Media Watch: Fallout From Greek Sex Abuse Scandal

Also: Australian Open players unhappy with COVID-19 measures Down Under.




(ATR) The Greek government suspends all funding to the country's sailing federation as part of a widespread investigation. reports it is part of the fallout from Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou going public about being raped by her coach in 1998.

While she did not name the coach, Hellenic Sailing Federation vice president Aristidis Adamopoulos has since been identified in press reports as the alleged culprit.

Read the latest from the English language version of the Greek publication

Australian Open Issues a Portent for Tokyo 2020?

Australian Open players are under a 14-day quarantine period ahead of the first tennis major of the year.

Some players are allowed to practice for five hours a day if they don't show any symptoms. Novak Djokovic is among those who will not practice or leave their hotel room for two weeks.

The BBC reported on Tuesday that two more players tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Melbourne ahead of the tournament.

The Australian Open is scheduled to start Feb. 8.

CNN reports the controversy surrounding the quarantine raises questions about future large-scale international events like the Tokyo Olympics.

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Campaign Group Calls the Beijing 2022 Olympics the "Genocide Games"

A new campaign by groups fighting the persecution of Uighur Muslims in China is aimed at getting Beijing 2022 corporate sponsors to use their financial influence to effect a change in the Chinese government's policy.

The Guardian reports Airbnb is the first sponsor to be targeted by the group called End the Uighur Genocide Movement.

Other sponsors for the Beijing Olympics include Coca-Cola, Samsung, Intel, Visa International, Omega and Panasonic.

Industrialized countries including the USA, Canada, the UK, France, Japan and Australia are included in the campaign.

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Skiing a Popular Pandemic Pastime

Resorts have sold more season passes than ever before during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NPR reports sales since March 2020 are up 20 percent.

As more people hit the slopes, resorts are limiting the number of tickets sold due to the rise in coronavirus cases

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