2022 Winter Olympics

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It’s so cold at Beijing Olympic Games that faces have frozen!
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It’s so cold at Beijing Olympic Games that faces have frozen!

As the Winter Games unfold in chilly temperatures, frost is forming on the faces of athletes, volunteers, police and camera operators who are competing and working outdoors. Take a look

Robots, swabs and hazmat suits: Life inside the COVID bubble at the Beijing Olympics
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Robots, swabs and hazmat suits: Life inside the COVID bubble at the Beijing Olympics

Reserved buses, daily tests on the repeat and fenced off hotels and venues, the Winter Games in Beijing are a ‘bubble’ affair

Why is Taiwan called Chinese Taipei at the Olympics?
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Why is Taiwan called Chinese Taipei at the Olympics?

In what is a source of frustration to many Taiwanese, the world has long heard them announced as coming from "Chinese Taipei" in major sporting events.

Beijing Winter Olympics Games: How artificial snow is made and why it is a threat to the environment
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Beijing Winter Olympics Games: How artificial snow is made and why it is a threat to the environment

The Beijing Olympics is not the first winter games to use fake snow; environmentalists and some athletes have also raised concerns about the cost of this practice

Winter Olympics 2022: For Taiwan's Olympics team, everything is in a name
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Winter Olympics 2022: For Taiwan's Olympics team, everything is in a name

China claims Taiwan as its territory, and only 14 countries recognise Taiwan as a nation. Most of the world, including the United States, have official ties with China instead.

Winter Olympics 2022: Norway predicted to top medals table at unpredictable Games
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Winter Olympics 2022: Norway predicted to top medals table at unpredictable Games

Norway is the pick again to top the medals table with 44 overall and 21 gold. That would top the 39 medals that Norway won in at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games.

Winter Olympics 2022: Low-key torch relay kicks off in Beijing
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Winter Olympics 2022: Low-key torch relay kicks off in Beijing

Audiences for the torch relay will be strictly limited with China encouraging its people to follow the event online rather than try to catch a glimpse of the procession in person.

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.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Athlete surveillance warnings cloud China's Games
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Athlete surveillance warnings cloud China's Games

National Olympic associations in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia have advised athletes to leave their personal devices at home and use temporary burner phones if possible while in China for the Games.

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.

NHL players will not compete at 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics
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NHL players will not compete at 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Olympic rosters will now be filled by players from European leagues, colleges and development clubs as they were at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, when the NHL elected not to take part.

China detects first Omicron case as it prepares to host Winter Olympics in February
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China detects first Omicron case as it prepares to host Winter Olympics in February

The world's most populous nation is on high alert for potential outbreaks as it prepares to host the upcoming Games

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.

Arif Khan, Jammu and Kashmir alpine skier, qualifies for Beijing Winter Olympics 2022
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Arif Khan, Jammu and Kashmir alpine skier, qualifies for Beijing Winter Olympics 2022

Arif Khan, who hails from North Kashmir, booked the Winter Games ticket in an Olympic qualifier alpine skiing event in Dubai.

‘Something we're considering’: Joe Biden mulls diplomatic boycott of China Olympics
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‘Something we're considering’: Joe Biden mulls diplomatic boycott of China Olympics

The move would keep American dignitaries, but not athletes, from next year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing

Beijing Winter Olympics: As the countdown begins, calls to boycott the ‘Genocide Games’ grow
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Beijing Winter Olympics: As the countdown begins, calls to boycott the ‘Genocide Games’ grow

With less than 100 days to go, athletes, politicians and human rights activists are among those who want to see the games cancelled or boycotted for human rights reasons

Olympic flame arrives in China ahead of 2022 Beijing Winter Games
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Olympic flame arrives in China ahead of 2022 Beijing Winter Games

Around 2,900 athletes, representing approximately 85 National Olympic Committees, will compete in the Winter Games from 4-20 February, 2022.

Explained: No-nonsense masks, strict bubble — what to expect from Beijing Winter Olympics
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Explained: No-nonsense masks, strict bubble — what to expect from Beijing Winter Olympics

Here's a look at what athletes and spectators — only people living in mainland China are allowed to attend — can expect when Winter Olympics happens on 4-20 February next year.