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Olympic athletes confront free speech issues in Beijing

The Winter Olympics are a major platform for athletes to prove their talents. But athletes are confronting a dilemma: stay silent or speak out on human rights issues in China.

Former Olympic cross-country skier Noah Hoffman, now a board member with Global Athlete, urges athletes to hold their fire — at least until they’re back from China. Hoffman speaks with host Scott Tong.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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