Latest 2022 Beijing Olympic Games News

Photos show Chinese rover on dusty, rocky Martian surface

Jun. 11, 2021 00:59 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The dusty, rocky Martian surface and a Chinese rover and lander bearing small national flags were seen in photos released Friday that the rover took on the red planet. The four pictures released by the China National Space Administration also show the...

Tory party wants Canada PM to push China Olympic relocation

Jun. 04, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada’s official opposition party wants Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to use his time at the G7 Leaders’ Summit to take a stand against China and call for the 2022 Winter Olympics to be moved from Beijing. Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole...

House Speaker Pelosi backs 2022 Olympics diplomatic boycott

May. 18, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Tuesday for a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics, citing human rights abuses by China's government. “We cannot proceed as if nothing is wrong about the Olympics going to China,” the California Democrat...

AP Exclusive: Full-blown boycott pushed for Beijing Olympics

May. 17, 2021 04:32 AM EDT

Groups alleging human-rights abuses against minorities in China are calling for a full-blown boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, a move likely to ratchet up pressure on the International Olympic Committee, athletes, sponsors and sports federations. A coalition...

EXPLAINER: Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and some options

Apr. 07, 2021 06:38 AM EDT

The U.S. State Department says it's talking with allies about China's human rights record and how to handle next year's Beijing Winter Olympics. A department spokesman on Tuesday suggested that an Olympic boycott to protest China’s rights abuses was among the...

US weighs joint approach to Beijing Olympics with allies

Apr. 06, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department said Tuesday the Biden administration is consulting with allies about a joint approach to China and its human rights record, including how to handle the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics. The department initially suggested that an...

Beijing begins to test venues for 2022 Winter Olympics

Apr. 01, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The organizers of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics started 10 days of testing Thursday for the hockey and other indoor venues. A curling mixed doubles competition was held at the refashioned “Water Cube," where an ice surface has been laid over the pool...

Blackhawks' Bowman named as GM of 2022 US Olympic men's team

Mar. 31, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

With an opportunity to draw from what he considers the deepest pool of American-born talent ever assembled, Stan Bowman welcomes expectations that come with being the general manager of USA Hockey’s 2022 Olympic men’s national team. “I’m humbled and honored and...

Overseas Tokyo ticket holders may get only partial refunds

Mar. 29, 2021 04:32 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Many fans living outside Japan who bought tickets for the Tokyo Olympics from brokers — known as Authorized Ticket Resellers — will not get full refunds. And they may have a long wait to get any refunds at all. The question of refunds came into play a...

Airbnb asked to drop Olympic ties over China rights issues

Mar. 23, 2021 06:33 AM EDT

Airbnb Inc. is being asked to drop its sponsorship connections to next year’s Beijing’s Winter Olympics by a coalition of 150 human-rights campaigners. The coalition is headed by groups that oppose rights violations in China including the detention of Muslim Uyghurs...