Alyan Waheed

Mr Alyan Waheed is an undergraduate student studying IR at National Defence University Islamabad.

What is Olympic Diplomacy?: The Case of the 2022 Winter Olympics

Written by Alyan Waheed 12:18 pm

Olympics diplomacy is a type of diplomacy that hasn’t garnered much attention in the international diplomatic arena. Both (the hosting and the participating) states try to assert dominance through the performance of their athletes. The Olympics can also build alliances, which was the case with China and the US in 1971. However, China’s alarming human rights violations have called for a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
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