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Taiwan education minister supports athletes preparing for Beijing Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Education Minister Pan Wen-chung (潘文忠) has stated he supports the efforts of Taiwanese athletes preparing for the Beijing Winter Olympics, but he also is paying attention ...

EXPLAINER: Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and some options

The U.S. State Department says it's talking with allies about China's human rights record and how to handle next year's Beijing Winter Olympics. A department spokesman on Tuesday sug...

US weighs joint approach to Beijing Olympics with allies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department said Tuesday the Biden administration is consulting with allies about a joint approach to China and its human rights record, including how to handle the upcoming...

Beijing begins to test venues for 2022 Winter Olympics

BEIJING (AP) — The organizers of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics started 10 days of testing Thursday for the hockey and other indoor venues. A curling mixed doubles competition was ...

Overseas Tokyo ticket holders may get only partial refunds

TOKYO (AP) — Many fans living outside Japan who bought Tokyo Olympic tickets from brokers — so-called Authorized Ticket Resellers — will not get full refunds. And they may have a long wait to get any ...

Xinjiang cotton is a human rights issue: Taiwan legislative speaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Boycotting cotton from China’s Uyghur region of Xinjiang is no longer just a political issue, it has become a human rights issue, Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃...

Airbnb asked to drop Olympic ties over China rights issues

Airbnb Inc. is being asked to drop its sponsorship connections to next year’s Beijing’s Winter Olympics by a coalition of 150 human-rights campaigners. The coalition is headed by gr...

EXPLAINER: What drives possible boycott of Beijing Olympics

Some kind of boycott is almost sure to affect next year’s Beijing Winter Olympics. It's driven by the widely reported internment of Muslim Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in Chin...

Ban Ki-moon asked to act on complaint against Beijing Games

Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is being asked to rule on an ethics complaint filed against the International Olympic Committee by a human-rights group representing Uyghurs and other ethnic ...

China: Calls for 2022 Winter Olympics boycott doomed to fail

BEIJING (AP) — Calls for a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics on human rights grounds are “doomed to failure,” a Chinese government spokesperson said Wednesday, as lawmakers and political adv...

A look inside how CBS planned Super Sunday coverage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS and NBC trading Super Bowls is one of the rare times that might end up benefitting both networks. Under the usual rotation, NBC originally had this year's game...

AP PHOTOS: Beijing Winter Olympics venues with 1 year to go

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing Olympic organizers showed off the downhill skiing venue and the world’s longest bobsled and luge track on Friday, one year ahead of the scheduled opening of the 2022 Winter Game...

Rights groups call for boycott of Beijing 2022 Winter Games

TOKYO (AP) — A coalition of 180 rights group on Wednesday called for a boycott of next year’s Beijing Winter Olympics tied to reported human rights abuses against ethnic minorities in China. ...

Tokyo Olympic Q&A: Officials try to explain how games happen

TOKYO (AP) — With calls for a cancellation mounting, pressure is building on Japanese organizers and the IOC to explain exactly how they plan to hold the Tokyo Olympics in the midst of a pandemic. ...

Former IOC vice president says UN could rule on Tokyo Games

SYDNEY (AP) — Kevan Gosper, a former International Olympic Committee vice president, is suggesting the United Nations might be the place to decide the fate of the postponed Tokyo Olympic. ...