Winter Olympics chiefs accused of ignoring alleged genocide of Muslim group at center of political boycott row between US & China

An IOC boss has dismissed suggestions that hosts China should be pressed on their human rights record ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics, with the US Congress targeting sponsors and an ex-athlete questioning the committee’s ethics.

IOC Vice President John Coates insisted that the committee does not have the power to tell countries how to act, responding to calls from human rights groups and some American politicians for his organization to consider the drastic step of relocating the showpiece if China does not end its alleged genocide of the Uighurs and other minority groups of Muslim ethnicity.…

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