Mikaela Shiffrin will go down in history as one of the greatest ski racers of all time. Shiffrin is one of the faces of the Olympics and says:
“The Olympics is big, and it’s something that you shoot for, and you don’t want to miss it.”
For Beijing 2022, there are some conflicting viewpoints.
There has been a discussion of a boycott against the games in 2022 due to China’s policy on Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in the western region, Xinjiang. The policy was deemed as “genocide” by the US Government. Beijing has denied this and is claiming it is politicizing sports. This policy puts athletes in an uncomfortable position in an event “that is supposed to bring the world together.”
In the CNN Interview, Shiffrin says:
“And you certainly don’t want to be put in the position of having to choose between human rights like morality versus being able to do your job, which on the other hand can bring light to some issues or can actually bring hope to the world at a very difficult time.”