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Campuran Media Mingguan: Harga Makanan Sedunia Mendekati Rekor Tinggi dan Fondue Untuk Dua Orang

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Beberapa kisah makanan dan minuman terbesar minggu ini

Arthur Bovino

Campuran Media Mingguan

Setiap Jumaat, The Byte Harian Campuran Media Mingguan mengumpulkan beberapa kisah makanan besar minggu ini.

Politik
• PBB melaporkan bahawa harga makanan dunia mendekati paras tertinggi. [Bloomberg]
• Menu yang disajikan di White House Situation Room pada hari Ahad yang lalu: bungkus ayam belanda, udang sejuk, kentang kentang, soda. [HuffPo]

Restoran
• Tortilleria Nixtamal membuka pos pertama Manhattan. [GSNY]
• Kilt Tilted ditolak lesen minuman keras di Evanston. [Chicago Breaking News]

Kesihatan
• Kajian baru mempersoalkan faedah diet rendah garam. [WSJ]

Tekan • David Tanis meninggalkan Chez Panisse untuk menulis ruangan The New York Times. [SFGate]

HiburanRevolusi Makanan Jamie Oliver ditarik oleh ABC semasa menyapu. Ia akan disiarkan pada bulan Jun. [Wartawan Hollywood]
• Merobohkan Restoran Great Next Amerika. [Star Tribune]

Produk • Eleven Madison Park kini menyajikan krim telur. [NYT]
• Melihat kehadiran pulpa kayu dalam makanan yang dibungkus. [WSJ]

Acara • The Star Chefs and Vinters Gala bermula pada 15 Mei. [GSSF]

Industri • Dunkin 'Brands Group merancang untuk pergi ke khalayak ramai. [JPN]
• Syarikat penerbangan mempromosikan inisiatif makanan baru melalui ruang rehat lapangan terbang dan trak. [NYT]

Pendidikan • French Culinary Institute menambah dua dekan baru: David Kinch dan Emily Luchetti. [GSNY]

Malu Minggu Ini • Anak dimasukkan ke hospital setelah ibunya menghidangkan mi dari periuk yang dililit dengan PCP. [HuffPo]

Video
Glee memaparkan fondue pada episod minggu ini. [Youtube]

Daily Byte adalah ruangan biasa yang dikhaskan untuk merangkumi berita dan trend makanan menarik di seluruh negara. Klik di sini untuk lajur sebelumnya.


Boikot Olimpik? Pemimpin berjuang untuk menangani sejarah pelanggaran hak asasi manusia China & # 8217

Selama berbulan-bulan sekarang, para pemimpin Olimpik bergegas untuk terus maju selagi menghadapi masalah.

Dengan Sukan Musim Sejuk 2022 di Beijing kurang dari satu tahun lagi, mereka telah berusaha meremehkan perbincangan mengenai sejarah pelanggaran hak asasi manusia China & # 8217. Mereka telah menolak penyebutan boikot antarabangsa.

Boikot dari Sukan Olimpik tidak pernah mencapai apa-apa, & # 8221 Thomas Bach, presiden Jawatankuasa Olimpik Antarabangsa, mengatakan baru-baru ini.

Presiden Jawatankuasa Olimpik Antarabangsa Thomas Bach dan pemimpin Olimpik lain menolak idea boikot Sukan Tokyo. "Boikot dari Sukan Olimpik tidak pernah mencapai apa-apa," kata Bach baru-baru ini. Rick Rycroft / Associated Press

Tidak ada yang menghalang cadangan dari Jabatan Luar Negeri minggu ini bahawa A.S. mungkin berunding dengan negara lain mengenai pembentukan pakatan untuk melangkau temasya.

& # 8220Ini adalah sesuatu yang pastinya ingin kita bincangkan, & # 8221 jurucakap Ned Price mengatakan dalam taklimat dengan wartawan yang bertanya mengenai boikot Olimpik. & # 8220A pendekatan terkoordinasi (dengan negara lain) bukan hanya demi kepentingan kami tetapi juga kepentingan sekutu dan rakan kongsi kami. Jadi ini adalah salah satu masalah yang ada dalam agenda sekarang dan akan datang. & # 8221

Price kemudian mengatakan bahawa dia telah disalahtafsirkan, tweet: & # 8220Seperti yang saya katakan, kami tidak mempunyai pengumuman mengenai Olimpik Beijing. 2022 masih ada jalan keluar, tetapi kami akan terus berunding dengan sekutu dan rakan kongsi untuk menentukan masalah bersama kami dan mewujudkan pendekatan bersama kami ke (Republik Rakyat China & # 8217). "

Apa pun kehendak pentadbiran Biden, masalahnya tidak akan hilang. Ketika IOC berjuang untuk mengadakan Sukan Musim Panas Tokyo di tengah wabah yang berlanjutan pada bulan Julai, ia akan terus menghadapi pertanyaan mengenai musim sejuk berikutnya.

& # 8220 Anda mempunyai pelanggar hak asasi manusia yang jelas sebagai tuan rumah Olimpik, & # 8221 kata Jules Boykoff, seorang profesor sains politik di Universiti Pasifik di Oregon yang mempelajari gerakan Olimpik. & # 8220China juga telah menjadi beg pukulan bipartisan. & # 8221

Kedua-dua pentadbiran Biden dan Trump telah melabelkan penindasan China terhadap minoriti Uyghur Muslim sebagai genosida. Pada rundingan dua hala baru-baru ini di Alaska, Setiausaha Negara Antony J. Blinken menyebut serangan siber China di AS dan pencerobohan terhadap Taiwan sebagai tindakan yang & # 8220mengancam perintah berdasarkan peraturan yang mengekalkan kestabilan global. & # 8221

Terdapat juga kritikan meluas terhadap tindakan keras terhadap aktivis pro-demokrasi di Hong Kong.

Sudah jelas bahawa anggota IOC menghadapi risiko sakit kepala antarabangsa sejak tahun 2015, ketika mereka memilih Beijing sebagai bandar raya tuan rumah. Bukan mereka mempunyai banyak pilihan dalam masalah ini.

Sukan Olimpik Musim Sejuk 2014 yang baru disiapkan menelan belanja sebanyak $ 51 bilion kepada Rusia, jumlah yang menakutkan penawar kerana mengikuti Sukan. Pada saat pemungutan suara untuk tahun 2022, hanya tinggal dua calon.

Tercantum di sebelah Beijing dalam undian adalah Almaty, Kazakhstan, sebuah kota yang jauh lebih kecil di negara yang relatif baru di tempat Olimpik.

China & # 8217 yang berdiri di masyarakat antarabangsa tidak menjadi masalah. Sekurang-kurangnya, tidak mencukupi. Fakta bahawa gunung di barat laut Beijing hanya menerima salji lapan inci setiap tahun, yang bermaksud tempat-tempat Alpine akan bergantung pada salji buatan manusia.

Selalu bersemangat untuk memasarkan jenama mereka, anggota IOC berpeluang meningkatkan sukan musim sejuk di wilayah di mana ski dan hoki ais mula mendapat daya tarikan di kalangan kelas menengah yang sedang berkembang.

Dalam undian yang ditandai dengan gangguan elektronik dan penyusunan semula surat suara kertas, Beijing menang dengan empat undi.

& # 8220Ini benar-benar pilihan yang selamat, & # 8221 kata Bach. & # 8220Kami tahu China akan menepati janjinya. & # 8221

Pemilihan itu menimbulkan kemarahan segera di kalangan aktivis dan kumpulan hak asasi manusia yang mengatakan Parti Komunis China & # 8217 dihargai di tengah tindakan keras terhadap perbezaan pendapat dalam beberapa dekad. Sejarawan Olimpik John J. MacAloon menyebutnya & # 8220 kesalahan terbesar yang boleh dilakukan oleh IOC. & # 8221

Enam tahun kemudian, permintaan untuk boikot semakin kuat apabila Sukan semakin hampir.

