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Australia refuses to sign ‘truce’ for Beijing Olympics as it weighs up diplomatic boycott

Australia refuses to sign ‘truce’ for Beijing Olympics as it weighs up diplomatic boycott

The refusal of 20 countries to sign the Olympic Truce, a concept that dates back to ancient Greece, is designed to send a message to Beijing over its human rights abuses.

  • by Anthony Galloway

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Pressure grows on Beijing as other sports pushed to follow WTA on Peng

Pressure grows on Beijing as other sports pushed to follow WTA on Peng

Peng Shuai’s situation has become emblematic of growing concerns about China’s authoritarian power, the role of sport in politics and the 2022 Winter Games. 

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
AOC says Winter Olympians must be backed regardless of boycott stance

AOC says Winter Olympians must be backed regardless of boycott stance

The Chef de Mission for Australia’s Beijing Winter Olympians says competitors deserve public support even if the government enacts a diplomatic boycott.

  • by Phil Lutton
Why quiet diplomacy won’t cut it after chilling Peng Shuai revelations

Why quiet diplomacy won’t cut it after chilling Peng Shuai revelations

China should never have been granted the honour of hosting the Olympics, but they will happen and the time has come for some serious crashing of cymbals.

  • by Darren Kane
Australia considers an unofficial boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

Australia considers an unofficial boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

As concern grows for the welfare of a Chinese tennis player, a growing number of Coalition MPs are urging the government to boycott the Beijing Winter Olympics.

  • by Anthony Galloway and Eryk Bagshaw
The ‘dead boring cadre’ and the ‘Golden Flower’: China’s reckoning with power and sex erupts

The ‘dead boring cadre’ and the ‘Golden Flower’: China’s reckoning with power and sex erupts

On a 42-degree day at Melbourne Park, and in front of the world’s most powerful political organisation, Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai showed breathtaking courage.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
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Kidnapping of Peng Shuai makes stand on Winter Olympics almost irresistible
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Kidnapping of Peng Shuai makes stand on Winter Olympics almost irresistible

If President Biden announces a diplomatic boycott of the Games, other nations will follow.

  • by Peter Hartcher
Olympic Committee accused of being ‘complicit in Peng’s coercion’

Olympic Committee accused of being ‘complicit in Peng’s coercion’

The appearance of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai in a series of orchestrated videos after she was missing for more than two weeks has been described as “disturbing on another level” by human rights advocates.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Biden administration wants ‘verifiable proof’ Peng Shuai is safe

Biden administration wants ‘verifiable proof’ Peng Shuai is safe

Now the editor of a state-own newspaper, claims the Chinese tennis player has been staying in her own home “freely” and will make a public appearance “soon”.

  • by Steve Keating
Curl runnings: The two Australian athletes chasing Winter Olympic history

Curl runnings: The two Australian athletes chasing Winter Olympic history

Australia has never fielded an athlete since curling became a fully fledged Winter Olympic sport. That could all be about to change.

  • by Phil Lutton
Millions in lockdown as Beijing pursues COVID-zero fortress

Millions in lockdown as Beijing pursues COVID-zero fortress

The sudden restrictions come 100 days out from the start of the Winter Olympics and two weeks before a key Chinese Communist Party meeting in Beijing.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw