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It feels like I subscribed to a newsfeed from a local paper in South Queensland.

Here's the issue the IOC has right now and I've seen some people echo this on Twitter... The IOC wants to play it both ways.  I am sure that they will gladly push the narrative this summer - assu

What’s that? Suicide for fear of death?    Never in a million years would athletes en masse go for that idea.

19 hours ago, Triplecast said:

Australia's Olympic team uniform provider ASICS 

Please explain how this is the IOC's official supplier.

 

The International Olympic Committee is also caught in the controversy.

Its official uniform supplier is Chinese company Anta Sports, which in the past week withdrew its membership of the Better Cotton Initiative in order to keep using Xinjiang cotton in its products.

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7 hours ago, REDWHITEBLUE24 said:

  The BBC have just announced their Bejing reporter has relocated to Taiwan due to threats made to him by the Bejing Goverment. How then can the British Goverment recommend travel to Bejing next year by anyone involved in the games. 

"anyone involved with the games" does not need the blessing of the British Government to travel to Beijing.  Is this any different than when Russia hosted in 2014?  Pretty sure the British Government wasn't exactly recommending that either

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On 3/31/2021 at 5:32 PM, Quaker2001 said:

"anyone involved with the games" does not need the blessing of the British Government to travel to Beijing.  Is this any different than when Russia hosted in 2014?  Pretty sure the British Government wasn't exactly recommending that either

If the Goverment put a do not travel warning on all travel to China, like they do for Syria, then anyone going would be unable to get insurance which is needed in case they get injured.

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/3128045/more-half-canadians-support-beijing-olympics-boycott-survey-shows

https://www.phayul.com/2021/04/01/45430/

https://www.floridadaily.com/rick-scott-calls-on-justin-trudeau-to-help-move-the-2022-olympics-out-of-china/

 

 

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2 hours ago, REDWHITEBLUE24 said:

 

https://www.floridadaily.com/rick-scott-calls-on-justin-trudeau-to-help-move-the-2022-olympics-out-of-china/

I have introduced legislation in the United States Senate calling on the IOC to move the 2022 Games out of Beijing unless Communist China 

 

The Games are not going to be moved, but nonetheless, Does Senator Scott and RedWhiteBlue24 propose that the US taxpayer pay for a Winter Games shifted to Canada, Europe, or elsewhere?  Otherwise, Prime Minister Trudeau will justifiably ignore him as well he should with a member of the out-of-power US political party.  And I love his 1950s-60s Red-baiting, refusing to refer to the country as the People's Republic of China or just China.  Is he going to start calling Taiwan Democracy China?

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https://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/268404481/beijing-2022-winter-games-boycott-sees-support-from-canada
‘A recent survey among Canadians has revealed that more than half of those polled favoured boycotting Canada's participation in the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, underscoring the negative public opinion in the country toward China stemming from allegations of human rights abuses.’

 

 

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https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/06/us-considering-joining-boycott-of-2022-beijing-olympics.html
 

U.S. considering joining boycott of 2022 Beijing Olympics, State Department says

The potential diplomatic boycott of the Olympic Games comes as the Biden administration works to rally allies to mount international pushback on China. 

The Olympic Games are due to take place between Feb. 4 to Feb. 20.

The United States has not yet made a decision.

WASHINGTON – The United States and its allies are considering a joint boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, the State Department said Tuesday.

“It [a joint boycott] is something that we certainly wish to discuss,” State spokesman Ned Price told reporters when asked about the Biden administration’s plans ahead of the international games.

“A coordinated approach will not only be in our interest but also in the interest of our allies and partners,” he added.

Price said that the United States has not yet made a decision but was concerned about China’s egregious human rights abuses. The Olympic Games are due to take place between Feb. 4 to Feb. 20.

The potential diplomatic boycott of the Olympic Games comes as the Biden administration works to rally allies to mount international pushback on China. 

Last month, the United States sanctioned two Chinese officials, citing their roles in serious human rights abuses against ethnic minorities in Xinjiang. The sanctions by the Biden administration complement actions also taken by the European Union, the United Kingdom and Canada.

Beijing has previously rejected U.S. charges that it has committed genocide against the Uyghurs, a Muslim population indigenous to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in Northwest China. The foreign ministry called such claims “malicious lies” designed to “smear China” and “frustrate China’s development.”

The sanctions came on the heels of a contentious meeting between Secretary of State Antony Blinken and national security advisor Jake Sullivan and China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, and State Councilor Wang Yi in Alaska.

Ahead of the Alaska talks, Blinken slammed China’s sweeping use of “coercion and aggression” on the international stage and warned that the U.S. will push back if necessary.

“China uses coercion and aggression to systematically erode autonomy in Hong Kong, undercut democracy in Taiwan, abuse human rights in Xinjiang and Tibet, and assert maritime claims in the South China Sea that violate international law,” Blinken said at a news conference in Japan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, REDWHITEBLUE24 said:

Doesn't mean that pressure will necessarily result in a boycott, particularly on the part of the NOCs.  

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