Swedish Olympic champ donates gold medal to Chinese prisoner

Human Rights 02/26/22, 13:15

According to Reuters, Swedish speed skater Nils van der Poel donated one of his two gold medals to human rights activist Gui Minhai. In 2020, he was sentenced to 10 years in a Chinese prison for so-called "illegally providing intelligence overseas." Gui was born in China but holds Swedish citizenship. Before ...

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, ...

Foreign journalists group disappointed with Beijing Olympics’ reporting

Insights 02/23/22, 14:15

The Foreign Correspondents' Club of China (FCCC) expressed their dismay on Monday, Feb. 21, saying the media environment for foreign journalists during the Winter Olympics Games did not match expectations. The FCCC statted, "The Foreign Correspondents' Club of China is dismayed that the conditions for independent reporting in China continue to ...

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 ...

Beijing 2022: A ‘self-created chaos’ Olympics

Insights 02/19/22, 08:03

The Beijing 2022 Olympics has come to an end and the road it has traveled has been bumpy, with countless events of uproar, controversy and burning questions for the International Olympic Committee. The efforts to apply technology and expensive solutions are also highlighted, with the sad stories behind it. This ...

Never go to China again: German Olympic champion

Insights 02/18/22, 20:56

Luger Natalie Geisenberger, 34, won one individual and one team relay gold medal at the Winter Olympics. She has now returned to Germany and appeared in an interview on February 16 on the German TV channel "Markus Lanz." In the interview, she not only spoke of her joy at winning the ...

Three failures of Beijing Winter Olympics

Insights 02/16/22, 11:14

As Da Ji Yuan reported on February 13th, Chinese authorities have been preparing for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at all costs for many years and finally kicked off the event. It seems it was a "successful" opening. However, the Chinese government has had frequent miscalculations with many failures from ...

Why are Chinese naturalized athletes so sensitive about their nationality?

Insights 02/15/22, 19:01

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has selected 30 naturalized athletes with foreign ties (naturalized in China) to participate in the Winter Olympics, including 28 ice hockey athletes. Susan Brownell, professor of anthropology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis stated that the CCP had selected 30 naturalized athletes with foreign ties to ...

Beijing: Many Olympic competitions postponed due to weather

Insights 02/15/22, 10:29

AFP reported Californian-born Chinese Ailing Gu was planning to go for gold again on Sunday, but her freestyle slopestyle event was postponed until Monday due to weather. In addition, the freestyle women's aerials qualification round has been postponed, and the second training session for women's abseiling in alpine skiing has been ...

‘It is not possible to cover the sun with a finger:’ The censorship and brutal repression the Chinese communist regime hides behind the Olympic Games

In-depth Reports 02/15/22, 04:14

Allegations of censorship under China's communist regime are long-standing. Critics claim that since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) came to power in 1949, it has sought to eliminate any voice that contradicts or opposes the discourse established by the movement's leaders.  More than 70 years later, the criticisms are still in ...

Beijing orders Finnish player to delete footage of flooded room

Human Rights 02/14/22, 15:54

Finnish skier Katri Lylynperä, on Feb.10, shared some short stories on Instagram about the condition of her room in the Olympic Village.  The footage demonstrated water leakage from the ceiling lights, flooding the floor. One of the videos featured on Lylynperä’s Instagram page was captioned with the word “Help.” There was also ...

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