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Tennis players take on Communist Party: Where is Peng Shuai?, 2021 November 20

Some of the world's most famous tennis players, distraught by the disappearance of colleague Peng Shuai, are challenging China's Communist Party to get answers.

So far it's a standoff with little visible impact as tennis players like Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic - joined by tennis governing bodies, ...

China fuming over Biden's talk of U.S. Olympic boycott, sends invite to Putin, 2021 November 19

China's Foreign Ministry Friday sharply criticized President Biden's comments that he is weighing a modified boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, accusing Washington of politicizing the global sports event.

Mr. Biden, meeting with Canadian and Mexican leaders Thursday at a White House summit, confirmed for the first ...

China says 'not aware' of tennis player Peng Shuai issue, 2021 November 19

BEIJING (AP) – China’s Foreign Ministry on Friday stuck to its line that it wasn't aware of the controversy surrounding tennis professional Peng Shuai, who disappeared after accusing a former top official of sexually assaulting her.

Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told reporters that the matter was “not a diplomatic question ...

Biden considering diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics, 2021 November 18

President Biden said Thursday he’s thinking of staging a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in China to protest the communist government’s human rights abuses.

“It's something we are considering,” Mr. Biden said, when asked about reports the U.S. is planning to not send an official delegation to the Winter ...

Doubts over China tennis star's email raise safety concerns, 2021 November 18

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – A Chinese professional tennis player not seen in public since she accused a former top government official of sexual assault purportedly sent an email claiming she was safe and that the allegation was false, a message that only amplified concerns about her safety and demands for ...

Shocked tennis star Naomi Osaka posts: Where is Peng Shuai?, 2021 November 17

BEIJING — Tennis star Naomi Osaka says she's been shocked to hear about a fellow player who has gone quiet since making a sexual assault allegation against a former top government official in China.

The Japanese former No. 1-ranked, four-time major winner posted on social media on Wednesday to join ...

IOC gives sports new advice on transgender athlete rules, 2021 November 16

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Aiming to help sports write eligibility rules for transgender athletes, the IOC published advice Tuesday shifting the focus from individual testosterone levels and calling for evidence to prove when a performance advantage existed.

No athlete should be excluded from competing based on an “unverified, alleged or perceived ...

Travel trouble: U.S. Olympians face uncertain road to Beijing, 2021 November 12

DENVER (AP) — Making an Olympic team is hard enough. This winter, those who earn their spots on the U.S. squad might find it takes even more work to get to Beijing.

Among the slow trickle of information coming out of China in advance of February's Olympics was news that, ...

2 athletes COVID-19 positive in Beijing Games warmup events, 2021 November 12

BEIJING (AP) – Organizers of February’s Winter Olympics in Beijing said Friday that two foreign athletes had tested positive for COVID-19 in ongoing test events for the Games.

They also expressed sympathy for a Polish luge competitor who fractured his leg at the Olympics sliding center this week in a ...

Beijing Olympics get 'gold for repression' in labor report, 2021 November 9

A global trade union body has joined a long list of human-rights advocates in challenging the propriety of China holding the 2022 Winter Olympics and has singled out the International Olympic Committee for acquiescing in the face of alleged genocide and crimes against humanity reportedly taking place in the host ...