Austrian Government Opposes Boycott of the China Winter Olympics

More+Events ♦ Published: December 16, 2021; 12:05 ♦ (Vindobona)

The Austrian government has expressed its opposition to a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in China. Read which countries support the boycott and what the Austrian government has said about it.

Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg: "I am skeptical about artificial politicization of these Winter Games." / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / wuqiang_beijing, CC BY 3.0 (

Various countries have announced that they will engage in a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in China, but the Austrian government under Chancellor Karl Nehammer has announced that it does not support a boycott.

Austria “against the politicization of the games” …