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‘Mountains can’t stop the river’: China's reply to Australia boycotting Olympics

Canberra's decision to join the US diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics comes amid “disagreement” with China over a slew of issues that have plunged relations into the most serious crisis since the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989.
Pictured above are Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison (L) and China's president Xi Jinping (R). (REUTERS / File Photo)
Pictured above are Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison (L) and China's president Xi Jinping (R). (REUTERS / File Photo)
Updated on Dec 08, 2021 09:39 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

'Fully respect' US move of diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics, says IOC

  • White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday announced that US officials will not attend the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. The country's athletes will, however, participate in the Games.
A man walks past the logos of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Winter Games in Shougang Park, one of the sites for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, in Beijing. (AFP)
A man walks past the logos of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Winter Games in Shougang Park, one of the sites for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, in Beijing. (AFP)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 11:53 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Iceman Shiva Keshavan sets out on a new course

  • India’s Luge legend Keshavan is shaping the Olympic dreams of a 44-year-old Argentine who spent 11 years in prison before turning his life around through sports
Lucas Populin flanked by coaches Cynthea Huasman (left) and Shiva Keshavan.(Lucas Populin/ Facebook )
Lucas Populin flanked by coaches Cynthea Huasman (left) and Shiva Keshavan.(Lucas Populin/ Facebook )
Published on Dec 07, 2021 07:24 PM IST
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Friends of Canada-India protest against Beijing Winter Olympics in Vancouver

  • Former US secretary of state Mike Pompeo also joined growing calls for a boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics scheduled for next year.
The held banners which read ‘Free Hong Kong’, ‘Fight for freedom’, ‘Stand with HK’.
The held banners which read ‘Free Hong Kong’, ‘Fight for freedom’, ‘Stand with HK’.
Published on Nov 22, 2021 12:24 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav

Skier Arif Khan delays wedding, nails qualification for Beijing Winter Olympics

  • The alpine skier from Kashmir postponed his September wedding and chased down a slot in the slalom event.
File photo of Arif Khan.(Instagram/Arif Khan)
File photo of Arif Khan.(Instagram/Arif Khan)
Published on Nov 20, 2021 11:36 PM IST
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ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai

Beijing Olympics: US considers diplomatic boycott over alleged rights abuses

Biden’s comments followed a long-awaited video summit with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping late on Monday, during which the two leaders said they wanted to ensure stability and prevent accidental conflicts.
The US president is under pressure at home to speak out on China’s human rights abuses. In picture - A staff member watching an ice hockey match, part of a 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games test event, at the Wukesong Sports Centre in Beijing.(AFP)
The US president is under pressure at home to speak out on China’s human rights abuses. In picture - A staff member watching an ice hockey match, part of a 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games test event, at the Wukesong Sports Centre in Beijing.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 20, 2021 05:55 AM IST
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Agencies | Byhindustantimes.com, Washington/beijing

IOC suspends NKorea from Beijing Olympics for Tokyo no-show

IOC president Thomas Bach said the North Korean national Olympic body will also now forfeit money it was due from previous Olympics. The unspecified amount — potentially millions of dollars — had been withheld because of international sanctions.
North Korea formally suspended from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by the IOC(AP)
North Korea formally suspended from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by the IOC(AP)
Published on Sep 09, 2021 10:30 AM IST
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Asian Beach Games postponed again due to COVID-19

The Games were originally scheduled for Nov. 28 to Dec. 6 but were pushed back to April 2-10, 2021 after China said the only international sports events allowed in the country this year would be trials for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
The 6th edition of the Asian Beach Games in Sanya have been postponed(Twitter)
The 6th edition of the Asian Beach Games in Sanya have been postponed(Twitter)
Updated on Dec 30, 2020 03:47 PM IST
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BWF seeking ‘more clarity’ from China before deciding on World Tour Finals

