Slacker’s Syllabus: Beijing Olympics Controversy

Protesters hold placards during a protest against Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics by activists of the T...

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.


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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