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1936 Berlin - participated
1956 Melbourne - sports boycott
1976 Montreal - African nations boycott
1980 Moscow - sports boycott
1984 Los Angeles - Soviet Union boycott
2014 Sochi - boycott final preparation coup in Kiev
2022 Beijing - US announces diplomatic boycott

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022

UNGA Adopts Consensus Resolution Spotlighting Unifying Power of Sport, as Delegates Note Complex Global Landscape Ahead of Beijing Winter Games

Against the backdrop of today's manifold challenges, delegates paid tribute to the ancient Greeks' use of sports competition to foster peace, adopting the 193‑member Assembly's annual draft resolution entitled, "Sport for development and peace:  Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal" (document A/76/L.13). 

Members then spotlighted the role science can play in helping people and communities forge a more sustainable world, adopting a second draft resolution titled "International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development, 2022" (document A/76/L.12).

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Dec 6th, 2021 at 08:40:05 PM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Dec 6th, 2021 at 09:44:21 PM EST
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Tensions are high between both countries. The US has accused China of genocide in its repression of the predominantly Muslim Uyghur minority in the western region of Xinjiang - an allegation China has strongly denied.

Will the UK now follow suit? London does not officially accuse Chinese President Xi Jinping's Communist regime of genocide, but Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has reportedly said just that in private conversations.

Some months ago, a senior UK official, intimately involved in policy on China, told me they thought the UK would be seen as America's "poodle" if it joined a boycott.

Western interests in Xinjiang province ... a vast oil and mineral region in the Qaidam Basin.

Too early to call ....

"Good riddance, Donald Trump!" read a gleeful tweet from Chinese state news service Xinhua.

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Dec 7th, 2021 at 12:09:50 PM EST
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