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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

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

'Olympic flame doused': Chinese exile calls for boycott of Beijing Winter Games over Uyghur genocide
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'Olympic flame doused': Chinese exile calls for boycott of Beijing Winter Games over Uyghur genocide

Kamaltuk Yalqun was a torchbearer in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. Now an activist in US, he is urging world leaders to condemn China's persecution of Uyghurs in Xinjiang

At 20, Beijing reports highest COVID-19 cases since June 2020 as Winter Olympics loom
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At 20, Beijing reports highest COVID-19 cases since June 2020 as Winter Olympics loom

China will hold the Games in a strict 'closed-loop' bubble as part of its zero-COVID strategy of targeted lockdowns, border restrictions and lengthy quarantines

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

'Stop interfering in Beijing Olympics', China tells US amid diplomatic boycott of the event
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'Stop interfering in Beijing Olympics', China tells US amid diplomatic boycott of the event

The US has said it will not send dignitaries to the Games, which will begin on 4 February, in protest over China’s detention of more than a million Uyghur Muslims in the northwestern region of Xinjiang

Winter Olympics 2022: Amnesty warns over 'sportswashing' at Beijing
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Winter Olympics 2022: Amnesty warns over 'sportswashing' at Beijing

The Amnesty report comes after US lawmakers on Tuesday called on the UN human rights chief to release a report on Xinjiang, where Washington accuses China of perpetrating a genocide against minority Uyghur Muslims

Winter Olympics 2022: Omicron scare in China's Tianjin ahead of extravaganza
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Winter Olympics 2022: Omicron scare in China's Tianjin ahead of extravaganza

Tianjin was the first Chinese city to report a few cases of Omicron in mid-December but not much was heard of its spread since then while major spike in cases was reported from the tourist city of Xian and a few other cities,

Banned from the Olympics by IOC, North Korea puts blame on COVID-19, 'hostile forces'
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Banned from the Olympics by IOC, North Korea puts blame on COVID-19, 'hostile forces'

In September 2021, the International Olympic Committee suspended North Korea through 2022 for refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Summer Games, citing the pandemic.

Winter Olympics 2022: South Korea says no boycott, wants to maintain harmonious relation with China
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Winter Olympics 2022: South Korea says no boycott, wants to maintain harmonious relation with China

Moon Jae-in stressed that South Korea wanted to promote a free and open Pacific region, but also had to consider China's role in trying to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula

Why the US-led diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics may be misplaced
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Why the US-led diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics may be misplaced

This decision is an example of constructive ambiguity, a negotiating tactic widely credited to Henry Kissinger, one of the US's preeminent diplomats

From Peng Shuai to Xinjiang: Beijing Olympics overshadowed by several controversies
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From Peng Shuai to Xinjiang: Beijing Olympics overshadowed by several controversies

With just over 70 days to go, here's look at the issues hanging over the Olympics

Beijing Winter Olympics: Overseas fans to be barred; 21-day quarantine for athletes not fully vaccinated
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Beijing Winter Olympics: Overseas fans to be barred; 21-day quarantine for athletes not fully vaccinated

A 21-day quarantine for non-fully vaccinated athletes, officials and workers at the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Daily testing for vaccinated people. No tickets sold to anyone living outside China.

Beijing Winter Olympics: IOC urges teams to ask for more vaccines ahead of next year's Games
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Beijing Winter Olympics: IOC urges teams to ask for more vaccines ahead of next year's Games

Health officials in China said this week that more than one billion people, or 72 percent of the country's 1.4 billion citizens, have been fully vaccinated.

Olympic gold-medallist Abhinav Bindra says Beijing triumph was followed by 'biggest mental crisis' of life
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Olympic gold-medallist Abhinav Bindra says Beijing triumph was followed by 'biggest mental crisis' of life

Bindra won the 10m air rifle event at Beijing to become the only Indian to win an individual gold in the Olympics, but just after that moment of celebration, he felt a "void". He also said he wanted to quit shooting after 2008 gold-winning feat.

Russian boxer Artysh Lopsan says he is glad to end Vijender Singh's unbeaten record
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Russian boxer Artysh Lopsan says he is glad to end Vijender Singh's unbeaten record

In a major anti-climax, the 26-year-old six feet four inches tall pugilist out-slugged Vijender in the ''Battle on Ship'' here on Friday evening and the bout was decided in the fifth round itself, ending in a knockout.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Abhinav Bindra believes young Indian shooters' ages could work to their advantage at Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Abhinav Bindra believes young Indian shooters' ages could work to their advantage at Games

Abhinav Bindra talks about pressure of shooting at the Olympics, how India's young shooters could actually be at an advantage and more.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Protests or not, politics and the Games have always been intertwined
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Protests or not, politics and the Games have always been intertwined

Protests or not, politics and the Olympics have always been intertwined.

Three-time Olympic rowing champion Pete Reed left paralysed from chest down after suffering spinal stroke
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Three-time Olympic rowing champion Pete Reed left paralysed from chest down after suffering spinal stroke

A spinal stroke is a disruption in the blood supply to the spinal cord and five-time world champion Reed says doctors do not know what caused his