Ukrainian Olympian Does His Part Against Russian Invasion

Vladyslav Heraskevych, a skeleton competitor from Ukraine, gathers supplies and uses the team van to deliver them to Kyiv as he waits to be called for military duty.

#heraskevych-vladyslav, #kyiv-ukraine, #olympic-games-2022, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #skeleton-sport

Peter Foley, the Snowboarding Coach, Faces New Misconduct Accusations

Peter Foley, already accused of coercing athletes into posing for nude photos, now faces scrutiny from more women. He has been relieved of his duties as a U.S. Olympic coach.

#athletics-and-sports, #beijing-china, #chythlook-sifsof-callan, #coaches-and-managers, #foley-peter-snowboarding-coach, #olympic-games-2022, #sexual-harassment, #snowboarding, #united-states

Knocked Down by Covid in Beijing, Vincent Zhou Is Getting Back Up

Zhou missed the men’s individual event at the Olympics because of the coronavirus. He is trying to shake off the memory in hopes of excelling at the figure skating world championships.

#beijing-china, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #figure-skating, #france, #olympic-games-2022, #zhou-vincent

After Disappointing Olympics, Mikaela Shiffrin Wins World Cup Overall Title

The skier said she was “embarrassed” by failing to win a medal in any of her five Beijing Olympic events. Turns out she was in it for the yearlong haul.

#alpine-skiing, #kilde-aleksander-aamodt, #olympic-games-2022, #shiffrin-mikaela, #world-cup-skiing

China Asked Russia to Delay Ukraine War Until After Olympics, U.S. Officials Say

A Western intelligence report indicates that Chinese officials had some level of knowledge about President Vladimir V. Putin’s war plans or intentions.

#china, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #olympic-games-2022, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #xi-jinping

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Tests China’s ‘Sovereignty’ Rhetoric

China has presented itself as a defender of sovereign independence. But its reluctance to denounce Russia’s aggression forces it into an awkward position.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #defense-and-military-forces, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-relations, #olympic-games-2022, #putin-vladimir-v, #rudd-kevin, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #security-council-un, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #xi-jinping

Nils van der Poel Gives Away His Medal to Protest Beijing’s Abuses

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.

#cambridge-england, #china, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #gui-minhai, #hong-kong, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-olympic-committee, #olympic-games-2022, #sweden, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #van-der-poel-nils-1996

Times photographers sought to…

Times photographers sought to capture every aspect of the Olympic Games in Beijing. These pictures were special to them.

#athletics-and-sports, #beijing-china, #olympic-games-2022, #photography, #winter-season

With Olympics Closing Ceremony, China Celebrates a Joyless Triumph

The Games ended without disaster but overshadowed by a doping scandal, rising tensions in Europe and anxiety over the future of the sporting movement.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-olympic-committee, #olympic-games-2022, #politics-and-government, #propaganda

How Alexandra Burghardt Made it to Two Olympics in Six Months

Within weeks of competing in Tokyo, Burghardt was considered an Olympic favorite in a winter sport she had never tried.

#beijing-china, #bobsledding, #olympic-games-2022, #track-and-field

Arbitration Panel Rejects US Figure Skaters Seeking Medal From Team Event

Nine American skaters asked the court to order the I.O.C. to award their silver medals from the event, the results of which have been in doubt since Kamila Valieva of Russia was found to have failed a drug test.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #court-of-arbitration-for-sport, #figure-skating, #olympic-games-2022, #united-states, #valieva-kamila-2006

Beijing Olympics: Why Mikaela Shiffrin Stumbled, and Why We All Stumble

The experience of choking in high-pressure situations can often feel like an out-of-body experience. That’s because in some ways, it is.

#anxiety-and-stress, #beijing-china, #olympic-games, #olympic-games-2022, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shiffrin-mikaela

Pairs Figure Skating: Free Skate Photos and Results

The pairs free skate is the last figure skating competition of the Games, after two weeks of artistry on the ice and tumult off it. See the latest photos here.

