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China is staging the Winter Olympics on its own terms.
When the International Olympic Committee met seven years ago to choose a host for the 2022 Winter Games, China's leader, Xi Jinping, sent a short video message that helped tip the scale in a close, controversial vote.
In 3-week isolation, unvaccinated athlete waits for Olympics
Three weeks alone in a hotel room is hardly an ideal setting for a snowboarder preparing for the Olympics.
Protesting Winter Olympics athletes face 'certain punishment', suggests Beijing official
Any athlete behaviour that is against the Olympic spirit or Chinese rules or laws will be subject to "certain punishment", a Beijing 2022 official has said in response to a question about the possibility of athlete protests at next month's Winter Games.
A health-monitoring app for Olympic attendees reportedly has glaring security issues | Engadget
Just over two weeks before the 2022 Winter Olympics are set to get underway in Beijing, researchers have issued a report claiming that an app many attendees are using has major security issues.
China decides not to sell Olympics tickets to the Chinese public.
China had already barred foreign spectators from attending the Winter Games that begin in Beijing in less than a month. On Monday, it announced that most Chinese people won't be able to attend either.
Texas Man Is First Charged Under New Antidoping Law in U.S.
A man in Texas on Wednesday became the first person charged under a new federal law that makes it a crime to enable doping in international sports competitions.
Banned from the Olympics by IOC, NKorea puts blame elsewhere
North Korea on Friday said it would skip next month's Beijing Olympics because of the COVID-19 pandemic and "hostile forces' moves," a largely redundant statement since the country has already been banned from the Games by the IOC
New COVID-19 Cases Around the World Soared 71% Last Week to Hit a Record 9.5 Million
GENEVA The World Health Organization said Thursday that a record 9.5 million COVID-19 cases were tallied over the last week as the omicron variant of the coronavirus swept the planet, a 71% increase from the previous 7-day period that the U.N. health agency likened to a tsunami.
WHO reports record weekly jump in Covid-19 cases as Omicron surges
A record 9.5 million cases of Covid-19 were tallied around the globe over the last week, the World Health Organisation has said.
WHO: Record weekly jump in COVID-19 cases but fewer deaths
GENEVA - The World Health Organization said Thursday a record 9.5 million cases of COVID-19 were tallied around the world over the last week, noting a 71% surge in the weekly count of infections amounting to a "tsunami" as the new omicron variant sweeps worldwide.