It has everything to do with apathy
In a little less than a month, the 24th Winter Olympic Games will begin. Most of the time, the Winter Games are not controversial. But this time, the games are a big source of controversy because of their location: Beijing, China.
It’s important to separate the Olympic games from the IOC. The athletes who spend years getting ready for this event in the hopes of winning a medal should not be confused with the leaders in the IOC that are willing to get into bed with anyone willing to pay to host the games.
The International Olympic Committee is, of course, getting ready to stage the upcoming Winter Olympic Games taking place in February in Beijing, China. Beijing should not be hosting the Olympics, but it is. We all know why it shouldn’t host the games: China’s genocidal treatment of the Uyghur minority, the stripping of democracy from Hong Kong, and its threats to take over Taiwan.
Just one of these issues should be enough to disqualify China, but in spite of all this, Beijing will host the games. How did this happen?