#figure-skating, #han-cong-1992, #olympic-games-2022, #sui-wenjing-1995

Norway Out in Front in Medal Count at Winter Olympics

Norway won its record 15th gold medal on Friday, the kind of success that has drawn experts from other countries trying figure out how the tiny nation keeps doing it.

#alpine-skiing, #norway, #olympic-games-2022

Why Companies Struggled to Navigate Olympics Sponsorships

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.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #boycotts, #china, #coca-cola-company, #comcast-corporation, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #international-olympic-committee, #international-trade-and-world-market, #law-and-legislation, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #olympic-games-2022, #politics-and-government, #proctergamble-co, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xinjiang-china

IOC President Criticizes Valieva’s Treatment by Her Coaches

Russia’s deputy prime minister called Thomas Bach’s comments “inappropriate and wrong.”

#bach-thomas, #doping-sports, #figure-skating, #international-olympic-committee, #olympic-games-2022, #russia, #tutberidze-eteri, #valieva-kamila-2006

Bobsleds Come Down Fast. This Is How They Go Back Up.

After they rocket down the track, it takes a crew and some patience to get them back to the top.

#beijing-china, #bobsledding, #olympic-games-2022

Should the Minimum Age to Compete in Olympic Skating Be Higher?

Would raising the minimum competition age save young athletes from abuse and humiliation?

#athletics-and-sports, #bach-thomas, #beijing-china, #chen-karen-1999, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #denhollander-rachael, #doping-sports, #edmunds-polina, #figure-skating, #lipinski-tara, #olympic-games-2022, #shcherbakova-anna-2004, #trusova-alexandra-2004, #tutberidze-eteri, #valieva-kamila-2006, #women-and-girls

Pairs Figure Skating: See Photos From the Short Program

The last figure skating competition of the Beijing Games is underway. The free skate is on Saturday.

#figure-skating, #han-cong-1992, #olympic-games-2022, #sui-wenjing-1995

China’s Fast Train, an Olympic Highlight

A journey by high-speed train offers a window on the nation’s future, as well as some of the past it would like to leave behind.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #china, #high-speed-rail-projects, #olympic-games-2022, #urban-areas

How China Uses Bots and Fake Twitter Accounts to Shape the Olympics

The country’s propagandists have used a variety of tools online to promote a vision of the Games that is free of rancor or controversy.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freedom-of-the-press, #news-and-news-media, #olympic-games-2022, #peng-shuai, #propaganda, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media

East Asia Becomes a Curling Powerhouse

In recent years, Japan, China and South Korea have embraced the sport, investing resources, creating celebrities and changing the competitive landscape.

#alberta-canada, #athletics-and-sports, #beijing-china, #china, #curling, #japan, #olympic-games-2022, #women-and-girls

Russian Wins Figure Skating Title, but Kamila Valieva Finishes Fourth

After a week of turmoil, Anna Shcherbakova won the women’s individual event at the Olympics, upsetting Valieva as she stunned the Games by stumbling on the ice.

#doping-sports, #figure-skating, #olympic-games-2022, #sakamoto-kaori-2000, #shcherbakova-anna-2004, #trusova-alexandra-2004, #valieva-kamila-2006

Shiffrin’s Olympics End as They Began, With a Sudden Fall and a Frank Review

A disqualification in the combined meant the American star failed to win an individual medal in Beijing. At times, the experience turned into a public catharsis.

#alpine-skiing, #beijing-china, #kilde-aleksander-aamodt, #olympic-games-2022, #shiffrin-mikaela

Can an Old Skier Learn New Tricks?

With Olympic skiers and snowboarders flying through the air, how hard can a simple 360 be? As it turns out, pretty hard.

