• 06 October, 2022
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Hangzhou Asian Games postponed amid COVID surge in China: OCA

Tashkent/Beijing, May 6 (PTI) The Hangzhou Asian Games, which were scheduled to take place from September 10 to 25, were on Friday postponed indefinitely amid a recent surge in COVID-19…

India not considering buying Russian oil in rupee: Minister

New Delhi, Mar 28 (PTI) India has no plans to pay in rupees for the Russian oil its public sector companies buy, Parliament was informed on Monday. India buys less…

Olympics-Tibetans march on IOC headquarters to protest Beijing Games

By Stephanie Nebehay LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) -Several hundred Tibetan and Uyghur activists marched on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday, a day before Beijing 2022 opens, accusing the Swiss-based…

Olympics-Rule 50 on political protests a conundrum for athletes in Beijing

By Karolos Grohmann BEIJING (Reuters) - Athletes considering staging political protests during the Beijing 2022 Winter Games will have to negotiate the International Olympic Committee's Rule 50 which originally banned…

Beijing 2022 eases COVID curbs for Games; China warns on pollution

BEIJING (Reuters) -Organisers of next month's Beijing Winter Olympics slightly eased the strict COVID-19 requirements for participants, a move that means fewer athletes are likely to be tripped up by…

Rights group urges Beijing Games sponsors to press China on Xinjiang

BEIJING (Reuters) - New York-based Human Rights Watch on Friday criticised corporations sponsoring the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics for ignoring what it says are China's crimes against humanity in its…

Olympics – IOC says helped around 100 to leave Afghanistan

By Simon Evans (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday that the organisation had helped around 100 members of the "Olympic community" in Afghanistan to…

Tokyo Olympics – Restrictions, Uncertainties and Confusion prevail as the event inches closer

An Olympic Games event is not only a mega sports event held once in four years, but also an occasion for the host country to showcase its economic prowess and…

Geopolitical Rumbling – Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

Geopolitical Rumbling - Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics “Green Olympics, High-tech Olympics and People’s Olympics”, the theme of the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, was to be the first Olympics hosted by China…