IOC responded to US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

IOC has recognized the right of US diplomats to boycott the Olympic Games in Beijing 2022 in Beijing. Their statement is quoted by Match TV.

The organization stressed that the presence of officials and diplomats is a purely political decision of each government, and the IOC, being politically neutral, recognizes this right. The committee approved that the participation of American athletes in the Olympics remains outside of politics.

On December 6, the press secretary of the US President Jen Psaki confirmed that the American leadership will not go to the Olympics in China. According to her, American athletes themselves will be able to decide whether to participate in international competitions or refuse them.

The Olympic Games will be held in Beijing from February 4 to 20, 2022, and the Paralympic Games from March 4 to 13. Only residents of mainland China will be able to buy tickets to the competition.