Pemain ski Amerika Mikaela Shiffrin baru-baru ini mengkritik pilihan IOC untuk mengadakan Sukan di China: "Saya ragu ia adalah pekerjaan yang mudah, tetapi rasanya ada pertimbangan yang lebih besar ketika anda mengadakan acara yang seharusnya menyatukan dunia dan menciptakan harapan dan kedamaian dari satu segi. " Marco Tacca / Associated Press

Bintang ski Amerika Mikaela Shiffrin baru-baru ini mengecam pilihan IOC & # 8217, dengan memberitahu CNN: & # 8220Saya meragukannya & # 8217 & # 39; pekerjaan yang mudah, tetapi rasanya mungkin ada pertimbangan yang lebih apabila anda mengadakan acara yang sepatutnya & # 8217 dunia bersama dan mewujudkan harapan dan kedamaian dalam erti kata. "

Sama seperti IOC, Jawatankuasa Olimpik & Paralimpik A.S. telah berusaha untuk menangani tindakan drastik.

& # 8220Kami & # 8217 telah berdialog dengan sejumlah orang di Kongres serta beberapa kakitangan Rumah Putih Presiden Biden & # 8217, & # 8221 kata ketua pengerusi USOPC Susanne Lyons baru-baru ini. & # 8220 Strategi kami pada masa ini adalah memastikan ada dialog. & # 8221

Sejarah Olimpik tidak asing bagi boikot. Sebilangan negara melepasi Sukan Musim Panas 1956 sebagai tindak balas kepada ungkapan Revolusi Hungaria oleh Kesatuan Soviet. Pada tahun 1968, ada yang mengancam untuk menarik balik dasar apartheid Afrika Selatan & # 8217.

Bagi Bach, penari Jerman elit pada masa mudanya, subjeknya sangat peribadi.

Pasukan empat pasukannya memenangi pingat emas di Olimpik Musim Panas 1976 tetapi tidak pernah berpeluang mempertahankan gelarannya kerana Jerman, AS dan negara-negara lain bergabung dalam boikot Sukan Moscow 1980 untuk memprotes pencerobohan Kesatuan Soviet & # 8217 Afghanistan.

Setiap kali timbul persoalan, presiden IOC dengan cepat menunjukkan bahawa Moscow menyebabkan boikot pembalasan di Sukan Los Angeles 1984. Dan tidak sampai tahun 1989 bahawa tentera Soviet akhirnya meninggalkan Afghanistan.

& # 8220Mengapa anda menghukum atlet dari negara anda sendiri jika anda mempunyai perselisihan dengan negara lain? & # 8221 dia bertanya. Ini tidak masuk akal. & # 8221

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Boikot Olimpik? Pemimpin berjuang untuk menangani sejarah pelanggaran hak asasi manusia China & # 8217

Selama berbulan-bulan sekarang, para pemimpin Olimpik bergegas untuk terus maju selagi menghadapi masalah.

Dengan Sukan Musim Sejuk 2022 di Beijing kurang dari satu tahun lagi, mereka telah berusaha meremehkan perbincangan mengenai sejarah pelanggaran hak asasi manusia China & # 8217. Mereka telah menolak penyebutan boikot antarabangsa.

Boikot dari Sukan Olimpik tidak pernah mencapai apa-apa, & # 8221 Thomas Bach, presiden Jawatankuasa Olimpik Antarabangsa, baru-baru ini.

Presiden Jawatankuasa Olimpik Antarabangsa Thomas Bach dan pemimpin Olimpik lain menolak idea boikot Sukan Tokyo. "Boikot dari Sukan Olimpik tidak pernah mencapai apa-apa," kata Bach baru-baru ini. Rick Rycroft / Associated Press

Tidak ada yang menghalang cadangan dari Jabatan Luar Negeri minggu ini bahawa A.S. mungkin berunding dengan negara lain mengenai pembentukan pakatan untuk melangkau temasya.

& # 8220Ini adalah sesuatu yang pastinya ingin kita bincangkan, & # 8221 jurucakap Ned Price mengatakan dalam taklimat dengan wartawan yang bertanya mengenai boikot Olimpik. Pendekatan terkoordinasi & # 8220A (dengan negara lain) bukan hanya demi kepentingan kami tetapi juga kepentingan sekutu dan rakan kongsi kami. Jadi ini adalah salah satu masalah yang ada dalam agenda sekarang dan akan datang. & # 8221

Price kemudian mengatakan bahawa dia telah disalahtafsirkan, tweet: & # 8220Seperti yang saya katakan, kami tidak mempunyai sebarang pengumuman mengenai Olimpik Beijing. 2022 masih ada jalan keluar, tetapi kami akan terus berunding dengan sekutu dan rakan kongsi untuk menentukan masalah bersama kami dan mewujudkan pendekatan bersama kami ke (Republik Rakyat China & # 8217). "

Apa pun kehendak pentadbiran Biden, masalahnya tidak akan hilang. Ketika IOC berjuang untuk mengadakan Sukan Musim Panas Tokyo di tengah wabah yang berlanjutan pada bulan Julai, ia akan terus menghadapi pertanyaan mengenai musim sejuk berikutnya.

& # 8220 Anda mempunyai pelanggar hak asasi manusia yang jelas sebagai tuan rumah Olimpik, & # 8221 kata Jules Boykoff, seorang profesor sains politik di Universiti Pasifik di Oregon yang mempelajari gerakan Olimpik. & # 8220China juga telah menjadi beg pukulan bipartisan. & # 8221

Kedua-dua pentadbiran Biden dan Trump telah melabelkan penindasan China terhadap minoriti Uyghur Muslim sebagai genosida. Pada rundingan dua hala baru-baru ini di Alaska, Setiausaha Negara Antony J. Blinken menyebut serangan siber China di AS dan pencerobohan terhadap Taiwan sebagai tindakan yang & # 8220mengancam perintah berdasarkan peraturan yang mengekalkan kestabilan global. & # 8221

Terdapat juga kritikan meluas terhadap tindakan keras terhadap aktivis pro-demokrasi di Hong Kong.

Sudah jelas bahawa anggota IOC berisiko mengalami sakit kepala antarabangsa sejak tahun 2015, ketika mereka memilih Beijing sebagai kota tuan rumah. Bukan mereka mempunyai banyak pilihan dalam masalah ini.

Sukan Olimpik Musim Sejuk 2014 yang baru disiapkan menelan belanja sebanyak $ 51 bilion kepada Rusia, jumlah yang menakutkan penawar kerana mengikuti Sukan. Pada saat pemungutan suara untuk tahun 2022, hanya tinggal dua calon.

Tercantum di sebelah Beijing dalam undian adalah Almaty, Kazakhstan, sebuah kota yang jauh lebih kecil di negara yang relatif baru di tempat Olimpik.

China & # 8217 yang berdiri di masyarakat antarabangsa tidak menjadi masalah. Sekurang-kurangnya, tidak mencukupi. Fakta bahawa gunung di barat laut Beijing hanya menerima salji lapan inci setiap tahun, yang bermaksud tempat-tempat Alpine akan bergantung pada salji buatan manusia.

Selalu bersemangat untuk memasarkan jenama mereka, anggota IOC berpeluang meningkatkan sukan musim sejuk di wilayah di mana ski dan hoki ais mula mendapat daya tarikan di kalangan kelas menengah yang sedang berkembang.

Dalam undian yang ditandai dengan gangguan elektronik dan penyusunan semula surat suara kertas, Beijing menang dengan empat undi.

& # 8220Ini benar-benar pilihan yang selamat, & # 8221 kata Bach. & # 8220Kami tahu China akan menepati janjinya. & # 8221

Pemilihan itu menimbulkan kemarahan segera di kalangan aktivis dan kumpulan hak asasi manusia yang mengatakan Parti Komunis China & # 8217 dihargai di tengah tindakan keras terhadap perbezaan pendapat dalam beberapa dekad. Sejarawan Olimpik John J. MacAloon menyebutnya & # 8220 kesalahan terbesar yang boleh dilakukan oleh IOC. & # 8221

Enam tahun kemudian, permintaan untuk boikot semakin kuat apabila Sukan semakin hampir.

