Tag Archives: Olympics

  • Tibet Initiative Deutschland demand Allianz Group withdraw from winter Olympics 2022

    The Tibet Initiative Deutschland has started an online petition asking the Allianz Group (insurance company) to withdraw as a sponsor of the winter Olympics 2022 in China, saying that that the human rights situation in China has gone from b ...

  • Neeraj Chopra wins India’s 1st gold in Olympic track and field

    Neeraj Chopra held a corner of the India flag in each hand and raised it over his head. A half-hour later, the tri-colour was flying at the top of the mast at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium and Chopra was standing atop the medal podium. ...

  • Italy’s Lamont Marcell Jacobs wins 100-metre dash, takes the ‘world’s fastest man’ title

    Lamont Marcell Jacobs stormed to a shock victory in the Olympics 100m final on Sunday to cap a golden double for Italy on a dramatic day of athletics action at the Tokyo Games. ...

  • Tokyo Olympics begin with muted ceremony and empty stadium

    Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a near-empty stadium, a colourful but strangely subdued ceremony. ...

  • US warns China will use Olympics to gloss over abuses

    The United States warned Wednesday that Beijing would use the Winter Olympics to gloss over abuses as it slapped sanctions on another Chinese official over treatment of the Falun Gong. ...

  • Japan and IOC deny that Olympics will be cancelled

    Japan and the IOC stood firm on Friday on their commitment to host the Tokyo Olympics this year and denied a report of a possible cancellation, although the pledge looks unlikely to ease concern about holding the event during a pandemic. ...

  • IOC admits postponing Olympics an option, but cancellation ‘not on agenda’

    The International Olympic Committee said Sunday that postponing the 2020 Olympics is one of its options as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, but that cancellation of the Tokyo showpiece was "not on the agenda". ...

  • Ugyen Gyalpo Dreaming gold for Tibet

    As I watch the Olympics, I see within myself a 12-year-old boy freed from childish innocence and how I now watch the games with different perspective and meaning. ...

  • Rio’s glittering opening launches Olympic Games

    The Rio Olympics opening ceremony started with fireworks and laser lit choreography on Friday as Brazil sought to forget seven years of troubled preparations and the Olympic movement. ...

  • China condemns Tibet protesters, says won’t shake bid resolve

    China on Thursday condemned pro-Tibet demonstrators who burst into a news event with the Olympic committee bidding to host the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing, saying they would not shake China's resolve to host the Games. ...