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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".

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
1/15/2022 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.

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.

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
12/8/2021 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.

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