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Beijing Olympics: US-led diplomatic boycott is misplaced

By Vassil Girginov, Reader in Sports Management and Development, Brunel University London
Christian Visdomini, Associate Fellow at Green-Templeton College, University of Oxford
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The US has announced a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing over concerns of China’s alleged human rights abuses. Predictably, Australia and the UK , members of the newly created AUKUS military alliance designed to counter China, followed suit, as has Canada.

Boycotts are a diplomatic practice used by states to express disapproval on various matters. In this case, the states…The Conversation


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