Monday, Nov 28, 2022

Winter Olympics


Beijing Olympics will go down as China's failed attempt to use, misuse sport for political propaganda

February 22, 2022 9:32 am

Try they did, even boorishly getting a soldier from Galwan to run the torch relay, but this time, China might've overplayed its hand. Turning sport into a sideshow, while hard selling their politics, might well have backfired in Beijing's 14-year-itch.

Explained: How figure skater Valieva was banned, then reinstated at Olympics despite doping charge

February 17, 2022 10:55 am

After being cleared to compete, Valieva topped the short programme on Tuesday with a score of 82.16, ahead of Russian teammate Anna Shcherbakova, by nearly 2 points. Japan’s Kaori Sakamoto was third at 79.84.

Beijing Olympics: Why a performer wearing Korean hanbok has sparked criticism

February 10, 2022 11:33 am

China has been accused of 'cultural appropriation' after a performer at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics wore a hanbok, a traditional Korean dress. How has China responded?

Winter Olympics: After Dutch reporter gets dragged away by Chinese security officer, IOC says 'isolated case'

February 05, 2022 10:18 pm

There have been concerns over whether visiting media will be allowed to freely do their job in China during the Games.

Beijing torchbearer's ethnicity not a factor, IOC says

February 05, 2022 4:23 pm

As soon as a Uyghur athlete helped light the Olympic flame at the Beijing Olympics, the debate began: Was it a defiant signal from Chinese leaders, or proof that protests around the world were having impact?

As India talks to China, it must be prepared to lay down the red lines — as it has done with the boycott of Beijing Games

February 05, 2022 6:05 pm

The boycott does not extend to the sporting events at the Games but it has marred President Xi Jinping’s efforts to tell the world that the Covid pandemic has not affected China’s ability to put up a perfect show.

Olympian moved to village after tearful social-media post in isolation

February 03, 2022 3:05 pm

A teary social-media post brought immediate attention, and hours later, Meylemans was transported to the village.

Another Beijing Olympics with human rights still major issue

February 03, 2022 1:06 pm

“China today has deviated further away from democracy, freedom of press and human rights, and the reality has become even harsher.”

Canada and US rivalry heats up Beijing Winter Games

February 02, 2022 9:22 am

There will be some bad blood at the bobsleigh track where Kaillie Humphries, after winning gold for Canada at the 2010 and 2104 Winter Olympics, defected to the U.S. over a dispute with the national federation and will compete in Beijing as an American.

Winter Olympics-bound Arif Khan included in TOPS, granted Rs 17.46 lakh for training

January 07, 2022 4:21 pm

Khan is the first Indian athlete to qualify for two events at the Winter Olympic Games, scheduled to be held in Beijing from February 4. Khan will compete in the Slalom and Giant Slalom events.


Meet the winter Olympics mascots through the years

February 02, 2022 4:53 pm

Over the years, the mascots for the Winter Olympics have been abstract forms, animals and humans. Bing Dwen Dwen, the cheerful panda, is the official mascot for the 2022 Beijing Olympics, but there were plenty before

Farewell, Sochi! Russia closes costliest Olympics

February 24, 2014 7:35 pm

Flushed with pride, Russia celebrated 17 days of sport-driven global unity with a spectacular farewell show.

Sochi Winter Olympics kicks off

February 07, 2014 11:05 am

It's designed to celebrate a millennium of Russian might and this country's modern rebound, and kick off two weeks of extraordinary human endeavors and planetary sportsmanship.