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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...

Chen has 2 major challenges as he seeks 3rd straight worlds

Mar. 22, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

As Nathan Chen seeks a third consecutive World Figure Skating Championships title — something no American man has achieved since Scott Hamilton got his fourth in a row in 1984 — he has two major challenges in front of him. One is two-time Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Mar. 04, 2021 13:35 PM EST

Albany Times Union. February 27, 2021. Editorial: A misguided push for tests THE ISSUE: The federal government insists on standardized school tests. THE STAKES: In the midst of a...

Rights groups target sponsors like Airbnb for Beijing Games

Feb. 26, 2021 04:39 AM EST

In one corner are the 15 leading Olympic sponsors, many household names like Airbnb, Coca-Cola, Visa, Toyota, Samsung and General Electric. Together they pay at least $1 billion to the International Olympic Committee, and in the next four-year Olympic cycle the payments could reach $2...

Tokyo Olympic torch relay plans to kick off in one month

Feb. 24, 2021 21:36 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The torch relay for the postponed Tokyo Olympics is to start in a month, which should be a sign that the troubled Olympics are on track to begin on July 23. It was at this stage at the start of the torch relay just under a year ago — just after the...