Venezuela rejects US boycott of Olympic Games in China

This Thursday through a statement, Venezuela categorically rejected the diplomatic attack ordered by the United States against the XXIV Winter Olympic Games in China.

The document was shared on the social networks of the Chancellor of the Republic, Félix Plasencia, where this position is described as a "desperate but alarming act, which is part of the smear and manipulation campaign undertaken by a small group of countries against the indefensible development of the sister Chinese nation, demonstrates the anachronistic vision of these governments that still maintain their vision of the Cold War ”, reads the document.

In the same way, the statement expresses the admiration and enthusiasm that Venezuela feels for the preparation and conditioning process carried out by the authorities and the Chinese people on their way to host the world's greatest winter sport event, and with it, achieve the milestone of see Beijing become the first city in history to host both the Olympic, summer and winter editions.

In this sense, he urges the authorities of the United States Government not to politicize sports. "And calls on all countries to defend the sporting spirit that should reign during the competition, according to the principles and values ​​expressed in the Olympic Charter," the text quotes.

Here is the full text:

Venezuela rejects US diplomatic attack on the XXIV Winter Olympics in China

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela expresses its profound rejection of the position expressed by the press secretariat of the United States White House, announcing a diplomatic attack against the upcoming XXIV Winter Olympic Games and XIII Winter Paralympic Games to be held in the People's Republic of China.

This desperate but alarming act, which is part of the smear and manipulation campaign undertaken by a small group of countries against the indefensible development of the Chinese sister nation, demonstrates the anachronistic vision of these governments that still maintain their vision of the Cold War. .

The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has enthusiastically followed the preparation and conditioning process carried out by the authorities and the Chinese people on their way to host the world's greatest winter sport event, and with it, achieve the milestone of seeing Beijing to become the first city in history to host both the summer and winter Olympic editions.

Faced with the Olympic Games that call for Peace, meeting and brotherhood, within the framework of tolerance and respect for all, Venezuela demands that the politicization of sport be stopped and calls on all countries to defend the sports spirit that must reign during the competition, according to the principles and values ​​expressed in the Olympic Charter.

The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela reaffirms its support for the effort and work of the Government of the People's Republic of China and is willing to undertake all efforts within its reach to contribute to the success of the maximum winter sports meeting that belongs to the entire humanity.

Caracas, December 9, 2021

Recall that the United States confirmed that it will not send any diplomatic representatives to the 2022 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, in protest of human rights abuses in China, although American athletes will participate in the event, said the spokeswoman for the White House, Jen Psaki, at her daily press conference.

Psaki attributed the decision to "genocide and crimes against humanity that persist in (China's northwestern region of) Xinjiang, as well as other human rights abuses" in China.

"The athletes of Team USA have our full support, and we will be supporting them from home, but we will not contribute to the fanfare of the Games," said Biden's spokeswoman.

For his part. the spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in the United States (USA) rejected Washington's position, calling it an act of political manipulation.

The spokesman for the diplomatic headquarters, Liu Pengyu pointed out that the Asian giant has not extended any invitation to US diplomats, so this boycott attempt comes out of nowhere.

Similarly, China warned that it will take severe measures if the United States decides to promote a diplomatic boycott within the Winter Olympics.

 

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