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At least 5 million residents under lockdown in China Beijing on high alert ahead of Winter Olympics gcwAt least 5 million residents under lockdown in China Beijing on high alert ahead of Winter Olympics gcw

At least 5 million residents under lockdown in China, Beijing on high alert ahead of Winter Olympics

Fast-spreading Omicron poses a new problem, with two cases in Anyang, a recently locked-down city in Henan province, linked to a growing illness cluster in Tianjin, 400 kilometres (250 miles) distant.

China Jan 11, 2022, 4:20 PM IST

North Korea announces not to attend upcoming Winter Olympics cites COVID hostile forces gcwNorth Korea announces not to attend upcoming Winter Olympics cites COVID hostile forces gcw

'COVID, hostile forces': North Korea announces not to attend upcoming Winter Olympics

The government has maintained a stringent, self-imposed border lockdown, preventing even diplomats from entering and suffocating practically all trade.

World News Jan 7, 2022, 10:47 AM IST

New Year 2022: From ICC T20 World Cup to FIFA World Cup - Sporting events that will keep you hooked-ayhNew Year 2022: From ICC T20 World Cup to FIFA World Cup - Sporting events that will keep you hooked-ayh

New Year 2022: From ICC T20 World Cup to FIFA World Cup - Sporting events that will keep you hooked

A new year is here, as we welcome 2022. The year will also have action-packed sporting seasons. Check out the top sporting events that will keep you hooked throughout the year.

CRICKET Jan 1, 2022, 5:00 AM IST

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Arif Mohammed Khan becomes 1st Indian to qualify for multiple events-ayhBeijing Winter Olympics 2022: Arif Mohammed Khan becomes 1st Indian to qualify for multiple events-ayh

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Arif Mohammed Khan becomes 1st Indian to qualify for multiple events

Arif Mohammed Khan is an alpine skier from India. He has become the first Indian who will feature in multiple Winter Olympics events. The event will be played between February 4-20.

Sports Dec 31, 2021, 3:25 PM IST

Heavy security deployment, travel restrictions tightened in Tibet ahead of Beijing Winter Olympics-dnmHeavy security deployment, travel restrictions tightened in Tibet ahead of Beijing Winter Olympics-dnm

Heavy security deployment, travel restrictions tightened in Tibet ahead of Beijing Winter Olympics

Lhasa is under tremendous presence of police and armed security officers and people who are visiting the regional capital are being closely questioned, the source on the condition of anonymity said.
 

China Dec 30, 2021, 12:41 PM IST

Japan says it has no intentions to send government officials to Winter Olympics gcwJapan says it has no intentions to send government officials to Winter Olympics gcw

Japan says it has 'no intentions to send government officials' to Winter Olympics

Japan, which hosted the virus-affected Tokyo Olympics this year, is in a difficult situation as tensions rise between the United States and China are significant trading partners.

World News Dec 24, 2021, 10:45 AM IST

China sternly warns four nations diplomatically boycotting Olympics, says pay the price-dnmChina sternly warns four nations diplomatically boycotting Olympics, says pay the price-dnm

China sternly warns four nations diplomatically boycotting Olympics, says ‘pay the price’

Notably, Canada is the latest country to join the diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics along with Australia and the United Kingdom after the United States.

China Dec 9, 2021, 2:57 PM IST

Australia announces diplomatic boycott of 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing gcwAustralia announces diplomatic boycott of 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing gcw

Australia announces diplomatic boycott of 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing

Despite the warning from China, Morrison has stated that Canberra will participate in the diplomatic boycott of the 2020 Winter Olympics.
 

World News Dec 8, 2021, 10:35 AM IST

Winter Olympics 2022: No US official delegation to be sent to BeijingWinter Olympics 2022: No US official delegation to be sent to Beijing

Winter Olympics 2022: No US official delegation to be sent to Beijing

The decision, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said is a result of China's crimes against humanity and ongoing genocide in Xinjiang.

Sports Dec 7, 2021, 11:33 AM IST

Politicising sports hurts Olympic spirit says China as US indicated at diplomatic boycott gcwPoliticising sports hurts Olympic spirit says China as US indicated at diplomatic boycott gcw

Politicising sports hurts Olympic spirit, says China as US indicated at diplomatic boycott

"Politicizing sports is against the Olympic spirit and undermines the interests of athletes from all nations," said foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian during a press conference.

China Nov 19, 2021, 2:28 PM IST

US President Biden announces considering diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics in Beijing-dnmUS President Biden announces considering diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics in Beijing-dnm

US President Biden announces considering diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics in Beijing

Some US lawmakers have urged a diplomatic boycott to show American disapproval of recent Chinese economic and military actions and the country’s human-rights abuses in Hong Kong and Xinjiang.
 

United States Nov 19, 2021, 1:54 PM IST

Tokyo Olympics Tonga Pita Taufatofua shirtless entry in Parade gcwTokyo Olympics Tonga Pita Taufatofua shirtless entry in Parade gcw

2016, 2018 & 2020: Tonga's taekwondo star walks shirtless during the Olympics Parade; netizens react

The bearer has been identified as Pita Taufatofua, who marched in traditional Tongan attire, during the Rio Summer Olympics (2016) and PyeongChang Winter Olympics (2018) and of course this year as well.

Sports Jul 24, 2021, 6:01 PM IST

China offers vaccination for 2020 and 2022 Olympic athletes, Japan not interested-ayhChina offers vaccination for 2020 and 2022 Olympic athletes, Japan not interested-ayh

China offers vaccination for 2020 and 2022 Olympic athletes, Japan not interested

The upcoming editions of the Olympics would be held in Tokyo (Summer 2020) and Beijing (Winter 2022). The Tokyo Olympics was delayed by a year owing to the raging COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, China is seeking to mend amends by offering vaccination to athletes.

Sports Mar 12, 2021, 4:59 PM IST

Aanchal Thakur Exclusive: 'Gulmarg has the best infrastructure in the country for winter sports'-ayhAanchal Thakur Exclusive: 'Gulmarg has the best infrastructure in the country for winter sports'-ayh

Aanchal Thakur Exclusive: 'Gulmarg has the best infrastructure in the country for winter sports'

Aanchal Thakur is one of the fast-rising skiers of India. She has represented the country and the world stage, including the Youth Winter Olympics. At the same time, she produced gold medal-winning performances during the recent Khelo India Youth Winter Games in Kashmir.

Sports Mar 11, 2021, 11:06 AM IST

Watch India's Aanchal Thakur participate in World Ski Championships 2021-ayhWatch India's Aanchal Thakur participate in World Ski Championships 2021-ayh

Watch India's Aanchal Thakur participate in World Ski Championships 2021

Aanchal Thakur hails from Manali and is an alpine skier. She took part during the 2012 Winter Olympics and was the only Indian to represent in alpine skiing. During the 2018 Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup in Turkey, she also won bronze, handing India the sport's first medal.

Sports Feb 21, 2021, 1:44 PM IST