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Tom Cotton slams Biden on Beijing Olympics: ‘They had no plan to protect our athletes’

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BIDEN ADMINISTRATION WILL NOT SEND ANY OFFICIAL REPRESENTATION TO 2022 WINTER OLYMPICS IN BEIJING, PSAKI SAYS TOM COTTON: Dana, this is really nothing more than the sleeves off of Joe Biden's vest. This is the status...

Republicans blast Biden ‘diplomatic boycott’ of Olympics as too meager

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The Biden administration itself has accused the communist nation of genocide. "While I have called for the United States and other nations to impose a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics, this is the bare ...

Biden administration will not send any official representation to 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, Psaki says

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Beijing is set to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in February. Human rights activists and congressional Republicans have called for a boycott of the event amid international criticism of China’s treatment of Uyghu...

China threatens ‘firm countermeasures’ if US proceeds with diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

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Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian accused U.S. politicians of grandstanding over the issue of not sending dignitaries to attend the events that China hopes will showcase its economic development and technolog...

NBA’s Enes Kanter calls for 2022 Olympics to skip China’s ‘dictatorship’: ‘It should be morals over money’

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Sunday that organization leadership held a 30-minute call with the Chinese tennis star after she disappeared after lodging an allegation of sexual abuse against former C...

Blackburn says it’s ‘unsafe’ for US athletes to go to Beijing Olympics: ‘Disappear you’

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"The Chinese Communist Party has no value for life. If you're not going to toe the line, then they're going to disappear you. And this is why we think it is unsafe for our athletes to go to the Olympics in Beijing. T...

What a US diplomatic boycott of the Olympics would mean

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This story was excerpted from the November 17 edition of CNN's Meanwhile in America, the daily email about US politics for global readers. Click here to read past editions and subscribe. The Olympics are about a lot...

Beijing, set to host Olympics this winter, to get first substantial snow of season

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The 2022 winter Olympic Games will take place a few months from now in Beijing, China, a city where snow and precipitation are usually hard to come by in the cooler months. But an incoming storm could kick-start the...

Celtics’ Enes Kanter says China’s ‘insecure tyrant’ Xi Jinping shouldn’t host Olympics

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Kanter appeared to preview the new sneakers he will be wearing during Boston’s game against the Washington Wizards later Saturday night. The sneakers had three messages on them: "No Beijing 2022," "Move the Games" an...

Beijing confirms strict ‘closed loop’ for Winter Olympics

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Vice mayor and Beijing 2022 organizing committee official Zhang Jiandong told reporters Wednesday that those taking part in the games beginning Feb. 4 must remain in a "closed loop" for training, competing, transport...

With 100 days until the Winter Olympics, Beijing races to control growing Covid outbreak

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A version of this story appeared in CNN's Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country's rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. Hong Kong Wedn...

Rights activists urge boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

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Activist groups, which also disrupted the flame lighting ceremony in southern Greece on Monday, accused the International Olympic Committee of granting legitimacy to rights abuses in China by allowing the Winter Game...

Simone Biles thanks Taylor Swift for her support during Olympics

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Simone Biles is thanking Taylor Swift for being a shoulder to lean on during the Tokyo Olympics over the summer. Biles will be presenting Swift with the Gracie Grand Award at the Alliance for Women in Media Foundati...

As Olympics loom, USA Luge’s Chris Mazdzer breaks his foot

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Mazdzer got hurt on the 2014 Olympic track in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, where some members of the USA Luge national team had gathered to start on-ice work for the season. Mazdzer didn't crash but said his foot struck...

‘World’s sexiest athlete’ Alica Schmidt walks at Milan Fashion Week after Olympics disappointment

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The 22-year-old runner, dubbed "the World’s Sexiest Athlete" by a number of supporters and websites, walked in Milan Fashion Week for Boss last week. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . The German track ...

Beijing will open next year’s Winter Olympics to fans — but only if they live in China

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Hong Kong The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics will be open to spectators -- but only if they live in mainland China, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Wednesday, as organizers gave a first glimpse into the ...

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