Pemain ski Amerika Mikaela Shiffrin baru-baru ini mengkritik pilihan IOC untuk mengadakan Sukan di China: "Saya ragu ia adalah pekerjaan yang mudah, tetapi rasanya ada pertimbangan yang lebih besar ketika anda mengadakan acara yang seharusnya menyatukan dunia dan menciptakan harapan dan kedamaian dari satu segi. " Marco Tacca / Associated Press

Bintang ski Amerika Mikaela Shiffrin baru-baru ini mengecam pilihan IOC & # 8217, dengan memberitahu CNN: & # 8220Saya meragukannya & # 8217 & # 39; pekerjaan yang mudah, tetapi rasanya mungkin ada pertimbangan yang lebih apabila anda mengadakan acara yang sepatutnya & # 8217 dunia bersama dan mewujudkan harapan dan kedamaian dalam erti kata. "

Sama seperti IOC, Jawatankuasa Olimpik & Paralimpik A.S. telah berusaha untuk menangani tindakan drastik.

& # 8220Kami & # 8217 telah berdialog dengan sejumlah orang di Kongres serta beberapa kakitangan Rumah Putih Presiden Biden & # 8217, & # 8221 kata ketua pengerusi USOPC Susanne Lyons baru-baru ini. & # 8220 Strategi kami pada masa ini adalah memastikan ada dialog. & # 8221

Sejarah Olimpik tidak asing bagi boikot. Sebilangan negara melepasi Sukan Musim Panas 1956 sebagai tindak balas kepada ungkapan Revolusi Hungaria oleh Kesatuan Soviet. Pada tahun 1968, ada yang mengancam untuk menarik diri dari dasar apartheid Afrika Selatan.

Bagi Bach, penari Jerman elit pada masa mudanya, subjeknya sangat peribadi.

Pasukan foil empat orangnya memenangi pingat emas di Olimpik Musim Panas 1976 tetapi tidak pernah berpeluang mempertahankan gelarannya kerana Jerman, AS dan negara-negara lain bergabung dalam boikot Sukan Moscow 1980 untuk memprotes pencerobohan Kesatuan Soviet & # 8217 Afghanistan.

Setiap kali timbul persoalan, presiden IOC dengan cepat menunjukkan bahawa Moscow menyebabkan boikot pembalasan di Sukan Los Angeles 1984. Dan tidak sampai tahun 1989 bahawa tentera Soviet akhirnya meninggalkan Afghanistan.

& # 8220Mengapa anda menghukum atlet dari negara anda sendiri jika anda mempunyai perselisihan dengan negara lain? & # 8221 dia bertanya. Ini tidak masuk akal. & # 8221

Kejayaan. Sila tunggu sehingga halaman dimuat semula. Sekiranya halaman tidak dimuat semula dalam masa 5 saat, sila muat semula halaman.

Masukkan e-mel dan kata laluan anda untuk mengakses komen.

Hai , untuk mengulas cerita anda mesti membuat profil komen. Profil ini adalah tambahan untuk langganan dan log masuk laman web anda.
Sudah mempunyai satu? Log masuk .

Sila periksa e-mel anda untuk mengesahkan dan menyelesaikan pendaftaran anda.

Hanya pelanggan yang layak menghantar komen. Sila melanggan atau log masuk untuk menyertai perbualan. Inilah sebabnya.

Gunakan borang di bawah untuk menetapkan semula kata laluan anda. Apabila anda telah menghantar e-mel akaun anda, kami akan menghantar e-mel dengan kod semula.


Boikot Olimpik? Pemimpin berjuang untuk menangani sejarah pelanggaran hak asasi manusia China & # 8217

Selama berbulan-bulan sekarang, para pemimpin Olimpik bergegas untuk terus maju selagi menghadapi masalah.

Dengan Sukan Musim Sejuk 2022 di Beijing kurang dari satu tahun lagi, mereka telah berusaha meremehkan perbincangan mengenai sejarah pelanggaran hak asasi manusia China & # 8217. Mereka telah menolak penyebutan boikot antarabangsa.

Boikot dari Sukan Olimpik tidak pernah mencapai apa-apa, & # 8221 Thomas Bach, presiden Jawatankuasa Olimpik Antarabangsa, mengatakan baru-baru ini.

Presiden Jawatankuasa Olimpik Antarabangsa Thomas Bach dan pemimpin Olimpik lain menolak idea boikot Sukan Tokyo. "Boikot dari Sukan Olimpik tidak pernah mencapai apa-apa," kata Bach baru-baru ini. Rick Rycroft / Associated Press

Tidak ada yang menghalang cadangan dari Jabatan Luar Negeri minggu ini bahawa A.S. mungkin berunding dengan negara lain mengenai pembentukan pakatan untuk melangkau temasya itu.

& # 8220Ini adalah sesuatu yang pastinya ingin kita bincangkan, & # 8221 jurucakap Ned Price mengatakan dalam taklimat dengan wartawan yang bertanya mengenai boikot Olimpik. & # 8220A pendekatan terkoordinasi (dengan negara lain) bukan hanya demi kepentingan kami tetapi juga kepentingan sekutu dan rakan kongsi kami. Jadi ini adalah salah satu masalah yang ada dalam agenda sekarang dan akan datang. & # 8221

Price kemudian mengatakan bahawa dia telah disalahtafsirkan, tweet: & # 8220Seperti yang saya katakan, kami tidak mempunyai sebarang pengumuman mengenai Olimpik Beijing. 2022 masih ada jalan keluar, tetapi kami akan terus berunding dengan sekutu dan rakan kongsi untuk menentukan masalah bersama kami dan mewujudkan pendekatan bersama kami ke (Republik Rakyat China & # 8217). "

Apa pun kehendak pentadbiran Biden, masalahnya tidak akan hilang. Ketika IOC berjuang untuk mengadakan Sukan Musim Panas Tokyo di tengah wabah yang berlanjutan pada bulan Julai, ia akan terus menghadapi pertanyaan mengenai musim sejuk berikutnya.

& # 8220 Anda mempunyai pelanggar hak asasi manusia yang jelas sebagai tuan rumah Olimpik, & # 8221 kata Jules Boykoff, seorang profesor sains politik di Universiti Pasifik di Oregon yang mempelajari gerakan Olimpik. & # 8220China juga telah menjadi beg pukulan bipartisan. & # 8221

Kedua-dua pentadbiran Biden dan Trump telah melabelkan penindasan China terhadap minoriti Uyghur Muslim sebagai genosida. Pada rundingan dua hala baru-baru ini di Alaska, Setiausaha Negara Antony J. Blinken menyebut serangan siber China di AS dan pencerobohan terhadap Taiwan sebagai tindakan yang & # 8220mengancam perintah berdasarkan peraturan yang mengekalkan kestabilan global. & # 8221

Terdapat juga kritikan meluas terhadap tindakan keras terhadap aktivis pro-demokrasi di Hong Kong.

Sudah jelas bahawa anggota IOC berisiko mengalami sakit kepala antarabangsa sejak tahun 2015, ketika mereka memilih Beijing sebagai kota tuan rumah. Bukan mereka mempunyai banyak pilihan dalam masalah ini.

Sukan Olimpik Musim Sejuk 2014 yang baru disiapkan menelan belanja sebanyak $ 51 bilion kepada Rusia, jumlah yang menakutkan penawar kerana mengikuti Sukan. Pada saat pemungutan suara untuk tahun 2022, hanya tinggal dua calon.

Tercantum di sebelah Beijing dalam undian adalah Almaty, Kazakhstan, sebuah kota yang jauh lebih kecil di negara yang relatif baru di tempat Olimpik.

China & # 8217 yang berdiri di masyarakat antarabangsa tidak menjadi masalah. Sekurang-kurangnya, tidak mencukupi. Fakta bahawa gunung di barat laut Beijing hanya menerima salji lapan inci setiap tahun, yang bermaksud tempat Alpine akan bergantung pada salji buatan manusia.

Selalu bersemangat untuk memasarkan jenama mereka, anggota IOC melihat peluang untuk meningkatkan sukan musim sejuk di wilayah di mana ski dan hoki ais mula mendapat daya tarikan di kalangan kelas menengah yang sedang berkembang.

Dalam undian yang ditandai dengan gangguan elektronik dan penyusunan semula surat suara kertas, Beijing menang dengan empat undi.

