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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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Athletes warm up on the ice before competition in the World Wheelchair Curling Championship, a test event for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Games, held at the Beijing National Aquatics Center, also known as the Water Cube. The site is one of several used in the 2008 Games that will be repurposed for the 2022 Games. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

With 90 Days to Go, Beijing Olympic Organizers Still Working on Details

With about 90 days to go until the start of that 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, organizers said they are continuing to work out logistics such as limited flights into China for stakeholders and have yet to establish capacity limits for Chinese spectators as they wait to see how COVID rates may affect those […]

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IOC, Beijing 2022, Outline COVID Countermeasures for Olympic and Paralympic Games

Athletes, officials, dignitaries, marketers, broadcasters, media and others traveling to Beijing for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will have to undergo more strict COVID-19 countermeasures than were put in place in Tokyo for the 2021 Summer Games, under terms of the first documents outlining the game plan for both events. Among the rules […]

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Not all athletes at the Opening Ceremony adhered to the IOC's rule of mandatory mask wearing. Photo: Jason Gewirtz

IOC to Continue Mask Enforcement at Games

The International Olympic Committee said it will continue to share its message of the importance of mask wearing at the Olympic Games after several athletes at the Opening Ceremony marched without masks, including some flag bearers. Mask wearing is mandatory for nearly all participants at the Games, including athletes when they are not competing. By […]

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Daily Tests, GPS Tracking and Potential Disqualification: IOC Outlines Final Measures for Tokyo Athletes

Athletes who do not comply with measures in a 70-page playbook for competing at the Olympic and Paralympic Games may face temporary or permanent exclusion from the Games, disqualification or even financial sanctions, according to the final version of the document released Tuesday. The third and final version of the rules and regulations for athletes […]

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The Olympic rings float in the water at sunset in the Odaiba section of Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Tokyo 2020 Spectator Decision Expected by End of June

A decision on whether Japanese spectators will be allowed at the Olympic Summer Games is expected by the end of the month, the International Olympic Committee’s games executive director said Wednesday. But whether or not domestic fans will be allowed (foreign spectators have already been banned), the IOC intends to create an environment for worldwide […]

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Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto explains the latest details in the playbook the athletes will be asked to adhere to during the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games. Photo: Tokyo 2020

IOC and Tokyo 2020 Outline New Limits on Olympic and Paralympic Participants

New rules for athletes competing at the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games will require daily testing for those expecting to compete and limit their movement largely to the competition venues and their housing. In an updated “playbook” released by Tokyo 2020, the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee, organizers set to reassure an […]

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IOC Will Not Require Vaccines at Olympics, But Outlines First Requirements for Stakeholders

The International Olympic Committee will not require vaccines for athletes, media and other accredited officials traveling to the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games but has begun to outline how those groups will be tested and monitored for COVID-19 during the events in Tokyo. The IOC and Tokyo 2020 have released the first of four “playbooks” […]

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