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Olympics VP Will Not Raise Human Rights Ahead of Beijing Winter Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Wednesday it will not challenge 2022 Winter Olympic Games host China over its human rights record, claiming the governing body’s remit is purely about sport and not dictating to sovereign countries. When asked about the treatment of minority Muslim Uyghurs in China, IOC Vice President John Coates told an audience in his home country Australia the body simply has no mandate to act.…

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