Communist China just hosted one of the worst Olympic games in history.
The Genocide Games in Beijing drew terrible ratings on NBC.
Now the Olympics just took one jaw-dropping action against Vladimir Putin.
Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, launched a war of aggression against Ukraine, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is taking a stand against him.
The IOC announced that it would be canceling events in Russia as a rebuke of Putin’s actions.
The move came as a surprise to many considering the IOC’s willful ignorance of human rights abuses by the Chinese Communist Party.
“On Friday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) called for the cancellation of events planned in Russia due to Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, despite pushing the 2022 Winter Games in China, one of the worst human rights abusers in the world…This is from the organization that allowed the 2022 Winter Olympics to take place in China, a country guilty of genocide against its Uyghur Muslim minority. China has also oppressed its Christians and Falun Gong members. Not to mention its brutal oppression of the pro-democracy movements in Hong Kong and Tibet.”
One day after Russia began its incursion into Ukraine, the IOC wrote in a statement calling for all International Federations to “relocate or cancel their sports events currently planned in Russia or Belarus.”
The IOC has long been considered a corrupt body, ignoring several atrocities around the globe.
The tough posture toward Russia is a new development for the governing body.
The IOC added:
“They should take the breach of the Olympic Truce by the Russian and Belarussian governments into account and give the safety and security of the athletes absolute priority. The IOC itself has no events planned in Russia or Belarus.”
In light of the disastrous ratings for the Genocide Games, the IOC could simply be course-correcting.
The ongoing persecution of the Uyghur Muslims, who have been put in forced labor camps by the CCP, was soft-pedaled by NBC broadcasters, much to the dismay of viewers.
NBC just casually working as a mouthpiece to push Chinese Communist propaganda. pic.twitter.com/8M45pyaTKN
— Kassy Dillon 🇺🇦 (@KassyDillon) February 4, 2022
The IOC continued:
“In addition, the IOC EB urges that no Russian or Belarussian national flag be displayed, and no Russian or Belarussian anthem be played in international sports events which are not already part of the respective World Anti-Doping Agency sanctions for Russia.”
The international response against Putin has been swift and severe.
China has not received the same amount of political pressure for its human rights abuses, but if the country makes a move on Taiwan, it could face similar backlash.
Putin might have miscalculated how harshly his military action would be received.