<Article 50 Paragraph 2 of the Olympic Charter> prohibits political, religious, and racial protests and propaganda activities in Olympic-related facilities and areas where the Olympic Games are held.

However, it has been revealed that articles promoting the revolutionary spirit of Mao Zedong and the Chinese Communist Party have been posted on the official website of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics for the fifth month in a row.



On June 22, ahead of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, the students of the <Capital Sports Academy> in Beijing listened to a lecture related to the Winter Olympics simultaneously with the students of the <Jinggang Mountain Mao Zedong Red Army School> via video.

The purpose of the lecture was to inspire youth national confidence through China's Olympic history and to share sports-related stories with Mao Zedong, while jointly learning the journey of the 100-year Olympic movement of the Communist Party of China.




In the lecture, Mao Zedong swam the Yangtze River 18 times from the age of 63 to 73, along with an article titled 'Study on Physical Education' (体育之研究) published in the <New Year of Application> when Mao Zedong was young. has a story.



In this article, Xiao Wenwei, the principal of <Jinggangshan Mao Zedong Red Army School> says: “Jinggang Mountain is the cradle of the Chinese revolution. Recently, under the leadership of the Party (Communist Party of China), the people of Jinggang Mountain have won the war to escape poverty, and the people's standard of living has improved significantly."



It is because of the educational program planned by the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee News and Propaganda Department that the students of Beijing's <Capital Athletic Academy> were able to listen to these lectures simultaneously with the students of <Jinggang Mountain Mao Zedong Red Army School> through video. As for the purpose of this program, the organizing committee explains, “We share the Olympic-Paralympic knowledge of youth across the country, promote patriotism that strives for the country, and practice the core socialist values ​​by promoting national pride.”



Jinggang Mountain (Jinggang Mountain, 井冈山) is located on the border of Jiangxi Province and Hunan Province in China. After an unsuccessful harvest uprising in 1927, Mao Zedong led the remaining 1,000 men and set up a base at Jinggang Mountain, a blessed fortress. He gained power in this mountain and was able to establish the Chinese Soviet Republic. During the Cultural Revolution, this place became a must-visit place for the Red Guards.



The intention of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee setting aside a number of schools in China and selecting <Jinggang Mountain Mao Zedong Red Army School> to plan a program to share video lessons with students in Beijing is so obvious that it needs no explanation. .



Learning the spirit of Mao Zedong and promoting the achievements of the CCP is an internal affairs of China. However, the problem is that these contents were published on the official Olympic website. Since it was first published on June 25, it has not been taken down until now.



What does the fact that Mao Zedong swam the Yangtze River 18 times between the ages of 63 and 73 years, the living standard of the Chinese people greatly improved under the leadership of the Party, and the practice of the core socialist values ​​have anything to do with the Beijing Winter Olympics, a global festival?



In contrast to the massive propaganda of Mao Zedong that does not need to be and should not be, there is an exceptionally no schedule and route for the torch relay that should be. In general, if you look at the official website of the past Olympics, the torch relay schedule and route were released at least a year ago, but not a single word is mentioned on the official website of the Beijing Winter Olympics.




The Beijing Winter Olympics torch was lit in Olympia, Greece on the 18th and handed over to the Beijing organizing committee yesterday (19th). Even though they received the torch, they are not giving out specific plans such as the relay schedule and route. An official from the Korea Sports Council explained, "This is because, if the schedule and route of the successful relay are disclosed in advance, groups criticizing China's human rights abuses will launch a surprise demonstration."



During the last Tokyo Olympics, Chinese cyclists wore the 'Mao Zedong badge' on their chests to attend the awards ceremony, causing controversy, but the International Olympic Committee (IOC) did not impose any sanctions. On the other hand, the Republic of Korea suffered a situation where the so-called 'Sun-Shin Yi banner' was put up in the Tokyo Olympic Athletes' Village and then voluntarily removed.



The Korea Athletic Association got the idea from the 'Sangyu Twelve Sunsin and Immortality' (尙有十二 舜臣不生, I still have twelve ships, I haven't died yet), which Admiral Yi Sun-sin gave to the king during the Imjin War to boost the morale of the Taegeuk warriors. To God, the support and support of 50 million people still remains.” The Japanese media took issue with this as having political intentions, and a far-right group protested in front of the Korean Athletes' Village, waving the Rising Sun flag, a war criminal flag.



As the repercussions grew, the IOC visited the Korean athletes' office and requested the banner to be removed, and in a letter, it said, "The phrase quoted on the banner may be reminiscent of a general participating in battle, so it should be removed in violation of Article 50 of the Olympic Charter." requested again.

A high-ranking Japanese-American IOC official even visited the athletes' village and threatened to take disciplinary action if the banner was not removed.



Prior to this, the IOC also requested the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee to delete the mark of Dokdo that was posted on the website of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

The IOC, which has imposed a particularly harsh standard on Korea several times, has been on the sidelines for the fifth month in regards to the propaganda of Mao Zedong on the Beijing Winter Olympics website.    

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