Paralympics organizers citied athlete discontent, boycott threats and a fear of violence in ejecting the athletes on the eve of the opening ceremony.
The International Olympic Committee recommended that Russian and Belarusian athletes be barred from competitions.
The decision to bar Russian clubs and national teams came a day after FIFA was criticized for not going far enough to punish Russia for invading Ukraine.
In a rare rebuke of Beijing, Nils van der Poel, a speedskater, handed one of his gold medals to the daughter of Gui Minhai, a book publisher imprisoned in China.
The Games ended without disaster but overshadowed by a doping scandal, rising tensions in Europe and anxiety over the future of the sporting movement.
The debacle over Olympic sponsorship shows how the U.S.-China relationship has turned into a minefield for companies trying to do business in both countries.
Russia’s deputy prime minister called Thomas Bach’s comments “inappropriate and wrong.”
Because of the doping scandal involving Kamila Valieva of Russia, her top competitors may be denied the joy of receiving a medal on the Olympic podium during the Games.
Decades after East Germany gave steroids to its athletes and just a few years after Russia’s doping program was exposed, the Olympic Games are again roiled by scandal.
China’s repression of Uighur Muslims looms large over the Games. What should participants — viewers included — do about it?
Peng largely disappeared from public life after making sexual abuse allegations against a powerful political official.
The environmentally unfriendly secret of winter sports is that many competitions take place on artificial snow. China’s water-scarce capital had to go to enormous lengths to make enough of it.
There was the usual pageantry and symbols of togetherness, at a Games walled off from its host city because of the pandemic.
An Olympic rule and warnings from the Chinese government have made it risky for athletes to speak out at these Games.
There are multiple tests and guards and anxious Olympians as China stages the Games under a “zero Covid” bet. Our correspondent’s journey into the walled-off maze.
Wrestling P.C.R. tests, QR codes and a ticking clock, officials tasked with getting teams to Beijing say planning is the Olympics’ newest high-stakes event.
Pressure is mounting on companies to condemn the country’s human rights violations, but executives say the Games should not be politicized.
A central question, “Where is Peng Shuai?”, has represented concern for the star but also points to related questions about the future of tennis in China.
From Beijing’s unexpected bid through the coronavirus pandemic, China has managed to fulfill its promises and cow its critics.
How will the Olympics deal with the coronavirus? What happens if athletes protest China? Will there be boycotts? Here’s what we know.
Olympic officials are reluctant to probe whether any Beijing 2022 merchandise might have been made under duress by Uyghurs, an activist group charges.
With the Omicron variant spreading only weeks before the Beijing Games, Olympians and organizers are navigating a stretch run marked by isolation, inoculation and worry.
Olympic leaders were critical of China’s handling of the Peng Shuai case but tried not to say anything that would jeopardize the safety of the American athletes headed to Beijing.
French organizers approved a sprawling opening ceremony, with athletes floating down the Seine in a parade of boats, but to date they have not criticized China.
The lopsided margin reflected growing bipartisan anger at China’s human rights abuses against Uyghurs in the northwestern region.
She is not the first celebrity to be scrubbed from the internet, but her supporters are finding creative ways to voice their frustration.
Olympic officials said they ‘shared the same concern as many’ about the safety of the Chinese tennis star but offered no details of what they discussed with her.
Carlos Arthur Nuzman was found guilty after a trial that featured claims of rigged votes, gold bars and at least $2 million in payoffs to top sports officials.
The handling of the Peng Shuai case raised new questions about the I.O.C.’s relationship with China. One Olympic official called its actions ‘discreet.’ Critics called it collaboration.
Global outrage, broken contracts and shifting politics could change the calculus for leagues and teams that once raced to do business in China.
The Chinese government must provide answers about the missing tennis star.
Accusations of animal abuse at the Tokyo Olympics helped lead to the biggest change to modern pentathlon in more than a century.
Weeks after a top hockey official suggested quality concerns could see China’s men kicked out of the Beijing Games, the team’s participation was confirmed.
Athletes and visitors will face severe restrictions on their movement, Beijing 2022 organizers said, and a level of control never before seen at the Games.
Television exposure and new interest from sponsors are raising hopes that the Games can build on their momentum.
Some former Olympians have resorted to selling their medals because of financial hardships or to raise money for charity.
“I’m looking forward to this being the end of my journey,” a barrier-breaking weight lifter says after an excruciating week in the spotlight.
A doping punishment changes a country’s official name but little else about its Olympic experience.
Raven Saunders of the United States crossed her arms over her head. A second athlete, the American fencer Race Imboden, accepted a medal with a symbol drawn on his hand.
New York Times readers recall the moments from Olympics history that moved them.
In Tokyo, men and women are teaming up in a series of mixed-gender events that are making their Olympic debuts.
With the Games approaching their midway point, promises of a “safe and secure” event are being put to the test.
The pandemic has changed the way Olympians receive their medals. But in the rush of elation, coronavirus rules and social distancing policies are routinely forgotten.
Joe Biden continues to surprise us.
Chasing opportunity and equality, women are campaigning for their own 10-event competition, rather than just the heptathlon, at the Paris Games in 2024.
The International Olympic Committee has loosened its rules on political speech at the Games. Olympic leaders in the United States and plenty of athletes say the changes don’t go far enough.
Wondering why the Tokyo Games haven’t been canceled? The answer lies in billions of dollars, years of work and thousands of athletes who can’t wait any longer.
The decision indicates a growing certainty that the Games will go ahead, despite months of concern that they could become a superspreader event.
Boxers have had trouble with qualifying events being canceled because of the coronavirus. That led to some abrupt rule changes that left many athletes with no ability to adjust.
The sexual abuse scandal in Mali basketball is the latest example of how global sports organizations are failing to curb the mistreatment of women.