Biden did not give a clear answer to the question whether the US government delegation is going to the Games.
The Beijing Olympics will be held from 4 to 20 February 2022. 109 sets of awards will be played. Note that Russian athletes cannot compete with the national flag and anthem at the Olympic Games and World Championships until the end of 2022.
What Chinese leader Xi Jinping thinks about the prospect of a boycott – in the material of Kommersant, Cold. Winter. Not them. “