Winter Olympics in China and Diplomatic Boycott

Winter Olympics in China and Diplomatic Boycott
India will not send its top diplomat in Beijing to the Winter
Olympics after the honor of carrying the Olympic torch went
to a Chinese soldier wounded in Galwan clashes two years ago.
India was considering having its top diplomat at its embassy in Beijing attend the
games even as several countries like the U.S., Australia, Britain Canada and
Lithuania will engage in a diplomatic boycott, citing China’s human rights violations,
while allowing their athletes to compete.
In November, India had joined Russia in expressing support for the Beijing Games
during the BRICS summit — a meeting of large emerging economies. But Beijing’s
move to pick Col. Qi Fabao, a People’s Liberation Army regimental commander
who was seriously wounded in the 2020 clash between Indian and Chinese troops,
as an Olympic torchbearer riled up New Delhi’s anger.
The boycott allows the nations to send athletic delegations to the Games while
refusing to send any high-ranking officials or dignitaries as an official delegation.
Human rights groups have called on nations to fully boycott the Beijing Winter
Games over China’s human rights abuses, including the detention of millions of
Muslim Uyghurs in Xinjiang province and the crackdown on pro-democracy forces
in Hong Kong.
Keeping in view COVID protocols, tickets for the games in Beijing will not be
sold to the general public but will instead be distributed by authorities, the
Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee has announced.
It is to be seen if Indian athletes will come out with Flying colors and make the
nation proud.
The best entertainment of the human race “Sports” has turned into a tool for
human to play diplomacy. Olympics the oldest torch bearing event for human has
turned into diplomatic torch bearing.

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