Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics’ Category

Increasing COVID concerns force Olympic organizers to restrict ticket sales

Monday, January 17th, 2022
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Tickets for the Beijing Olympics will be distributed to "targeted" groups of people and will not be sold to the general public, the organizing committee said on Monday, in the latest setback to the Games inflicted by COVID-19.

Banned from the Olympics by IOC, North Korea puts blame elsewhere

Thursday, January 6th, 2022
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North Korea on Friday said it would skip next month's Beijing Olympics because of the COVID-19 pandemic and "hostile forces' moves," a largely redundant statement since the country has already been banned from the Games by the IOC.

International Olympic Committee assures teams Beijing Games will proceed as planned

Wednesday, January 5th, 2022
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A day after Switzerland's team leader asked for talks about possibly postponing the Beijing Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic, the IOC promised officials worldwide on Wednesday the Winter Games will go ahead as planned.

Canada’s Olympic team committed to Beijing Games despite rising concerns with Omicron

Friday, December 31st, 2021
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On the subject of Beijing 2022 going ahead as planned, one of Canada's key sport leaders sounded very guarded as the calendar turned to the Olympic year. Despite all that's going on, the athletes and leadership at the Canadian Olympic Committee are currently committed to fielding a team for Beijing 2022.

As Beijing Olympics open, Uyghur groups set to take rights case to court in Argentina

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021
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China's treatment of its Uyghur minority could come before the courts in Argentina at about the same time that the Winter Olympics open on Feb. 4 in Beijing.

Damian Warner crowned Canada’s top athlete of 2021

Wednesday, December 8th, 2021
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Former Brazil Olympic boss sentenced to over 30 years in prison for corruption

Thursday, November 25th, 2021
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Carlos Arthur Nuzman, the head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee for more than two decades, was sentenced to 30 years and 11 months in jail for allegedly buying votes for Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 Olympics.

Canada projected to win 23 Olympic medals in Beijing, predicts sports data analytics company

Wednesday, November 24th, 2021
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A global data analytics company predicts Norway will top the Winter Olympics medal table again and Canada will finish fifth with 23 medals.

2 athletes test positive for COVID-19 at Beijing Olympics test event

Friday, November 12th, 2021
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Organizers of February's Winter Olympics in Beijing said Friday that two foreign athletes had tested positive for COVID-19 in ongoing test events for the Games.

Beijing Olympics get ‘gold for repression’ in labour report

Tuesday, November 9th, 2021
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A global trade union body has joined a long list of human-rights advocates in challenging the propriety of China holding the 2022 Winter Olympics, and has singled out the International Olympic Committee for acquiescing in the face of alleged genocide and crimes against humanity reportedly taking place in the host country.