The Olympics in Beijing were already under fire for the country's policies regarding its Uighur minority, but now its internal Olympics protocol is also under the spotlight.
US diplomats will boycott the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics in China. Here is a short history of when the Olympics fell victim to politics and why.
The Winter Olympics flame began its journey from Athens, arriving in Beijing in a red lantern signifying the likeness of a Han Dynasty tomb artefact at a closely-guarded welcome ceremony.
Suat Ari is a physical education teacher in a Turkish village who has inspired scores of students to compete in national games, and was selected as a Changemaker by the Sabanci Foundation this year.
More than 30 percent of India's individual medals in its Olympic history have been bagged by sportspersons from the state, making it the athletic epicentre of the country despite a lack of resources.
The events of the Olympics are a big change from what people of Colour, including athletes, have historically been forced to do: pursue a road of stoic fortitude to perform.
After 17 days of competition, China and the US were locked in a dead heat for gold medal supremacy. Their competition at the games also represents their increasing great power rivalry.
The Asahi Shimbun daily, which had called for cancellation despite being a sponsor of the Games, said the nearly $15 billion event was a "gamble" with people's lives.
The 2020 Games defied an extraordinary build-up when they were postponed last year and veered close to the first cancellation since World War II.
Team USA’s heavyweight runners competing in men’s events have failed to win a single gold medal at the Tokyo Games.
In the latest plot twist in the diplomatic stand-off unfolding on the sidelines of Tokyo 2020, Krystsina Tsimanouskaya boarded a flight to Vienna but is expected to head to Poland, where she has been offered a humanitarian visa.
US gymnastics star Simone Biles says winning bronze “definitely sweeter” as she celebrates her comeback after withdrawing from the all-around, vault, asymmetric bars and floor exercise finals.
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