12.6 C
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
-- Free Advertisement --spot_img
HomeSportUS waging campaign to disrupt Beijing Olympics – Russian Foreign Ministry official

US waging campaign to disrupt Beijing Olympics – Russian Foreign Ministry official

Most Popular

America is attempting to undermine the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing through “political and information” campaigns, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman.

“The United States constantly, on a regular basis, on far-fetched pretexts is taking actions and organizing information and political campaigns aimed at undermining, disrupting, and complicating the holding of the Olympic Games [in China],” Maria Zakharova was quoted as saying at a Thursday press conference in Moscow.

2022 Olympics Games news

US President Joe Biden confirmed earlier this month that he was considering a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Games in protest at China’s human rights track record.

Russian officials have consistently said they are against politicizing sport – a stance Zakharova doubled down on.

“We have a principled position: we oppose the politicization of holding the Olympic Games anywhere, and, of course, this position applies to the Games in China,” she said.

Regarding the countries that are often targeted by US actions, the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman added that it was evident that they were ones which didn’t toe the American line.

“Apparently, these are the countries that do not obey the commands from Washington. Russia, by its own example, has undergone similar information campaigns,” said Zakharova.

It was reported earlier on Thursday that Australian officials were awaiting the decision by Biden on a potential US boycott, and that they could possibly follow suit.

The Beijing Games get underway on February 4 and run until February 20. They will be followed by the Winter Paralympics in March.

Source:RT News

No login required to comment. Name, email and web site fields are optional. Please remember to keep comments respectful. We believe in free speech. Unfortunately, due the actions of one online troll, we have had to implement a manual moderation system to ensure online discussion remains civil and constructive. Your views and voice are important. Your comment will be published after moderation unless it contains hate speech or defamatory statements.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Daily Life

broken clouds
12.2 ° C
12.5 °
10.5 °
88 %
75 %
14 °
14 °
10 °
13 °
15 °
- Free Advertisement -spot_img
- Make Your Voice Heard -spot_img