Blinken won’t commit to 2022 Olympics boycott, despite sharp criticism of Beijing

Secretary of State Antony Blinken offered a harsh rebuke of China over its alleged treatment of Uyghurs and handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, but he said the administration is not ready to make a decision on a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics set to be held in Beijing.

On Sunday, Blinken called talks of boycotting the Olympics, which are still more than a year away, “premature,” during an interview with NBC’s Meet the Press host Chuck Todd.

“We’re not there yet. This is a year or so before the Olympics. We’re not focused on a boycott. What we are focused on is talking, consulting closely
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