Human rights, COVID at issue 1 year before Beijing Olympics

A cleaner wearing a face mask to curb the spread of the coronavirus walks by a Beijing Winter Olympics merchandise store inside the Olympics Tower in Beijing on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will open a year from now. Most of the venues have been completed as the Chinese capital becomes the first city to hold both the Winter and Summer Olympics. Beijing held the 2008 Summer Olympics. But these Olympics are presenting some major problems. They are already scarred by accusations of rights abuses including "genocide"against more than 1 million Uighurs and other Muslim ethnic groups in western China.