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US diplomatic boycott of 2022 Games to harm Olympic movement: Beijing

Beijing, Nov 19 (UNI/Sputnik) The politicisation of the Olympics will harm the global sports movement, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Friday when commenting on a possible diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by the United States.
On Thursday, US President Joe Biden said that he was considering a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Games in protest against alleged human rights abuses by the Chinese government.
"The 2022 Winter Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games in Beijing are the stage for athletes from all over the world, and they are the real protagonists of the upcoming Games. Any politicisation of sport violates the Olympic spirit and harms the interests of athletes of all countries," the spokesman said.
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