& # 8220Ini benar-benar pilihan yang selamat, & # 8221 kata Bach. & # 8220Kami tahu China akan menepati janjinya. & # 8221

Pemilihan itu menimbulkan kemarahan segera di kalangan aktivis dan kumpulan hak asasi manusia yang mengatakan Parti Komunis China & # 8217 dihargai di tengah tindakan keras terhadap perbezaan pendapat dalam beberapa dekad. Sejarawan Olimpik John J. MacAloon menyebutnya & # 8220 kesalahan terbesar yang boleh dilakukan oleh IOC. & # 8221

Enam tahun kemudian, permintaan untuk boikot semakin meningkat apabila Sukan semakin hampir.

Pemain ski Amerika Mikaela Shiffrin baru-baru ini mengkritik pilihan IOC untuk mengadakan Sukan di China: "Saya ragu ia adalah pekerjaan yang mudah, tetapi rasanya ada pertimbangan yang lebih besar ketika anda mengadakan acara yang seharusnya menyatukan dunia dan menciptakan harapan dan kedamaian dari satu segi. " Marco Tacca / Associated Press

Bintang ski Amerika Mikaela Shiffrin baru-baru ini mengecam pilihan IOC & # 8217, dengan memberitahu CNN: & # 8220Saya meragukannya & # 8217 & # 39; pekerjaan yang mudah, tetapi rasanya mungkin ada pertimbangan yang lebih apabila anda mengadakan acara yang sepatutnya & # 8217 dunia bersama dan mewujudkan harapan dan kedamaian dalam erti kata. "

Sama seperti IOC, Jawatankuasa Olimpik & Paralimpik A.S. telah berusaha untuk menangani tindakan drastik.

& # 8220Kami & # 8217 telah berdialog dengan sejumlah orang di Kongres serta beberapa kakitangan Rumah Putih Presiden Biden & # 8217, & # 8221 kata ketua pengerusi USOPC Susanne Lyons baru-baru ini. & # 8220 Strategi kami pada masa ini adalah memastikan ada dialog. & # 8221

Sejarah Olimpik tidak asing bagi boikot. Sebilangan negara melangkau Sukan Musim Panas 1956 sebagai tindak balas terhadap ungkapan Revolusi Hungaria oleh Kesatuan Soviet. Pada tahun 1968, ada yang mengancam untuk menarik diri dari dasar apartheid Afrika Selatan.

Bagi Bach, penari Jerman elit pada masa mudanya, subjeknya sangat peribadi.

Pasukan foil empat orangnya memenangi pingat emas di Olimpik Musim Panas 1976 tetapi tidak pernah berpeluang mempertahankan gelarannya kerana Jerman, AS dan negara-negara lain bergabung dalam boikot Sukan Moscow 1980 untuk memprotes pencerobohan Kesatuan Soviet & # 8217 Afghanistan.

Setiap kali timbul persoalan, presiden IOC dengan cepat menunjukkan bahawa Moscow menyebabkan boikot pembalasan di Sukan Los Angeles 1984. Dan tidak sampai tahun 1989 bahawa tentera Soviet akhirnya meninggalkan Afghanistan.

& # 8220Mengapa anda menghukum atlet dari negara anda sendiri jika anda mempunyai perselisihan dengan negara lain? & # 8221 dia bertanya. Ini tidak masuk akal. & # 8221

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Boikot Olimpik? Pemimpin berjuang untuk menangani sejarah pelanggaran hak asasi manusia China & # 8217

Selama berbulan-bulan sekarang, para pemimpin Olimpik bergegas untuk terus maju selagi menghadapi masalah.

Dengan Sukan Musim Sejuk 2022 di Beijing kurang dari satu tahun lagi, mereka telah berusaha meremehkan perbincangan mengenai sejarah pelanggaran hak asasi manusia China & # 8217. Mereka telah menolak penyebutan boikot antarabangsa.

Boikot dari Sukan Olimpik tidak pernah mencapai apa-apa, & # 8221 Thomas Bach, presiden Jawatankuasa Olimpik Antarabangsa, mengatakan baru-baru ini.

Presiden Jawatankuasa Olimpik Antarabangsa Thomas Bach dan pemimpin Olimpik lain menolak idea boikot Sukan Tokyo. "Boikot dari Sukan Olimpik tidak pernah mencapai apa-apa," kata Bach baru-baru ini. Rick Rycroft / Associated Press

Tidak ada yang menghalang cadangan dari Jabatan Luar Negeri minggu ini bahawa A.S. mungkin berunding dengan negara lain mengenai pembentukan pakatan untuk melangkau temasya.

& # 8220Ini adalah sesuatu yang pastinya ingin kita bincangkan, & # 8221 jurucakap Ned Price mengatakan dalam taklimat dengan wartawan yang bertanya mengenai boikot Olimpik. & # 8220A pendekatan terkoordinasi (dengan negara lain) bukan hanya demi kepentingan kami tetapi juga kepentingan sekutu dan rakan kongsi kami. Jadi ini adalah salah satu masalah yang ada dalam agenda sekarang dan akan datang. & # 8221

Price kemudian mengatakan bahawa dia telah disalahtafsirkan, tweet: & # 8220Seperti yang saya katakan, kami tidak mempunyai sebarang pengumuman mengenai Olimpik Beijing. 2022 masih ada jalan keluar, tetapi kami akan terus berunding dengan sekutu dan rakan kongsi untuk menentukan masalah bersama kami dan mewujudkan pendekatan bersama kami ke (Republik Rakyat China & # 8217). "

Apa pun kehendak pentadbiran Biden, masalahnya tidak akan hilang. Ketika IOC berjuang untuk mengadakan Sukan Musim Panas Tokyo di tengah wabah yang berlanjutan pada bulan Julai, ia akan terus menghadapi pertanyaan mengenai musim sejuk berikutnya.

& # 8220 Anda mempunyai pelanggar hak asasi manusia yang jelas sebagai tuan rumah Olimpik, & # 8221 kata Jules Boykoff, seorang profesor sains politik di Universiti Pasifik di Oregon yang mempelajari gerakan Olimpik. & # 8220China juga telah menjadi beg pukulan bipartisan. & # 8221

Kedua-dua pentadbiran Biden dan Trump telah melabelkan penindasan China terhadap minoriti Uyghur Muslim sebagai genosida. Pada rundingan dua hala baru-baru ini di Alaska, Setiausaha Negara Antony J. Blinken menyebut serangan siber China di AS dan pencerobohan terhadap Taiwan sebagai tindakan yang & # 8220mengancam perintah berdasarkan peraturan yang mengekalkan kestabilan global. & # 8221

Terdapat juga kritikan meluas terhadap tindakan keras terhadap aktivis pro-demokrasi di Hong Kong.

Sudah jelas bahawa anggota IOC menghadapi risiko sakit kepala antarabangsa sejak tahun 2015, ketika mereka memilih Beijing sebagai bandar raya tuan rumah. Bukan mereka mempunyai banyak pilihan dalam masalah ini.

Sukan Olimpik Musim Sejuk 2014 yang baru disiapkan menelan belanja sebanyak $ 51 bilion kepada Rusia, jumlah yang menakutkan penawar kerana mengikuti Sukan. Pada saat pemungutan suara untuk tahun 2022, hanya tinggal dua calon.

Tercantum di sebelah Beijing dalam undian adalah Almaty, Kazakhstan, sebuah kota yang jauh lebih kecil di negara yang relatif baru di tempat Olimpik.

China & # 8217 yang berdiri di masyarakat antarabangsa tidak menjadi masalah. Sekurang-kurangnya, tidak mencukupi. Fakta bahawa gunung di barat laut Beijing hanya menerima salji lapan inci setiap tahun, yang bermaksud tempat-tempat Alpine akan bergantung pada salji buatan manusia.

Selalu bersemangat untuk memasarkan jenama mereka, anggota IOC berpeluang meningkatkan sukan musim sejuk di wilayah di mana ski dan hoki ais mula mendapat daya tarikan di kalangan kelas menengah yang sedang berkembang.

