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Vladimir Putin Stripped Of FINA Order; Russia, Belarus Can Participate As Neutrals

Vladimir Putin Stripped Of FINA Order; Russia, Belarus Can Participate As Neutrals

International Swimming Federation said it was deeply concerned about impact of Russian invasion on aquatics community and Ukraine.

01 March 2022
Ukraine Athletes Demand Suspension Of Russian, Belarusian Olympic And Paralympic Committees

Ukraine Athletes Demand Suspension Of Russian, Belarusian Olympic And Paralympic Committees

34 athletes from Ukraine sent an open letter to Olympic and Paralympic leaders, urging them to immediately suspend the Russian and Belarusian Committees.

28 February 2022

Would Adding Minimum Age Limit For Olympic Games Protect Youth Athletes From Doping?

Concerns about youth doping were amplified at the Beijing Olympic Winter Games following the news that Kamila Valieva had tested positive for the banned...

2022 Beijing Olympics: Sadowski Synnott Bags New Zealand’s First Winter Games Gold Medal

2022 Beijing Olympics: Sadowski Synnott Bags New Zealand’s First Winter Games Gold Medal

The 20-year-old Sadowski Synnot is an Australian-born shredder with an American mother and a Kiwi father. They moved to Wanaka, on New Zealand's South Island...

07 February 2022

Beijing Winter Olympic Games 2022: Spotlight Back On China - Preview

The build-up to Beijing Winter Olympics has turned the idea of 'making it to the Games' into as much of a logistical and sometimes moral conundrum as a...

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04 February 2022
Beijing Winter Olympics: Tibetans Protest 'Bloody Games' Ahead Of Opening Ceremony

Beijing Winter Olympics: Tibetans Protest 'Bloody Games' Ahead Of Opening Ceremony

China doesn't recognise the self-declared Tibetan government-in-exile. The Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 opens Friday.


01 February 2022
EXPLAINER: The Winter Games, A Different Kind Of Olympics

EXPLAINER: The Winter Games, A Different Kind Of Olympics

The Beijing Winter Games open on Friday, just six months after Tokyo closed. They'll be followed by the Summer Olympics in 2024 in Paris.


19 January 2022
Beijing Winter Games: Chinese Olympics App Has Serious Security Flaws - Reports

Beijing Winter Games: Chinese Olympics App Has Serious Security Flaws - Reports

Citizen Lab, an Internet watchdog group, said in its report the MY2022 app has seriously flawed encryption that would make users' sensitive data — and any...


10 January 2022
Andrew Jennings, Groundbreaking Investigative Sports Journalist, Dies At 78

Andrew Jennings, Groundbreaking Investigative Sports Journalist, Dies At 78

Andrew Jennings' books, including 'The Lords of The Rings' published in 1992 and 'Foul!' in 2005, proved to be essential texts to better understand the...


07 January 2022
Beijing Winter Olympics: Banned From The Games By IOC, North Korea Puts Blame Elsewhere

Beijing Winter Olympics: Banned From The Games By IOC, North Korea Puts Blame Elsewhere

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


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11 December 2021
2028 Los Angeles Olympics: IOC Excludes Cricket, Three Other Sports From Provisional List

2028 Los Angeles Olympics: IOC Excludes Cricket, Three Other Sports From Provisional List

The decision comes as a major setback for the ICC who had already started working for cricket's inclusion at the Los Angeles Olympics. Cricket's only...


09 December 2021
Explainer: What Does An Olympic Diplomatic Boycott Achieve?

Explainer: What Does An Olympic Diplomatic Boycott Achieve?

Canada became the latest country to join the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia in a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics to be...


08 December 2021
Peng Shuai Disappearance: IOC Uncertain About Chinese Tennis Player's Safety

Peng Shuai Disappearance: IOC Uncertain About Chinese Tennis Player's Safety

The IOC's two video calls are the only reported contacts Peng Shuai has had with people outside China since Nov. 2 when she sent a social media post alleging...


02 December 2021
Peng Shuai Saga: Women's Tennis Association May Cancel Events Beyond 2022 In China

Peng Shuai Saga: Women's Tennis Association May Cancel Events Beyond 2022 In China

Peng Shuai was out of public view after accusing former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli of a sexual assault in a November 2 social media post. However, Peng Shuai...


22 November 2021
Peng Shuai's Video Call: IOC Playing Into China's Hands?

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

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...


13 November 2021
US High Jumper Erik Kynard To Get 2012 Olympic Gold Medal From Russian Doper

US High Jumper Erik Kynard To Get 2012 Olympic Gold Medal From Russian Doper

Erik Kynard's leap of 2.33 meters was placed second in the 2012 London Olympics behind Ivan Ukhov, who was proven years later to have taken part in the Russian...


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19 October 2021
2022 Winter Olympics: Rights Activists Urge Boycott Of Beijing ‘Genocide’ Games

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

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

Shiva Keshavan To Stand For IOC Athletes' Commission Election

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.


17 October 2021
IOC Voices Olympic Concern At FIFA's Biennial World Cup Plan

IOC Voices Olympic Concern At FIFA's Biennial World Cup Plan

FIFA revealed its detailed plan last month to redraft the calendar of international competitions with biennial World Cups for men and women at the heart.


14 October 2021
Chinese Human Rights Not A Concern Before 2022 Winter Olympic Games: John Coates

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

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...


15 September 2021
Paris 2024: Boxing Uncertain, Says International Olympic Committee

Paris 2024: Boxing Uncertain, Says International Olympic Committee

IOC expressed dissatisfaction with the work done by the AIBA to address concerns related to its governance, finances and the refereeing and judging system.


08 September 2021
Human Rights Groups Urge Broadcasters Not To Cover 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

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

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


29 August 2021
Jacques Rogge, International Olympic Committee President For 12 Years, Dies At 79

Jacques Rogge, International Olympic Committee President For 12 Years, Dies At 79

Under Rogge's watch, the IOC took the Olympics to new countries and continents — awarding the first Summer Games to South America (Rio de Janeiro in 2016)


08 August 2021
IOC Gives Itself More Power To Remove Sports From Olympics

IOC Gives Itself More Power To Remove Sports From Olympics

The International Olympic Committee voted in the new powers amid prolonged issues with the leadership of weightlifting and boxing.


28 July 2021
Tokyo Olympics: IOC Offering Mental Health Helpline For Athletes

Tokyo Olympics: IOC Offering Mental Health Helpline For Athletes

IOC made the announcement after USA's Simone Biles dropped out of the competition due to problems dealing with psychological pressure to perform.


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