Dancers perform at the National Aquatics Centre in Beijing to celebrate the 100-day countdown to the Winter Games in February. Photo: Reuters
Dancers perform at the National Aquatics Centre in Beijing to celebrate the 100-day countdown to the Winter Games in February. Photo: Reuters

Beijing 2022: diplomatic boycott slammed by Russian Olympic chief Stanislav Pozdnyakov, who says it is ‘senseless’ and ‘ruins integrity’ of the Games

  • Pozdnyakov says sport must be distanced from complex political issues after Joe Biden admits such an action is being considered
  • Valentina Matviyenko hits out at parliamentary counterparts from other countries, with politicians in Canada and Norway among those seeking a total boycott of the Games

Topic |   Beijing Winter Olympics 2022
Dancers perform at the National Aquatics Centre in Beijing to celebrate the 100-day countdown to the Winter Games in February. Photo: Reuters
Dancers perform at the National Aquatics Centre in Beijing to celebrate the 100-day countdown to the Winter Games in February. Photo: Reuters
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