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Vincent Zhou competes in the men's team free skate program during the figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics on February 6, 2022, in Beijing. Zhou announced the following day that he had tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

COVID Remains Dominant Storyline During Early Competition at Beijing Games

U.S. men’s figure skater Vincent Zhou, less than 24 hours after winning a silver medal in the team figure skating competition, announced that he will miss the singles competition after testing positive for COVID-19 at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. Zhou was often in tears during his Instagram video announcement. He had tested […]

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Maame Biney is Done Being Comfortable — And Ready for the Olympic Spotlight

After cruising to victory in the women’s 500 meters, a visibly relieved and emotional Maame Biney met the assembled media at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for short-track speedskating. “I’m super excited to be racing again,” said Biney that December afternoon at the Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah, having had an injury in the early […]

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How U.S. Ski & Snowboard Prepares for the Beijing Olympics: Sophie Goldschmidt on COVID Testing and Breaking Barriers

 Skiing and snowboarding have always been among the spotlight sports at the Olympic Winter Games and the 2022 Games in Beijing will be no different with Mikaela Shiffrin and Chloe Kim being among the biggest names for Team USA. But getting to Beijing and passing strict COVID protocols has been a hot topic in the Olympic […]

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Lausanne | SwitzerlandIOC President, Thomas Bach chairs the Executive Board meeting held in Olympic House. Photograph by IOC/Greg Martin
IOC President Thomas Bach chairs the Executive Board meeting held in Olympic House in Lausanne, Switzerland. Photograph by IOC/Greg Martin

IOC President Says U.S. Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing Olympics ‘a Purely Political Decision’

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said diplomatic boycotts by the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom ahead of the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing “is a purely political decision for each government” and the IOC will continue to be apolitical. The United Kingdom and Australia have joined the U.S. […]

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A visitor to the Shougang Park walks past the a sculpture for the Beijing Winter Olympics in Beijing on November 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

IOC Defends Calls with Peng, Says 2022 Beijing Games Will Not Be Postponed

The focus of a press briefing by the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday after the first of three days of meetings was on everything but the competition that is scheduled for February in Beijing — although the IOC made it clear that the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in China will not be postponed. Instead, […]

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IOC President Thomas Bach talks after an Executive Board meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, on September 8. Photo Courtesy IOC/Philippe Woods

Strict Protocols Expected in Beijing for 2022 Olympic Winter Games, IOC Says

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, in an open letter published by the IOC, said that those competing and attending the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing should expect the same level of COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place as were this past summer in Tokyo for the rescheduled 2021 Olympic Summer Games. “While […]

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IOC President Thomas Bach talks after an Executive Board meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, on September 8. Photo Courtesy IOC/Philippe Woods

IOC Helping People Leave Afghanistan; Bach Says Around 100 Evacuated

The International Olympic Committee has helped around 100 members of the Olympic community leave Afghanistan during the past several weeks as the Taliban asserted control over the country, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Wednesday after the first IOC Executive Board meeting post-Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. Bach said all athletes who competed in Tokyo […]

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Chinese skaters compete in the men's 1000 meters short track speed skating race during a test event for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing on April 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

China Nears Completion on 2022 Olympic Winter Games Venues

Nearly all the venues for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China, have been completed with test events scheduled for each facility later this year. All 12 venues hosting ice and snow competitions in Beijing city proper, the Yanqing District and Zhangjiakou in Hebei Province hosted test events earlier this year. Eight of the […]

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Milwaukee to Host 2022 U.S. Olympic Team Trials For Long Track Speedskating

US Speedskating has selected the Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee as the site for the 2022 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Long Track Speedskating starting January 5, 2022. The trials will last through January 9 and will determine the U.S. Olympic Long Track Speedskating Team for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. Ticket […]

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