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Benjamin Alexander, who ranked just 3748th in the world last year, is the first athlete to represent the country in an alpine skiing event

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What the Winter Olympics reveal about China's zero-Covid strategy

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Why Beijing is nervous ahead of the Winter Olympics, and whether the “spheres of influence” theory belongs in the 20th century.

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Weston selected to make Winter Olympics debut

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Matt Weston says he cannot wait to get started after being selected to make his Winter Olympics debut.

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thetimes.co.uk 1 day ago
Jamaica bobsleigh team qualify for Beijing Winter Olympics

Jamaica bobsleigh team qualify for Beijing Winter Olympics

Whether the small, hand-picked Chinese crowd will enjoy the cultural reference is yet to be discovered, however, the news on Monday for the Beijing Olympics wa

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Winter Olympics tickets will not be sold as China seeks to contain Covid

Winter Olympics tickets will not be sold as China seeks to contain Covid

Tickets will instead by distributed to chosen groups amid first reported locally transmitted cases of Omicron

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COVID has wrecked the tourism industry of many countries, and even towns in popular Spain are currently struggling - including Benidorm.

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Photographs show venues for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics sitting amidst dry landscapes with brown hills. One venue near the Chinese capital had just 2cm of [...]

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No guarantees for Team GB as Covid complications hit Winter Olympics build-up

No guarantees for Team GB as Covid complications hit Winter Olympics build-up

Chef de mission Georgie Harland admitted last-minute testing could see athletes miss out on their places.

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Team GB athletes warned not to take phones to Beijing Winter Olympics due to Government spying threat

Team GB athletes warned not to take phones to Beijing Winter Olympics due to Government spying threat

Exclusive: In-country devices have been used in previous Games and there are concerns over private information being obtained by China

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ANOTHER Chinese city enters lockdown ahead of Winter Olympics

ANOTHER Chinese city enters lockdown ahead of Winter Olympics

Anyang, in Henan province, was locked down after a handful of reported cases as Beijing prepares to host the Winter Olympics next month, sticking to a zero-Cov [...]

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China’s zero-Covid strategy stretched to breaking point ahead of winter Olympics

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Despite mounting concerns over Beijing's draconian approach to coronavirus, there is little chance it will change tack any time soon

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theguardian.com 17 days ago
Tory peer to lead boycott of Coca-Cola over role in Beijing Winter Olympics

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Exclusive: sponsorship unacceptable given concern about human rights in China, says Robert Hayward

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thetimes.co.uk 21 days ago
Winter Olympics, World Cups and Wimbledon: Your ultimate 2022 sporting calendar

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It has been another hectic year, with the delayed Olympic Games delivering brilliant drama in Japan, England reaching the final of a belated Euro 2020, and Emm [...]

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Japan joins diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics 2022

Japan joins diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics 2022

Japan has joined the list of countries not sending a government delegation to the Beijing Winter Olympics in February.

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Eve Muirhead taking heart from ‘tough times’ ahead of fourth Winter Olympics

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The 31-year-old is gearing up for another shot at gold after coming through an arduous qualification battle.

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No break on Christmas Day for north-east cross country skier Andrew Musgrave ahead of Winter Olympics

No break on Christmas Day for north-east cross country skier Andrew Musgrave ahead of Winter Olympics

With just under 50 days to go until the Winter Olympics in Beijing, Team GB’s cross-country skier Andrew Musgrave knows he must maximise every single one

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Greg Rutherford misses out on Great Britain bobsleigh team for Winter Olympics

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The former Olympic long-jump champion made his international debut as part of Lamin Deen’s four-man crew at a World Cup race in Germany in January

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Winter Olympics must not become ‘sportswashing opportunity’ for China – Amnesty

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The human rights position in China is even worse than it was heading into the 2008 Summer Games, Amnesty said.

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Beijing's first reported Omicron case comes less than three weeks before the start of the Winter Olympics.

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Traders fear volatile metal prices ahead of Winter Olympics

Traders fear volatile metal prices ahead of Winter Olympics

Chinese New Year likely to see extended production break before Beijing games begin

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thetimes.co.uk 6 days ago
Winter Olympics: Team GB chiefs back athletes’ right to protest at Beijing Games

Winter Olympics: Team GB chiefs back athletes’ right to protest at Beijing Games

British athletes competing at the Beijing Winter Olympics will be supported if they choose to make political and social statements.Contrary to any concern abou [...]

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Natasha McKay skating on thin ice ahead of Beijing Winter Olympics

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FOR Natasha McKay, the next month will feel like she is taking part in the worst kind of adrenaline sport imaginable.

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China battles Omicron outbreak weeks before Winter Olympics

China battles Omicron outbreak weeks before Winter Olympics

Outbreak comes as country also prepares for lunar new year holiday, when millions of people normally travel to see family

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Beijing declared ready to host Winter Olympics as pollution falls

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Officials in Beijing say the city has hit its pollution targets for the first time in decades and is ready to host the Winter Olympics, despite air quality rem

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Lord Coe has voiced his opposition to the British government’s diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics, describing it as “meaningless”.The UK is amon [...]

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Battle-hardened Eve Muirhead insists she must remind herself to always enjoy the highs and lows of curling competition ahead of her fourth Winter Olympic

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