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Increased COVID cases at Beijing Games no reason for concern, organisers say

By Karolos Grohmann BEIJING (Reuters) - COVID-19 cases inside Beijing's Winter Olympic Games bubble hit the second highest since arrivals began after 45 new cases were detected on Feb. 4,…

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-India won’t send diplomat after Games ‘politicized’ by China

By Alasdair Pal and Iain Axon NEW DELHI/BEIJING (Reuters) - India said on Thursday it would not send its top diplomat in China to the opening ceremony of the Winter…

Olympics-Beijing Games see 55 COVID-19 cases on Feb 2, highest daily tally

BEIJING (Reuters) -A total of 55 new COVID-19 infections were found among Olympic Games-related personnel on Feb. 2, the chair of the Beijing 2022 medical expert panel said on Thursday,…

Olympics-Russia should not assume doping sanctions will be lifted, says WADA

By Steve Keating BEIJING (Reuters) -Russia should not assume sanctions imposed for running a state sponsored doping programme will be automatically lifted when its suspension is completed at the end…

Explainer: Why are Russians not competing under their flag in Beijing?

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Russian athletes taking part at this month's Beijing Olympics will be competing without their flag and national anthem because of doping sanctions. Here is why sanctions…

Factbox-Top pain points between U.S. and China as Xi, Biden meet

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden will hold an online meeting on Monday with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, the most extensive leader-level talks between the two nations under the…

China’s Xi warns on protectionism, calls for unimpeded vaccine trade

By Andrew Galbraith SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping called on Thursday for smooth global trade in vaccines and other medical supplies, saying that unilateralism and protectionism are rising…

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…

Chinese athletes warned over Mao badges in Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo [Japan], August 8 (ANI): The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Saturday warned two Chinese cycling athletes for wearing Mao Zedong badges while receiving the Gold medal at the Tokyo…

Tokyo Olympics: Bajrang Punia clinches bronze, beats Daulet Niyazbekov

Tokyo [Japan], August 7 (ANI): Grappler Bajrang Punia won a bronze medal in the men's freestyle 65kg category in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics after defeating Kazakhstan's Daulet Niyazbekov here at…

Tokyo Olympics: Neeraj Chopra creates history, picks first gold for India in track and field

Tokyo [Japan], August 7 (ANI): Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra created history on Saturday as he became the first from the country to win a gold in track and field…