Protests are set to be held in around 50 cities across the world calling for a mass boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics "over one of the worst human rights crises of our time".
Two-time Olympic speed skating champion Apolo Ohno believes the United States should focus on the "purity of sport" by competing at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and resisting calls for a boycott.
North Korea’s withdrawal from the upcoming Olympics has echoes of the 1964 Games in Tokyo although the reasons behind it are very different.
The American State Department has denied that it will discuss a boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics with its allies, contradicting earlier comments from a spokesperson.
A boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics is "something that we wish to discuss", a spokesperson for the American State Department has said.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has warned the Olympics should not be "a marketplace of demonstrations".