Olympic Chief’s Deep Ties to Uyghur Slave Labor Revealed

A top Olympics official who said he’s “dead serious” about human rights has allowed his sports charity to take wads of cash from a Chinese sportswear company using Xinjiang cotton made by slave laborers. Juan Antonio Samaranch Salisachs, the chairman of the IOC’s coordination commission for the 2022 Beijing Olympics, also runs the Samaranch Foundation,Continue reading “Olympic Chief’s Deep Ties to Uyghur Slave Labor Revealed”

IOC yet to talk to Belarus officials, China probe ongoing

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has yet to talk to any Belarussian team officials involved in the case of sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who took refuge in Poland this week after refusing to return to her homeland from Tokyo. The committee also said it was waiting for a report from the Chinese team on why two of its medallists appearedContinue reading “IOC yet to talk to Belarus officials, China probe ongoing”

Tokyo new virus cases near 2,000 a day before Olympics open

Tokyo hit another six-month high in new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, one day before the Olympics begin, as worries grow of a worsening of infections during the Games. Thursday’s 1,979 new cases are the highest since 2,044 were recorded on Jan. 15. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who is determined to hold the Olympics, placed TokyoContinue reading “Tokyo new virus cases near 2,000 a day before Olympics open”

As COVID-19 cases tied to Tokyo Olympics rise, experts warn of ‘worrying’ situation on the ground

Roughly 15 per cent of those staying on site are likely unvaccinated COVID-19 cases among Olympic delegates are on the rise and roughly 15 per cent of those staying on site are unvaccinated, prompting warnings from medical experts about potential ripple effects if the world’s largest sporting event doesn’t clamp down on virus transmission. SetContinue reading “As COVID-19 cases tied to Tokyo Olympics rise, experts warn of ‘worrying’ situation on the ground”

Covid-19: Three test positive at Olympic Village, sparking fears of outbreak ahead of Games

Two athletes have tested positive for the coronavirus in the Tokyo Olympic Village after a team colleague was also infected, officials said on Sunday, raising fears of a cluster just days before the opening ceremony.  The first cases involving athletes in the Village come a day after a member of their entourage returned the first positiveContinue reading “Covid-19: Three test positive at Olympic Village, sparking fears of outbreak ahead of Games”

COVID cases found at Olympic hotel in Japan as IOC hails ‘historic’ Games

New COVID-19 cases at Olympic delegation’s hotel IOC’s Bach praises Japanese effort, sees “historic” Games Host city records most daily infections in nearly six months A coronavirus cluster at a Japanese hotel where dozens of Brazilian Olympic team members are staying has raised new concern about infections at what the world’s top Olympics official promisedContinue reading “COVID cases found at Olympic hotel in Japan as IOC hails ‘historic’ Games”

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