Beijing converts 3 Olympic villages into quarantine sites

China 06/20/22, 22:49

The Financial Times on June 17 reported that Beijing had converted three Olympic villages into quarantine facilities for Covid-infected patients and the close-contact cases.  At the time of the Winter Olympics in February, around 2,900 international athletes were housed in these compounds isolated from the rest of Beijing. The newspaper also reported ...

People fear a prolonged lockdown after China withdraws from hosting Asian Cup

Football 05/18/22, 06:07

As Reuters reported, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced China’s withdrawal from its hosting rights for the 2023 Asian Cup. The rationale behind this decision is the exceptional conditions caused by the Covid-19 outbreak. After discussing it extensively, China and AFC reached that decision. AFC praises Chinese authorities for making a ...

‘When politics interferes with sport, the result is not good’: Novak Djokovic on banning Russian athletes from competing at Wimbledon

Tennis 04/22/22, 09:24

The Wimbledon Tournament, All England Club, announced on April 20, through a statement that it will ban Russian and Belarusian athletes from competing after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. This controversial decision will leave tennis players out of the oldest competition in the world. Novak Djokovic, the world number one, said it is "crazy" ...

German athlete Geisenberger says she will ‘never go back to China’

Insights 02/23/22, 20:46

After flying back to Germany, Olympic athlete Natalie Geisenberger recalled her uneasy decision to join the Games on February 17 on the ZDFheute Nachrichten with Markus Lanz. Despite China’s human rights records and the poor treatment during her training there, she decided that she would “go there for two weeks, ...

Taiwan denounces China’s political involvement in sports

China 02/23/22, 19:08

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (MOFA) and the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) refuted and condemned Yan Jiarong, the Beijing Winter Olympic Organizing Committee's spokesperson, for using the occasion of the Olympic Games to interfere with international sports activities through politics. Yan Jiarong expressed at a press ...

Returning athletes condemn China being Olympics host

Insights 02/23/22, 16:20

As the curtain falls on the Beijing Winter Olympics, those athletes who were afraid to speak out on human rights issues for fear of reprisals from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) are beginning to make their voices heard. Nils van der Poel, the Swedish speed skater who won two gold medals ...

Taiwan investigates speed skater’s words and actions at Beijing Winter Olympics

China 02/21/22, 12:55

On Feb 19, Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang asked the Education Ministry and the Sports Administration to investigate the inappropriate words and actions of Taiwan's speed skater Huang Yuting during her participation in the Beijing Winter Olympics. Su's office said the premier believed Huang's actions were "extremely inappropriate" and has also ...

Beijing Winter Olympics closes with unforgettable impressions

Insights 02/21/22, 12:07

China put out its Olympic flame at Beijing National Stadium on Sunday night (February 20th) to mark the end of the 2022 Winter Olympics. At this year's Winter Olympics, Norway finished first in the medal standings, setting a new national record with 16 gold, eight silver, and 13 bronze medals (or ...