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US born Chinese skater faces criticism for falling several times during Olympic event

Chinese figure skater Zhu Yi has faced increasing criticism on Chinese social media, after falling several times during her Olympic team event skates. Her debut on Sunday saw her fall once, pushing Team China out of the medals. A second performance on Monday, where she fell twice, earned her more criticism. Her performance was called […]

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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: First games to use 100% artificial snow from 100 snow generators and 300 snow-making guns

The Beijing Games, kicking off on February 4, will be the first Winter Olympics to use virtually 100% artificial snow by deploying more than 100 snow generators and 300 snow-making guns working flat out to cover the ski slopes. “This is not only energy and water intensive, frequently using chemicals to slow melt, but also […]

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Beijing Winter Olympics organisers ease Covid-19 testing requirements for participants

Organisers of the Beijing Winter Olympics have eased a Covid-19 testing requirement for participants, amid a growing number of cases in the capital. The new change makes it easier for participants arriving at the Games to be considered virus-free. Of more than 3,000 Olympic arrivals, 106 have tested positive for the virus since 4 January. […]

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Japan won’t send government officials to Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

Japan will not send any senior officials or Cabinet ministers to the Beijing Winter Olympics in February, the government said on Friday. Japan “believes that respect for human rights is important,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said at a news conference. “We made a decision comprehensively.” Tokyo Olympics Chief Seiko Hashimoto, Japanese Olympic Committee President […]