Bookmark Bookmark

USA BOYCOTTS BEIJING WINTER OLYMPICS 2022

USA BOYCOTTS BEIJING WINTER OLYMPICS 2022

Context:

According to the news published in NDTV newspaper on 07 Dec 2021, the US Government has announced the boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics 2022. The Olympics 2022 will be held in Beijing.

What reason has the USA given?

  • The US cited that "China's human rights ATROCITIES" is the main reason for its boycott. The US has named the boycott "Diplomatic Boycott".

Diplomatic Boycott:

  • It means that the US will not send any diplomatic representatives to participate in the Olympics. But the US will allow American athletes to participate in the Olympics.

The US is boycotting due to human rights atrocities of China:

  • Situations in Tibet and Taiwan
  • Attack on Hong Kong
  • Harassment of the Uyghur Muslim Muslims of Xinjiang

Earlier Boycotts:

  • Earlier, the US boycotted the Olympics in 1980. The strike then turned out to protest against the Soviet Union's presence in Afghanistan.
  • In December 1979, Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan to support the Afghan Communist government.
  • The Soviet Union then settled in Afghanistan until 1989.
  • In 1980, about 60 countries refused to compete in the Olympics with the US. These include China, Japan, Canada, Israel, and West Germany.

You might be interested:

RAIGAD FORT

RAIGAD FORT Context: President Ram Nath Kovind begins his four-day visit (December 6-9) to Maharashtra to Raigad Fort, where he will pay tribute to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. About the Fort: Raigad ...

6 months ago

COMET A1 LEONARD

COMET A1 LEONARD Context: A comet is expected to fly past Earth by December 12 during its orbit around our solar system. The comet, named after Leonard after the astronomer Gregory Leonard, who disco ...

6 months ago

RUSSIAN TROOPS ON UKRAINE BORDER

RUSSIAN TROOPS ON UKRAINE BORDER Context: According to the news published in the Indian Express on 7 Dec 2021, a tense situation on the Russia-Ukraine border represents a major regional security crisi ...

6 months ago

One Liners of the Day, 01 December 2021

Important day Theme of 2021 World AIDS Day (1 December) - “End Inequalities. End Aids. End Pandemics.” Defence ______ took over as the Flag Officer Commanding–in-Chief (FOC-in-C), ...

6 months ago

One Liners of the Day, 02 December 2021

Important day International Day for the Abolition of Slavery - 2 December. Defence The Border Security Force (BSF) commemorated its 57th Raising Day on - 01 December 2021. _____ assumed charge as t ...

6 months ago

One Liners of the Day, 03 December 2021

Important day In India, National Pollution Control Day - 2 December. Theme for 2021 World Computer Literacy Day (2 December) - “Literacy for human-centered recovery: Narrowing the digital divid ...

6 months ago

Provide your feedback on this article: