Australia joins the US in diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in China


Australia joins the US in diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in China

2022 Winter Olympics is scheduled to start on February 4 in Beijing.

Australia has the United States of America (USA) announcing their diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in China. This news came days after the Joe Biden-led US administration announced the decision not to send an official US delegation to the 2022 Games.

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Meanwhile, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has also confirmed this on similar lines, citing China’s human rights “atrocities” and fuelling anger in China.

“Australia will not step back from the strong position we’ve had standing up for Australia’s interests and obviously it is of no surprise that we wouldn’t be sending Australian officials to those Games. Australian athletes will, though,” Morrison told reporters in Sydney.

“There’s been no obstacle to that occurring on our side, but the Chinese government has consistently not accepted those opportunities for us to meet about these issues,” he said.

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