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    I saw some footage of these guys practicing. Half looked a bit old. I think they'd lose 20-0 if they play against Jamaica and would likely be carried off the rink in stretchers if they play Russia, Canada or the US. In other words, where they're "really from" is a cover story to let them save face.

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    US announces diplomatic boycott:

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/whi...human-n1285419

    Beijing will not be thrilled by this. They will likely retaliate. The question is how will they respond?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolboy:
    US announces diplomatic boycott:

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/whi...human-n1285419

    Beijing will not be thrilled by this. They will likely retaliate. The question is how will they respond?
    If they were sensible they would just ignore it as it has zero impact. When I am watching the opening ceremony which government officials are present is not my main focus

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    If they were sensible they would just ignore it as it has zero impact. When I am watching the opening ceremony which government officials are present is not my main focus
    But what about the feelings if one billion Chinese?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mucaari:
    But what about the feelings if one billion Chinese?
    Just censor that news, what they don't know won't hurt them

    Of course what they will do is make a big fuss about it, mountain out of a molehill.
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    Saw the response of the foreign office on Al Jazeera and he was basically saying, "Who cares?" as it doesn't impact any of the events (in terms of athletic competition, athletes who will attend, etc.). Hell, I didn't even know officials attended these things, other than country-level IOC officials...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MABinPengChau:
    Saw the response of the foreign office on Al Jazeera and he was basically saying, "Who cares?" as it doesn't impact any of the events (in terms of athletic competition, athletes who will attend, etc.). Hell, I didn't even know officials attended these things, other than country-level IOC officials...
    Of course, publicly they will say who cares. They are not gonna say "this impacts us a lot." Face matters to Beijing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MABinPengChau:
    Saw the response of the foreign office on Al Jazeera and he was basically saying, "Who cares?" as it doesn't impact any of the events (in terms of athletic competition, athletes who will attend, etc.). Hell, I didn't even know officials attended these things, other than country-level IOC officials...
    I think they went beyond that ...

    “Without being invited, American politicians keep hyping the so-called diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics, which is purely wishful thinking and grandstanding,” Zhao told reporters at a daily briefing. “If the U.S. side is bent on going its own way, China will take firm countermeasures.”
    https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden...457d910a8f1ae8
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    Guess I got the edited version soundbite on the TV news...

    Whatever, it's a tempest in a teacup, no one cares, very little interest in the Olympics this year from what I can see...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MABinPengChau:
    Guess I got the edited version soundbite on the TV news...

    Whatever, it's a tempest in a teacup, no one cares, very little interest in the Olympics this year from what I can see...
    Very little interest in the winter Olympics. Beijing winters can be very frigid, but usually its very dry and arid and there usually is very little snow, which melts away quickly. That kinda knocks the winter feel of the Olympics.
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