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Blinken said that the United States has not decided to participate in the Olympics in China yet

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This was stated on Wednesday by Secretary of State Anthony Blinken at a conference organized by The New York Times.

"We are talking with partners and allies, countries in the world about what they think about the Games, about participation [in the Olympics]. This is an active conversation," he said. "We are getting closer to [hosting] the Games, but let me stop here now."

When asked about the timing of the decision , Blinken replied: "We'll see. The games are coming."

In May, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, called on the international community to diplomatically boycott the Olympic Games in China. In her opinion, the leaders of the leading countries of the world should refrain from participating in the games. The reason was the mass repressions attributed to the PRC in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Beijing categorically rejects such allegations. At the same time, the US National Olympic Committee opposed the boycott.

The XXIV Winter Olympics will be held in Beijing from February 4 to 20, 2022. The capital of the People's Republic of China was chosen as the venue for its holding at the session of the International Olympic Committee in Kuala Lumpur on July 31, 2015.