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Sports - Omni sports
1/31/2022 10:16:42 AM
Ski racers settling into the start gate for Alpine World Cup events in the Rocky Mountains in early December squinted through sunshine that carried the temperature toward 50 degrees and glanced down at a course covered with pristine — and manufactured — snow.

Sports - Omni sports
1/27/2022 11:59:22 AM
The finance model for the Winter Olympics calls for the host country to spend several billion dollars, the IOC to earn a couple billion, and sports bodies to share around hundreds of millions.

Sports - Omni sports
1/26/2022 1:44:16 PM
Climate change is threatening the future of the Winter Olympics, reducing the number of suitable venues for the event around the globe, a report warned ahead of the Beijing Games.

World - International
1/24/2022 8:15:05 PM
Less than two weeks before the opening of the Winter Olympics, a few dozen COVID-19 cases in Beijing have prompted authorities to test millions of people in the capital and extend that to anyone buying cold medicine.

Sports - Omni sports
1/24/2022 10:28:19 AM
Beijing warned Monday that heavy air pollution is likely during the Winter Olympics, but said emergency plans were in place to ensure the Games are not disrupted by smog.

World - Region
1/22/2022 12:11:20 PM
The first commercial airline flights in one month took off Saturday from Xi'an in western China as the government eased travel curbs imposed after a coronavirus outbreak ahead of next month's Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Sports - Omni sports
1/20/2022 9:07:08 AM
Next month's Beijing Winter Olympics can still be meaningful even with the general public locked out because of Covid-19, a top official from last year's pandemic-delayed Tokyo Games has said.

Sports - Omni sports
1/19/2022 2:36:23 PM
Amnesty International warned on Wednesday that the international community must not allow China to use the Winter Olympics in Beijing as a "sportswashing opportunity" and must avoid being "complicit in a propaganda exercise".

Arts & Culture - Visual Art
1/18/2022 5:25:54 PM
Ai Weiwei is one of China’s most famous artists, and many regard him as one of the world’s greatest living ones. Working with the Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron, he helped design the Bird’s Nest Stadium, the centerpiece of Beijing’s 2008 Summer Olympics.

Sports - International
1/18/2022 4:10:16 PM
Only "selected'' spectators will be permitted at next month's Beijing Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said Monday.

World - International
1/16/2022 11:27:16 AM
Beijing has reported its first local omicron infection, according to state media, weeks before the Winter Olympic Games are due to start.

Sports - Omni sports
1/16/2022 10:34:52 AM
Beijing has reported its first local omicron infection, according to state media, weeks before the Winter Olympic Games are due to start.

World - International
1/15/2022 6:10:27 PM
An Omicron case has been detected in Beijing, officials in the Chinese capital said Saturday, as the country battles multiple outbreaks of the highly transmissible coronavirus variant ahead of the Winter Olympics.

World - International
1/14/2022 12:25:29 PM
Hong Kong announced a ban on passengers from most of the world transiting its airport on Friday as China ramps up strict anti-virus travel measures ahead of the Winter Olympics.

Sports - Omni sports
1/12/2022 12:13:07 PM
China is battling coronavirus outbreaks in several cities, testing the country's strict "zero-Covid" strategy just weeks before Beijing hosts the Winter Olympics.

World - International
1/10/2022 9:35:21 AM
The numbers are small, but the major port of Tianjin may be facing China's first local outbreak of omicron of any size, less than a month before the Winter Olympics open in nearby Beijing.

Sports - Omni sports
1/5/2022 9:40:04 PM
A day after Switzerland's team leader asked for talks about possibly postponing the Beijing Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic, the IOC promised officials worldwide on Wednesday the Winter Games will go ahead as planned.

Sports - Omni sports
1/5/2022 11:24:15 AM
China on Wednesday reported a major drop in local COVID-19 infections in the northern city of Xi'an, which has been under a tight lockdown for the past two weeks that has tested the city's ability to provide supplies for those confined to their homes.

Sports - Omni sports
1/4/2022 11:30:05 AM
Beijing sealed up its Winter Olympic "bubble" on Tuesday, preparing the Games venues, transport and staff for the world's strictest mass sporting event since the global pandemic.

Sports - Omni sports
1/3/2022 10:51:50 AM
China wants to use the Beijing Winter Olympics to showcase its green credentials but there are concerns over the environmental cost of a Games relying on artificial snow in one of the driest places in the country.

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