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ATP men's tennis tour cancels 4 China tournaments in 2022

LONDON (AP) — The ATP men's tennis tour is canceling all four of its tournaments held in China this year, citing COVID-19 restrictions. The Rolex Shanghai Masters, China Open, Chengd...

IOC reveals more talks with Peng Shuai, plans Europe visit

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai has continued to speak with Olympic officials since the Beijing Winter Games and wants to visit Europe soon, IOC president Thomas Ba...

WTA women’s tennis tour gets 1st title sponsor since 2010

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The WTA Tour has agreed to a multi-year, multimillion-dollar title sponsorship deal with Hologic, a medical technology company. The agreement, announced T...

How has China used the Winter Olympics to shape its image?

After athletes from around the world spent two weeks competing in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, many believe the event offered an opportunity for China to try and reshape its international image. ...

Winter Olympians champion climate, peace amid muted activism

BEIJING (AP) — After a morning training session at the Winter Olympics’ Big Air Shougang venue, British snowboarder Katie Ormerod stopped by the press zone to do a quick interview. The top...

Beijing Games shed light on hypocrisy of Olympic 'values'

At the heart of the Olympics is something called "the Olympic Movement." "The Olympic Movement" is intended to, in the words of the Olympics website, "contribute to buildin...

Did Eileen Gu abandon her US citizenship?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Teenage skier Eileen Gu (谷愛凌) continues to dodge questions about whether she has renounced her U.S. citizenship, with many American media outlets criticizing her for servi...

Chinese govt minder seen watching Peng Shuai during interview

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite Chinese government attempts to carefully orchestrate a "propaganda" interview with French media, a photo has emerged of an official lurking in the backgr...

Chen flips, spins way to world-record score at Olympics

BEIJING (AP) — Nathan Chen flipped, whirled and even punched his way to a world-record score in the men’s figure skating short program at the Beijing Olympics. Next up for the Salt L...

Journalist who spoke to Peng Shuai says doubts remain

BEIJING (AP) — One of the journalists who conducted the first sit-down interview with Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai said Tuesday that the carefully controlled conversation did not answer questions ab...

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai's interview leaves unanswered questions

In a post on social media in November 2021, Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai said Chinese vice premier Zhang Gaoli sexually assaulted her. The post was quickly removed, and Peng disappeared for weeks, ...

US-born freeskier Gu wins Olympic big air gold for China

BEIJING (AP) — Eileen Gu amassed an army of cynics when she spurned Team USA to represent China at the Beijing Games. Moments after the biggest run of her life, the 18-year-old frees...

Olympics Live: Chen sets world record in short program

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ Nathan Chen has set the world record during his short program at the Beijing Olympics...

Peng Shuai watches Gu win Olympic gold in freeski big air

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai sat with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and watched American-born Chinese freeskier Eileen Gu win gold at the women's big air eve...

Translation of Peng Shuai's original social media post

BEIJING (AP) — In a highly controlled interview arranged by Chinese Olympic organizers and published Monday by a French newspaper, tennis star Peng Shuai said she did not accuse a former high-ranking ...