.Pyongyang, North Korea
(Photo credit: Instagram/tokyo2020)

  • The punishment is for refusing to send their contingent to Tokyo Olympics
  • North Korea cited the COVID-19 pandemic as reason to not send a team
  • Individual athletes could still be accepted 

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The NHL on Friday agreed on a deal with international bodies including the IOC. (Photo credit: AP)

  • NHL players had skipped the 2018 Pyeongchang Games
  • The players will still have the opportunity to withdraw if pandemic circumstances warrant
  • The NHL had scheduled a three-week break 

.Beijing, China
China is building new venues in the capital city for the games. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@Beijing2022)

  • The Winter Games are scheduled to commence in less than six months
  • Beijing will become the first city ever to have hosted both Summer and Winter Games
  • There is not enough clarity if spectators and a live audience would be permitted

2020 Tokyo Olympics began on July 23. (Photo credit: Instagram/tokyo2020)

  • Supporters of the boycott argue that human rights in China have only deteriorated since the 2008 Summer Games
  • 180+ human rights groups wrote an open letter urging leaders to "commit to a diplomatic boycott" of the 2022 games
  • No government has yet declared a boycott of the event