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China: Olympic Games

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 81947, tabled on 25 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions she has had with (a) her United States counterpart and (b) other international counterparts on (i) political and (ii) diplomatic representation of the UK at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

Answered on

30 November 2021

The participation of the national team at the Olympics and Paralympics is a matter for the British Olympic Association and British Paralympic Association, which are required to operate independently of the Government under International Olympic Committee regulations.

The Prime Minister has been clear that he is not in favour of sporting boycotts. As the Government has previously made clear, no decisions have yet been made about Government attendance at the Beijing Olympics and Paralympics in 2022.

We regularly engage across government departments and with international partners on a range of issues related to China and human rights.

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