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#Winter Olympics

# winter-olympics - Sunday 20 February, 2022

Quiz: How much do you know about the Winter Olympics?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about the Winter Olympics?

Feb 20th 2022, 10:00 PM 22,561 Views 12 Comments

The 24th Games finished today.

# winter-olympics - Saturday 19 February, 2022

'It's quite windy in Galway as well' - Maloney Westgaard finishes 29th amid challenging conditions
# ACHIEVEMENT
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# ACHIEVEMENT

'It's quite windy in Galway as well' - Maloney Westgaard finishes 29th amid challenging conditions

Feb 19th 2022, 11:32 AM 2,416 Views 3 Comments

The 26-year-old had targeted a top-30 finish and consequently was satisfied with his performance

# winter-olympics - Friday 18 February, 2022

Airbnb profits from Xinjiang, Tibet listings
# Under Fire
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# Under Fire

Airbnb profits from Xinjiang, Tibet listings

Feb 18th 2022, 9:30 AM 2,916 Views 4 Comments

The company is one of the Olympics’ biggest backers with a reported $500 million sponsorship deal running until 2028.

Criticism at ‘chilling’ attitude of Kamila Valieva’s coaches
# Ruthless
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# Ruthless

Criticism at ‘chilling’ attitude of Kamila Valieva’s coaches

Feb 18th 2022, 8:32 AM 74,028 Views 45 Comments

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has launched a scathing attack on the team behind the star.

# winter-olympics - Thursday 17 February, 2022

Cork's Brendan Newby finishes in top 20 in Freestyle Skiiing Halfpipe qualifiers
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# Winter Olympics

Cork's Brendan Newby finishes in top 20 in Freestyle Skiiing Halfpipe qualifiers

Feb 17th 2022, 9:07 AM 1,798 Views 0 Comments

The two-time Olympian improved on his finishing position from four years ago.

# winter-olympics - Wednesday 16 February, 2022

Fresh twist in Valieva doping scandal after three substances claim
# Winter Olympics
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# Winter Olympics

Fresh twist in Valieva doping scandal after three substances claim

Feb 16th 2022, 8:56 AM 5,770 Views 0 Comments

The 15-year-old Russian has been allowed to continue to compete in Beijing despite a positive drugs test.

# winter-olympics - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Valieva had three substances used to treat heart conditions in sample - report
# Winter Olympics
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# Winter Olympics

Valieva had three substances used to treat heart conditions in sample - report

Feb 15th 2022, 9:35 PM 4,666 Views 3 Comments

The 15-year-old contends that she tested positive because of ‘contamination’ from her grandfather’s heart medicine.

Russian figure skater says grandfather's medicine led to positive test: IOC member
# Winter Olympics
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# Winter Olympics

Russian figure skater says grandfather's medicine led to positive test: IOC member

Feb 15th 2022, 9:36 AM 4,697 Views 9 Comments

Valieva will skate in the Olympic women’s singles competition later on Tuesday.

# winter-olympics - Monday 14 February, 2022

US sprinter who missed Tokyo Games for marijuana usage slams Valieva verdict
# Sha'Carri Richardson
From The42
# Sha'Carri Richardson

US sprinter who missed Tokyo Games for marijuana usage slams Valieva verdict

Feb 14th 2022, 8:54 PM 13,232 Views 8 Comments

Meanwhile, the chief executive of US anti-doping authority USADA, who enforced Richardson’s ban last summer, has accused Russia of ‘hijacking’ the winter Games.

Russian skater Valieva cleared to continue at Olympics despite doping
# Green Light
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# Green Light

Russian skater Valieva cleared to continue at Olympics despite doping

Feb 14th 2022, 8:01 AM 33,436 Views 20 Comments

The Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected a number of appeals to have the 15-year-old’s suspension reinstated.

# winter-olympics - Sunday 13 February, 2022

Ireland's Jack Gower finishes 25th in giant slalom skiing
# Beijing 2022
From The42
# Beijing 2022

Ireland's Jack Gower finishes 25th in giant slalom skiing

Feb 13th 2022, 11:14 AM 2,017 Views 1 Comment

Marco Odermatt finally lived up to expectations by holding his nerve in the snow and fog to win gold.

# winter-olympics - Saturday 12 February, 2022

Attention shifts to team behind Kamila Valieva following failed drug test
# Probe
From The42
# Probe

Attention shifts to team behind Kamila Valieva following failed drug test

Feb 12th 2022, 11:28 AM 4,841 Views 2 Comments

The IOC continued to deflect the majority of questions relating to the issue on Saturday, citing the ongoing process.

# winter-olympics - Friday 11 February, 2022

Snowboarding legend White bows out while Russian doping controversy ignites in Beijing
# Winter Olympics
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# Winter Olympics

Snowboarding legend White bows out while Russian doping controversy ignites in Beijing

Feb 11th 2022, 8:49 AM 5,091 Views 3 Comments

Figure skater Kamila Valieva tested positive for a banned substance, testers confirmed on Friday.

