U.S. hints at possible diplomatic boycott of Beijing 2022 Games
U.S. President Joe Biden confirms during Oval Office meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau his administration is considering it, but offered no further details.
Injured Polish luger expresses displeasure with Chinese track officials as he recovers in hospital
International Luge Federation executive director Christoph Schweiger has attributed Sochowicz’s training accident to human error. FIL announces changes to Olympic track procedures.
IOC approves Russian Olympic Committee’s uniforms for the Beijing 2022 Winter Games
The uniforms to be worn by Russian athletes have been approved by the IOC according to Russian Olympic Committee President Stanislav Pozdnyakov.
WINTER SPORTS WORLD Alpine skiing’s parallel event shunned by top ski racers, poses challenges, dilemma for FIS
World Cup parallel races lack identity and athlete’s respect, ahead of Beijing 2022 mixed team parallel event.
Five months before Beijing 2022, China’s ice hockey team to rely on naturalized North Americans to be competitive
China will be the lowest-ranked team, by far, to have ever participated at an Olympic Games. But the IIHF believes momentum from the Games will help kickstart the development of ice hockey in the country.
IOC president tells Olympic Movement “we will again have safe and secure Olympic Games” in Beijing
Thomas Bach, in an open letter on Friday, also thanked stakeholders for their efforts to make Tokyo 2020 a success despite the pandemic.
Vladimir Putin will attend Beijing Olympics despite Russian government officials being banned due to doping sanctions
The Russian president is the first major head of state who has agreed to go to the Games as China faces potential diplomatic boycott.
Pandemic forces torch lighting ceremony for Beijing 2022 to be held without spectators in Olympia
For the second straight Olympics, the traditional week-long relay through Greece before the torch departs for the host country has also been called off due to COVID-19.
At a government hearing, U.S. Olympic sponsors resist calls to withhold support from Beijing 2022
The United States’ Congressional-Executive Commission on China questions executives from Airbnb, Coca-Cola, Intel, Procter & Gamble and Visa