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Peng Shuai's Video Call: IOC Playing Into China's Hands?

Nov 22, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

A three-time Olympian, Peng Shuai accused Zhang Gaoli of sexual assault on social media in China, which was immediately taken down on its heavily censored Internet.

2022 Winter Olympics: Jammu And Kashmir Alpine Skier Arif Khan Qualifies For Beijing Games

Nov 20, 2021 PTI

Arif Khan, who belongs from North Kashmir, sealed his spot at the 2022 Winter Olympics in a qualifier alpine skiing event in Dubai.


Where Is Peng Shuai? Why Isn't The International Olympic Committee Speaking Out?

The IOC seems content to go along with this ridiculous, clumsy ruse, not wanting to do anything to rock the billion-dollar party it will be staging in and around Beijing starting February 4.

Beijing Winter Olympics: China Slams US President Joe Biden For 'Considering' Games Boycott

Nov 19, 2021 PTI

Joe Biden’s comment comes days after a virtual summit with Chinese counterpart XI Jinping, during which the two leaders said they should respect each other and co-exist in peace.


Beijing Winter Olympics: Two Athletes Test Positive For COVID-19 In Test Events

The two who tested positive are among 1,500 competitors and staff who have arrived in China since the test events began in early October.

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25 October, 2021

Covid-19: China Closes Tourist Sites Amid Surging Cases In Gansu Province

Associated Press (AP)

The spread of the delta variant by travellers and tour groups is of particular concern for China ahead of the Winter Olympics in Beijing in February.


22 October, 2021

2022 Winter Olympics: Beijing Begins Offering Booster Shots Ahead Of Games

Associated Press (AP)

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics are set to begin on February 4 next year and will go on till February 20. Bejing had earlier hosted 2008 Summer Olympics.


20 October, 2021

Olympic Flame Arrives In Beijing For Winter Games Amid Boycott Calls

Associated Press (AP)

Beijing successfully hosted the Summer Olympics in 2008, although the event failed to produce the more open political and social environment in China that many had hoped for.


19 October, 2021

2022 Winter Olympics: Rights Activists Urge Boycott Of Beijing ‘Genocide’ Games

Associated Press (AP)

Earlier on Monday, activist groups disrupted the flame lighting ceremony in southern Greece The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will run from February 4-20.


17 October, 2021

Shiva Keshavan To Stand For IOC Athletes' Commission Election

PTI

An election is held at every edition of the Olympic Games, with four members chosen at each Summer Games, and two at each Winter Games.


14 October, 2021

Chinese Human Rights Not A Concern Before 2022 Winter Olympic Games: John Coates

Associated Press (AP)

There has been widespread criticism of Beijing's treatment of Uyghur Muslims, as well as its crackdown on protesters in Hong Kong and its policies toward Tibet and Taiwan.


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27 September, 2021

In Meeting Government's Energy Use; Factories, Households Face Darkness In China

Associated Press (AP)

A components supplier for Apple Inc.'s iPhones said it suspended production at a factory west of Shanghai under orders from local authorities.


22 September, 2021

China Keeps Virus At Bay At High Cost Ahead Of Winter Olympics

Associated Press (AP)

Foreign athletes are due to compete in the Winter Olympics that start February 4 in Beijing and the nearby city of Zhangjiakou, but the government has yet to say whether restrictions that prevent most foreigners from entering China will be relaxed to allow spectators in.


09 September, 2021

North Korea Suspended From Competing At Beijing Winter Games

Agencies

North Korea withdrew its team from the Tokyo Olympics citing a need to protect athletes from the COVID-19 pandemic


08 September, 2021

Human Rights Groups Urge Broadcasters Not To Cover 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Associated Press (AP)

The request comes in an open letter from rights groups representing minorities in China, including Uyghurs, Tibetans, Hong Kong residents and others


11 March, 2021

International Olympic Committee And China Make Coronavirus Vaccine Deal For Tokyo, Beijing Games

Agencies

The Tokyo Olympics are set to open on July 23, and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing are scheduled for February


17 December, 2020

IOC Accused Of Ignoring Human Rights For 2022 Beijing Games As Activists Speaks Against China's 'Orwellian' State

Agencies

Rights groups speaking for Tibetans, Uighurs and others representing Hong Kong have sent an open letter to IOC President Thomas Bach


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03 August, 2020

Indian Luge Federation Appoints Shiva Keshavan As Coach And High Performance Director

PTI

Shiva Keshavan has represented India in six Winter Olympics from 1998 to 2018. He retired after the 2018 edition of the Games


Photo Gallery

India's Pusarla V. Sindhu competes against Denmark's Line Christophersen during their women's singles Group A badminton match at the BWF World Tour Finals in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

AP Photo/Dita Alangkara

Doctors and others from the medical fraternity participate in a cycle rally to raise awareness on HIV and AIDS on World AIDS Day, in Prayagraj.

AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh

Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi speaks in the Lok Sabha during ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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JKNC MP Hasnain Masoodi speaks in the Lok Sabha during ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

LSTV/PTI Photo

India's Srikanth Kidambi competes against France' Toma Junior Popov during their men's doubles Group B badminton match at the BWF World Tour Finals in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

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