#olympic-games-2022, #park-city-utah, #skiing, #travel-and-vacations

Mikaela Shiffrin’s Alpine Career Is Far From Over

The skier’s setbacks in Beijing fit the historical narrative arc of many greats in the sport, including her compatriots Bode Miller, Lindsey Vonn and Ted Ligety.

#alpine-skiing, #ligety-ted, #miller-bode, #olympic-games-2022, #shiffrin-mikaela, #svindal-aksel-lund, #vonn-lindsey

Canada Beats U.S., 3-2, to Win Gold Medal in Women’s Hockey

The Canadians overpowered the Americans in the gold medal game, 3-2.

#beijing-china, #hockey-ice, #olympic-games-2022, #women-and-girls

Mikaela Shiffrin Skis in Combined, Her Last Event in Beijing

Her biggest competitor, Petra Vlhova of Slovakia, opted out of the race.

#alpine-skiing, #olympic-games-2022, #shiffrin-mikaela

Behind Olympic Walls, a Quest for the Great Food of China

Most of Beijing was off limits because of the pandemic. But international visitors made discoveries, swapped tips and celebrated finds on social media and a Google doc.

#chinese-food-cuisine, #dunklee-susan-1986, #food, #olympic-games-2022, #restaurants, #robots-and-robotics, #spiteri-jenise, #white-shaun

How Countries With No Snow Are Competing in the Winter Olympics

Several skiers representing countries with little snow are making their Olympic debut in Beijing, partly because of a diversity initiative that has generated controversy.

#alpine-skiing, #east-timor, #ghana, #jamaica-west-indies, #montenegro, #olympic-games-2022, #race-and-ethnicity

At Olympics, Nathan Chen and Other American Chinese Asked to Pick a Side

American athletes of Chinese descent at the Games are targets of patriotic and even nationalistic sentiment from both countries: sometimes adoring, sometimes hostile.

#athletics-and-sports, #beijing-china, #california, #chen-nathan, #china, #chinese-americans, #figure-skating, #gu-eileen, #hanyu-yuzuru, #jin-boyang-1997, #olympic-games-2008, #olympic-games-2022, #propaganda, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #zhu-yi-2002

Valieva’s Competitors May Be Denied the Ultimate Olympic Thrill

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.

#beijing-china, #boulder-colo, #doping-sports, #figure-skating, #goucher-kara, #international-olympic-committee, #national-broadcasting-co, #olympic-games-2022, #track-and-field, #valieva-kamila-2006

Chinese Fans Create Unforgettable Nicknames for Olympic Athletes

The world’s most popular Olympians are household names. But to Chinese fans who delight in creating nicknames, they’re different characters entirely.

#beijing-china, #chinese-language, #fans-persons, #names-personal, #national-basketball-assn, #olympic-games-2022

Valieva Had 3 Substances Sometimes Used to Help the Heart in Sample

The medications were revealed in a document filed in her arbitration hearing on Sunday.

#doping-sports, #figure-skating, #olympic-games-2022, #valieva-kamila-2006

Kamila Valieva Is in First Place After the Short Program

The 15-year-old Russian figure skater at the center of a doping dispute performed as if the past week had never happened, but there was no doubt her case was on everyone’s mind.

#figure-skating, #olympic-games-2022, #valieva-kamila-2006

For the Games, Xi Ordered Up a Snow Sports Fever. Will it Last?

China said it succeeded on a vow by Xi Jinping, the country’s top leader, to nurture millions of winter sports enthusiasts. But will the interest last after the Winter Games end?

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #curling, #guangzhou-china, #liaoning-china, #olympic-games-2022, #skiing, #snowboarding, #xi-jinping

Eileen Gu Takes Silver in Slopestyle

Mathilde Gremaud of Switzerland won the slopestyle competition, with Kelly Sildaru of Estonia third.

#beijing-china, #freestyle-skiing, #gu-eileen, #olympic-games-2022, #sildaru-kelly-2002

Hosting the Olympics Is Costly. For China, It’s Worth Every Billion.

