2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Ukrainian skier Valentyna Kaminska fails dope test, provisionally suspended
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Ukrainian skier Valentyna Kaminska fails dope test, provisionally suspended

Kaminska, 34, tested positive for an anabolic steroid and two other banned substances, the International Testing Agency (ITA) said in a statement.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Hosts China collect first gold as Games officially gets underway
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Hosts China collect first gold as Games officially gets underway

On the first full day of competition, China emerged winners in the short track speed skating mixed relay event, while Italy and Hungary took silver and bronze respectively.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: For China’s foreign-born ice hockey players, embracing new names part of living Olympic dream
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: For China’s foreign-born ice hockey players, embracing new names part of living Olympic dream

When China's men's team makes it Olympic ice hockey debut in Beijing next Thursday against the United States, more than half of the players will be of foreign origin, most of those from Canada.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Strong favourite Nathan Chen off to blistering start as figure skating competition gets underway
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Strong favourite Nathan Chen off to blistering start as figure skating competition gets underway

The American beat Japan's Shoma Uno into second place in the men's single short programme of the teams event, with Chen scoring his highest of the season.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: British skier, American figure-skating coach slam China’s human rights record
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: British skier, American figure-skating coach slam China’s human rights record

The Games officially open Friday but the lead-up has been overshadowed by concerns about rights in China, especially the fate of the Muslim Uyghur minority.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Event details, participants, Indian athletes and all you need to know
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Event details, participants, Indian athletes and all you need to know

Embroiled in controversy and hassled by the onslaught of COVID-19, China is now just a few days away from hosting the event that is to grapple with the political boycott of the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, Denmark and the Netherlands

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: IOC chief Bach says controversial Games ‘will change winter sports forever’
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: IOC chief Bach says controversial Games ‘will change winter sports forever’

China has little tradition of winter sports but has consistently said that staging the Olympics will help inspire 300 million people in the world's most populous nation to "engage" in ski and ice pursuits.

Speak out against 'genocide games': Activists urge athletes participating in Beijing Olympics
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Speak out against 'genocide games': Activists urge athletes participating in Beijing Olympics

Over a million Uyghurs have been confined in reeducation camps in Xinjiang region of China. Activists say China is trying to whitewash this repression of Uyghurs, referred as 'genocide' by US, through the Games

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: China mandates 3-day Olympic torch relay amid virus concerns
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: China mandates 3-day Olympic torch relay amid virus concerns

Beijing's Deputy Sports Director Yang Haibin said safety was the "top priority," with the pandemic, venue preparations and the possibility of forest fires in Beijing's cold, dry climate all factored in.

Explained: How China plans to host 'Zero COVID' Beijing Winter Olympics
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Explained: How China plans to host 'Zero COVID' Beijing Winter Olympics

Athletes and other participants including team staff and journalists need to be fully vaccinated. Participants will have to go into isolation at a dedicated hotel, if they test positive but remain asymptomatic

Winter Olympics 2022: North Korea says US boycott of Beijing Games 'insult' to Olympic spirit
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Winter Olympics 2022: North Korea says US boycott of Beijing Games 'insult' to Olympic spirit

North Korean Olympic and sports bodies criticised the boycott in a letter to their Chinese counterparts, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Olympic chiefs urge participants to be 'extra vigilant'
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Olympic chiefs urge participants to be 'extra vigilant'

As at the Tokyo Summer Olympics, postponed by a year to 2021, the IOC will bid to reach a balance between health and safety and sporting fairness.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Norway predicted to top medal table again
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Norway predicted to top medal table again

Norway is predicted to win 22 gold medals and 45 overall. More than half of Norway's medals are predicted to come in cross country skiing and biathlon.

Sports in 2022: Major sporting events in 2022 to look forward to
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Sports in 2022: Major sporting events in 2022 to look forward to

Here's a look at the biggest sporting events in 2022 that will keep sports fans in India and the world hooked.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: China adopts zero-Covid strategy, to implement closed loop, other strict measures
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: China adopts zero-Covid strategy, to implement closed loop, other strict measures

China, where the virus emerged towards the end of 2019, has pursued a "zero-Covid" strategy and is taking the same no-nonsense approach to the 4-20 February Olympics.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: China says virus infections certain in bubble
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: China says virus infections certain in bubble

In addition to mandatory vaccinations before landing in China, all athletes and personnel inside the bubble must undergo daily virus testing and health monitoring.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Harjinder Singh appointed Chef de Mission of Indian contingent
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Harjinder Singh appointed Chef de Mission of Indian contingent

Singh was the Chef de Mission of the Indian contingent for the 23rd Winter Olympic Games too, which was held in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018.

Olympic leaders target FIFA over proposed biennial World Cup plan in meeting interrupted by pro-Tibet activists
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Olympic leaders target FIFA over proposed biennial World Cup plan in meeting interrupted by pro-Tibet activists

Before the heated words inside the online meeting that FIFA chief Gianni Infantino attended, several activists from the Students for a Free Tibet group tried to get into the IOC headquarters.

Beijing Winter Olympics: China warns nations diplomatically boycotting Games will 'pay a price'
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Beijing Winter Olympics: China warns nations diplomatically boycotting Games will 'pay a price'

Washington announced its boycott earlier in the week, saying it was prompted by widespread rights abuses by China and what it sees as a "genocide" against the Muslim Uyghur minority in Xinjiang.