Next month, athletes will go compete in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics to play in a nation that unleashed the Wuhan coronavirus on the world and has committed a litany of human rights abuses, including genocide. Further, Republican lawmakers are concerned for athletes safety, yet even that was not enough, as the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) board of directors revealed on Friday.
Fox News’ Caitlin McFall covered a letter from the USOPC that the outlet obtained on Friday, which claimed that the boycott would only serve to hurt athletes.
“An athlete boycott of the Olympic and Paralympic Games is not the solution to human rights or geopolitical issues,” wrote Susanne Lyons, chair of the USOPC. “The USOPC is opposed to athlete boycotts because they have been shown to negatively impact athletes while not effectively addressing global issues.”
Lyons even tried to claim…