US officials to boycott Beijing Olympics
The Biden administration is expected to announce this week that U.S. government officials will not attend the 2022 Olympics in Beijing.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_U.S. President Joe said last month that he was considering such a diplomatic boycott to protest China’s human rights record, including what says is genocide against minority Muslims.
The administration has been under pressure from activists and members of Congress to skip the games.
The White House declined to comment on CNN’s report on Sunday. Four sources with knowledge of the administration’s thinking previously told that there was a growing consensus within the to keep U.S. officials away from the .
The U.S. boycott would not prevent its from competing in the games.
The State Department did not respond to questions about the report late Sunday.