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The State Duma reacted to the US decision to boycott the Olympic Games


MOSCOW, Dec 7, Oleg Bogatov. The Olympic movement will not be affected by the government's decision The United States does not send an official delegation to Beijing for the 2022 Winter Olympics, this is another “fe” of the country's leadership, said three-time Olympic champion in figure skating, State Duma deputy Irina Rodnina. On Monday, the White House announced that it would not send an official delegation to Beijing for the Games … The diplomatic boycott, as it was dubbed in Washington, does not apply to the participation of American athletes. The Chinese Embassy stressed that they did not understand the origin of such a statement, because the US political representatives were not invited to Beijing. “National Olympic Committees, athletes, coaches participate in the Olympic Games, but not diplomats,” Rodnina said. “. Do you remember what they arranged before the 2008 Olympics in Beijing? Problems with Tibet immediately arose and arose. Since 2008, we (later) have not heard anything about Tibet again. The decision was made to remind ourselves once again. it changes – the rules of the competition or the participation of athletes? How can it harm the Olympic Games? ” Olympic village and competition venues. All the rest will be located in hotels and sports facilities. It will not even be possible to walk around the city. Tourists are only our own. A limited number of tourists will be t and in the stands. Therefore, the Olympic movement will not suffer from the absence of five or eight diplomats. “

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