Dalam undian yang ditandai dengan gangguan elektronik dan penyusunan semula surat suara, Beijing menang dengan empat undi.

& # 8220Ini benar-benar pilihan yang selamat, & # 8221 kata Bach. & # 8220Kami tahu China akan menepati janjinya. & # 8221

Pemilihan itu menimbulkan kemarahan segera di kalangan aktivis dan kumpulan hak asasi manusia yang mengatakan Parti Komunis China & # 8217 dihargai di tengah tindakan keras terhadap perbezaan pendapat dalam beberapa dekad. Sejarawan Olimpik John J. MacAloon menyebutnya & # 8220 kesalahan terbesar yang boleh dilakukan oleh IOC. & # 8221

Enam tahun kemudian, permintaan untuk boikot semakin kuat apabila Sukan semakin hampir.

Pemain ski Amerika Mikaela Shiffrin baru-baru ini mengkritik pilihan IOC untuk mengadakan Sukan di China: "Saya ragu ia adalah pekerjaan yang mudah, tetapi rasanya ada pertimbangan yang lebih besar ketika anda mengadakan acara yang seharusnya menyatukan dunia dan menciptakan harapan dan kedamaian dari satu segi. " Marco Tacca / Associated Press

Bintang ski Amerika Mikaela Shiffrin baru-baru ini mengecam pilihan IOC & # 8217, dengan memberitahu CNN: & # 8220Saya meragukannya & # 8217 & # 39; pekerjaan yang mudah, tetapi rasanya mungkin ada pertimbangan yang lebih apabila anda mengadakan acara yang sepatutnya & # 8217 dunia bersama dan mewujudkan harapan dan kedamaian dalam erti kata. "

Sama seperti IOC, Jawatankuasa Olimpik & Paralimpik A.S. telah berusaha untuk menangani tindakan drastik.

& # 8220Kami & # 8217 telah berdialog dengan sejumlah orang di Kongres serta beberapa kakitangan Rumah Putih Presiden Biden & # 8217, & # 8221 kata ketua pengerusi USOPC Susanne Lyons baru-baru ini. & # 8220 Strategi kami pada masa ini adalah memastikan ada dialog. & # 8221

Sejarah Olimpik tidak asing bagi boikot. Sebilangan negara melangkau Sukan Musim Panas 1956 sebagai tindak balas terhadap ungkapan Revolusi Hungaria oleh Kesatuan Soviet. Pada tahun 1968, ada yang mengancam untuk menarik diri dari dasar apartheid Afrika Selatan.

Bagi Bach, penari Jerman elit pada masa mudanya, subjeknya sangat peribadi.

Pasukan foil empat orangnya memenangi pingat emas di Olimpik Musim Panas 1976 tetapi tidak pernah berpeluang mempertahankan gelarannya kerana Jerman, AS dan negara-negara lain bergabung dalam boikot Sukan Moscow 1980 untuk memprotes pencerobohan Kesatuan Soviet & # 8217 Afghanistan.

Setiap kali timbul persoalan, presiden IOC dengan cepat menunjukkan bahawa Moscow menyebabkan boikot pembalasan di Sukan Los Angeles 1984. Dan tidak sampai tahun 1989 bahawa tentera Soviet akhirnya meninggalkan Afghanistan.

& # 8220Mengapa anda menghukum atlet dari negara anda sendiri jika anda mempunyai perselisihan dengan negara lain? & # 8221 dia bertanya. Ini tidak masuk akal. & # 8221

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Boikot Olimpik? Pemimpin berjuang untuk menangani sejarah pelanggaran hak asasi manusia China & # 8217

Selama berbulan-bulan sekarang, para pemimpin Olimpik bergegas untuk terus maju selagi menghadapi masalah.

Dengan Sukan Musim Sejuk 2022 di Beijing kurang dari satu tahun lagi, mereka telah berusaha meremehkan perbincangan mengenai sejarah pelanggaran hak asasi manusia China & # 8217. Mereka telah menolak penyebutan boikot antarabangsa.

Boikot dari Sukan Olimpik tidak pernah mencapai apa-apa, & # 8221 Thomas Bach, presiden Jawatankuasa Olimpik Antarabangsa, baru-baru ini.

Presiden Jawatankuasa Olimpik Antarabangsa Thomas Bach dan pemimpin Olimpik lain menolak idea boikot Sukan Tokyo. "Boikot dari Sukan Olimpik tidak pernah mencapai apa-apa," kata Bach baru-baru ini. Rick Rycroft / Associated Press

Tidak ada yang menghalang cadangan dari Jabatan Luar Negeri minggu ini bahawa A.S. mungkin berunding dengan negara lain mengenai pembentukan pakatan untuk melangkau temasya.

& # 8220Ini adalah sesuatu yang pastinya ingin kita bincangkan, & # 8221 jurucakap Ned Price mengatakan dalam taklimat dengan wartawan yang bertanya mengenai boikot Olimpik. Pendekatan terkoordinasi & # 8220A (dengan negara lain) bukan hanya demi kepentingan kami tetapi juga kepentingan sekutu dan rakan kongsi kami. Jadi ini adalah salah satu masalah yang ada dalam agenda sekarang dan akan datang. & # 8221

Price kemudian mengatakan bahawa dia telah disalahtafsirkan, tweet: & # 8220Seperti yang saya katakan, kami tidak mempunyai sebarang pengumuman mengenai Olimpik Beijing. 2022 masih ada jalan keluar, tetapi kami akan terus berunding dengan sekutu dan rakan kongsi untuk menentukan masalah bersama kami dan mewujudkan pendekatan bersama kami ke (Republik Rakyat China & # 8217). "

Apa pun kehendak pentadbiran Biden, masalahnya tidak akan hilang. Ketika IOC berjuang untuk mengadakan Sukan Musim Panas Tokyo di tengah pandemi yang berlanjutan pada bulan Julai, ia akan terus menghadapi pertanyaan mengenai musim sejuk berikutnya.

& # 8220 Anda mempunyai pelanggar hak asasi manusia yang jelas sebagai tuan rumah Olimpik, & # 8221 kata Jules Boykoff, seorang profesor sains politik di Universiti Pasifik di Oregon yang mempelajari gerakan Olimpik. & # 8220China juga telah menjadi beg meninju bipartisan. & # 8221

Kedua-dua pentadbiran Biden dan Trump telah melabelkan penindasan China terhadap minoriti Uyghur Muslim sebagai genosida. At recent bilateral talks in Alaska, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken referred to Chinese cyberattacks on the U.S. and aggression against Taiwan as actions that “threaten the rules-based order that maintains global stability.”

There has also been widespread criticism of crackdowns on pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong.

It was obvious that IOC members were risking an international headache as far back as 2015, when they selected Beijing as host city. Not that they had much choice in the matter.

The recently completed 2014 Winter Olympics cost the Russians a reported $51 billion, a number that scared away bidders for ensuing Games. By the time the vote for 2022 came around, only two candidates remained.

Listed beside Beijing on the ballot was Almaty, Kazakhstan, a much smaller city in a country that was relatively new to the Olympic scene.

China’s standing in the international community did not matter. At least, not enough. Nor did the fact that the mountains northwest of Beijing received only eight inches of snowfall annually, meaning Alpine venues would rely on manmade snow.

Always eager to market their brand, IOC members saw a chance to boost winter sports in a region where skiing and ice hockey were starting to gain traction among the burgeoning middle class.

In a vote marked by electronic glitches and a recasting of paper ballots, Beijing won by four votes.

“This is really a safe choice,” Bach said. “We know China will deliver on its promises.”

The selection sparked immediate outrage among activists and human rights groups who said China’s Communist Party was being rewarded amid it strongest crackdown on dissent in decades. Olympic historian John J. MacAloon called it “the biggest mistake the IOC could have made.”

Six years later, calls for a boycott have grown significantly louder as the Games draw nearer.

American skier Mikaela Shiffrin recently criticized the IOC’s choice to hold the Games in China: “I doubt it’s an easy job, but it feels like there could be more consideration when you’re hosting an event that’s supposed to bring the world together and create hope and peace in a sense.” Marco Tacca/Associated Press

American skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin recently criticized the IOC’s choice, telling CNN: “I doubt it’s an easy job, but it feels like there could be more consideration when you’re hosting an event that’s supposed to bring the world together and create hope and peace in a sense.”’