The decision has put in doubt events including the World Tour Finals in Guangzhou, which was pushed back by a week to December 16 to 20 in the revamped calender due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: A detail shot of a shuttlecock and racquet during day two of the BWF World Badminton Championships and LOCOG Test Event for London 2012 at Wembley Arena on August 9, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)(Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: A detail shot of a shuttlecock and racquet during day two of the BWF World Badminton Championships and LOCOG Test Event for London 2012 at Wembley Arena on August 9, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 10:18 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Vishwaraj Jadeja is aiming for India’s first OIympic medal on ice

India’s top ice skating champ just won India’s first medals at the World Winters Masters Games that were held in Austria in January. He is currently on year-two of his gameplan to make it to the Winter Olympics 2022.
Vishwaraj Jadeja, 34, a former national roller-skating champion, moved to Europe ten years ago with the hope of making it to the Winter Olympics. So far, he holds all of India’s major speed-skating records, partly because he’s the only one competing at this level(Christian Reiner)
Vishwaraj Jadeja, 34, a former national roller-skating champion, moved to Europe ten years ago with the hope of making it to the Winter Olympics. So far, he holds all of India’s major speed-skating records, partly because he’s the only one competing at this level(Christian Reiner)
Published on Mar 14, 2020 05:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNatasha Rego

WADA announces probe into ‘inconsistencies’ in laboratory data provided by Russia

The revelation opens the door for fresh sanctions against Russia, which was banned from the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics over doping.
Craig Reedie, President of the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) attends the WADA Symposium in Ecublens.(REUTERS)
Craig Reedie, President of the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) attends the WADA Symposium in Ecublens.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 23, 2019 03:27 PM IST
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Tokyo | ByAgence France-Presse

Yes, Oui, Si, and Hai: Interpreters ready for Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Next year’s Olympics will be an interpreter’s delight: more than 10,000 athletes representing about 200 nations or territories, many of which also have minority languages that are spoken alongside the national language.
Yes, Oui, Si, and Hai: Interpreters ready for Tokyo Olympics.(Unsplash)
Yes, Oui, Si, and Hai: Interpreters ready for Tokyo Olympics.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 03, 2019 08:27 AM IST
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Tokyo | ByAssociated Press

2026 Winter Olympics will be staged in Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo

Italy has twice previously hosted the Winter Olympics -- in 1956 in Cortina d’Ampezzo and 2006 in Turin.
Member of the Italian delegation Diana Bianchedi reacts after the announcement.(REUTERS)
Member of the Italian delegation Diana Bianchedi reacts after the announcement.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 24, 2019 11:45 PM IST
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Lausanne | ByAgence France-Presse

Fake Kim goes as real Kim comes: Vietnam expels Kim Jong Un lookalike

The Kim lookalike, who goes by the name Howard X, popped up in Vietnam’s capital of Hanoi on Friday along with his partner who impersonates Trump, drawing crowds and media.
The Kim lookalike, who goes by the name Howard X, popped up in Vietnam’s capital of Hanoi on Friday along with his partner who impersonates Trump, drawing crowds and media.(AFP)
The Kim lookalike, who goes by the name Howard X, popped up in Vietnam’s capital of Hanoi on Friday along with his partner who impersonates Trump, drawing crowds and media.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 25, 2019 10:31 AM IST
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Hanoi | ByReuters

The small town beauty of Switzerland

With lush green alpine meadows and snow-capped peaks, Switzerland lives up to its hype.
Aerial view of St Moritz.
Aerial view of St Moritz.
Updated on Nov 01, 2018 03:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShruti Khairnar

HT Youth Forum 2018 l Meet the achievers who are unstoppable

HT presents the achievers with sky high goals.
Eliza Bansal, Manjit Singh Chahal and Kanupriya(HT Photo)
Eliza Bansal, Manjit Singh Chahal and Kanupriya(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 25, 2018 01:28 PM IST
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Tokyo introduces futuristic mascots for 2020 Olympics

