Slacker’s Syllabus: Beijing Olympics Controversy

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In 2022, Beijing will become the first city to have hosted both the summer and winter Olympic Games.

The Winter Olympics are scheduled to begin Feb. 4 — but the Games have been met with pushback from a few countries due to China playing host.

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In December, the Biden administration announced a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics.

That doesn’t mean the U.S. is backing out of the competition, though. Team USA will still compete at the Olympics.

So what is a diplomatic boycott, then?

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