Stephen kinnock

Boycott beckons for ‘Genocide Olympics’

Tennis is in the news again and this time it’s not Emma Raducanu’s prodigious feats making the headlines. Chinese sensation Peng Shuai, a onetime Wimbledon doubles champion, has gone missing a fortnight after accusing a former top party official of forcing her to have sex after playing tennis at his home.  Unlike the craven apparatchiks of the International Olympic Committee or the National Basketball Association, the Women’s Tennis Association has threatened to pull tournaments out of China, with the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals demanding clarity from the Beijing authorities. It’s refreshing stuff from a top sports body, with Shuai’s fellow professionals queuing up to join the #WhereIsPengShuai protest. Serena Williams has declared ‘This must be investigated and we