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South Korean Olympic gold medallists awarded 'chicken pension'
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South Korean Olympic gold medallists awarded 'chicken pension'

Short track speed skaters Hwang Dae-heon and Choi Min-jeong were promised free chicken until they reach 60 years of age if they won gold.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Curtain falls on Games after tears, doping and Gu
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Curtain falls on Games after tears, doping and Gu

The curtain will come down on a Games which will be remembered for sporting excellence and the doping controversy which engulfed 15-year-old figure skater Kamila Valieva, but also because they took place inside a vast Covid-secure "bubble".

Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang  wants speedskater Huang Yu-ting punished for wearing China suit
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Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang wants speedskater Huang Yu-ting punished for wearing China suit

Huang Yu-ting posted a video on her social media page 23 January showing her training in what appeared to be a Chinese suit, the Central News Agency reported.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Finland beat Russia to win country's first ice hockey gold in final event of Games
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Finland beat Russia to win country's first ice hockey gold in final event of Games

With the victory, Finland finally add gold to a packed Olympic medals case in ice hockey.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Kamila Valieva finishes 4th in women's figure skating as teammate takes gold
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Kamila Valieva finishes 4th in women's figure skating as teammate takes gold

Her Russian team-mate Anna Shcherbakova took gold after the 15-year-old Valieva produced an error-filled performance and was left distraught at the end of her free programme.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: US Olympic CEO says decision to not award figure skating medals 'unfair to athletes'
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: US Olympic CEO says decision to not award figure skating medals 'unfair to athletes'

The IOC has determined it will not award any medals from competitions involving Kamila Valieva, the 15-year-old Russian figure skater whose positive test for a banned substance

How Ukraine crisis has ensured China is no longer the primary nation on global radar
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How Ukraine crisis has ensured China is no longer the primary nation on global radar

With global emphasis on Ukraine, China would enhance its threats on Taiwan. Indian forces, too, would need to be on watch to curb any Chinese misadventures along its northern borders

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: Tibetan activists protest against 'Games of shame' at IOC headquarters
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Tibetan activists protest against 'Games of shame' at IOC headquarters

Tibetan demonstrators marched the three kilometres from the IOC building in Lausanne to the Swiss city's Olympic Museum. There were also demonstrations in other world cities, including Los Angeles and San Francisco.

'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

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.

Beijing Winter Games: US Olympians to be briefed on Chinese law
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Beijing Winter Games: US Olympians to be briefed on Chinese law

The US Olympic and Paralympic Committee said it is preparing athletes and officials "unlike any other" amid coronavirus concerns and criticism of China's human rights record.

Beijing Winter Olympics: China says US diplomatic boycott violates Olympic spirit
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Beijing Winter Olympics: China says US diplomatic boycott violates Olympic spirit

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian’s on Monday vowed China would respond with 'firm countermeasures,' but gave no details

Beijing Winter Olympics: Venue restricted to 20% capacity over COVID-19 fears, says state media
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Beijing Winter Olympics: Venue restricted to 20% capacity over COVID-19 fears, says state media

With less than 100 days to go to the Games, China is bracing for a major challenge to its zero-COVID strategy as thousands of international athletes and officials descend on its capital after months of strict border controls.

Beijing Winter Olympics: Activists unfurl Tibet flag, 'no genocide games' banner at flame ceremony
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Beijing Winter Olympics: Activists unfurl Tibet flag, 'no genocide games' banner at flame ceremony

The incident came a day after Tibet activists staged a demonstration at the Acropolis in Athens calling for a boycott of next year's Winter Games in Beijing

Beijing Winter Games 2022 flame to be lit in a vacuum in Olympia
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Beijing Winter Games 2022 flame to be lit in a vacuum in Olympia

The ceremony is conducted at the ruins of the Temple of Hera in Olympia, site of the ancient Greek games from eighth century BC to the fourth century AD.

China human rights record 'not our remit,' says IOC's John Coates ahead of Beijing Winter Olympics
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China human rights record 'not our remit,' says IOC's John Coates ahead of Beijing Winter Olympics

When asked about the treatment of the Uyghur minority in China, IOC Vice President John Coates said the body has no mandate to act.

United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee oppose athletes' boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics
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United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee oppose athletes' boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

In remarks to reporters ahead of a US Olympic team media event, USOPC president Susanne Lyons said the organisation firmly believed that boycotts were ineffective.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: China says calls for boycott of next year's Games are doomed to fail
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: China says calls for boycott of next year's Games are doomed to fail

A small but vocal core of international lawyers, politicians and activists have brought pressure on Olympic sponsors, sports federations, governments and athletes to shun what they are branding as the “Genocide Games”