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After US, United Kingdom considering diplomatic boycott of ‘Beijing Winter Olympics 2022’

Prime News, International Sport and Games, Olympics, London, November 20:- Days after United States President Joe Biden’s announcement on the boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, the United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that he is also considering the same over the alleged human rights violations in China, according to media reports.

Russian news agency Sputnik stated, citing media reports, that the UK government is actively discussing the possibility to refrain from sending officials to the Winter Olympics in Beijing, with Foreign Secretary Liz Truss believed to be a supporter of the idea.

Citing Times newspaper, Sputnik reported that under one of the considered options, the UK may be represented by the ambassador but not any other official.

On Thursday, United States President Joe Biden had said that his administration was considering a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, according to NBC News.

Asked about the possibility of the boycott during an Oval Office meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, Biden responded that it was “something we are considering”, according to NBC News.

The White House usually sends a delegation to the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics, but this time, under a diplomatic boycott, it would not send the delegation.

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