BEIJING OLYMPICS

No Swedish decision yet on diplomatic boycott of Olympics

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  • After the USA, Canada and Great Britain announced that they will carry out a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics, the issue has been raised once again in Sweden.

  • New sports minister Anders Ygeman says the government is aware of the ongoing discussions throughout Europe, but hasn't yet recieved a formal invitation to go.

  • The French minister for education today announced that the country will not take part in a diplomatic boycott, while the foreign minister wants a joint EU-decision.