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

Jan 07, 2022 PTI

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 Dismisses UK, Canada Games Boycott As 'Farce'

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.

Explainer: What Does An Olympic Diplomatic Boycott Achieve?

Dec 09, 2021 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.

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

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.

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.

20 November, 2021

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


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

19 November, 2021

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


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.

22 October, 2021

2022 Winter Olympics: Beijing Begins Offering Booster Shots Ahead Of Games

Associated Press (AP)

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics are set to begin on February 4 next year and will go on till February 20. Bejing had earlier hosted 2008 Summer Olympics.

19 October, 2021

Students For A Free Tibet Demand Boycott of 2022 Beijing Olympic Games

Outlook Web Bureau

The protesters stated the protest was aimed at sending a clear message to international organisations and governments to implement targeted sanctions against China. It further demanded that countries boycott the Beijing Olympics.


19 October, 2021

2022 Winter Olympics: Rights Activists Urge Boycott Of Beijing ‘Genocide’ Games

Associated Press (AP)

Earlier on Monday, activist groups disrupted the flame lighting ceremony in southern Greece The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will run from February 4-20.

08 September, 2021

Human Rights Groups Urge Broadcasters Not To Cover 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Associated Press (AP)

The request comes in an open letter from rights groups representing minorities in China, including Uyghurs, Tibetans, Hong Kong residents and others

11 May, 2021

Why Sania Mirza Suffered Depression After Olympics Debut In 2008

Outlook Web Bureau

Sania Mirza, a former world number one in doubles, continues to serve India despite being a mother

17 December, 2020

IOC Accused Of Ignoring Human Rights For 2022 Beijing Games As Activists Speaks Against China's 'Orwellian' State


Rights groups speaking for Tibetans, Uighurs and others representing Hong Kong have sent an open letter to IOC President Thomas Bach

10 November, 2020

Brenton Rickard Caught In Doping, Australia Could Lose 2012 Olympic Medal

Associated Press (AP)

CAS said the case between Brenton Rickard and the International Olympic Committee was heard by video link. The court did not set a timeline for a verdict.

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.

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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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