The slogan for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, ‘Together for a shared future’, is unveiled on a giant screen at a ceremony in Beijing, China on September 17, 2021. Photo: Reuters
The slogan for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, ‘Together for a shared future’, is unveiled on a giant screen at a ceremony in Beijing, China on September 17, 2021. Photo: Reuters

Beijing 2022: Olympics chief rules out pressuring China over human rights despite calls for postponement

  • International Olympic Committee vice-president John Coates says it’s not in the governing body’s remit to dictate to sovereign countries
  • ‘We have no ability to go into a country and tell them what to do. All we can do is to award the Olympics to a country,’ Coates adds

Topic |   Beijing Winter Olympics 2022
The slogan for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, ‘Together for a shared future’, is unveiled on a giant screen at a ceremony in Beijing, China on September 17, 2021. Photo: Reuters
The slogan for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, ‘Together for a shared future’, is unveiled on a giant screen at a ceremony in Beijing, China on September 17, 2021. Photo: Reuters
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