The Boycott of the Chinese Winter Olympics and other sports news

These are the most important sports news of the week .

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These were the most relevant sports news of this week. Photo: Unsplash

LatinAmerican Post| Juan Manuel Londoño

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James Rodríguez scored his 100th goal at Everton

Colombian footballer James Rodriguez scored a goal for Everton in their game against Crystal Palace on Monday. It was a triumphant return for James, who had not played for more than a month and has been the target of constant criticism from the European press.

With that goal, James reached 100 in Europe, which places him among the Colombian soccer players with the most goals abroad.

The case of racism between Valencia and Cádiz gets complicated

At the close of this edition, the case of racism between the player of Cadiz Juan Cala and the player of Valencia Mouctar Diakhaby continues to give something to talk about. Cala proffered a racial slur at Diakhaby in a La Liga game last Saturday. However, the player from Cadiz denies the accusations and affirms that a "media lynching" has been undertaken against him.

This Tuesday Valencia released a press release in which he assures that the "do not believe" Cala. The team assured that: "Cala has lost a great opportunity to accept his mistake and apologize to the affected player."

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The possibility of a Boycott of the Winter Olympics grows

The abuse of the Uyghurs could affect the winter Olympics in China, according to an analysis by the risk consulting group Eurasia Group.

According to this group, "Western governments and companies face increasing pressure from human rights defenders and political critics in China to boycott the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics." They also added that "activists have focused on Beijing's targeted crackdown on Uyghurs in Xinjiang, which some Western governments have called" genocide. "

A boycott by Western countries to the Winter Olympics in China could have repercussions on the part of the Asian country, which could have economic and diplomatic repercussions against countries that impede the normal course of their games.

Recently, another sporting event that has been the target of boycotts has been the World Cup in Qatar . It seems that the international community is falling more and more heavily on those countries that violate human rights.