What will diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics achieve? | Inside Story


Canada is joining the US, Britain and Australia in a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games to protest against China’s human rights record.
China says the four nations will ‘pay a price for a mistake’.
So what will the boycott achieve?
And are deeper political issues at play?

Presenter: Nick Clark

Guests:
Victor Teo, Political Scientist affiliated with The Cold War Project at the University of Cambridge.

Ross Griffin, Middle East Editor, International Journal of the History of Sports.

Jules Boykoff, chair of Pacific University’s Politics and Government Department and a former Olympic footballer.

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