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Jan 7, 2022

Beijing Winter Olympics: North Korea supports with absent

Foreign Affairs News Correspondent
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North Korea has sent a letter to China expressing their support for the Beijing Winter Olympics Games despite their absence.

According to North Korean News Agency-KCNA, DPRK’s Olympic Committee sent a letter to Beijing Olympics Organizing Committee calling U.S. moves an ‘insult’ to Olympic spirit and of attempting to disgrace the international image of China.”

As North Korea was penalized from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in the Olympic movement through the end of 2022for not participated in the Tokyo Olympics Games held last year, it has to be absent in Beijing Winter Games, KCNA said on Friday.

Russia is formally banned from competing in the 2022 Winter Olympics.

The XXIV Olympic Winter Games commonly known as Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 scheduled to take place from February 4 to 20, 2022 in Beijing and venues near neighboring towns of Yanqing and Chongli in the People’s Republic of China. 

In December, the White House announced U.S. government officials will boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics because of,” while leaving U.S. athletes free to travel to Beijing to compete.

Many countries including the US, Britain, Australia, Canada have announced diplomatic boycotts of the Beijing Winter Olympics Games citing China’s human rights atrocities.

KCNA also adds, North Korea also said the Games will be successful “under the correct leadership of General Secretary Xi Jinping despite the worldwide health crisis.”