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China warns Washington not to boycott Winter Olympics

BEIJING (AP) — China's government warned Washington on Wednesday not to boycott next year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing after the Biden administration said it was talking with allies about a joint appr...

Some Olympic uniforms liable to contain Xinjiang cotton: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese textile company that sources cotton from Xinjiang will be producing clothing for the next two Olympic games, though the company denies the gear will come from th...

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...

North Korea drops out of Tokyo Olympics citing COVID-19, dashing South Korea hopes

North Korea will not join the Tokyo Olympics this year due to coronavirus concerns, the country’s sports ministry said on Tuesday, dashing South Korean hopes the Games could be a catalyst to rev...

Website: North Korea won't participate in Tokyo Olympics

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean website says the country will not participate in the Tokyo Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Sports in DPR Korea website said...

North Korea to skip 2021 Tokyo Olympics over coronavirus concerns

A North Korean website reported on Tuesday that the country will not join in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. According to a website run by the Sports Minis...

World University Games in China postponed until 2022

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The World University Games that were due to open in China in just over four months have been postponed until next year, the governing body the FISU said on Friday. ...

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 ...

South Korea in bid to co-host 2032 Olympics with North

South Korean capital Seoul sent a proposal for co-hosting the 2032 Summer Olympics with the North's Pyongyang to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the South's capital said on Thursday...

Olympic gold medalist charged with child sex abuse in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A gold medalist in sledding at the 2002 Winter Olympics has been charged with sexual abuse of a child in Utah, authorities said. James “Jimmy” Shea made his fi...

NFL owners approve 17-game regular season, 3 preseason games

The NFL is increasing the regular season to 17 games and reducing the preseason to three games to generate additional revenue for America’s most popular sport. Team owners on Tuesday...

What's ahead? NFL owners to meet about upcoming season

What's ahead for the NFL in 2021? Not even the teams know. They'll begin finding out this week when the 32 team owners hold virtual meetings Tuesday and Wednesday. ...

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 ...