Lisa Delpy Beijing Olympics
George Washington University Professor Lisa Delpy Neirotti was in Beijing on behalf of SportsTravel. It was her 21st consecutive Games, providing her unique insight into how operations went across a number of areas.

Grading the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games

Despite the political tension surrounding the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, lingering fear of testing positive for COVID-19 before or during the Olympics and lack of sponsors activations, the actual competition and media distribution were similar to previous Games. From the atmosphere to the food and transportation, here is a final assessment of how organizers […]

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Beijing Medals Plaza
The Medals Plaza was a beautiful venue but with limited fan interaction, they lost some of their appeal.

Inside the Olympic Medals Plaza

Unlike the Olympic Summer Games, during the Winter Games, medals are awarded at a Medals Plaza. The Beijing Olympic Medal Plaza is located adjacent to the Bird’s Nest stadium with the Olympic cauldron (albeit a small one) directly behind. Before the athletes are brought up to the stage, there is some music played while people wait. […]

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2022 Beijing Olympic Games Airport

My 2022 Olympic Games Journey 

Editor’s Note: George Washington University sports management professor Lisa Delpy Neirotti is on the ground in Beijing for SportsTravel. A veteran of the Olympic Games, this will be her 21st consecutive Games in various capacities. Here is her inside look at her journey to Beijing. Delpy will be filing stories for SportsTravel throughout the Games. […]

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Winter X Chloe on Snow Snowboarding
In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, Chloe Kim, of the United States, jumps during the women's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

What to Watch for at the Beijing Winter Olympics

Between the controversies surrounding the host to a pandemic still ongoing after two years, there has never been an Olympic Winter and Paralympic Games like this. In the Olympic coverage preceding this year’s Games, very little of it has been focused on the athletes. Even NBC has been downgrading some of its ratings guarantees to […]

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Beijing Olympics COVID Testing Explainer
Olympic workers in hazmat suits work at a credential validation desk at the Beijing Capital International Airport ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics in on January 24, 2022. Athletes and others headed to the Olympics face a multitude of COVID-19 testing hurdles as organizers seek to catch any infections early and keep the virus at bay. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

As Olympic Villages Open, Athletes and Media Enter Beijing’s ‘Surreal’ Bubble

The Beijing 2002 Olympic Villages have officially opened with about 2,900 athletes are expected to arrive in the next week. The Beijing Olympic Village is located in the Chaoyang district of the city, close to the Olympic Park. It will predominantly house athletes competing in the ice sports at Beijing 2022. In Zhangjiakou, the Olympic […]

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France Alpine Skiing World Cup
Mikaela Shiffrin prepares to start of the women's World Cup giant slalom race in Courchevel, France on December 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Giovanni Maria Pizzato)

USOPC announces 222-member Team for Beijing Olympic Games

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee has formally announced the 222-member 2022 U.S. Olympic Team that will compete at the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing ahead of the Opening Ceremony will take place on February 4. Competition begins two days ahead of the Opening Ceremony and finishes on February 20. The 2022 U.S. Olympic […]

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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 Confirms Beijing Games Will Not Be Postponed

After two countries earlier this week raised the issue of whether the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing would be postponed, the International Olympic Committee, has made it clear that the Games will go on as scheduled. The Swiss Olympic committee said the IOC, during a video conference call on Wednesday, gave assurances about […]

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China Winter Olympics
Staff members attend a rehearsal for a victory ceremony at the Beijing Medals Plaza of the Winter Olympics in Beijing on January 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Canadian Olympic Committee CEO ‘Worried’ About Beijing Olympics

The chief executive officer of the Canadian Olympic Committee has sounded alarms about the feasibility of holding the Olympic Winter Games as omicron continues to surge throughout the world on the heels of several prominent sport events being postponed over the past month while several major stars have also missed events after testing positive for […]

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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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China Winter Olympics
A crew member leaps to fix a logo for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics before a launch ceremony to reveal the motto for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics on September 17, 2021. Organizers announced "Together for a Shared Future" as the motto. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Foreign Fans Banned by Beijing 2022 Olympic Organizers

The organizers for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing have announced that no foreign fans will be allowed, a move long expected by observers of the Games, while also saying that unvaccinated athletes must quarantine for 21 days upon arrive into China. “Beijing 2022 informed the (Executive Board) of the principles that will help […]

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