Medical personnel in protective suits watch as the China Ice Sports College hockey team practices during the Experience Beijing ice hockey domestic test activity, a test event for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, at the National Indoor Stadium in Beijing, on November 10. Photo: AP
Medical personnel in protective suits watch as the China Ice Sports College hockey team practices during the Experience Beijing ice hockey domestic test activity, a test event for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, at the National Indoor Stadium in Beijing, on November 10. Photo: AP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

Beijing Winter Olympics’ legacy may be upholding spirit of participation, not threat of boycotts

  • Despite Olympic officials’ insistence on sport and politics being kept separate, such events are an inevitable magnet for the global controversies of the day
  • China is unlikely to win a huge medal haul at these Games and will thus exemplify the Olympic spirit through its athletes taking part

Medical personnel in protective suits watch as the China Ice Sports College hockey team practices during the Experience Beijing ice hockey domestic test activity, a test event for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, at the National Indoor Stadium in Beijing, on November 10. Photo: AP
Medical personnel in protective suits watch as the China Ice Sports College hockey team practices during the Experience Beijing ice hockey domestic test activity, a test event for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, at the National Indoor Stadium in Beijing, on November 10. Photo: AP
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