According to a report in the Washington Post, Joe Biden’s White House is set to impose an empty “diplomatic” boycott of the Olympics in China by refusing to send an official delegation.
However, he will still allow U.S. athletes to compete and allow American media networks to air the games regardless.
White House insiders told the Washington Post that after being urged by human rights activists to boycott the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, the Biden administration is trying to take a middle road. Instead of fully boycotting the event hosted by a country the White House calls genocidal, Biden is just going to cancel any official delegations and allow the athletes to carry on.
As Josh Rogin wrote at the Post: