Mongolian Prime Minister L.Oyun-Erdene said he will attend relevant activities of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games in February. Speaking at a meeting of Mongolia’s State Great Khural on Thursday, the Prime Minister said sports should not be politicized. Three Mongolian athletes will compete in the Winter Olympics.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has insisted the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics will be “safe and secure”, while also reiterating his stance that the Olympic Games and the IOC must be “beyond all political disputes”.
The Games, which will see Beijing become the first country to host the Summer and Winter Olympics, are due to be held under substantial dispute, with China’s human rights’ record called into question.
Several countries, including the United States and Britain, will diplomatically boycott the Olympics, while the well-being of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai has also been cited as a reason to criticise the Chinese Communist Party.