Winter Olympics: US Olympian Angela Ruggiero delighted athletes not being punished over politics after Beijing boycott announced

Four-time Olympian Angela Ruggiero greeted the announcement of the United States’ diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Games with relief on Monday, delighted there was no suggestion athletes should also stay away.Ruggiero, who won ice hockey gold for the United States in 1998 and later served as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), said it was important athletes were not penalised for politics.“My initial reaction was a bit of relief that it wasn’t anything more dramatic,”…


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