Denmark joins diplomatic boycott of Beijing Games

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Denmark, like a number of other countries, will not send official representatives to the Winter Olympics in China next month due to human rights concerns. The decision was based on “an overall view of the situation,” Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod told the Ritzau news agency late Friday, adding Denmark’s views on Beijing’s policies were no secret. Kofod told the Danish radio station DR that the government will show its support to Danish athletes – just not in person in Beijing. There has been a flurry of diplomatic boycotts against the Beijing Games since the United States announced in December …

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