Myanmar swimmer Win Htet Oo’s Tokyo boycott rings sound, as opposed to the politically driven Beijing boycott. Photo: AFP
Myanmar swimmer Win Htet Oo’s Tokyo boycott rings sound, as opposed to the politically driven Beijing boycott. Photo: AFP
Patrick Blennerhassett
Opinion

Opinion

Patrick Blennerhassett

Tokyo Olympics: Myanmar swimmer Win Htet Oo’s protest over military junta exposes what Beijing boycott call is missing

  • The swimmer will not attend the Tokyo Olympics in protest against the military junta in power in Myanmar
  • While athlete-driven forms of protest ring true, the Beijing boycott movement misses underlying issue that the IOC has lost its moral compass

Myanmar swimmer Win Htet Oo’s Tokyo boycott rings sound, as opposed to the politically driven Beijing boycott. Photo: AFP
Myanmar swimmer Win Htet Oo’s Tokyo boycott rings sound, as opposed to the politically driven Beijing boycott. Photo: AFP
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