The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing could be the most complicated in years when it comes to geopolitical tensions. Photo: EPA The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing could be the most complicated in years when it comes to geopolitical tensions. Photo: EPA
The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing could be the most complicated in years when it comes to geopolitical tensions. Photo: EPA
Patrick Blennerhassett
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Opinion

Patrick Blennerhassett

2022 Winter Olympics: Beijing risks backlash as athletes find powerful voice

  • Chinese Communist Party is feuding with many countries, high among them Winter Olympics heavyweights the United States, Canada and Sweden
  • The Games in Beijing will likely be complicated by worsening geopolitical tensions over the next two years

The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing could be the most complicated in years when it comes to geopolitical tensions. Photo: EPA The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing could be the most complicated in years when it comes to geopolitical tensions. Photo: EPA
The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing could be the most complicated in years when it comes to geopolitical tensions. Photo: EPA
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Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett is an award-winning Canadian journalist and four-time published author. He is a Jack Webster Fellowship winner and a British Columbia bestselling novelist. He has covered sport for the Post since 2018.