Much like the IOC, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee has been working to head off drastic action.

“We’ve already been in dialogue with a number of people in Congress as well as some of President Biden’s White House staff,” USOPC chairwoman Susanne Lyons said recently. “Our strategy at the moment is to insure there is dialogue.”

Olympic history is no stranger to boycotts. Some nations skipped the 1956 Summer Games in response to the Soviet Union’s quelling of the Hungarian Revolution. In 1968, some threatened to withdraw over South Africa’s apartheid policies.

For Bach, an elite German fencer in his younger days, the subject is very personal.

His four-man foil team won a gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics but never got a chance to defend its title as Germany, the U.S. and other countries joined in a boycott of the 1980 Moscow Games to protest the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan.

Whenever the subject arises, the IOC president is quick to point out that Moscow led to a retaliatory boycott at the 1984 Los Angeles Games. And it wasn’t until 1989 that the Soviet army finally left Afghanistan.

“Why would you punish the athletes from your own country if you have a dispute with another country?” he asked. “This makes no real sense.”

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Olympic boycott? Leaders struggle to deal with China’s history of human rights abuses

For months now, Olympic leaders have scrambled to keep a step ahead of trouble.

With the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing less than a year away, they have attempted to downplay talk about China’s history of human rights abuses. They have dismissed any mention of an international boycott.

“A boycott from the Olympic Games has never achieved anything,” Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, said recently.

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and other Olympic leaders shrug off the notion of a boycott of the Tokyo Games. “A boycott from the Olympic Games has never achieved anything,” Bach said recently. Rick Rycroft/Associated Press

None of that prevented a suggestion from the State Department this week that the U.S. might consult with other countries about forming a coalition to skip the Games.

“It is something that we certainly wish to discuss,” spokesman Ned Price said in a briefing with reporters who asked about an Olympic boycott. “A coordinated approach (with other countries) would be not only in our interest but also in the interests of our allies and partners. So this is one of the issues that is on the agenda both now and going forward.”

Price later said he had been misinterpreted, tweeting: “As I said, we don’t have any announcement regarding the Beijing Olympics. 2022 remains a ways off, but we will continue to consult closely with allies and partners to define our common concerns and establish our shared approach to the (People’s Republic of China).”

Whatever the Biden administration’s intention, the issue in not likely to fade away. As the IOC struggles to stage the Tokyo Summer Games amid a lingering pandemic in July, it will continue to face questions about next winter.

“You have an obvious human rights abuser as the Olympic host,” said Jules Boykoff, a political science professor at Pacific University in Oregon who studies the Olympic movement. “China has also become a bipartisan punching bag.”

Both the Biden and Trump administrations have labeled China’s repression of the Muslim Uyghur minority as genocide. At recent bilateral talks in Alaska, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken referred to Chinese cyberattacks on the U.S. and aggression against Taiwan as actions that “threaten the rules-based order that maintains global stability.”

There has also been widespread criticism of crackdowns on pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong.

It was obvious that IOC members were risking an international headache as far back as 2015, when they selected Beijing as host city. Not that they had much choice in the matter.

The recently completed 2014 Winter Olympics cost the Russians a reported $51 billion, a number that scared away bidders for ensuing Games. By the time the vote for 2022 came around, only two candidates remained.

Listed beside Beijing on the ballot was Almaty, Kazakhstan, a much smaller city in a country that was relatively new to the Olympic scene.

China’s standing in the international community did not matter. At least, not enough. Nor did the fact that the mountains northwest of Beijing received only eight inches of snowfall annually, meaning Alpine venues would rely on manmade snow.

Always eager to market their brand, IOC members saw a chance to boost winter sports in a region where skiing and ice hockey were starting to gain traction among the burgeoning middle class.

In a vote marked by electronic glitches and a recasting of paper ballots, Beijing won by four votes.

“This is really a safe choice,” Bach said. “We know China will deliver on its promises.”

The selection sparked immediate outrage among activists and human rights groups who said China’s Communist Party was being rewarded amid it strongest crackdown on dissent in decades. Olympic historian John J. MacAloon called it “the biggest mistake the IOC could have made.”

Six years later, calls for a boycott have grown significantly louder as the Games draw nearer.

American skier Mikaela Shiffrin recently criticized the IOC’s choice to hold the Games in China: “I doubt it’s an easy job, but it feels like there could be more consideration when you’re hosting an event that’s supposed to bring the world together and create hope and peace in a sense.” Marco Tacca/Associated Press

American skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin recently criticized the IOC’s choice, telling CNN: “I doubt it’s an easy job, but it feels like there could be more consideration when you’re hosting an event that’s supposed to bring the world together and create hope and peace in a sense.”’

Much like the IOC, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee has been working to head off drastic action.

“We’ve already been in dialogue with a number of people in Congress as well as some of President Biden’s White House staff,” USOPC chairwoman Susanne Lyons said recently. “Our strategy at the moment is to insure there is dialogue.”

Olympic history is no stranger to boycotts. Some nations skipped the 1956 Summer Games in response to the Soviet Union’s quelling of the Hungarian Revolution. In 1968, some threatened to withdraw over South Africa’s apartheid policies.

For Bach, an elite German fencer in his younger days, the subject is very personal.

His four-man foil team won a gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics but never got a chance to defend its title as Germany, the U.S. and other countries joined in a boycott of the 1980 Moscow Games to protest the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan.

Whenever the subject arises, the IOC president is quick to point out that Moscow led to a retaliatory boycott at the 1984 Los Angeles Games. And it wasn’t until 1989 that the Soviet army finally left Afghanistan.

“Why would you punish the athletes from your own country if you have a dispute with another country?” he asked. “This makes no real sense.”

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Olympic boycott? Leaders struggle to deal with China’s history of human rights abuses

For months now, Olympic leaders have scrambled to keep a step ahead of trouble.

With the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing less than a year away, they have attempted to downplay talk about China’s history of human rights abuses. They have dismissed any mention of an international boycott.

“A boycott from the Olympic Games has never achieved anything,” Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, said recently.

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and other Olympic leaders shrug off the notion of a boycott of the Tokyo Games. “A boycott from the Olympic Games has never achieved anything,” Bach said recently. Rick Rycroft/Associated Press

None of that prevented a suggestion from the State Department this week that the U.S. might consult with other countries about forming a coalition to skip the Games.

“It is something that we certainly wish to discuss,” spokesman Ned Price said in a briefing with reporters who asked about an Olympic boycott. “A coordinated approach (with other countries) would be not only in our interest but also in the interests of our allies and partners. So this is one of the issues that is on the agenda both now and going forward.”

Price later said he had been misinterpreted, tweeting: “As I said, we don’t have any announcement regarding the Beijing Olympics. 2022 remains a ways off, but we will continue to consult closely with allies and partners to define our common concerns and establish our shared approach to the (People’s Republic of China).”

Whatever the Biden administration’s intention, the issue in not likely to fade away. As the IOC struggles to stage the Tokyo Summer Games amid a lingering pandemic in July, it will continue to face questions about next winter.

“You have an obvious human rights abuser as the Olympic host,” said Jules Boykoff, a political science professor at Pacific University in Oregon who studies the Olympic movement. “China has also become a bipartisan punching bag.”

Both the Biden and Trump administrations have labeled China’s repression of the Muslim Uyghur minority as genocide. At recent bilateral talks in Alaska, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken referred to Chinese cyberattacks on the U.S. and aggression against Taiwan as actions that “threaten the rules-based order that maintains global stability.”

There has also been widespread criticism of crackdowns on pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong.

It was obvious that IOC members were risking an international headache as far back as 2015, when they selected Beijing as host city. Not that they had much choice in the matter.

The recently completed 2014 Winter Olympics cost the Russians a reported $51 billion, a number that scared away bidders for ensuing Games. By the time the vote for 2022 came around, only two candidates remained.

Listed beside Beijing on the ballot was Almaty, Kazakhstan, a much smaller city in a country that was relatively new to the Olympic scene.

