China’s CCP claims US officials’ filed Olympics visa applications

RT News:

Beijing has received 18 visa applications for the 2022 Winter Olympics, despite President Biden officially announcing a diplomatic boycott of the games earlier this month.

The applications submitted have come mostly from the State Department and the Pentagon to provide medical and security support, leaving Foreign Ministry spox Zhao Lijian to slam the apparent political games.

“We once again urge the U.S. side to practice the Olympic spirit, stop politicizing sports, and stop any words or deeds that would disrupt the Beijing Winter Olympics,” he said.

Let the mind games begin…

Britain may boycott 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing as diplomatic relations with China head for a freeze…

The 2022 Winter Olympics will be held in Beijing
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The stance would mirror that at the World Cup in Russia 2018 two months after the Novichok gas attack in Salisbury.

A senior minister said: “Awkward conversations are having to be had about it.”

On Tuesday night a government source insisted that no decision had yet been made.

However ex-Cabinet minister Iain Duncan Smith urged the Government to lobby the International Olympic Committee to change the venue.

Full story: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/12438854/britain-may-boycott-2022-winter-olympics