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Egypt - Politics
12/31/2021 6:55:51 PM
The year 2021 has been an eventful one for Egypt. From the launch of landmark government programs, to more economic reforms and an impressive showing at the Olympics, Ahram Online offers a brief glimpse into the most notable events of the year.

Sports - Omni sports
12/31/2021 4:24:00 PM
Before the Tokyo Games got underway in the summer, Egyptian Olympic officials predicted a return of up to five medals but the country's athletes went a step further to mark a memorable Olympics for Egypt.

World - International
12/27/2021 5:06:12 PM
The locked-down Chinese city of Xi'an on Monday tightened Covid-19 controls to the "strictest" level, banning residents from driving cars around town in an effort to control the country's worst outbreak in 21 months.

Sports - Omni sports
12/24/2021 10:49:17 AM
February's Beijing Winter Olympics look set to be the strictest mass sporting event since the coronavirus pandemic.

World - International
12/23/2021 3:36:33 PM
China plunged a city of 13 million people into lockdown on Thursday to stamp out an increase in coronavirus infections, as the country doubles down on its ``zero tolerance'' policy just weeks before it is set to host the Winter Olympics.

Sports - Omni sports
12/22/2021 1:15:51 PM
Tokyo Olympics organisers revised the estimated cost of the Covid-postponed Games downwards on Wednesday, but the figure was still around double the budget proposed in the city's original 2013 bid.

World - International
12/15/2021 2:32:45 PM
President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hailed Russia's "model" relations with China in a call with Chinese leader Xi Jinping and confirmed he would attend Beijing's Olympics, as both countries face increasing criticism from the West.

World - International
12/14/2021 10:44:25 AM
Austria's leader says no high-ranking politicians from his country will attend the Beijing Winter Olympics, but he says that is entirely because of coronavirus restrictions in China and is not a diplomatic protest.

Sports - Omni sports
12/9/2021 8:49:46 PM
Boxing, weightlifting and modern pentathlon were set a target of about 18 months on Thursday to make changes in order to keep their status as Olympic sports for the 2028 Los Angeles Games.

Sports - Omni sports
12/8/2021 4:00:14 PM
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday no U.K. government minister will attend the Beijing Winter Olympics, calling it “effectively” a diplomatic boycott.

World - International
12/7/2021 10:37:23 AM
China on Tuesday accused the United States of violating the Olympic spirit by announcing an American diplomatic boycott of February's Beijing Winter Games.

Sports - Omni sports
11/30/2021 12:28:27 PM
China warned Tuesday that the fast-spreading Omicron Covid-19 variant would cause challenges in hosting next February's Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Sports - Omni sports
11/18/2021 1:57:18 PM
The high demand for artificial snow at the Beijing Winter Olympics will have a minimal effect on the local water supply, the organizers said on Thursday.

Sports - Omni sports
11/18/2021 10:32:48 AM
Three athletes attending training events for the Beijing Winter Olympics have tested positive for Covid-19, Chinese officials said Thursday, with the country on high alert against the coronavirus ahead of the Games.

Sports - Omni sports
11/13/2021 10:52:14 AM
A major Beijing Winter Olympics venue will only let in one-fifth the spectators it normally holds due to Covid-19 fears, Chinese state media reported.

World - International
10/28/2021 10:24:28 AM
China placed a third city under lockdown on Thursday to tackle Covid-19 numbers, with around six million people now under orders to stay home as Beijing chases zero cases before the upcoming Winter Olympics.

Sports - Omni sports
10/27/2021 10:27:52 AM
Protecting the Beijing Winter Olympics from the coronavirus is the "biggest challenge", organisers said Wednesday, as millions of people in China were under stay-at-home orders to contain small outbreaks 100 days before the Games.

Sports - Omni sports
10/25/2021 10:10:21 AM
Tens of thousands of people in northern China were placed under strict stay-at-home orders on Monday as authorities sought to stamp out a growing Covid outbreak in the run-up to the Beijing Winter Olympics.

Sports - National Teams
9/27/2021 8:20:07 PM
The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) has reappointed Shawky Gharib as the U23 national team head coach just a couple of months after he left his post following the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Sports - World
9/22/2021 7:30:04 PM
Doubling the frequency of World Cups would create significant disruption for club competitions, continental tournaments, including the European Championship, and existing global events like the Olympics

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