Winter 2022 Olympics: The International Olympic Committee confirms its rejection of the politicization of the Beijing Olympics


11/12/2021 –

eto The International Olympic Committee held its tenth annual summit, In his closing statement, he reiterated Opposing any politicization of the 2022 Beijing Winter OlympicsAgainst those countries such as the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia declared a diplomatic boycott.

“We are firmly opposed to any politicization of the Olympic Games and sports and emphasize the The need for political neutrality in the International Olympic Committee, In the Games and in the Olympic movement as a whole, ”confirmed the closing statement of the summit.

This was a call to de-politicize during the bidTibetan youth were protesting near the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne (Switzerland), He attached himself to the statue to the Olympic rings erected at the entrance to the fence to call for a boycott of the Beijing Olympics.

The United States and some of its allies announced a diplomatic boycottWhich does not affect the athletes but assumes that its authorities will not attend the competitions, in protest of the human rights situation in China, especially suspicions of abuses against the Muslim minority of the Uighurs.

the Summit participants stressed that Beijing 2022 “will open a new era in winter sports” Thanks to China’s commitment to engage 300 million of its citizens in this type of sport.

The summit also celebrated the fact that this year, despite the difficulties, it was possible to organize the Tokyo Olympics, which had to be postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Despite the absence of the audience In Tokyo, it was the most famous Games in the history of the Olympic Games.Since joined by 3000 million viewers, more than 28000 million video views have been viewed on digital platforms.

On the other issues, the participants in the summit expressed their opinion Concern about FIFA’s proposal to hold the World Cup every two years, instead of all four as before, a plan in his opinion that could have a significant impact on the global sports calendar for the various disciplines.

Among the participants in the summit, the President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, and the heads of various sports federations stood out, from the aforementioned FIFA (Gianni Infantino) to its counterparts in athletics (Sebastian Coe) or swimming (Hussain Al-Musallam). ), among others.

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