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Yearender 2021: Sports Helped Fight Vagaries Even As Mental Health And Racism Dominated Headlines

Dec 25, 2021 Jayanta Oinam

Sports was at its grandest best in the Land of the Rising Sun. In COVID times, it was nothing short of a miracle for Japan to successfully stage Tokyo Olympics. Here's a look back at world sports in 2021.

Peng Shuai, Chinese Tennis Star, Denies Making Sexual Assault Accusations Against Zhang Gaoli

Dec 20, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Peng Shuai made headlines last month when a social media post from her account accused a former top Communist Party official of having forced her into sex. The social media post was taken down quickly.


Peng Shuai Disappearance: IOC Uncertain About Chinese Tennis Player's Safety

The IOC's two video calls are the only reported contacts Peng Shuai has had with people outside China since Nov. 2 when she sent a social media post alleging she was sexually assaulted by a former top Communist Party official.

Peng Shuai Saga: Women's Tennis Association May Cancel Events Beyond 2022 In China

Dec 02, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Peng Shuai was out of public view after accusing former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli of a sexual assault in a November 2 social media post. However, Peng Shuai spoke with IOC chief Thomas Bach in a video call after that.


Peng Shuai: European Union Wants 'Verifiable Proof' Chinese Tennis Player Is Safe

Peng Shuai, a three-time Olympian and former top-ranked doubles player, dropped out of public view after accusing a former Communist Party official of sexual assault.

26 November, 2021

Peng Shuai Saga: Beijing's Grip On Power And Stifling Of China's #MeToo Movement

Associated Press (AP)

Peng Shuai, a former Wimbledon and French Open doubles champion, had been out of the public eye since November 2, 2021 when she penned a since-deleted social media post accusing former Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual misconduct.


22 November, 2021

Peng Shuai's Video Call: IOC Playing Into China's Hands?

Associated Press (AP)

A three-time Olympian, Peng Shuai accused Zhang Gaoli of sexual assault on social media in China, which was immediately taken down on its heavily censored Internet.


21 November, 2021

Peng Shuai VIDEO: Missing Chinese Tennis Star Seen At Youth Tournament In Beijing

Associated Press (AP)

The women’s professional tour threatened to pull events out of China unless the safety of the former No. 1 doubles player was assured.


21 November, 2021

#WhereIsPengShuai: Photos Of Missing Chinese Tennis Star Posted Online

Associated Press (AP)

The state TV employee wrote the photos, which cannot be seen by most internet users in China, were on Peng Shuai’s account on the WeChat message service with the comment, “Happy Weekend".


20 November, 2021

Where is Peng Shuai? Photos Of Missing Chinese Tennis Star Posted Online

Associated Press (AP)

Peng Shuai, 35, hasn't been seen in public since posting a statement on social media this month accusing Zhang Gaoli, a former member of the ruling inner circle of power, of forcing her to have sex despite repeated refusals.


20 November, 2021

Where Is Peng Shuai? Why Isn't The International Olympic Committee Speaking Out?

Associated Press (AP)

The IOC seems content to go along with this ridiculous, clumsy ruse, not wanting to do anything to rock the billion-dollar party it will be staging in and around Beijing starting February 4.


19 November, 2021

Doubts Over Chinese Tennis Star Peng Shuai's Email Raise Safety Concerns

Associated Press (AP)

Chinese officials have said nothing publicly since the accusation about two weeks ago by Peng Shuai that she was sexually assaulted by a former top government official.


18 November, 2021

Where Is Peng Shuai? China Silent On Missing Tennis Star Despite Global Pressure

Associated Press (AP)

Chinese officials have said nothing publicly since the accusation about two weeks ago by Peng Shuai that she was sexually assaulted by a former top government official.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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