Olympic Games: China

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 11th February 2022.

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Photo of Baroness Grey-Thompson Baroness Grey-Thompson Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have issued to sporting representatives of (1) Team GB, and (2) Paralympics GB, participating in the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games regarding the exercise of fundamental human rights in China.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

We have provided specific advice to the British Olympic and Paralympic Associations, including in respect of security, Chinese law and society, to ensure Team GB and Paralympics GB are as well prepared as possible for the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing. We wish our athletes every success and they will continue to have our full support throughout the games. Officials in Beijing stand ready to provide consular assistance if needed.

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