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Protesters oppose Japan 2030 Winter Olympics bid

Protesters gathered in Tokyo and Sapporo on Sunday to voice their opposition to Japan’s ambitions to host the 2030 Winter Olympics.  The Associated Press reported that around 50 people gathered in each city holding “No Olympics” banners and attempted to argue their case with other members of the public who …

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The biggest scandals of the Beijing Olympics

The Beijing Games closing ceremony on Sunday brought an end to a Winter Olympics which became as high-profile for developments away from the stadiums and slopes as it did for sporting action. Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva had already returned to Russia as the flame went out at the ‘Bird’s …

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Winter Olympics too cold, claim athletes

With the Beijing Games now in full swing and the first round of events well and truly underway, it hasn’t taken very for a number of athletes ensconced in the Olympic Village to speak out against some of the conditions they are enduring in the Chinese capital – with some …

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Beijing Winter Olympics officially declared open

Chinese President Xi Jinping has formally opened the 2022 Winter Olympic Games at a grandiose ceremony in Beijing attended by world leaders including Russia’s Vladimir Putin. The opening ceremony at Beijing’s National Stadium – known as the Bird’s Nest for its distinctive design – drew on themes of “peace” and …

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India boycotts Beijing Olympics over Chinese choice of torchbearer

Indian diplomats will boycott the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics after a row over a torchbearer who previously fought in a skirmish between the two countries. India’s Ministry of External Affairs confirmed the development on Thursday, saying it was “regrettable” that China “has chosen to …

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No flag, no anthem: Why are Russian symbols banned from the Beijing Olympics?

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Putin makes China unity vow ahead of Olympics

Russian President Vladimir Putin says his nation stands with China in the face of attempts to ‘politicize’ sport through actions such as diplomatic boycotts by some Western countries at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing. China is gearing up to host the Winter Games next month but the build-up has …

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