The IOC said it respects the refusal of American politicians to attend the Beijing Olympics
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) commented on the White House guide to attend the Beijing Olympics, Match TV reports.
IOC representatives clarified that they respect Washington's decision. The organization explained that the presence or absence of government officials and diplomats at the Games is a private matter for each country. On the issue of the diplomatic boycott of the Olympics, the IOC has decided to remain politically neutral.
At the same time, the statement of the US government makes it clear that the Olympic Games and the participation of athletes in them remain outside of politics, and we welcome it
International Olympic CommitteeBoycott of the Olympics At the same time, American athletes will be able to independently decide on participation in international competitions.
Psaki clarified that members of the US national team can rest assured of the full support of the authorities.
A White House spokesman assured that Washington did not discuss its decision with its allies and gives them the opportunity to decide on their own whether to participate or not in events in China.
The US informed other countries of its plans.
We will support them 100 percent, we will root for them from home
Jen Psakip press secretary of the US President Christelle Chartran. According to her, the American side notified them of the boycott of the Games, after which Ottawa also began to work on this issue. The country's foreign ministries have expressed concern about alarming reports of human rights violations in China.
We will continue to discuss this issue with our partners and allies
Christelle Chartran, representative of the Canadian Foreign Ministry
The Winter Olympic Games will be held in Beijing from 4 to 20 February, the Paralympics from 4 to 13 March. Only residents of mainland China will be able to purchase tickets for the competition. They will have to comply with all antiquated rules.
According to political scientist and director of the Institute of Contemporary State Development Dmitry Solonnikov, after the United States, other states will want to boycott the Games.
He explained that world sports competitions have repeatedly become a place where states “measured the size of their ideological ambitions.” In addition to sports competitions, projects at various levels can be discussed.
This will most likely affect a number of other representatives of the diplomatic corps of the world, who are listening to the United States attentively and are actually in a morally subordinate position
< img src = "/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/f80d188ea754705f2a31e156b8e36af8.jpg" /> Dmitry Solonnikovpolitical scientist, Director of the Institute of Contemporary State Development
In addition, this is a chance to demonstrate your image in international circles.
Earlier, politicians from Canada, Norway, the United States, as well as representatives of almost 200 human rights organizations, made a call to boycott the Games in China. The reason for the dissatisfaction was the “massive repression” in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China.