# winter-olympics - Thursday 10 February, 2022

Team Ireland's Jack Gower finishes 12th in Alpine Combined
# Winter Olympics
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# Winter Olympics

Team Ireland's Jack Gower finishes 12th in Alpine Combined

Feb 10th 2022, 8:56 AM 2,344 Views 1 Comment

“12th in the Olympics in such a competitive sport is huge, and I feel so grateful that I have had such huge support.”

Poor performances leave Britain’s skeleton medal hopes hanging by a thread
# Winter Olympics
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# Winter Olympics

Poor performances leave Britain’s skeleton medal hopes hanging by a thread

Feb 10th 2022, 7:51 AM 1,714 Views 1 Comment

For the first time in two decades, Britain could miss out on winning a medal in the Winter Olympics skeleton race.

# winter-olympics - Wednesday 9 February, 2022

Snowboarder O’Connor becomes first Team Ireland athlete to compete in three Winter Olympics
# Winter Olympics
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# Winter Olympics

Snowboarder O’Connor becomes first Team Ireland athlete to compete in three Winter Olympics

Feb 9th 2022, 9:27 AM 2,578 Views 1 Comment

Seamus O”Connor finished 15th in the Men’s Snowboard Halfpipe in Beijing.

USA's Shiffrin left 'low' after shock early Beijing Olympics exit as Chloe Kim stars and falls
# Winter Olympics
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# Winter Olympics

USA's Shiffrin left 'low' after shock early Beijing Olympics exit as Chloe Kim stars and falls

Feb 9th 2022, 8:16 AM 2,878 Views 0 Comments

Mikaela Shiffrin, one of the biggest names at the Games, will have to wait at least a bit longer for a career third Olympic gold in alpine skiing.

# winter-olympics - Tuesday 8 February, 2022

'Couldn’t be happier' - Ireland's Desmond beams after brilliant Olympic debut
# Nice Sign Off
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# Nice Sign Off

'Couldn’t be happier' - Ireland's Desmond beams after brilliant Olympic debut

Feb 8th 2022, 6:36 PM 4,222 Views 5 Comments

Desmond finished her maiden Winter Olympic Games with another clean run, and her second fastest on the track.

US-born teenager wins thrilling gold for China as Japanese icon Hanyu makes Beijing bow
# Winter Olympics
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# Winter Olympics

US-born teenager wins thrilling gold for China as Japanese icon Hanyu makes Beijing bow

Feb 8th 2022, 9:33 AM 3,467 Views 0 Comments

A round-up of today’s Winter Olympics action.

Disappointment for Ireland's Jack Gower in Super-G at Winter Olympics
# Dnf
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# Dnf

Disappointment for Ireland's Jack Gower in Super-G at Winter Olympics

Feb 8th 2022, 8:17 AM 2,472 Views 1 Comment

‘I’m pretty disappointed right now, pretty deflated.’

# winter-olympics - Monday 7 February, 2022

Ireland's Elsa Desmond sets new personal best in first Winter Olympics run
# Beijing 2022
From The42
# Beijing 2022

Ireland's Elsa Desmond sets new personal best in first Winter Olympics run

Feb 7th 2022, 7:29 PM 2,736 Views 0 Comments

Mixed emotions for Desmond in the women’s singles luge.

15-year-old Russian star makes history at Winter Olympics
# Take A Bow
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# Take A Bow

15-year-old Russian star makes history at Winter Olympics

Feb 7th 2022, 1:40 PM 11,049 Views 0 Comments

Kamila Valieva has become the first woman to land a quadruple jump in the competition.

Peng Shuai calls global concern after abuse allegation a ‘huge misunderstanding’
# Latest
From The42
# Latest

Peng Shuai calls global concern after abuse allegation a ‘huge misunderstanding’

Feb 7th 2022, 8:30 AM 20,177 Views 31 Comments

International concern for the former doubles champion’s welfare was sparked after her apparent disappearance from public life last year.

# winter-olympics - Sunday 6 February, 2022

Maloney Westgård survives Winter Olympics 'paincave' after Gower is forced to wait
# Latest
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# Latest

Maloney Westgård survives Winter Olympics 'paincave' after Gower is forced to wait

Updated Feb 6th 2022, 12:00 PM 22,513 Views 1 Comment

Team Ireland’s campaign in Beijing kicked off this morning.

# winter-olympics - Saturday 5 February, 2022

China's Xi hosts world leader banquet after two years of isolation
# Face To Face
# Face To Face

China's Xi hosts world leader banquet after two years of isolation

Feb 5th 2022, 1:31 PM 13,766 Views 18 Comments

The Chinese president has launched a diplomatic blitz in the lead up to the Winter Olympics.

