The Netherlands’ Sven Kramer competes during the men’s 5,000 metres at the European Speedskating Championships in Heerenveen on January 8. Photo: EPA-EFE
The Netherlands’ Sven Kramer competes during the men’s 5,000 metres at the European Speedskating Championships in Heerenveen on January 8. Photo: EPA-EFE

Netherlands and Denmark won’t send officials to Beijing Olympics

  • The Dutch say they are not joining the US-led diplomatic boycott of the Winter Games, but coronavirus curbs will prevent human rights talks with the Chinese
  • Athletes from both countries will still attend, though Dutch King Willem-Alexander will not be present

Topic |   Beijing Winter Olympics 2022
The Netherlands’ Sven Kramer competes during the men’s 5,000 metres at the European Speedskating Championships in Heerenveen on January 8. Photo: EPA-EFE
The Netherlands’ Sven Kramer competes during the men’s 5,000 metres at the European Speedskating Championships in Heerenveen on January 8. Photo: EPA-EFE
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