Latest 2022 Beijing Olympic Games News

IOC urges Olympic teams to ask for more vaccines

Sep. 17, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic teams were urged Friday to contact the IOC about getting more vaccines ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, which will be held in the country where the coronavirus outbreak started. The International Olympic...

IOC suspends NKorea from Beijing Olympics for Tokyo no-show

Sep. 08, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — North Korea was formally suspended from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by the IOC on Wednesday as punishment for refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Games citing the COVID-19 pandemic. IOC president Thomas Bach said the North Korean national Olympic...

Broadcasters urged to cancel plans to cover Beijing Olympics

Sep. 08, 2021 02:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Some of the world’s largest broadcasters including American network NBC are being asked by human rights groups to cancel plans to cover next year's Winter Olympics in Beijing. The Winter Games are scheduled to open on Feb. 4. The request comes in an open...

NHL reaches agreement to send players to Olympics in Beijing

Sep. 03, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

The NHL is set to return to the Olympics in Beijing this winter after reaching an agreement with international officials, though the league and players have the opportunity to withdraw if pandemic circumstances warrant. The NHL, its players' union, the International...

Lightning's Cooper to coach Canada in Beijing if NHL plays

Aug. 09, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — If NHL players are part of next year’s Beijing Olympics, Canada will have a two-time Stanley Cup champion behind its bench. Hockey Canada has announced Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper as the head of its provisional Olympic coaching staff....

Olympic medal count still counts even amid pandemic Games

Aug. 07, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Games were the Olympics staged a year later than planned because of a pandemic, where the athletes and organizers said it was a privilege just to play and uplift the world through sport. If ever there was a Games where sportsmanship would rise...

Olympic Latest: France earns gold for 1st volleyball medal

Aug. 07, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT France made sure its first Olympic volleyball medal would...

Mao pins worn by Chinese athletes may test Olympic rules

Aug. 03, 2021 02:01 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The image of Communist China's founding leader, Mao Zedong, made an unscheduled appearance at the Tokyo Olympics, and the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday it is “looking into the matter.” The gesture — Mao pin badges worn by two Chinese...

Blackhawks pledge to release findings of abuse investigation

Aug. 02, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

The Chicago Blackhawks pledged to release the findings of an independent investigation into allegations that a then-assistant coach sexually assaulted two players in 2010. CEO Danny Wirtz informed team employees of that plan in an internal memo sent Monday, adding that...

Beijing Games: Sports coverage fine, other things maybe not

Aug. 02, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The IOC says the Olympics are only about the sports; no politics allowed. This will be the mantra, as it always is, when the Beijing Winter Games open in six months. Covering ski races or figure-skating finals should be painless; just stay in the sports...