OREANDA-NEWS. In connection with the decision of some countries to boycott the Olympic Games (OI) in Beijing in 2022, we can talk about the collapse of world sports. On December 9, the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Maria Zakharova announced this on the air of the YouTube show "Soloviev LIVE".

“The United States wants to dominate completely, on its own rules, so this is no longer just politicization, we talked about this earlier. Today we just need to talk about the collapse of world sports, again in the interests, including the interests of the United States. The rules are being rewritten based on their ideological guidelines, ”Zakharova said.

Earlier that day, China protested Canada over its decision to join a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games. According to the Chinese authorities, Canada and other Western states adhere to the mentality of the Cold War and regularly interfere in the internal affairs of other countries under the banner of human rights. Thus, according to the embassy, ​​the development process of other countries is slowing down and constraining.

On December 8, Australia announced a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics. At the same time, the country's Olympic team will take part in the Games, as planned before this decision was made.

On December 6, the United States announced its decision to stage a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics. It was noted that this step will not affect the participation of American athletes in the Games. The reason for the decision in Washington was called "the genocide in Xinjiang and other violations of human rights."

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) noted that they respect the decision of the United States. The representative of the organization expressed the opinion that the presence or absence of government officials and diplomats at the Games is a personal decision of each government.