The Biden administration is reportedly anticipated to announce a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics, according to CNN’s Kaitlan Collins. The transfer would be sure that no U.S. authorities officers would attend the Video games, whereas nonetheless permitting American athletes to compete.
The announcement is anticipated to come later this week as a protest to China’s human rights abuses. Biden mentioned final month that he was contemplating such a tactic, per CNN’s Maegan Vazquez.
The final time the U.S. did a whole boycott of the Olympics—together with athlete participation—was on the 1980 Moscow Video games, the place 66 international locations didn’t attend to protest the Soviet-Afghan Warfare. The 2022 Video games are slated to start on Feb. 4.
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