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Starting this week, China’s genocidal prison state will host the 2022 Winter Olympics. But it didn’t have to be that way – the Games could easily have been delayed or moved.
Instead, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Biden administration and hypocritical leaders gave the Chinese communists what they wanted: the honor of hosting the games and the ability to spread their propaganda on billions. television screens.
The world’s greatest athletes will now parade in a stadium located just five hours by train from the laboratory in Wuhan, the probable origin of the coronavirus. American youth will compete for medals in front of Communist Party officials responsible for a horrific genocide of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang. Athletes will be monitored, tracked and monitored every hour of their time in the world’s most repressive police state.
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The International Olympic Committee should never have awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics to China. The country’s repressive behavior was well known when it was awarded the Games in 2015.
In 2020, the IOC should have moved the games after the Chinese Communist Party covered up its responsibility for the coronavirus, which has now killed millions around the world. And if that weren’t enough, the IOC should have stripped China of its hosting responsibilities when governments around the world recognized that China was committing genocide against the Uyghurs and had dumped more than a million of its own citizens. in concentration camps.
Moving the 2022 Olympics was entirely possible to 2020 and 2021. The Winter Olympics are much smaller and easier to move than the Summer Games. The Winter Games include a third fewer sports, about 700 fewer medals and less than half the countries competing. Many western democracies could host the games on short notice.
But instead of showing courage, the CIO bowed to the Chinese Communist Party.
President Biden has shown similar weakness. He refused to act for months after his State Department confirmed the Trump administration’s conclusion that China was engaged in genocide. In December, to silence his critics, the president announced a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Games. This toothless response will have virtually no effect on the event.
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To protect our athletes and protest China’s crimes, President Biden should have announced a full boycott of the Olympics. None of our diplomats, companies or athletes should have been allowed to attend or promote the event. Instead of rallying the world against these Genocide Games, Biden did the bare minimum. The Americans expect better from their Commander-in-Chief.
And where are the woke CEOs who loudly vilified Georgia’s election integrity bill? Their self-serving outrage was so strong that MLB stripped Atlanta of the 2021 All-Star Game. Why haven’t we heard from our self-proclaimed moral superiors about the horrors in China?
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It turns out that fake outrage is cheap, but real courage comes at a price. That price is too high for woke companies like Coca-Cola, Airbnb and Procter & Gamble, which are happily sponsoring the 2022 Games. Billions in profits are apparently not enough to buy them a conscience.
If cowardice becomes an Olympic sport, representatives of the IOC, the Biden administration and corporate America are guaranteed a place of honor at the medal ceremony.
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