For many cities, the Games make no economic sense. National pride and an enthusiasm for building transportation infrastructure change the equation for Beijing.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #olympic-games-2022, #xi-jinping

Kamila Valieva Can Compete but Won’t Receive Medals

Arbitrators cleared Kamila Valieva to continue competing in the Beijing Olympics despite failing a doping test, but officials said they would withhold medals until her case is resolved.

#court-of-arbitration-for-sport, #doping-sports, #figure-skating, #olympic-games-2022, #russia, #tests-drug-use, #valieva-kamila-2006

Mitch McConnell Is Not Our Valentine

And then there’s Marjorie Taylor Greene.

#buttigieg-pete-1982, #community-colleges, #government-employees, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #labor-and-jobs, #landrieu-mitch, #mcconnell-mitch, #olympic-games-2022, #putin-vladimir-v, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #valentines-day

Kaillie Humphries Takes Gold in Monobob’s Olympic Debut

Humphries accused her coach in Canada of mental abuse and became a U.S. citizen last year.

#bobsledding, #canada, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #humphries-kaillie, #olympic-games-2022, #united-states

Erin Jackson Wins Gold in Speedskating, a First Several Times Over

Jackson’s gold was the first medal for a U.S. speedskater in Beijing and made her the first African American to medal in her sport.

#black-people, #jackson-erin, #olympic-games-2022, #speedskating, #united-states

After a Reply on Instagram, Eileen Gu Faces Criticism Over ‘Special Treatment’

Social media users criticized the Chinese American skier after she suggested they download tools to use the internet that are illegal for most Chinese citizens.

#olympic-games-2022

Beijing Winter Olympics: Why Many Are Not Watching

Instead of showing the best of what humanity can do, this year’s Olympics seem to reflect what we can’t.

#alpine-skiing, #anxiety-and-stress, #athletics-and-sports, #beijing-china, #china, #ice-skating, #olympic-games, #olympic-games-2022, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #skiing, #snowboarding

Here’s How Kamila Valieva’s CAS Hearing Will Play Out

The hearing will determine if the Russian figure skater who failed a pre-Olympics doping test will be able to continue to compete at the Beijing Games.

#court-of-arbitration-for-sport, #figure-skating, #olympic-games-2022, #russia, #tests-drug-use, #valieva-kamila-2006

Curling’s Scottish Soundtrack, Delivered by Bagpipers from Beijing

An Olympic arena’s house band is devoted to a sound, not stones. “I honestly don’t know much about the rules,” one musician said. “What we like most is the bagpipes.”

#bagpipes, #curling, #music, #olympic-games-2022

With Valieva, Doping Concerns Extend to a New Generation of Olympians

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.

#athletics-and-sports, #beijing-china, #coleman-doriane-lambelet, #court-of-arbitration-for-sport, #doping-sports, #east-germany, #international-olympic-committee, #moscow-russia, #olympic-games-2022, #rodchenkov-grigory, #steroids, #tygart-travis, #valieva-kamila-2006, #world-anti-doping-agency

Valieva Is ‘Innocent and Clean,’ Her Coach Declares Ahead of Eligibility Hearing

A hearing on Sunday could determine if the star Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva will be allowed to continue competing at the Olympics.

#olympic-games-2022

China’s Hockey Squad Shows a Powerhouse’s Weakness: Team Sports

The Chinese team in the Beijing Olympics could shock the Games. But it is more likely to underscore how little infrastructure the country has for team sports.

#china, #hockey-ice, #international-ice-hockey-federation, #olympic-games-2022

Lindsey Jacobellis, Nick Baumgartner Win Gold in Team Snowboard Cross

Jacobellis won her second gold medal of the Beijing Games after leaving empty-handed in four previous Olympics. Baumgartner won his first Olympic medal.

#jacobellis-lindsey, #nick-baumgartner, #olympic-games-2022, #snowboarding