Latest 2022 Beijing Olympic Games News

Ski star Feuz laments lack of ski buzz in Olympic host China

Nov. 25, 2021 10:35 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Two-time Olympic medalist Beat Feuz is not thrilled about heading to Beijing for another Winter Games in a host nation with little ski tradition. The expected favorite in men’s downhill on Feb. 6 said in comments reported on Thursday by Swiss media that...

IOC says Peng Shuai has told Olympic officials she is safe

Nov. 21, 2021 12:28 PM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai has taken part in a 30-minute video call from Beijing with IOC officials and told them she was safe and well, the Olympic body said on Sunday. The call came amid growing global alarm over Peng. Her appearance...

Doubts over China tennis star's email raise safety concerns

Nov. 18, 2021 19:27 PM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Chinese professional tennis player not seen in public since she accused a former top government official of sexual assault purportedly sent an email claiming she was safe and that the allegation was false, a message that only amplified concerns about her safety and...

Women's pro volleyball league returning to Dallas in 2022

Nov. 15, 2021 11:27 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — U.S. Olympic champion Jordan Larson is among the players expected to return to Dallas for the second year of a unique player-controlled pro volleyball league in 2022. Athletes Unlimited said Monday the league's five-week season will start in March at the...

Officials worry China’s men’s hockey team not Olympics ready

Nov. 12, 2021 17:39 PM EST

International hockey officials are hoping to avoid a Humiliation On Ice when the Chinese men’s national team debuts at the Beijing Winter Olympics. They begged the NHL to send players to the Games in China, but now they are worried that the home team might not even be...

Sponsors asked to defend support for Beijing Winter Olympics

Nov. 12, 2021 03:27 AM EST

Leading sponsors of the Beijing Winter Olympics should explain why they remain largely silent about alleged human rights abuses in China with the Games opening there in just under three months, Human Rights Watch said Friday. The rights group said in an on-line briefing...

Luge officials: Olympic luge track crash was 'human error'

Nov. 11, 2021 14:34 PM EST

The International Luge Federation said Thursday that “human error" caused a Polish athlete to crash and suffer serious leg injuries in a training run this week at the track built for this winter's Beijing Olympics. Mateusz Sochowicz crashed into a gate that should have...

Beijing Olympics get 'gold for repression' in labor report

Nov. 09, 2021 14:40 PM EST

A global trade union body has joined a long list of human-rights advocates in challenging the propriety of China holding the 2022 Winter Olympics and has singled out the International Olympic Committee for acquiescing in the face of alleged genocide and crimes against humanity reportedly...

Beal, Dinwiddie lead Wizards past Celtics, 115-112 in 2 OTs

Oct. 30, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bradley Beal scored 36 points, Kyle Kuzma added 17 points and a career-high 17 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards outlasted the Boston Celtics 115-112 in two overtimes Saturday. Montrezl Harrell added 20 points and 14 rebounds before fouling out in...

Greece woos investments on Chinese foreign minister's visit

Oct. 27, 2021 09:21 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek officials sought to expand Chinese investment in the country during talks on Wednesday with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, that also touched on regional geopolitics, sports and minorities. Greece recently emerged from a brutal decade-long...