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Question ref. S6W-04478
Asked by: Ross Greer, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party
Date lodged: 18 November 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to engage with the organisers of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics ahead of or during the games.

Current status: Answered by Maree Todd on 3 December 2021


Answer

The participation of competitors, including Scottish competitors, at the Olympics and Paralympics is a matter for the British Olympic Association and British Paralympic Association, which are required to operate independently of Government under International Olympic Committee regulations.

The Scottish Government shares the concerns which have been widely expressed in relation to China’s human rights record, including the reports of serious, widespread and systematic human rights violations being committed in Xinjiang.