Canada considering Beijing Olympic Games boycott over Shuai Peng situation
If you haven't been living under a rock you already know pretty much everything about the Shuai Peng situation. The Chinese players is in the spotlight around the world after speaking out about sexual harassment allegation against a high-ranking government official. Her whereabouts and daily life have been murky since then but Chinese media is reporting that she is safe and sound.
Not many around the world are impressed by their reports and Canada is considering drastic action because of the situation. One of the most successful winter sports nations is in talks to potentially boycott the Olympics next year.
"Canada remains deeply disturbed by the troubling reports of human rights violations in China," said Syrine Khoury, press secretary to Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly, in a statement to CTVNews.ca. Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau publicly said:
"There are an awful lot of athletes in Canada and around the world who have been training, focused on this very, very much. We're looking for a way to both be able to see them show their capacities and fulfill all the hard work that they've done for many years while continuing to demonstrate our real concerns with the way the Chinese government has behaved."
Whether they go through with it remains to be seen but it appereas they care considering it seriously.