Winter Olympics

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‘Not sustainable’: Omicron tests China’s zero Covid policy as first cases detected
With the Winter Olympics imminent, experts predict more extreme measures but question strategy’s wisdom

Vincent Ni, China affairs correspondent, and Helen Davidson in Taipei

21, Jan, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Rutherford’s Winter Olympic dream over after bobsleigh squad misses out
Greg Rutherford’s dream of becoming the first British athlete to win a medal at a summer and winter Olympics has ended after he missed out on selection for GB’s bobsleigh squad for the Winter Olympics

Sean Ingle

20, Jan, 2022 @10:23 AM

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Team GB warn rivals over underestimating skeleton squad in Beijing
Britain’s skeleton bobsleigh squad have deliberately not gone “all guns blazing” in preparation for the Winter Olympics in Beijing

Sean Ingle

19, Jan, 2022 @6:19 PM

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Protesting Winter Olympics athletes ‘face punishment’, suggests Beijing official
Organising committee official warns against ‘any behaviour or speech that is against the Olympic spirit’

Helen Davidson in Taipei

19, Jan, 2022 @9:42 AM

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Athletes warned about speaking out against China at Winter Olympics
Attendees of the Winter Olympics in Beijing have been told to be aware of the ‘Orwellian surveillance state’

Sean Ingle

18, Jan, 2022 @6:34 PM

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Don’t buy from abroad, Chinese told as Covid threatens Olympics and holidays
Authorities claim recent Omicron case in Beijing came from package sent from Canada

Helen Davidson in Taipei

17, Jan, 2022 @11:57 AM

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Benjamin Alexander: the former DJ remixing the spirit of Cool Runnings
The spirit of Cool Runnings is set to be rekindled next month when Benjamin Alexander, a 38-year-old from Northampton, will become the first athlete to represent Jamaica in an alpine skiing event at the Winter Olympics

Paul MacInnes

14, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Team GB athletes offered temporary phones over China spying fears
The British delegation will be allowed to take own devices to the Winter Olympics but Dutch athletes have been told by their association to leave their phones at home

Sean Ingle

12, Jan, 2022 @6:47 PM

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China battles Omicron outbreak weeks before Winter Olympics
Cases of Covid variant come in run-up to lunar new year, when millions of people usually travel to see family

Helen Davidson and Vincent Ni

10, Jan, 2022 @10:18 AM

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Restoring hope: ‘Why can’t we recreate the old energy of Sarajevo?’
The Bosnian capital dreams of cultural revival by rejuvenating the hotel that was once the jewel of the Olympic village

James Tapper

09, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Cornelius Kersten, the speed skater who has ended Team GB’s long wait
The 27-year-old has a Dutch father but he will be the first Briton in 30 years to compete in long-track speed skating at the Winter Olympics

Paul MacInnes

04, Jan, 2022 @6:44 PM

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One month to the 2022 Beijing Games: 15 Winter Olympians to watch
As the Beijing Winter Olympics draw nearer, here’s a look at 15 athletes from around the world to keep an eye on

Jessica Shuran Yu

04, Jan, 2022 @8:30 AM

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