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Beijing Olympics


Trying to make up for lost time, Pune Athletes hope for medal run post Covid

March 03, 2022 6:59 am

Post Neeraj Chopra’s Olympic gold, track and field events have caught the popular imagination but athletes say they have to put in extra efforts to make up for the lost time.

Explained: Why allowing podium protests by athletes at CWG is a boost for activism

February 24, 2022 7:38 am

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has given athletes the freedom to take a stand on issues close to their heart. How does it empower athletes at this year’s Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham in July-August?

With Olympics closing ceremony, China celebrates a joyless triumph

February 21, 2022 3:14 pm

For all of China’s efforts to carry on the Winter Games with a festive spirit, Beijing 2022 unfolded as a joyless spectacle: constricted by a global health disaster, fraught with geopolitical tensions, tainted once again by accusations of doping and overshadowed by the crisis in Ukraine.

Red wine or white? At Olympic hotel, it comes in hazmat suit

February 18, 2022 2:01 pm

Waiters and waitress dress head to toe in puffy white suits — with blue, pinstripe trimming -- hands covered with clingy plastic gloves, shoes encased inside the ensemble, and masks in place behind plastic face shields.

Olympics: Beijing visitors go hi-tech to avoid getting lost in translation

February 17, 2022 11:44 am

Though China's "zero Covid" policy has stopped the influx of sports fans who would normally be cheering on their favourites, there are still thousands of athletes, coaches, journalists and technicians in China with money to burn.

A mascot star is born: Bing Dwen Dwen's rise from obscurity

February 16, 2022 5:25 pm

Bing Dwen Dwen, which translates to "Ice Panda", made little splash when introduced about two-and-a-half years ago, eliciting a collective yawn from social media over yet another panda character for a big Chinese event.

Hosting the Olympics is costly, for China it’s worth every billion

February 15, 2022 1:55 pm

Beijing has long relied on heavy investments in building railway lines, highways and other infrastructure to provide millions of jobs to its citizens and reduce transportation costs.

Ukraine Olympic team calls for peace, IOC wants no protests

February 13, 2022 8:35 pm

'The Olympic Team of Ukraine ... expresses a unanimous call for peace together with (our) native country,' the Ukrainian Olympic Committee wrote on social media.

Explained: 'Grip,' 'chatter,' other Olympic ski racing lingo

February 14, 2022 11:05 am

As in many sports, and plenty of other fields, Alpine skiing has a lingua franca - those are the words and phrases that allow folks from various places to communicate in a shared language

US beats Canada 4-2 in men's hockey match

February 12, 2022 3:09 pm

Beating Germany on Sunday would put the U.S. first in the group and could made it the top seed in the knockout round.