COVID, not diplomatic boycott, is the real threat to Beijing games
The diplomatic boycotts of various nations are minor bruises which will dissipate long before the flame is lit at the opening ceremonies.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing alongside Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly, left, Sport Minister Pascale St-Onge, and Liberal MP Adam van Koeverden in the West Block on Dec. 8. The greatest immediate threat to Beijing is not the posturing of other nations, it is the prevalence of the Omicron variant, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade