Russia accuses the United States of trying to “collapse” world sport to benefit
, Dec 9 () –
The Chinese government has warned that countries that undertake a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics “will pay the price for their wrong moves,” although it has pointed out that senior officials from countries such as the United States were not invited to the event. sports appointment.
“I would like to make it clear that China has not invited any of the aforementioned countries,” said the spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Wang Wenbin, who considers it “unpopular” that the Olympic Games are used to carry out political manipulations, the agency reports. DPA.
In fact, Beijing has made an effort to return criticism to the countries that have announced boycotts and, in fact, the Chinese Embassy in Canada has released a statement in which, in addition to criticizing the decision of the government of Justin Trudeau, it assures that the The North American country “is not in a position to teach classes on Human Rights,” according to the CGTN chain.
Also the governments of Australia and the United Kingdom have announced that authorities will not go to the Olympic Games, while within the European Union only Lithuania has taken the step for now. The French government has ruled out the diplomatic boycott on Thursday and, on the part of Germany, the president, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, has announced that he will not travel to China.
Among those who have spoken out in favor of China in this controversy is Russia, which has accused the United States of seeking “complete dominance” in sports “under its own rules.” “They are trying to collapse world sport to further their interests,” criticized the spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zajarova.
Moscow accuses Washington of “rewriting the rules based on its ideological criteria,” according to the Sputnik news agency.