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‘Certain punishment’: Beijing warns Olympians against protesting

‘Certain punishment’: Beijing warns Olympians against protesting

In comments labelled “chilling” and “despicable”, the Beijing Olympic Committee said offending speech could break Chinese laws.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw

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Beijing’s rocky road to the 2022 Winter Games

Beijing’s rocky road to the 2022 Winter Games

Fresh from imperilling one Olympic Games in Tokyo last year, COVID-19 has its tentacles around another.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Tropic wonder: Winter Olympian’s unlikely journey from the heat of Cairns to medal contention

Tropic wonder: Winter Olympian’s unlikely journey from the heat of Cairns to medal contention

Not long after deciding on a winter sport to pursue, Bree Walker’s family moved to tropical far north Queensland. Her unlikely journey could see her take the podium in Beijing.

  • by Cloe Read
From Tokyo to Bondi: Olympic kayaker takes on ironwoman series in push for Paris 2024

From Tokyo to Bondi: Olympic kayaker takes on ironwoman series in push for Paris 2024

Aly Bull, who just missed out on a medal in Tokyo last year, is competing alongside the best athletes in surf lifesaving at the Nutri-Grain IronMan and IronWoman series.

  • by Sarah Keoghan
‘Games must be instrument of peace’: UN chief to attend Winter Olympics opening amid boycott

‘Games must be instrument of peace’: UN chief to attend Winter Olympics opening amid boycott

Antonio Guterres will attend the event despite a US-led diplomatic boycott of the Games to protest China’s human rights record, joined by Australia, Britain, Canada and Japan.

  • by Michelle Nichols
AOC won’t ban personal devices in Beijing despite cybersecurity issues

AOC won’t ban personal devices in Beijing despite cybersecurity issues

The Dutch Olympic Committee has banned its athletes from taking personal phones to Beijing as the AOC insists it has taken appropriate cybersecurity measures.

  • by Phil Lutton
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US charges therapist with giving drugs to athletes for Tokyo Olympics

US charges therapist with giving drugs to athletes for Tokyo Olympics

US prosecutors have charged a Texas therapist with distributing performance-enhancing drugs to athletes participating in the Olympic Games held in Tokyo last summer.

How the Brisbane Olympics could cause a high jump for property prices

How the Brisbane Olympics could cause a high jump for property prices

The Games are set to bring more investment dollars than ever to the Queensland capital and could fuel the biggest real estate renaissance in the city’s history. Here are the suburbs to watch.

  • by Sarah Webb
2022 Beijing Winter Olympics: Answers to some big questions

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics: Answers to some big questions

There will be strict COVID rules, limited crowds and some countries have announced a diplomatic boycott, but the IOC says the games will go ahead.

  • by Andrew Keh
Paris wants to make swimming in the Seine safe - and legal - for everyone

Paris wants to make swimming in the Seine safe - and legal - for everyone

Swimming has been banned in the Seine since 1923. But organisers of the Paris Olympics want water quality at EU standards before the 2024 Games.

  • by Rick Noack
National Hockey League decides against competing in Beijing due to COVID-19: report

National Hockey League decides against competing in Beijing due to COVID-19: report

The NHL flagged last September that it could withdraw if COVID-19 disruptions forced games to be rescheduled during the Olympics window. 

  • by Frank Pingue