Commentary: Hypocrisy in lead as Olympics near (Dec. 29, 2021)


December 29, 2021

By Rich Lowry

It should be a rule of thumb that the Olympic Games shouldn’t be held in countries that operate concentration camps.

If this strikes you as a reasonable demand, you aren’t suited to serve on the International Olympic Commit-tee. The IOC has doggedly defended Beijing as the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics even as the Chinese Communist Party pursues its campaign of unrelenting barbarity against the Uyghurs.

The Biden administration just announced a so-called diplomatic boy-cott of the games, a gesture of disap-proval that won’t dent the propaganda coup the IOC is handing...

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