Canadian Foreign Ministry spokesman Chartran: authorities are thinking about boycotting the Olympics in China Olympics in China after the US announced it. He told TASS about this.
“We were notified of the US decision. We will continue to discuss this issue with our partners and allies, ”she said, adding that Canada remains deeply concerned about alarming reports of human rights violations in China.
Previously, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) commented US decision to declare a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics. 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.
On December 6, the press secretary of the US President Jen Psaki confirmed that the American leadership did not will 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.