German Olympic judo champion to boycott Beijing opening ceremony

Other News Materials 15 April 2008 19:05 (UTC +04:00)

(dpa) - German Olympic judo champion Yvonne Boenisch announced Tuesday that she is to boycott the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics in protest at China's actions in Tibet.

"I want to set an example by not taking part in the opening ceremony," the 27-year-old gold medal winner from Athens 2004 told German national television station ZDF.