Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: We welcome athletes from all over the world to participate in the Beijing Winter Olympics to achieve their dreams. Political show and political manipulation will not succeed.
International Online Report (Reporter Wu Qian) Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing on the 20th that China welcomes athletes from various countries, including the United States, to China to participate in the Beijing Winter Olympics and will guarantee all athletes. The safety and convenience of the Olympic Games help every Olympic athlete achieve the Olympic dream, and I also wish them to surpass themselves and achieve good results.
Hirschland, CEO of the US Olympic Committee, said recently that the United States will send about 230 athletes to participate in the Beijing Winter Olympics and 65 athletes to participate in the Beijing Paralympics. The U.S. Olympic Committee will provide American athletes with sufficient information on epidemic prevention to introduce Chinese laws and regulations and the rules of the International Olympic Games before the game. It has full confidence in the safety assurance plan for American athletes in China. When answering a question about this, Zhao Lijian said that as the Beijing Winter Olympics approached, ice and snow sports athletes all over the world were eagerly looking forward to the opening of the event. Recently, the international community’s support for the Beijing Winter Olympics and opposition to the politicization of sports have been louder than ever.
Zhao Lijian said: “On December 2, the 76th United Nations General Assembly unanimously passed the Beijing Winter Olympics Olympic Truce resolution, which was proposed by 173 member states. On December 11, the IOC Declaration of the 10th Olympic Summit was once again The international sports community has issued a common voice to support the Beijing Winter Olympics and oppose the politicization of sports. Multilateral mechanisms such as the Group of Twenty, the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, the China-CELAC Forum, and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization have also issued support for the Beijing Winter Olympics. Strong voice. United Nations Secretary-General Guterres, Russian President Putin and other dignitaries have confirmed to come to China to attend the Beijing Winter Olympics. French President Macron and Austrian Prime Minister Nehammer have clearly expressed their opposition to the politicization of sports. South Korea, Vietnam, Laos Government officials of many countries, including Cambodia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, etc., pointed out that the Olympic Games is not a place for ideological confrontation, but a platform to help countries build closer friendship and cooperation. It is believed that the Beijing Winter Olympics will be dedicated to sports fans around the world. A spectacular and colorful event.”
It is reported that many officials of the National Olympic Committee of South Korea, France, Finland, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Belarus, Argentina, Venezuela, Cuba and so on have expressed their expectation that the Beijing Winter Olympics will be a complete success. Zhao Lijian pointed out: “Countries and people in the world that practice the Olympic spirit are proving through practical actions that hosting a simple, safe, and exciting Beijing Winter Olympics is what people want. Individual countries use the Beijing Winter Olympics to engage in political shows and political exercises. The practice of doing it is destined to fail.”