Psaki says the U.S. isn’t discussing a joint boycott of Beijing Olympics

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on April 7 that the United States was not considering a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

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JEN PSAKI: Well, these are the Winter Olympics of next winter, I should say. So some time away as it relates to the second part of your question. And certainly, our hope is that we are at a point where enough people across the country and hopefully around the world have been vaccinated. But we will rely on health and medical experts on that particular piece.

Our position on the 2022 Olympics has not changed. We have not discussed and are not discussing any joint boycott with allies and partners. We, of course, consult closely with allies and partners at all levels to define our common concerns and establish a shared approach. But there's no discussion underway of a change in our plans regarding the Beijing Olympics from the United States' point of view.