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Beijing Winter Olympics: China Faces Omicron Test Weeks Ahead Of The Games

Jan 13, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

With the success of the Winter Olympics and China's national dignity at stake, Beijing is doubling down on its 'zero-tolerance' COVID-19 policy. Across China, more than 20 million people are in some form of lockdown.

Beijing Winter Olympics: Banned From The Games By IOC, North Korea Puts Blame Elsewhere

Jan 07, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

In September, the International Olympic Committee suspended North Korea through 2022 for refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Summer Games, citing the pandemic.


Arif Khan, India's Beijing Winter Olympics-bound Athlete, Included In TOPS Core Group

Arif Khan is the first Indian athlete to qualify for two events at the Winter Olympic Games, scheduled to be held in Beijing from February 4. Khan will compete in the Slalom and Giant Slalom events.

Beijing Winter Olympics: Japan Has 'No Plans To Send A Government Delegation'

Dec 24, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Japan's decision not to send a government delegation to Beijing Winter Olympics follows a move by the United States and a few other democratic nations including Australia, Britain and Canada, which cited China's human rights violations.


Beijing Winter Olympics: China Puts City Of 13 Million In Lockdown Ahead Of Games

Though the latest outbreak is 1,000 kilometers southwest of the Olympic host city of Beijing, any sign that the coronavirus pandemic might be worsening in China will raise questions.

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10 December, 2021

Beijing Winter Olympics: China Dismisses UK, Canada Games Boycott As 'Farce'

Associated Press (AP)

US, Canada and UK have said they won't send government dignitaries to the 2022 Winter Olympics to protest human rights abuses, while New Zealand said it informed Beijing earlier that it wouldn't be sending any officials due to pandemic.


09 December, 2021

Explainer: What Does An Olympic Diplomatic Boycott Achieve?

Associated Press (AP)

Canada became the latest country to join the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia in a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics to be held February 4-20 over human rights concerns.


09 December, 2021

Beijing Winter Olympics: Canada Joins US And Allies In The 2022 Games Boycott

Associated Press (AP)

The diplomatic moves by Canada, the U.S., Britain and Australia do not affect their athletes' ability to compete in the games. Justin Trudeau said his government has been talks with allies about it in recent months.


08 December, 2021

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

Associated Press (AP)

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.


08 December, 2021

Beijing Winter Olympics: Australia Joins US In Diplomatic Boycott Of The Games

Associated Press (AP)

Scott Morrison said it should come as no surprise that Australian officials would boycott Beijing Winter Olympics after the nation's relationship with China had broken down in recent years.


06 December, 2021

Beijing Winter Olympics: China Threatens Retaliation If US Boycott Games

Associated Press (AP)

US President Joe Biden has said he is considering a boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics, under which American athletes would still compete, and an announcement is expected this week.


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03 December, 2021

UN Urges Countries To Observe The Olympic Truce During Beijing Winter Games

Associated Press (AP)

A resolution adopted by consensus by the 193-nation world body recalled the ancient Greek tradition of ekecheiria, calling for an 'Olympic Truce,' to encourage a peaceful environment.


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.


20 November, 2021

2022 Winter Olympics: Jammu And Kashmir Alpine Skier Arif Khan Qualifies For Beijing Games

PTI

Arif Khan, who belongs from North Kashmir, sealed his spot at the 2022 Winter Olympics in a qualifier alpine skiing event in Dubai.


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

Beijing Winter Olympics: China Slams US President Joe Biden For 'Considering' Games Boycott

PTI

Joe Biden’s comment comes days after a virtual summit with Chinese counterpart XI Jinping, during which the two leaders said they should respect each other and co-exist in peace.


12 November, 2021

Beijing Winter Olympics: Two Athletes Test Positive For COVID-19 In Test Events

Associated Press (AP)

The two who tested positive are among 1,500 competitors and staff who have arrived in China since the test events began in early October.


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25 October, 2021

Covid-19: China Closes Tourist Sites Amid Surging Cases In Gansu Province

Associated Press (AP)

The spread of the delta variant by travellers and tour groups is of particular concern for China ahead of the Winter Olympics in Beijing in February.


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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