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Russia-Ukraine conflict may be beginning of third world war; Putin told Jinping of special military ops: George Soros
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Russia-Ukraine conflict may be beginning of third world war; Putin told Jinping of special military ops: George Soros

Billionaire investor George Soros said that Xi approved of a special military operation of Ukraine by Russia, but asked Putin to wait until the conclusion of the Beijing Winter Olympics

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: American broadcaster NBC records low ratings
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: American broadcaster NBC records low ratings

Beijing Winter Games recorded the lowest-ever American audience for any Olympics, and down 42% from the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in 2018.

In Xi Jinping's China gradual disconnect from the world defines nationalism
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In Xi Jinping's China gradual disconnect from the world defines nationalism

The country’s most dominant leader in decades, Xi Jinping, seems intent on redefining China’s relationship with the world, recasting the meeting of minds and cultures as a zero-sum clash

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: Johannes Strolz bags third medal; Germany's Francesco Friedrich writes history
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Johannes Strolz bags third medal; Germany's Francesco Friedrich writes history

It caps a remarkable comeback for 29-year-old Strolz, who went back to traffic police duties and even trained with the German team after he was axed from the Austrian team seven months ago

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Olympic ideals exposed as farce in Kamila Valieva's case
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Olympic ideals exposed as farce in Kamila Valieva's case

Kamila Valieva flew away from the Winter Olympics on Friday, her dreams crushed at the tender age of 15, and there's no reason to think she'd ever want to return after what she went through in Beijing.

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

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: Kamila Valieva sets sights on 2nd title; Slovakia stun USA in men's ice hockey
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Kamila Valieva sets sights on 2nd title; Slovakia stun USA in men's ice hockey

Russian figure skater Valieva into tears after topping Tuesday's first half of the women's singles competition to put herself in prime position ahead of the all-important free skate.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Russian teenager Kamila Valieva allowed to skate again at Games
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Russian teenager Kamila Valieva allowed to skate again at Games

The International Olympic Committee said that if Valieva finished in the top three, it will not hold a medal ceremony until the doping issue was resolved.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Russian Kamila Valieva's fate hangs in balance; Marco Odermatt wins giant slalom gold
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Russian Kamila Valieva's fate hangs in balance; Marco Odermatt wins giant slalom gold

Valieva's Games' hang in the balance after it emerged that she tested positive before the Olympics for a banned substance.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Olympian flashes 'No War in Ukraine' sign after competing
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Olympian flashes 'No War in Ukraine' sign after competing

Vladyslav Heraskevych's sign was printed on a blue-and-yellow piece of paper, matching the colors of his country's flag.

India’s diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics: Relevance and significance
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India’s diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics: Relevance and significance

By not only diplomatically boycotting but also not telecasting the event in the country, India has expressed its disapproval of Chinese behaviour in available sturdiest terms

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: American broadcaster defends Mikaela Shiffrin coverage, suggests sexism by critics
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: American broadcaster defends Mikaela Shiffrin coverage, suggests sexism by critics

The experiences of gymnast Simone Biles and tennis player Naomi Osaka last summer were fresh in the mind of NBC's critics, and the online blowback was fierce.

'Politics of grandeur': Two Olympic Games and China's love of going big
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'Politics of grandeur': Two Olympic Games and China's love of going big

China has thousands of years of doing things in a really big way, reinforcing its perceived place in the world and the political power of its leaders — from emperors to Mao Zedong to the current leader, Xi Jinping.

Explained: The drug behind Russia's Beijing Winter Olympics skating case
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Explained: The drug behind Russia's Beijing Winter Olympics skating case

Here's a look at the drug that Kamila Valieva of the Russia Olympic Committee is suspected of taking, and how the situation might play out in coming days.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Deja vu as US ski star Mikaela Shiffrin slides out of slalom
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Deja vu as US ski star Mikaela Shiffrin slides out of slalom

The 26-year-old American skidded out of control about five seconds into the opening run of the slalom Wednesday and was out of the event, just like that.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: In 'run of life' Synnott wins New Zealand's first Winter Games gold
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: In 'run of life' Synnott wins New Zealand's first Winter Games gold

Sadowski Synnott raised her arms in celebration before being mobbed by Marino and Australian bronze-medallist Tess Coady, as her team-mates waved New Zealand and silver fern flags nearby.