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These Are the Countries Joining the Diplomatic Boycott of the Beijing Olympics

The games are scheduled to begin on Feb. 4 and run through Feb. 20.

A lantern containing the Olympic flame for Beijing 2022 Winter Games is on display at Beijing Olympic Tower on November 5, 2021 in Beijing.
A lantern containing the Olympic flame for Beijing 2022 Winter Games is on display at Beijing Olympic Tower on November 5, 2021 in Beijing.Photographer: Hou Yu/China News Service/Getty Images

The list of countries who have said they will not send government officials to the Winter Olympics in Beijing is growing. 

The U.S. was the first to announce a diplomatic boycott of the China games, citing the country’s human rights abuses. Now, other nations are following suit. Athletes from the countries will still continue to compete. The games are scheduled to begin on Feb. 4 and run through Feb. 20.