Katko calling for boycott of Beijing as host of 2022 Olympics

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Created: February 22, 2021 09:18 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — U.S. Rep. John Katko (R, NY-24) is calling for the boycott of Beijing as the host of the 2022 winter Olympics. 

Katko is citing actions by the Chinese Communist Party.

He wrote a letter to president Biden Monday saying, in part: “The United States simply cannot in good faith participate in an Olympic Games in a country that is committing genocide and continuously attempts to manipulate and lie to the global community about it. Before the eyes of the world descend upon China in 2022, I urge you to take action by working with our partners and allies to lead the free nations of the planet in a unified movement to hold this honored contest amongst nations in a country that actually lives up to the values of the Olympic Charter, “[…]to place sport at the service of the harmonious development of humankind, with a view to promoting a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity.”

Click here to read the full letter.

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