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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

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai says she is 'safe and well' in a video call with IOC chief Thomas Bach
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Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai says she is 'safe and well' in a video call with IOC chief Thomas Bach

"Peng Shuai thanked the IOC for its concern about her well-being," IOC chief Thomas Bach said.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino hopes biennial World Cup consensus by 20 December
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino hopes biennial World Cup consensus by 20 December

FIFA has been actively pushing the idea of a biennial World Cup, rather than staging the competition every four years.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino says biennial World Cups can bring youth back to football
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino says biennial World Cups can bring youth back to football

FIFA President Gianni Infantino told European football leaders that his governing body was not the "enemy of football"

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

International Olympic Committee expresses concerns over FIFA's controversial biennial World Cup proposal
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International Olympic Committee expresses concerns over FIFA's controversial biennial World Cup proposal

Though IOC President Thomas Bach said last month we will not interfere in this discussion, his organisation stepped in on Saturday after meeting in Athens to detail objections it shared with football stakeholders.

Winter Olympian Shiva Keshavan eyes one of two vacant spots in IOC's Athletes' Commission
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Winter Olympian Shiva Keshavan eyes one of two vacant spots in IOC's Athletes' Commission

Keshavan has been approved as one of the 17 candidates to fill in two vacant places of the IOC's Athletes Commission after the world body's executive board meeting in Athens on Saturday.

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.

In talks with IOC to host 2036 Olympics, Motera best venue for opening ceremony, says IOA chief Narinder Batra
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In talks with IOC to host 2036 Olympics, Motera best venue for opening ceremony, says IOA chief Narinder Batra

A proper presentation for India's bid will be prepared after a new president takes over following IOA elections in December, Batra said.

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.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto says official costs of Games will be known early next year
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto says official costs of Games will be known early next year

Although the official cost for Tokyo 2020 has been listed as $15.4 billion, several government audits have shown costs may be much higher. Olympic costs are notoriously difficult to track, but no matter the actual cost, most of it is public money.

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.

International Olympic Committee restates 'deepest concerns' over boxing's place in future Games
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International Olympic Committee restates 'deepest concerns' over boxing's place in future Games

In a letter addressed to AIBA President Umar Kremlev, IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper said the Olympic body's Executive Board has asked him and its Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer to "follow up" on the situation.

Former president Jacques Rogge passes away at 79, says International Olympic Committee
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Former president Jacques Rogge passes away at 79, says International Olympic Committee

Rogge was the eighth president of the IOC, from 2001 to 2013, after which he was succeeded by Thomas Bach.

India among countries looking to host Olympic Games in 2036, 2040, says IOC boss Thomas Bach
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India among countries looking to host Olympic Games in 2036, 2040, says IOC boss Thomas Bach

The IOC recently announced that the city of Brisbane will host the 2032 Summer Games.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'Most challenging' Summer Games declared closed
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'Most challenging' Summer Games declared closed

It marked a low-key end to an extraordinary Olympics that have mostly played out in empty venues with only athletes, team officials and media present.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sebastian Coe backs calls to review marijuana's status on banned substances list
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sebastian Coe backs calls to review marijuana's status on banned substances list

Speaking to news agency journalists in Tokyo at the Olympic Games, Coe said it was "sensible" to look at the question of whether marijuana should remain on the World Anti-Doping Agency's prohibited list.

Opinion | Forced multiculturalism and woke hijack will bring sports to its knees, widen race divide
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Opinion | Forced multiculturalism and woke hijack will bring sports to its knees, widen race divide

The world’s biggest sporting event cannot be allowed to be hijacked by certain political groups piggybacking such high-profile occasions to run their messages

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Troubled Tokyo Summer Games set to open under COVID-19 cloud
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Troubled Tokyo Summer Games set to open under COVID-19 cloud

Eight years after gold ticker tape rained down as Tokyo celebrated winning the right to stage the Games, Friday's opening ceremony will take place with the Japanese capital in a state of emergency.

Brisbane awarded 2032 Olympics, will become third Australian city to host Summer Games
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Brisbane awarded 2032 Olympics, will become third Australian city to host Summer Games

"The International Olympic Committee has the honour to announce that the Games of the 35th Olympiad are awarded to Brisbane, Australia," IOC president Thomas Bach said after a vote in Tokyo.