April 26, 2021
Ms. Susanne Lyons
U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee
27 S Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Re: Stop the 2022 Genocide Games
Dear Ms. Lyons:
As you know, over 100 individuals associated with national security, human rights and faith organizations joined us in writing you on April 15th urging the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee to press for the 2022 Winter Games to be held in a venue other than Beijing, China in light of the Chinese Communist Party’s ongoing genocide and other crimes against humanity.
The signatories of our open letter made clear that doing otherwise would be tantamount to rewarding the Chinese Communist Party for such outrages by allowing it to host perhaps the most prestigious international event in the world. We strongly believe that the CCP should be recognized as the Transnational Criminal Organization it is and treated accordingly.
Consequently, we asked that you respond within ten days “whether you and the rest of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee will stand with us or with the genocidal Chinese Communist Party.” As we have not had the courtesy of a reply, the USOPC has left us no choice but to pursue a boycott of what will henceforth be known as the Genocide Games.
To that end, we will be using every available vehicle, including a public protest in Colorado Springs on May 29th, to urge the American people, policymakers, athletes and sponsors to refuse to legitimate the Chinese perpetrators of deadly oppression of ethnic minorities including Uyghur Muslims, involuntary organ harvesting, industrial-scale forced abortions and sterilizations, toxic pollution and other monstrous crimes itemized in our previous letter.
We once again urge you and your Committee to stand forfreedom by sponsoring 2022 Freedom Olympics in this country or elsewhere and against Communist China’s Genocide Games.
Women’s Rights Without Frontiers
Brian T. Kennedy
Committee on the Present Danger: China
International Olympic Committee
President Joe Biden
Vice President Kamala Harris
Secretary of State Anthony Blinken
National Security Advisor to the President Jake Sullivan
Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member James Risch
House Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Greg Meeks
House Committee on Foreign Affairs Ranking Member Michael McCaul
Tom Lantos Commission
International Religious Freedom Caucus
Congressional-Executive Commission on China
Worldwide Corporate Sponsors of the 2022 Olympics:
Proctor & Gamble