Beijing Winter Olympics :

The diplomatic boycott

Countries like USA, Australia, Britain and Canada have announced a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics

The reason cited down by US is“genocide and crimes against humanity” in Xinjiang, in western China

Calls for boycott grew louder after , Peng Shuai (Chinese tennis star) , accused a govt. official for sexual harrassment

Despite the hostility between the two nations, American athletes will travel to China and compete in their events as planned.

Many athletes like Evan Bates have came out spoke against the human right violations from China

The International Olympic Committee has long maintained that the Olympic Games are apolitical and prohibit athletes from protesting.

Chinese Embassy in Washington said "this boycott will have no impact whatsoever on the #Beijing2022 to be successfully held