DAY #14 SPORTS FOCUS: Swiss skiers just too fast, and precise, in ski cross finale
Well-timed and like clockwork, Switzerland sped to gold and silver medals in the men’s ski cross final as World Cup leader and event favorite Ryan Regez got the better of his world champion teammate Alex Fiva
BEHIND THE SCENES: From “plastic” snow to the future of “Big Air” and the impossibility of a Winter Games in the Southern Hemisphere
With long experience in evaluation and coordination commissions of the Olympic Games, José Luis Marcó analyzed in an interview with Around the Rings the changes of the last decades and the challenges for the future.
DAY #5 SPORTS FOCUS: Shiffrin addresses difficulties as Slovakia celebrates first Olympic alpine skiing medal
Three-time Olympic medalist Mikaela Shiffrin potentially has four races remaining following her second consecutive mishap and disappointment. Petra Vlhova catapults from eighth place after run one to an unlikely slalom triumph on a historic day for Slovakia.
Brrrrr! Frigid weather affecting Olympic performances
Temperatures expected to start dropping with a cold week coming up. In the mountain clusters of Yanqing and Zhangjiakou, temperatures have been close to zero degrees Fahrenheit, which is about minus-18 Celsius. With strong winds, it feels even colder due to the wind chill factor.
From political symbol at the opening ceremony to mute athlete: the strange case of Dinigeer Yilamujiang
If in the first few hours it was already difficult to get a good photo of Yilamujiang, 20, talking to her became impossible. There are points in common with the case of the tennis player Peng Shuai, recently interviewed by French sports newspaper “L’Equipe”.
From Turin to Beijing, Ireen Wüst needs no answer to the rhetorical question she once asked: “Who said I’m old?”
Wüst was already part of an exclusive group of athletes at winter and summer Games, those who had won individual golds in four different editions. Now, having won it in five, she is ahead of Michael Phelps, Carl Lewis and Al Oerter.
Dinigeer Yilamujiang makes headlines as a symbol, not as a skier
The Uyghur athlete helped light the Olympic cauldron, a controversial choice by Olympic organizers.
A collection of smaller, yet interesting moments from the opening ceremony of Beijing 2022
From the Chinese Spring to the name of the 1960 Games, via the French display: small pearls from the opening ceremony.
U.S. speed skater frustrated by Beijing testing requirements
Casey Dawson recovered from Covid-19 three weeks ago, but must pass four tests to go to the Olympics.
At least for an hour, athletes took center stage in Beijing
‘Parade of Nations’ including athletes from 91 delegations lasts more than one hour as XXIV Winter Games open on a frigid night in the Chinese capital.