China’s standing in the international community did not matter. At least, not enough. Nor did the fact that the mountains northwest of Beijing received only eight inches of snowfall annually, meaning Alpine venues would rely on manmade snow.

Always eager to market their brand, IOC members saw a chance to boost winter sports in a region where skiing and ice hockey were starting to gain traction among the burgeoning middle class.

In a vote marked by electronic glitches and a recasting of paper ballots, Beijing won by four votes.

“This is really a safe choice,” Bach said. “We know China will deliver on its promises.”

The selection sparked immediate outrage among activists and human rights groups who said China’s Communist Party was being rewarded amid it strongest crackdown on dissent in decades. Olympic historian John J. MacAloon called it “the biggest mistake the IOC could have made.”

Six years later, calls for a boycott have grown significantly louder as the Games draw nearer.

American skier Mikaela Shiffrin recently criticized the IOC’s choice to hold the Games in China: “I doubt it’s an easy job, but it feels like there could be more consideration when you’re hosting an event that’s supposed to bring the world together and create hope and peace in a sense.” Marco Tacca/Associated Press

American skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin recently criticized the IOC’s choice, telling CNN: “I doubt it’s an easy job, but it feels like there could be more consideration when you’re hosting an event that’s supposed to bring the world together and create hope and peace in a sense.”’

Much like the IOC, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee has been working to head off drastic action.

“We’ve already been in dialogue with a number of people in Congress as well as some of President Biden’s White House staff,” USOPC chairwoman Susanne Lyons said recently. “Our strategy at the moment is to insure there is dialogue.”

Olympic history is no stranger to boycotts. Some nations skipped the 1956 Summer Games in response to the Soviet Union’s quelling of the Hungarian Revolution. In 1968, some threatened to withdraw over South Africa’s apartheid policies.

For Bach, an elite German fencer in his younger days, the subject is very personal.

His four-man foil team won a gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics but never got a chance to defend its title as Germany, the U.S. and other countries joined in a boycott of the 1980 Moscow Games to protest the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan.

Whenever the subject arises, the IOC president is quick to point out that Moscow led to a retaliatory boycott at the 1984 Los Angeles Games. And it wasn’t until 1989 that the Soviet army finally left Afghanistan.

“Why would you punish the athletes from your own country if you have a dispute with another country?” he asked. “This makes no real sense.”

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Olympic boycott? Leaders struggle to deal with China’s history of human rights abuses

For months now, Olympic leaders have scrambled to keep a step ahead of trouble.

With the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing less than a year away, they have attempted to downplay talk about China’s history of human rights abuses. They have dismissed any mention of an international boycott.

“A boycott from the Olympic Games has never achieved anything,” Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, said recently.

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and other Olympic leaders shrug off the notion of a boycott of the Tokyo Games. “A boycott from the Olympic Games has never achieved anything,” Bach said recently. Rick Rycroft/Associated Press

None of that prevented a suggestion from the State Department this week that the U.S. might consult with other countries about forming a coalition to skip the Games.

“It is something that we certainly wish to discuss,” spokesman Ned Price said in a briefing with reporters who asked about an Olympic boycott. “A coordinated approach (with other countries) would be not only in our interest but also in the interests of our allies and partners. So this is one of the issues that is on the agenda both now and going forward.”

Price later said he had been misinterpreted, tweeting: “As I said, we don’t have any announcement regarding the Beijing Olympics. 2022 remains a ways off, but we will continue to consult closely with allies and partners to define our common concerns and establish our shared approach to the (People’s Republic of China).”

Whatever the Biden administration’s intention, the issue in not likely to fade away. As the IOC struggles to stage the Tokyo Summer Games amid a lingering pandemic in July, it will continue to face questions about next winter.

“You have an obvious human rights abuser as the Olympic host,” said Jules Boykoff, a political science professor at Pacific University in Oregon who studies the Olympic movement. “China has also become a bipartisan punching bag.”

Both the Biden and Trump administrations have labeled China’s repression of the Muslim Uyghur minority as genocide. At recent bilateral talks in Alaska, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken referred to Chinese cyberattacks on the U.S. and aggression against Taiwan as actions that “threaten the rules-based order that maintains global stability.”

There has also been widespread criticism of crackdowns on pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong.

It was obvious that IOC members were risking an international headache as far back as 2015, when they selected Beijing as host city. Not that they had much choice in the matter.

The recently completed 2014 Winter Olympics cost the Russians a reported $51 billion, a number that scared away bidders for ensuing Games. By the time the vote for 2022 came around, only two candidates remained.

Listed beside Beijing on the ballot was Almaty, Kazakhstan, a much smaller city in a country that was relatively new to the Olympic scene.

China’s standing in the international community did not matter. At least, not enough. Nor did the fact that the mountains northwest of Beijing received only eight inches of snowfall annually, meaning Alpine venues would rely on manmade snow.

Always eager to market their brand, IOC members saw a chance to boost winter sports in a region where skiing and ice hockey were starting to gain traction among the burgeoning middle class.

In a vote marked by electronic glitches and a recasting of paper ballots, Beijing won by four votes.

“This is really a safe choice,” Bach said. “We know China will deliver on its promises.”

The selection sparked immediate outrage among activists and human rights groups who said China’s Communist Party was being rewarded amid it strongest crackdown on dissent in decades. Olympic historian John J. MacAloon called it “the biggest mistake the IOC could have made.”

Six years later, calls for a boycott have grown significantly louder as the Games draw nearer.

American skier Mikaela Shiffrin recently criticized the IOC’s choice to hold the Games in China: “I doubt it’s an easy job, but it feels like there could be more consideration when you’re hosting an event that’s supposed to bring the world together and create hope and peace in a sense.” Marco Tacca/Associated Press

American skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin recently criticized the IOC’s choice, telling CNN: “I doubt it’s an easy job, but it feels like there could be more consideration when you’re hosting an event that’s supposed to bring the world together and create hope and peace in a sense.”’

Much like the IOC, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee has been working to head off drastic action.

“We’ve already been in dialogue with a number of people in Congress as well as some of President Biden’s White House staff,” USOPC chairwoman Susanne Lyons said recently. “Our strategy at the moment is to insure there is dialogue.”

Olympic history is no stranger to boycotts. Some nations skipped the 1956 Summer Games in response to the Soviet Union’s quelling of the Hungarian Revolution. In 1968, some threatened to withdraw over South Africa’s apartheid policies.

For Bach, an elite German fencer in his younger days, the subject is very personal.

His four-man foil team won a gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics but never got a chance to defend its title as Germany, the U.S. and other countries joined in a boycott of the 1980 Moscow Games to protest the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan.

Whenever the subject arises, the IOC president is quick to point out that Moscow led to a retaliatory boycott at the 1984 Los Angeles Games. And it wasn’t until 1989 that the Soviet army finally left Afghanistan.

“Why would you punish the athletes from your own country if you have a dispute with another country?” he asked. “This makes no real sense.”

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Olympic boycott? Leaders struggle to deal with China’s history of human rights abuses

For months now, Olympic leaders have scrambled to keep a step ahead of trouble.

With the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing less than a year away, they have attempted to downplay talk about China’s history of human rights abuses. They have dismissed any mention of an international boycott.

“A boycott from the Olympic Games has never achieved anything,” Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, said recently.

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and other Olympic leaders shrug off the notion of a boycott of the Tokyo Games. “A boycott from the Olympic Games has never achieved anything,” Bach said recently. Rick Rycroft/Associated Press

None of that prevented a suggestion from the State Department this week that the U.S. might consult with other countries about forming a coalition to skip the Games.

“It is something that we certainly wish to discuss,” spokesman Ned Price said in a briefing with reporters who asked about an Olympic boycott. “A coordinated approach (with other countries) would be not only in our interest but also in the interests of our allies and partners. So this is one of the issues that is on the agenda both now and going forward.”

Price later said he had been misinterpreted, tweeting: “As I said, we don’t have any announcement regarding the Beijing Olympics. 2022 remains a ways off, but we will continue to consult closely with allies and partners to define our common concerns and establish our shared approach to the (People’s Republic of China).”

