Saturday, December 4, 2021


China says Omicron will ‘lead to challenges’ for Winter Olympics

Although China has largely quashed the coronavirus within its borders through travel restrictions and snap lockdowns, recurrent domestic outbreaks linked to the Delta variant have put the authorities on high alert.

3 athletes positive for Covid inside Beijing Olympic bubble

Beijing 2022 organisers have left nothing to chance with the games set in February, restricting entry to the capital and insisting on daily virus tests for thousands of athletes kept within a 'closed-loop' bubble.

Husband of slain Kenyan Olympian charged with murder

Agnes Tirop's husband pleaded not guilty to the charges.

China battles new Covid outbreak with eye on Winter Olympics

China reported 39 new cases on Monday, bringing the tally from the latest Delta variant-linked outbreak to more than 100 cases over the past week.

US Olympians voice concern over human rights ahead of Beijing 2022

Rights groups and US lawmakers have called on the IOC to postpone the 2022 Games and relocate the event unless China ends what the US deems an ongoing genocide against Uighurs and other Muslim minority groups.

Olympics-Beijing Games flame lit at Olympia amid protests

The Chinese capital will become the first city to host both the Winter and Summer Games when it stages the Feb 4-20 event but protests and calls for boycotts over the country's human rights record have marred the run-up.

Olympics veep says China human rights ‘not within’ IOC scope

International Olympic Committee vice-president John Coates says the body 'is not a world government', following concerns over China's human rights record and treatment of the Uighur minority.

Beijing Olympics rules out overseas fans over virus threat

All participants must be vaccinated or will need to undergo a 21-day quarantine on arrival in the Chinese capital.

Behind Malaysia’s Paralympic success

Sports analyst Dr Pekan Ramli says Malaysia's management of its Paralympic athletes is one of the best in Asia.

Tokyo Paralympics open after year’s virus delay

The pared-down ceremony took place in front of around 800 VIPs and officials.

IOC expels two Belarus coaches for trying to force sprinter to return home

She was bundled to the airport, where she received a message from her grandmother telling her it was too dangerous for her to come home.

Cheers, fireworks as Brisbane awarded 2032 Olympics

Australia has already hosted the Olympics twice, in Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000.

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