Latest 2022 Beijing Olympic Games News

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...

EXPLAINER: What drives possible boycott of Beijing Olympics

Mar. 18, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

Some kind of boycott is almost sure to affect next year’s Beijing Winter Olympics. It's driven by the widely reported internment of Muslim Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in China, which has been termed a genocide by human rights groups. A broad...

Thomas Bach re-elected as IOC president until 2025

Mar. 10, 2021 12:08 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Thomas Bach was re-elected as president of the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday for a final four-year term with his immediate focus on this year’s delayed Tokyo Games. The German lawyer was unopposed and won the vote 93-1, with four members...

Ban Ki-moon asked to act on complaint against Beijing Games

Mar. 04, 2021 21:49 PM EST

Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is being asked to rule on an ethics complaint filed against the International Olympic Committee by a human-rights group representing Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in China. Ban is the chairman of the IOC’s ethics...

China: Calls for 2022 Winter Olympics boycott doomed to fail

Mar. 04, 2021 12:03 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Calls for a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics on human rights grounds are “doomed to failure,” a Chinese government spokesperson said Wednesday, as lawmakers and political advisers began converging on China's capital for the biggest annual gathering of the...