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China Threatens Leeds Olympic Base Pull-out over Dalai Lama Visit

  • VOA Tibetan

Chinese officials have threatened to pull their Olympic athletes out of Leeds training camp to pressure the organizers into cancelling Dalai Lama’s visit to the city.The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader is set to address the Yorkshire International Business Convention on Friday.

Leeds is due to host China's pre-Olympic Games training for about 300 athletes, coaches and support staff in early July.

Last month, China snubbed minister-level meetings with Britain to protest David Cameron's decision to meet with the Dalai Lama when the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader visited the country to receive the Templeton Prize.

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