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Olympic athletes allowed to remove masks while receiving medals

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman Olympic athletes at the upcoming Beijing 2022 Games will be allowed to remove face masks worn as a COVID-19 precaution when receiving their medals.  The new policy was announced on Wednesday, with the Olympics saying it will “allow......

Beijing Olympics: Meet Team USA athletes in the Winter Games

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SI – For more and to sign up click here SI Staff Less than six months after the summer edition in Tokyo, the Olympics return on Feb. 4 for the Winter Games, where a total of 109 events in 15 disciplines across seven sports on snow and ice will be......

USA Phenom Kai Owens Excited To Return To Birth Country For First Time During Olympics

Play video content TMZSports.com The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing will be a homecoming for 17-year-old skiing phenom Kai Owens … and the Team USA superstar tells TMZ Sports she can’t wait to return to her birth country for the very first time. Owens’ story is inspirational — she was......

How Outdoor Winter Olympians Combat the Conditions

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One morning in mid-December 2021, U.S. freestyle skier Hannah Soar was waiting at the top of the moguls course in Huez, France, for the start of a World Cup event when she realized that she had forgotten a critical part of her preparation. “I was like, ‘Holy s—, I don’t......

Huawei technology, and potential spyware, will be everywhere at Beijing Olympics

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jerry Dunleavy Controversial technology firm Huawei will be omnipresent at the Beijing Olympics, despite U.S. warnings that the Chinese company’s products could contain spyware. The Beijing Olympics selected China Unicom Beijing for the key communications role at the Winter......

International Olympic Committee picks Chinese uniform supplier suspected of using slave labor

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jerry Dunleavy The International Olympic Committee claims its Chinese Communist Party-linked uniform suppliers did not use Uyghur slave labor — at least not for the official Beijing Olympics garments. The qualified claim came in response to a letter sent......

Here’s How the Artificial Snow Was Made for the Beijing Olympics

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Alex Prewitt Snowmaking at the Olympics is hardly new, first occurring in 1980 when stubborn skies over Lake Placid led to staffers shoveling truckloads onto barren cross-country ski trails. And thanks in part to climate change, the practice has become......

Jordan Chiles Reflects on Her Moment at the Tokyo Olympics

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Senita Brooks Get to know the next generation of must-know names that are changing the game in the series Introducing, where Sports Illustrated and Empower Onyx are celebrating the Black women and girls who are emerging leaders and rising stars......

Olympics China warns of air pollution risk during Beijing Winter Games

Reuters
BEIJING, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Chinese authorities will take action against polluters to ensure next month’s Winter Olympics will be held in a “good environment”, an environment ministry spokesman said on Monday, as particularly heavy smog shrouded the capital, Beijing. The Feb. 4-20 Games will be held in Beijing and......

China’s Beijing orders more COVID tests as cases mount before Olympics

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People line up to take nucleic acid tests at a testing site outside a hospital following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Beijing, China January 17, 2022. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, Jan 23 (Reuters) – The local government in China’s capital......

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