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Canada joins US and allies in Beijing Olympics boycott

TORONTO (AP) — Canada will join the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia in a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics over human rights concerns, Prime Minister

FILE - A crew member leaps to fix a logo for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics before a launch ceremony to reveal the motto for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Beijing on Sept. 17, 2021. The Beijing Winter Olympics open in just under two months and are now the target to a diplomatic boycott by the United States with others likely to follow. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

EXPLAINER: What does an Olympic diplomatic boycott achieve?

GENEVA (AP) — Diplomatic boycotts of the Olympics aim to snub host nations while keeping athletes free to compete.

This Sept. 27, 2021, photo provided by U.S. Ski & Snowboard shows President and CEO Sophie Goldschmidt posed outside the USANA Center of Excellence in Park City, Utah. The new President and CEO of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has vivid memories of her first time clicking into boots on a mountain in Chamonix, France, during a school trip at age 12. Sophie Goldschmidt’s best sport was always tennis — that’s what brought her from London to Baylor University on a scholarship — but the affinity for skiing stuck.(Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski & Snowboard via AP)

New CEO of US skiing 'confident' of Olympic results, medals

The new president and CEO of the U.S.

Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai reacts during a tennis match in Beijing, China on Oct. 6, 2009. When Peng disappeared from public view this month after accusing a senior Chinese politician of sexual assault, it caused an international uproar. But back in China, Peng is just one of several people, activists and accusers alike, who have been hustled out of view, charged with crimes or trolled and silenced online for speaking out about the harassment, violence and discrimination women face every day. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Diplomatic boycotts, Peng case test IOC before Beijing Games

GENEVA (AP) — The president of the International Olympic Committee did his best to stay neutral Wednesday as Canada, Britain and Australia followed the United States in announcing di