Federal Council to forgo attending the 2022 Winter Olympics due to the pandemic
Bern, 26.01.2022 - In view of the uncertain pandemic situation in Switzerland and the fact that no substantive bilateral meetings and no contacts with athletes will be able to take place due to efforts in China to contain the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Council has decided not to attend the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing.
he 24th Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will be held in China from 4 February to 13 March. In view of the ongoing strained pandemic situation in Switzerland and the fact that no substantive meetings or contacts with Swiss athletes would be able to take place during the Games in China due to health restrictions, the Federal Council decided on 26 January not to attend the Games. The Federal Council will instead cheer on the Swiss athletes from home.
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