The official mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics were unveiled at a ceremony in Tokyo. The mascot for the Olympics is named Miraitowa while the Paralympic mascot will be known as Someity.
Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike introudce the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games mascot Miraitowa and Paralympic mascot Someity.(REUTERS)
Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike introudce the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games mascot Miraitowa and Paralympic mascot Someity.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 22, 2018 10:39 AM IST
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Tokyo | ByAgence France-Presse

Snow queen Aanchal Thakur hungry for more medals

Aanchal Thakur eyes international medals to popularise skiing and ensure it is included in the priority list of the sports ministry.
In January, Aanchal Thakur became the first Indian skier to win a medal in the International Ski Federation (FIS) race, winning bronze in Turkey.(Biswajit Debnath/HT)
In January, Aanchal Thakur became the first Indian skier to win a medal in the International Ski Federation (FIS) race, winning bronze in Turkey.(Biswajit Debnath/HT)
Published on May 18, 2018 06:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | BySaurabh Duggal

South Korea, Japan, China to hold summit in Tokyo next week

The proposed meet follows a historic summit between Moon and the North’s leader Kim Jong Un last Friday where they vowed to pursue denuclearisation and a peace treaty to formally end the 1950-53 Korean War.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in (left) will travel to Tokyo next week for a three-way summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (right) and China's Premier Li Keqiang.(AFP File Photo)
South Korean President Moon Jae-in (left) will travel to Tokyo next week for a three-way summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (right) and China's Premier Li Keqiang.(AFP File Photo)
Published on May 01, 2018 07:32 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Seoul | ByAgence France-Presse

Oscars 2019 will move back to its February slot

This year, the Oscars were held in March so that its telecast couldn’t clash with the Winter Olympics.
he Oscars will take place on February 24, 2019.
he Oscars will take place on February 24, 2019.
Published on Apr 24, 2018 07:25 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByIndo Asian News Service

Koreas target unified march at Asian Games opening ceremony

Bitter rivals North and South Korea marched under a unified flag at the opening and closing ceremonies of February’s Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang
North and South Korea athletes, from left, Choi Bogue and MA Yu Chol wave during the opening ceremony for the XII Paralympic Winter Games in the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium in South Korea, March 9, 2018.(AP)
North and South Korea athletes, from left, Choi Bogue and MA Yu Chol wave during the opening ceremony for the XII Paralympic Winter Games in the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium in South Korea, March 9, 2018.(AP)
Published on Apr 03, 2018 11:29 AM IST
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Reuters, Tokyo | ByHT Correspondent

US, South Korea begin low-key military drills amid diplomatic thaw

Tension on the flashpoint peninsula have showed signs of easing in recent months after the isolated, nuclear-armed North proposed summits with the South and their “imperialist enemy” the US.
Protesters stage a rally to denounce the annual joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States near the US Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, April 1.(AP Photo)
Protesters stage a rally to denounce the annual joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States near the US Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, April 1.(AP Photo)
Updated on Apr 01, 2018 09:23 AM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Seoul | ByAgence France-Presse

Kim, Moon summit would be the third between divided Koreas

The current thaw in relations came with North Korean participation in the Winter Olympics in South Korea’s Pyeongchang.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet at a border village on April 27.(AP/File photo)
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet at a border village on April 27.(AP/File photo)
Published on Mar 30, 2018 12:48 PM IST
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Associated Press, Seoul (South Korea) | ByHT Correspondent

Over wine and soju, Kim Jong Un joked about himself, say South Korea officials

The North Korean leader, repeatedly derided as ‘Little Rocket Man’ by Trump, was very aware of his image and reacted to comments made about him in a relaxed manner by joking about himself from time to time, the official said.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (R) meets South Korean national security director Chung Eui-yong in Pyongyang, North Korea.(AP file photo)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (R) meets South Korean national security director Chung Eui-yong in Pyongyang, North Korea.(AP file photo)
Updated on Mar 10, 2018 08:19 AM IST
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Reuters, Seoul | ByReuters
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