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IOC suspends N Korea from Beijing Olympics for Tokyo no-show

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Thank you IOC for saving humanity once again from the perils of countries that don’t abide by Your rules.

*- “Asked what the IOC's message would be to countries like North Korea and Afghanistan — where women risk losing the right to play sports — Bach said taking part in the Olympics can “show to the world how it could look like if everybody would respect the same rules, if everybody would live together peacefully without any kind of discrimination.”*

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Ok, then. In that regards, what will the IOC do about China’s alleged human rights violations?

Oh!? Your opinion ‘rules’ change. - Looks like You will just bow and kowtow to THAT host country:

- “Less than five months from the start of the 2022 Winter Games, it was suggested to Bach that China's treatment of its Muslim minority Uyghur people was also a humanitarian issue and not yet directly addressed by the IOC.

*“There are limitations in our influence," the IOC president said. "It’s to take care of humanitarian issues within the Olympic community. This is what we are doing.”*

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IOC president Thomas Bach said the North Korean national Olympic body will also now forfeit money it was due from previous Olympics. 

Since when do the IOC pay countries or owe money to them?

And when have countries been penalized in subsequent Olympics for not sending a team? No teams were punished for boycotting the Moscow Games in 1980. It's mandatory?

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Meh, that doesn't mean they won't allow individual North Korean athletes to compete, like they did with Russia.

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North Korea did the responsible thing in the circumstances. A pity the other nations didnt skip this Olympics too.

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North Korea withdrew its team in April from the Tokyo Olympics citing a need to protect athletes from the “world public health crisis caused by COVID-19.”

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NK does have the right to protect its people from covid.

Pitty the NK people can not be protected from Kim.

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“They were violating the Olympic Charter and did not fulfill their obligation as stated in the Olympic Charter to participate,” Bach said at a news conference after an IOC executive board meeting.

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Thomas Bach said the North Korean national Olympic body will also now forfeit money it was due from previous Olympics. The unspecified amount — potentially millions of dollars — had been withheld because of international sanctions.

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More millions he can put towards his pay check.

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Less than five months from the start of the 2022 Winter Games, it was suggested to Bach that China's treatment of its Muslim minority Uyghur people was also a humanitarian issue and not yet directly addressed by the IOC.

“There are limitations in our influence," the IOC president said. "It’s to take care of humanitarian issues within the Olympic community. This is what we are doing.”

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More likely taking care of his own multi-million pay check. No olympics = no over inflated pay check for him.

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So I guess it’s not all about fun, games and peace.

Its countries being forced to join or pay heavy fines?

What is this?

Should be interesting to see if NK even gives a crap about it.

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Suspended for not sedning athletes due to safety concerns? This may actually be the first time I feel sorry for NK. IOC is not showing much regard for life and the health of people. It's actually forcing people to attend events which could be super-spreader events?

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4 Feb 2022 is just around the corner. I am sure DPRK will not want to send their teams to China, for the very same health reasons. Win-win.

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So much for the IOC not being a political organization... Guess they didn't see any upside or potential profit there, and decided to cut their losses. You have to wonder how China is going to react...

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Yet more proof that the IOC is a childish, petty, money-hungry, self-important dictatorship.

"We're doing it for the athletes" in one breath, "Screw you, you wanted to be safe instead of playing my silly games, you're not coming to my next party" in the other.

The IOC should be cut off, all olympics should be disbanded. It's an archaic tradition and needs to die in thee name of progress.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

North Korea thumbs their noses at the UN Security Council and the International Atomic Energy Agency. I really don't see them giving a hoot about anything the International Olymic Committee has to say about them.

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Since when has a country not attending the Olympic games been a breach of any "rules".

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Since when has a country not attending the Olympic games been a breach of any "rules".

The world is changing. Once democratic governments are becoming increasingly authoritarian. The IOC sees the way clear to follow suit.

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World Emperor Bacha has declared and we must listen. His wallet lost of ad revenue from Tokyo so he needs to get that back anyway he can. What hotel and how much per night in Beijingu?

3 ( +4 / -1 )

North Korea look like Santa Claus compared to what Chiba does.

boycott Beijing Olympics

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OMG what the hell is up with this fool bach!!!!!

Look we ALL know NK had more than covid as a reason not to come BUT it was a real VALID reason to take a pass, clearly after whats happened & still happening here!!

Now back to bach, I have a question for you ""tough guy"" WHY didnt you do the same to CANADA when they said they werent coming to Japan for 2020!!!! Ok bach explain what happened to your NADS back in Mar 2020, I am sure I am not the only one interested in your reply!!!! Come you can do it, well actually not likely!

And yeah as another pointed out CLEARLY the ioc is getting political with NK, if you are going to do that ioc the do it with regards to CHINA!!!

Yeah right all I hear is the crickets, the ioc should be disbanded!!!

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Now is a good time for the IOC to come down hard on China.

Supporting China with all of its Human Rights Abuses, Military Posturing and Threats

is not Globally Acceptable.

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