# winter-olympics - Friday 4 February, 2022

Beijing Winter Olympics opens under shadow of rights fears and Covid
# Let The Games Begin
From The42
# Let The Games Begin

Beijing Winter Olympics opens under shadow of rights fears and Covid

Feb 4th 2022, 2:19 PM 13,538 Views 26 Comments

Elsa Desmond and Brendan Newby were Ireland’s flag-bearers in today’s opening ceremony.

Putin hails 'unprecedented' ties with China after meeting Xi Jinping ahead of Winter Olympics
# Beijing
# Beijing

Putin hails 'unprecedented' ties with China after meeting Xi Jinping ahead of Winter Olympics

Feb 4th 2022, 9:32 AM 13,404 Views 35 Comments

The two leaders met in the Chinese capital today.

'My former teammates have had to get burner phones and rental computers'
# Climate Of Fear
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# Climate Of Fear

'My former teammates have had to get burner phones and rental computers'

Updated Feb 4th 2022, 8:09 AM 61,508 Views 0 Comments

Two-time Olympian Noah Hoffman and Amnesty Ireland’s Colm O’Gorman speak to The42 about the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing.

# winter-olympics - Thursday 3 February, 2022

Beijing Games set to open as Peng Shuai allegations back in spotlight
# Winter Olympics
From The42
# Winter Olympics

Beijing Games set to open as Peng Shuai allegations back in spotlight

Feb 3rd 2022, 2:30 PM 1,856 Views 1 Comment

The IOC would support an inquiry into the allegation of sexual assault made by Peng Shuai against a top-ranking Chinese politician – if she calls for one, its president Thomas Bach said

Belgian Olympian 'safe' after tearful plea from Beijing facility
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Belgian Olympian 'safe' after tearful plea from Beijing facility

Feb 3rd 2022, 8:34 AM 7,111 Views 1 Comment

Kim Meylemans was quickly moved from the Olympic Village, in the mountains north of the Chinese capital, and kept in isolation.

# winter-olympics - Thursday 27 January, 2022

China tells US to 'stop interfering' in Winter Olympics, IOC to meet Peng Shuai in Beijing
# Beijing 2022
From The42
# Beijing 2022

China tells US to 'stop interfering' in Winter Olympics, IOC to meet Peng Shuai in Beijing

Jan 27th 2022, 8:11 AM 2,071 Views 0 Comments

The situation between Russia and Ukraine was also discussed on a call on Thursday.

# winter-olympics - Monday 24 January, 2022

Team Ireland confirms six athletes for Winter Olympics
# On The Plane
From The42
# On The Plane

Team Ireland confirms six athletes for Winter Olympics

Jan 24th 2022, 3:00 PM 16,311 Views 10 Comments

The Games take place from 4-20 February in Beijing.

# winter-olympics - Sunday 16 January, 2022

Beijing reports first local Omicron case ahead of Winter Olympics
# Olympic Games
# Olympic Games

Beijing reports first local Omicron case ahead of Winter Olympics

Jan 16th 2022, 1:55 PM 13,752 Views 22 Comments

The infection comes less than three weeks before the Winter Olympic Games’ opening ceremony on 4 February.

# winter-olympics - Sunday 9 January, 2022

Port city near Beijing begins mass testing of 14 million residents after Omicron cases found
# Zero Covid
# Zero Covid

Port city near Beijing begins mass testing of 14 million residents after Omicron cases found

Jan 9th 2022, 6:45 PM 25,180 Views 49 Comments

China has stepped up its zero-tolerance Covid strategy in the run-up to the Winter Olympics, which open in Beijing on 4 February.

# winter-olympics - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Australia joins US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Australia joins US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

Dec 8th 2021, 7:37 AM 16,282 Views 69 Comments

The country joins the US in the boycott, over concerns around China’s human rights record.

# winter-olympics - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

Beijing warns US will 'pay the price' for diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Beijing warns US will 'pay the price' for diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics

Dec 7th 2021, 9:34 AM 29,298 Views 63 Comments

China has accused the United States of violating the Olympic spirit.

# winter-olympics - Monday 6 December, 2021

US announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics
# Taking A Stand
From The42
# Taking A Stand

US announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

Dec 6th 2021, 9:24 PM 21,518 Views 38 Comments

President Joe Biden has been under pressure to speak out against Chinese rights abuses.

# winter-olympics - Saturday 13 November, 2021

Winter Olympics venue to restrict capacity to 20% over Covid-19 concerns
# Olympic Games
# Olympic Games

Winter Olympics venue to restrict capacity to 20% over Covid-19 concerns

Nov 13th 2021, 8:15 AM 10,576 Views 2 Comments

Beijing is set to host the Winter Olympics from 4 to 20 February next spring.

# winter-olympics - Monday 18 October, 2021

Protesters denounce China at Winter Olympics flame-kindling ceremony in Greece
# Winter Olympics
# Winter Olympics

Protesters denounce China at Winter Olympics flame-kindling ceremony in Greece

Oct 18th 2021, 12:10 PM 9,424 Views 3 Comments

Three activists were restrained by police after holding a banner saying: ‘No genocide games’.

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