Whatever the Biden administration’s intention, the issue in not likely to fade away. As the IOC struggles to stage the Tokyo Summer Games amid a lingering pandemic in July, it will continue to face questions about next winter.

“You have an obvious human rights abuser as the Olympic host,” said Jules Boykoff, a political science professor at Pacific University in Oregon who studies the Olympic movement. “China has also become a bipartisan punching bag.”

Both the Biden and Trump administrations have labeled China’s repression of the Muslim Uyghur minority as genocide. At recent bilateral talks in Alaska, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken referred to Chinese cyberattacks on the U.S. and aggression against Taiwan as actions that “threaten the rules-based order that maintains global stability.”

There has also been widespread criticism of crackdowns on pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong.

It was obvious that IOC members were risking an international headache as far back as 2015, when they selected Beijing as host city. Not that they had much choice in the matter.

The recently completed 2014 Winter Olympics cost the Russians a reported $51 billion, a number that scared away bidders for ensuing Games. By the time the vote for 2022 came around, only two candidates remained.

Listed beside Beijing on the ballot was Almaty, Kazakhstan, a much smaller city in a country that was relatively new to the Olympic scene.

China’s standing in the international community did not matter. At least, not enough. Nor did the fact that the mountains northwest of Beijing received only eight inches of snowfall annually, meaning Alpine venues would rely on manmade snow.

Always eager to market their brand, IOC members saw a chance to boost winter sports in a region where skiing and ice hockey were starting to gain traction among the burgeoning middle class.

In a vote marked by electronic glitches and a recasting of paper ballots, Beijing won by four votes.

“This is really a safe choice,” Bach said. “We know China will deliver on its promises.”

The selection sparked immediate outrage among activists and human rights groups who said China’s Communist Party was being rewarded amid it strongest crackdown on dissent in decades. Olympic historian John J. MacAloon called it “the biggest mistake the IOC could have made.”

Six years later, calls for a boycott have grown significantly louder as the Games draw nearer.

American skier Mikaela Shiffrin recently criticized the IOC’s choice to hold the Games in China: “I doubt it’s an easy job, but it feels like there could be more consideration when you’re hosting an event that’s supposed to bring the world together and create hope and peace in a sense.” Marco Tacca/Associated Press

American skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin recently criticized the IOC’s choice, telling CNN: “I doubt it’s an easy job, but it feels like there could be more consideration when you’re hosting an event that’s supposed to bring the world together and create hope and peace in a sense.”’

Much like the IOC, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee has been working to head off drastic action.

“We’ve already been in dialogue with a number of people in Congress as well as some of President Biden’s White House staff,” USOPC chairwoman Susanne Lyons said recently. “Our strategy at the moment is to insure there is dialogue.”

Olympic history is no stranger to boycotts. Some nations skipped the 1956 Summer Games in response to the Soviet Union’s quelling of the Hungarian Revolution. In 1968, some threatened to withdraw over South Africa’s apartheid policies.

For Bach, an elite German fencer in his younger days, the subject is very personal.

His four-man foil team won a gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics but never got a chance to defend its title as Germany, the U.S. and other countries joined in a boycott of the 1980 Moscow Games to protest the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan.

Whenever the subject arises, the IOC president is quick to point out that Moscow led to a retaliatory boycott at the 1984 Los Angeles Games. And it wasn’t until 1989 that the Soviet army finally left Afghanistan.

“Why would you punish the athletes from your own country if you have a dispute with another country?” he asked. “This makes no real sense.”

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Olympic boycott? Leaders struggle to deal with China’s history of human rights abuses

For months now, Olympic leaders have scrambled to keep a step ahead of trouble.

With the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing less than a year away, they have attempted to downplay talk about China’s history of human rights abuses. They have dismissed any mention of an international boycott.

“A boycott from the Olympic Games has never achieved anything,” Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, said recently.

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and other Olympic leaders shrug off the notion of a boycott of the Tokyo Games. “A boycott from the Olympic Games has never achieved anything,” Bach said recently. Rick Rycroft/Associated Press

None of that prevented a suggestion from the State Department this week that the U.S. might consult with other countries about forming a coalition to skip the Games.

“It is something that we certainly wish to discuss,” spokesman Ned Price said in a briefing with reporters who asked about an Olympic boycott. “A coordinated approach (with other countries) would be not only in our interest but also in the interests of our allies and partners. So this is one of the issues that is on the agenda both now and going forward.”

Price later said he had been misinterpreted, tweeting: “As I said, we don’t have any announcement regarding the Beijing Olympics. 2022 remains a ways off, but we will continue to consult closely with allies and partners to define our common concerns and establish our shared approach to the (People’s Republic of China).”

Whatever the Biden administration’s intention, the issue in not likely to fade away. As the IOC struggles to stage the Tokyo Summer Games amid a lingering pandemic in July, it will continue to face questions about next winter.

“You have an obvious human rights abuser as the Olympic host,” said Jules Boykoff, a political science professor at Pacific University in Oregon who studies the Olympic movement. “China has also become a bipartisan punching bag.”

Both the Biden and Trump administrations have labeled China’s repression of the Muslim Uyghur minority as genocide. At recent bilateral talks in Alaska, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken referred to Chinese cyberattacks on the U.S. and aggression against Taiwan as actions that “threaten the rules-based order that maintains global stability.”

There has also been widespread criticism of crackdowns on pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong.

It was obvious that IOC members were risking an international headache as far back as 2015, when they selected Beijing as host city. Not that they had much choice in the matter.

The recently completed 2014 Winter Olympics cost the Russians a reported $51 billion, a number that scared away bidders for ensuing Games. By the time the vote for 2022 came around, only two candidates remained.

Listed beside Beijing on the ballot was Almaty, Kazakhstan, a much smaller city in a country that was relatively new to the Olympic scene.

China’s standing in the international community did not matter. At least, not enough. Nor did the fact that the mountains northwest of Beijing received only eight inches of snowfall annually, meaning Alpine venues would rely on manmade snow.

Always eager to market their brand, IOC members saw a chance to boost winter sports in a region where skiing and ice hockey were starting to gain traction among the burgeoning middle class.

In a vote marked by electronic glitches and a recasting of paper ballots, Beijing won by four votes.

“This is really a safe choice,” Bach said. “We know China will deliver on its promises.”

The selection sparked immediate outrage among activists and human rights groups who said China’s Communist Party was being rewarded amid it strongest crackdown on dissent in decades. Olympic historian John J. MacAloon called it “the biggest mistake the IOC could have made.”

Six years later, calls for a boycott have grown significantly louder as the Games draw nearer.

American skier Mikaela Shiffrin recently criticized the IOC’s choice to hold the Games in China: “I doubt it’s an easy job, but it feels like there could be more consideration when you’re hosting an event that’s supposed to bring the world together and create hope and peace in a sense.” Marco Tacca/Associated Press

American skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin recently criticized the IOC’s choice, telling CNN: “I doubt it’s an easy job, but it feels like there could be more consideration when you’re hosting an event that’s supposed to bring the world together and create hope and peace in a sense.”’

Much like the IOC, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee has been working to head off drastic action.

“We’ve already been in dialogue with a number of people in Congress as well as some of President Biden’s White House staff,” USOPC chairwoman Susanne Lyons said recently. “Our strategy at the moment is to insure there is dialogue.”

Olympic history is no stranger to boycotts. Some nations skipped the 1956 Summer Games in response to the Soviet Union’s quelling of the Hungarian Revolution. In 1968, some threatened to withdraw over South Africa’s apartheid policies.

For Bach, an elite German fencer in his younger days, the subject is very personal.

His four-man foil team won a gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics but never got a chance to defend its title as Germany, the U.S. and other countries joined in a boycott of the 1980 Moscow Games to protest the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan.

Whenever the subject arises, the IOC president is quick to point out that Moscow led to a retaliatory boycott at the 1984 Los Angeles Games. And it wasn’t until 1989 that the Soviet army finally left Afghanistan.

“Why would you punish the athletes from your own country if you have a dispute with another country?” he asked. “This makes no real sense.”

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