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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Winter Olympics

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# Quiz
Quiz: How much do you know about the Winter Olympics?
The 24th Games finished today.
'It's quite windy in Galway as well' - Maloney Westgaard finishes 29th amid challenging conditions
The 26-year-old had targeted a top-30 finish and consequently was satisfied with his performance
# Under fire
Airbnb profits from Xinjiang, Tibet listings
The company is one of the Olympics’ biggest backers with a reported $500 million sponsorship deal running until 2028.
# Ruthless
Criticism at ‘chilling’ attitude of Kamila Valieva’s coaches
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has launched a scathing attack on the team behind the star.
# Winter Olympics
Cork's Brendan Newby finishes in top 20 in Freestyle Skiiing Halfpipe qualifiers
The two-time Olympian improved on his finishing position from four years ago.
# Winter Olympics
Fresh twist in Valieva doping scandal after three substances claim
The 15-year-old Russian has been allowed to continue to compete in Beijing despite a positive drugs test.
# Winter Olympics
Valieva had three substances used to treat heart conditions in sample - report
The 15-year-old contends that she tested positive because of ‘contamination’ from her grandfather’s heart medicine.
# Winter Olympics
Russian figure skater says grandfather's medicine led to positive test: IOC member
Valieva will skate in the Olympic women’s singles competition later on Tuesday.
# Sha'Carri Richardson
US sprinter who missed Tokyo Games for marijuana usage slams Valieva verdict
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.
# Green Light
Russian skater Valieva cleared to continue at Olympics despite doping
The Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected a number of appeals to have the 15-year-old’s suspension reinstated.
# beijing 2022
Ireland's Jack Gower finishes 25th in giant slalom skiing
Marco Odermatt finally lived up to expectations by holding his nerve in the snow and fog to win gold.
# Probe
Attention shifts to team behind Kamila Valieva following failed drug test
The IOC continued to deflect the majority of questions relating to the issue on Saturday, citing the ongoing process.
# Winter Olympics
Snowboarding legend White bows out while Russian doping controversy ignites in Beijing
Figure skater Kamila Valieva tested positive for a banned substance, testers confirmed on Friday.
# Winter Olympics
Team Ireland's Jack Gower finishes 12th in Alpine Combined
“12th in the Olympics in such a competitive sport is huge, and I feel so grateful that I have had such huge support.”
# Winter Olympics
Poor performances leave Britain’s skeleton medal hopes hanging by a thread
For the first time in two decades, Britain could miss out on winning a medal in the Winter Olympics skeleton race.
# Winter Olympics
Snowboarder O’Connor becomes first Team Ireland athlete to compete in three Winter Olympics
Seamus O”Connor finished 15th in the Men’s Snowboard Halfpipe in Beijing.
# Winter Olympics
USA's Shiffrin left 'low' after shock early Beijing Olympics exit as Chloe Kim stars and falls
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.
# Nice Sign Off
'Couldn’t be happier' - Ireland's Desmond beams after brilliant Olympic debut
Desmond finished her maiden Winter Olympic Games with another clean run, and her second fastest on the track.
# Winter Olympics
US-born teenager wins thrilling gold for China as Japanese icon Hanyu makes Beijing bow
A round-up of today’s Winter Olympics action.
# dnf
Disappointment for Ireland's Jack Gower in Super-G at Winter Olympics
‘I’m pretty disappointed right now, pretty deflated.’
# beijing 2022
Ireland's Elsa Desmond sets new personal best in first Winter Olympics run
Mixed emotions for Desmond in the women’s singles luge.
# Take a Bow
15-year-old Russian star makes history at Winter Olympics
Kamila Valieva has become the first woman to land a quadruple jump in the competition.
# latest
Peng Shuai calls global concern after abuse allegation a ‘huge misunderstanding’
International concern for the former doubles champion’s welfare was sparked after her apparent disappearance from public life last year.
# latest
Maloney Westgård survives Winter Olympics 'paincave' after Gower is forced to wait
Team Ireland’s campaign in Beijing kicked off this morning.
# face to face
China's Xi hosts world leader banquet after two years of isolation
The Chinese president has launched a diplomatic blitz in the lead up to the Winter Olympics.
# let the games begin
Beijing Winter Olympics opens under shadow of rights fears and Covid
Elsa Desmond and Brendan Newby were Ireland’s flag-bearers in today’s opening ceremony.
# Beijing
Putin hails 'unprecedented' ties with China after meeting Xi Jinping ahead of Winter Olympics
The two leaders met in the Chinese capital today.
# climate of fear
'My former teammates have had to get burner phones and rental computers'
Two-time Olympian Noah Hoffman and Amnesty Ireland’s Colm O’Gorman speak to The42 about the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing.
# Winter Olympics
Beijing Games set to open as Peng Shuai allegations back in spotlight
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
# Controversy
Belgian Olympian 'safe' after tearful plea from Beijing facility
Kim Meylemans was quickly moved from the Olympic Village, in the mountains north of the Chinese capital, and kept in isolation.
# beijing 2022
China tells US to 'stop interfering' in Winter Olympics, IOC to meet Peng Shuai in Beijing
The situation between Russia and Ukraine was also discussed on a call on Thursday.
# On the plane
Team Ireland confirms six athletes for Winter Olympics
The Games take place from 4-20 February in Beijing.
# Olympic Games
Beijing reports first local Omicron case ahead of Winter Olympics
The infection comes less than three weeks before the Winter Olympic Games’ opening ceremony on 4 February.
# zero covid
Port city near Beijing begins mass testing of 14 million residents after Omicron cases found
China has stepped up its zero-tolerance Covid strategy in the run-up to the Winter Olympics, which open in Beijing on 4 February.
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# Human Rights
Australia joins US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics
The country joins the US in the boycott, over concerns around China’s human rights record.
# Human Rights
Beijing warns US will 'pay the price' for diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics
China has accused the United States of violating the Olympic spirit.
# taking a stand
US announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics
President Joe Biden has been under pressure to speak out against Chinese rights abuses.
# Olympic Games
Winter Olympics venue to restrict capacity to 20% over Covid-19 concerns
Beijing is set to host the Winter Olympics from 4 to 20 February next spring.
# Winter Olympics
Protesters denounce China at Winter Olympics flame-kindling ceremony in Greece
Three activists were restrained by police after holding a banner saying: ‘No genocide games’.