Chinese Cities Battle Covid as Beijing Winter Olympics Loom

China is battling coronavirus outbreaks in several cities, testing the country’s strict “zero-Covid” strategy just weeks before Beijing hosts the Winter Olympics. Here’s a rundown of the measures in place in key areas of the world’s most populous nation. Tianjin Fears are growing about China’s largest domestic Omicron cluster to date in the northern port […]

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'Hostile forces, Covid-19': North Korea To Not Attend Beijing Winter Olympics

‘Hostile forces, Covid-19’: North Korea To Not Attend Beijing Winter Olympics

In a letter to China, North Korea blamed “hostile forces” and COVID-19 risks for not being able to attend the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing and accused the United States of trying to prevent the Games’ success, state media said on Friday. It was unclear whether the letter from North Korea’s Olympic Committee and Sports […]

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Olympic Chiefs Urge Beijing Participants to be ‘Extra Vigilant’

Olympic chiefs on Wednesday urged all participants at next month’s Winter Games in Beijing to be “extra vigilant” as Covid-19 infections hit unprecedented case levels in several countries. At a closed-door meeting with national Olympic committees, Beijing 2022 organisers and international federations, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) dismissed any idea of a postponement of the […]

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IOC President Thomas Bach Confident of Safe, Secure Winter Olympics in Beijing

IOC President Thomas Bach (AP) Thomas Bach expressed confidence in a successful Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in his New Year message. IANS Beijing Last Updated:January 01, 2022, 09:50 IST FOLLOW US ON: International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach expressed confidence in a successful Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in […]

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