— Published 8 February 2021

The Canadians want to move the Games

With one year to go, the call to boycott the Beijing 2022 Winter Games is spreading to Canada. After US senators, around 30 elected officials and Canadian associations issued an open letter calling on the IOC to move the 2022 Winter Games out of China. In question, the discrimination of Uyghur Muslims by the Chinese regime. The signatories of the letter believe that there is “still time to demand that the IOC organise the Games elsewhere if the Chinese government continues in its genocidal delirium“, They continue: “We are not asking our athletes to give up their Olympic dream, because we are very aware of the considerable efforts it will have taken them to hope to achieve it“. Many times requested by human rights organisations on the Chinese question, the IOC is content for the moment to explain that it takes the subject seriously, and to discuss it regularly with the organisers of the 2022 Winter Games.