Beijing Winter Olympics

UN General Assembly head urges peace during Beijing Olympics

Abdulla Shahid, President of the United Nations General Assembly, called on all warring parties in conflicts around the world “to boldly agree to true mutual cease-fires.”

published on : 21st January 2022

China detects more 'Omicron' COVID-19 cases as cities tighten restrictions ahead of Winter Olympics

Fears grew about a cluster of infections in the northern city of Tianjin, which was linked to two Omicron cases reported on Monday in the city of Anyang around 400 kilometres away.

published on : 10th January 2022

IOC assures teams Winter Olympics in Beijing will go ahead

The Swiss Olympic committee said the IOC gave assurances about staging next month's event during a video conference call with teams.

published on : 6th January 2022

Under lockdown in New Year, Chinese city of Xian continues to reel under COVID-19 surge 

Xian, a popular tourist destination, and home of the famous terracotta warrior museum reported 122 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Saturday, authorities said.

published on : 2nd January 2022

China's 'zero case' policy is under stress due to sudden spike of COVID-19 cases

The rising number of cases ahead of New Year's Eve is a cause of concern as China is poised to hold the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in a few weeks' time.

published on : 30th December 2021

China plans for Beijing Olympic bubble with no holes or hugs

China, where the virus emerged towards the end of 2019, has pursued a "zero-Covid" strategy and is taking the same no-nonsense approach to the February 4-20 Olympics.

published on : 24th December 2021

South Korean Olympic champion suspended over text messages

Head of a Korea Skating Union committee that determined Shim Suk-hee’s two-month suspension, said she received the penalty because her messages undermined the dignity of other athletes.

published on : 22nd December 2021

High-ranking Austrian politicians won't go to Beijing games because of coronavirus; not a diplomatic protest, says Chancellor Karl Nehammer

 Austrian Chancellor confirmed that it is not a diplomatic protest or boycott, but due only to the fact that the COVID requirements in China are rightly very high.

published on : 14th December 2021

As Winter Olympics open, Uyghurs set to take rights case to court

Additionally, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is expected to soon release a report on human rights in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China.

published on : 14th December 2021

Canada joins US, UK and allies in Beijing Winter Olympics boycott over human rights concerns

The announcement came after the White House, the Australian government and the UK government confirmed diplomatic boycotts of the Winter Games in February.

published on : 9th December 2021

UK plans diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

Johson said he opposed boycotts involving athletes, but Britain would effectively be boycotting the Olympics diplomatically.

published on : 8th December 2021

'Nobody cares': China's terse response to Australia's diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympic Games

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Wang Wenbin said Beijing has lodged a diplomatic protest in response to Australia's diplomatic boycott.

published on : 8th December 2021

US plans diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said U.S. athletes will continue to compete and will “have our full support,” but added, “we will not be contributing to the fanfare of the games.”

published on : 7th December 2021

China chides US President Joe Biden for considering diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

US President Joe Biden confirmed that he is mulling a US diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing.

published on : 20th November 2021

Beijing Winter Olympics snow demand won't affect water supply

Other outdoor events will be held in the neighboring province of Hebei where natural snow is usually more plentiful.

published on : 18th November 2021
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