Watch out for those who fan flames over ‘Gu Ailing’s role as US Olympics bid ambassador’: Global Times editorial

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Gu Ailing Photo: Li Hao/GT

Gu Ailing said local time Tuesday at the TIME100 Summit that she will serve as an ambassador for the US bid to host the 2030 or 2034 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. She said “that’s this beautiful example of globalism and of the capacity that we can…use winter sports to connect people.” She also told reporters that she doesn’t regret representing China at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. 

Throughout the history of the Olympic Games, countries and cities bidding for the Games have often invited athletes with local ties and global recognition to serve as ambassadors for their bids to help promote their image and publicity overseas. It is not unusual for Gu, who was born in the US and often competes and trains in Salt Lake City, to serve as an ambassador for the Olympic bid. 

It is also common in the history of the Olympic Games for foreign athletes to…

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