After Japanese authorities, hosts of the Olympic Games, were ignored by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in accepting vaccines offered by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), they refused to use them for their athletes.
“We have been taking comprehensive anti-infectious disease measures for the Tokyo Games in order to allow participation without vaccinations,” said Olympic Minister Tamayo Marukawa, according to The Washington Times of March 12.
She added, “There is no change to our principle of not making vaccinations a prerequisite.”
Among the measures acknowledged by Marukawa are test-taking, the use of masks, social distancing, and the use of a bubble for the protection of athletes.
The agreement between the IOC and the CCP emphasizes that young and healthy athletes will be vaccinated. However, the IOC initially said that vaccination would not be mandatory.
Although the IOC said it would pay for the vaccines it did not disclose the value of the deal.
“This offer will really only apply to (national Olympic committees) in territories where the Chinese vaccination has been approved by their national health authorities,” IOC official James MacLeod said.
Likewise, IOC President Thomas Bach reported that several Olympic teams were vaccinated, but without specifying which countries.
Some 11,000 athletes, plus coaches, media, volunteers, and officials, numbering in the tens of thousands, will participate in the Summer Olympics.
The strong influence of the CCP in international institutions such as the U.N. and the main financial institutions of the world—World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Inter-American Development Bank, among others—in which former officials of the Chinese communist regime participate, is well known. It is to be assumed that the IOC is one of them.
Human rights violations committed by the CCP have prompted calls for a boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics. Among them is the massive persecution of the Uighur ethnic group, classified as genocide by several countries.
No lesser are the crimes and outrages committed against creeds and religions such as Falun Dafa or Falun Gong and all those who refuse to adopt the ideology of the CCP as the main one.
It is against this backdrop that other international alliances have been formed in an attempt to halt the advance of CCP’s influence in the international community.
In September, a coalition of 160 human rights groups delivered a letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) urging it revoke Beijing’s hosting of the Winter Olympics.
“The world must ask whether China, slowly strangling an entire people, has the moral standing to host the 2022 Winter Olympics,” a Washington Post editorial asks. “We think not,” it states.