US Olympic chiefs oppose Beijing Winter Olympics boycott’


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April 7, 2021 Editorial IV Sports 0 The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) reiterated its opposition to a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics on Wednesday, saying athletes should not be used as “political pawns.” In remarks to reporters ahead of a US Olympic team media event, USOPC president Susanne Lyons repeated the organisation’s stance that boycotts were ineffective. “We at the USOPC oppose athlete boycotts because they’ve been shown to negatively impact athletes while not effectively addressing global issues,” Lyons said. “For our athletes, their only dream is to represent the USA and what we stand...