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Sport

China rejects call by right groups to revoke right to host Winter Olympics

BEIJING (Reuters) - China opposes attempts by groups to politicise sporting events, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday, rejecting calls from human rights groups for the International Olympic Committee to reconsider Beijing hosting the 2022 Winter Games.

Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian made the comment at a daily news briefing in Beijing.

Reporting by Cate Cadell; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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