White House confirms US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

White House spokesman psaki: the US leadership refused to go to the Olympics in China

The White House has confirmed that the The Olympics in China, said the press secretary of the US President Jen Psaki, reports TASS.

According to her, American athletes themselves will be able to decide whether to take part in international competitions or refuse them.

Earlier, CNN reported about the possible blockade of the Olympics, citing sources. The journalists said that appropriate measures will be taken this week, but they will not affect the athletes. The National Security Council discussed a diplomatic boycott “privately.”

The Winter Olympic Games will be held in Beijing from February 4 to 20, 2022, and the Paralympics from March 4 to 13. Only residents of the mainland of China will be able to buy tickets for competitions in the framework of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Sports fans who wish to attend the competition will need to comply with the Antique Protocols.