The president of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach (left), during the handover ceremony of the Olympic flag to the mayor of Beijing, Chen Jining, in 2018. Photo: AFP The president of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach (left), during the handover ceremony of the Olympic flag to the mayor of Beijing, Chen Jining, in 2018. Photo: AFP
The president of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach (left), during the handover ceremony of the Olympic flag to the mayor of Beijing, Chen Jining, in 2018. Photo: AFP

Politicians push Beijing Winter Olympics ‘diplomatic boycott’ across 11 Western countries

  • Elected representatives across Europe and North America call for governments to decline invitations to February’s Games
  • Campaign follows rights groups’ calls for a full boycott over human rights infringements in Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong, charges denied by Beijing

Topic |   Beijing Winter Olympics 2022
The president of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach (left), during the handover ceremony of the Olympic flag to the mayor of Beijing, Chen Jining, in 2018. Photo: AFP The president of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach (left), during the handover ceremony of the Olympic flag to the mayor of Beijing, Chen Jining, in 2018. Photo: AFP
The president of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach (left), during the handover ceremony of the Olympic flag to the mayor of Beijing, Chen Jining, in 2018. Photo: AFP
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