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EU Ministers, Heads of Olympic Committees Oppose Beijing Boycott

Brdo pri Kranju, 17 March - EU sports ministers and chairs of national Olympics committees meeting for a one-day informal conference in Brdo pri Kranju on Monday said they strongly opposed a boycott of the Beijing Olympics over the latest unrest in Tibet.

Brdo pri Kranju.
Informal meeting of EU sports ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju.
Informal meeting of EU sports ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju.
Informal meeting of EU sports ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju.
European Olympic Committee President Patrick Hickey (centre) and Slovenian Olympic Committee chair Janez Kocijancic (right) at an informal meeting of EU sports ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju.
European Olympic Committee President Patrick Hickey (centre) and Slovenian Olympic Committee chair Janez Kocijancic (right) at an informal meeting of EU sports ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju.
European Olympic Committee President Patrick Hickey (centre) and Slovenian Olympic Committee chair Janez Kocijancic (right) at an informal meeting of EU sports ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju.
Informal meeting of EU sports ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju.
Participants of an informal meeting of EU sports ministers arriving at the venue.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju.
Participants of an informal meeting of EU sports ministers arriving at the venue.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju.
Participants of an informal meeting of EU sports ministers arriving at the venue.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju.
Participants of an informal meeting of EU sports ministers arriving at the venue.
European Commissioner Jan Figel (left) and Education and Sport Minister Miran Zver.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju.
Participants of an informal meeting of EU sports ministers arriving at the venue.
European Commissioner Jan Figel (left) and Education and Sport Minister Miran Zver.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju.
Education and Sport Minister Miran Zver (left) and Sport Ministry Secretary General Simon Starcek at an informal meeting of EU sports ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju.
Participants of an informal meeting of EU sports ministers arriving at the venue.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju.
Participants of an informal meeting of EU sports ministers arriving at the venue.
European Commissioner Jan Figel (left) and Education and Sport Minister Miran Zver.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju.
Slovenian Sport Ministry Secretary General Simon Starcek at an informal meeting of EU sports ministers.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju.
Participants of an informal meeting of EU sports ministers arriving at the venue.
Pierre Mairesse, director general for Youth, Sport and Citizenship at the European Commission.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju.
Participants of an informal meeting of EU sports ministers arriving at the venue.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju.
Participants of an informal meeting of EU sports ministers arriving at the venue.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju.
Participants of an informal meeting of EU sports ministers arriving at the venue.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju.
Participants of an informal meeting of EU sports ministers arriving at the venue.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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