US announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics, expects other countries to follow

02:29

US announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics, expects other countries to follow

Explainer |
US decision to boycott Winter Olympics is a rare move. But what does it mean, and will it actually achieve anything?

  • The International Olympic Committee said it ‘fully respected’ each government’s stance on sending officials or diplomats to the Games
  • Previous boycotts, such as the one seen in the 1980 Moscow Olympics, allowed athletes to compete under the Olympic flags or those of their National Olympic Committees

Topic |   Beijing Winter Olympics 2022
US announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics, expects other countries to follow

02:29

US announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics, expects other countries to follow

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