winter olympics

RIP Shinzo Abe: When the former Japanese PM impersonated 'Super Mario' to promote Tokyo Olympics 

As a video was shown with Abe portrayed running late for the handover ceremony, the Japanese prime minister suddenly popped up on stage in Rio — to loud applause—  dressed as Super Mario.

published on : 9th July 2022

Japan's Sapporo city officials reject holding referendum over bidding for Olympics

The city's assembly, controlled by Japan's Liberal Democratic Party, which is also in charge of the national government, said there is no need for a referendum since its polling shows 52% in favour.

published on : 6th June 2022

National Skiing athlete from Kodagu looks for sponsors to support her Olympic dream

Bhavani Thekkada Nanjunda represented Karnataka at the National Cross Country Skiing Competition held at Gulmarg during March this year and won gold and two silver medals.

published on : 21st April 2022

Russians, Belarusians out of Paralympics amid boycott risk

The about-face came less than 24 hours after the International Paralympic Committee announced it would allow Russians and Belarusians to compete when the Games open on Friday.

published on : 3rd March 2022

Ukrainian athletes join military after Russian invasion

Pidruchnyi is a world champion in biathlon, which combines skiing and shooting, and a three-time Olympian. Pidruchnyi is one of many athletes who have joined up with the Ukrainian armed forces.

published on : 2nd March 2022

Winter Olympics 2022: Sweden's Niklas Edin beats Britain 5-4 to win curling gold

Four years after losing in the final to American upstart John Shuster in Pyeongchang, Edin led Sweden to the gold medal on Saturday.

published on : 19th February 2022

‘I hate this sport!’: Rage, teen tears and Olympic collapse

After one of the most dramatic nights in their sport's history, Russia's trio of teenage figure skating stars each enter an uncertain future.

published on : 18th February 2022

Valieva tumbles out of the medals in Olympic figure skating

Heavily favored Russian teen Kamila Valieva fell twice and had two other big mistakes in her free skate on Feb 17, dropping to fourth place.

published on : 18th February 2022

Court cites lab delay in ruling allowing Kamila Valieva to skate

Valieva’s positive test for a heart medication was only revealed during the Olympics despite her urine sample arriving at the Stockholm lab on Dec. 29.

published on : 18th February 2022

Beijing Olympics: Chinese official declare 'One China' in response to questions on Taiwan, Xinjiang

It was only a matter of time before these topics burst at the seams. The run-up to the Games was overshadowed by a diplomatic boycott led by the United States.

published on : 17th February 2022

Russian skater Kamila Valieva blames grandfather's medicine for dope test fail

IOC member Denis Oswald says part of the 15-year-old's defense is “contamination which happened with a product her grandfather was taking.”

published on : 15th February 2022

China crafts a carefully curated slate of Olympic spectators

The presence of fans is somewhat of a departure from the Tokyo Games last summer, where pandemic protocols kept most venues all but empty.

published on : 15th February 2022

'Tired' Kamila Valieva to skate at Olympics after doping ruling

The 15-year-old Valieva is the overwhelming favorite for the gold medal alongside Russian teammates Alexandra Trusova and Anna Shcherbakova, who are aiming for a sweep at the Olympic podium.

published on : 15th February 2022

Winter Olympics: Russian skater Kamila Valieva can compete, but no medal ceremony 

The Court of Arbitration for Sport cleared Valieva to skate less than 12 hours after a hastily arranged hearing that lasted into early on Monday morning.

published on : 14th February 2022

Russian skater Kamila Valieva cleared to compete at Winter Olympics after failing drug test

The Court of Arbitration for Sport gave her a favorable decision in part because she is a minor, known in Olympic jargon as a “protected person," and is subject to different rules from an adult.

published on : 14th February 2022

Papadakis, Cizeron claim Olympic ice dance gold in Beijing  

The last on the ice for the free dance, Papadakis and Cizeron scored 136.15 points for their performance to Elegie by the early 20th century French composer Gabriel Faure.

published on : 14th February 2022

At Winter Olympics, virus fight waged with worker sacrifices

China's ruling Communist Party does not allow workers to organize independently and with no free trade unions, there's not a whisper of public complaint about labour conditions inside the bubble.

published on : 14th February 2022

Roeiseland, Fillon Maillet win Olympic gold in pursuit races 

The Norwegian started the race with a lead because of her win in the sprint race and hit 19 of her 20 targets.

published on : 13th February 2022

Winter Olympics: Indian skier Arif Khan finishes 45th in giant slalom at Beijing 2022

The lone Indian athlete at the Winter Olympics 2022, Arif Khan finished overall 45th at the Yanqing National Alpine Skiing Centre.

published on : 13th February 2022

US, Japan, South Korea meet in Hawaii to discuss North Korea

Defense chiefs from the three countries last week said North Korea’s recent missile tests were destabilizing regional security.

published on : 13th February 2022
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