IOC: China human rights 'not within' our remit

This file photo taken on November 1, 2019 shows chairman of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games coordination committee John Coates speaking at a joint press conference of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo 2020 organisation committee in Tokyo.

What you need to know:

  • When asked about the treatment of the Uyghur minority in China, IOC Vice President John Coates said the body has no mandate to act.

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