Chinese badminton players punished for not trying hard enough..

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China’s Tan Qiang (L) playing with China’s He Ji Ting (R) returns to Indonesia’s Mohammad Ahsan and Indonesia’s Hendra Setiawan during the men’s doubles semi-final at the All England Open Badminton Championship at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham, central England, on March 19, 2022. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP)
Four Chinese badminton players have been punished for breaking anti-corruption rules by failing to try their best in a doubles match, the sport’s governing body said Friday.
He Ji Ting, Tan Qiang, Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen have been hit with three-month bans, but the sentences have been suspended for two years, the Badminton World Federation said. Continue reading “Chinese badminton players punished for not trying hard enough..”

Athletes Speak Out on Human Rights as Beijing Olympics Come to an End..

‘My Heart Aches Watching This’: Athletes Speak Out on Human Rights as Beijing Olympics Come to an End
Latvia’s Martins Rubenis competes during the Men’s Luge Singles run two at the Sliding Center Sanki during the Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, on Feb. 8, 2014. (Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images)

‘My Heart Aches Watching This’

Had it been up to him, Latvia’s luge coach Martins Rubenis would never have made the trip to the Beijing Winter Olympic Games. Indeed, he didn’t know if he would even be allowed into China until the very last moment. Continue reading “Athletes Speak Out on Human Rights as Beijing Olympics Come to an End..”

Beijing Winter Olympic Judges Accused of Favoritism Over Rulings Leading to Gold for China

Beijing Olympic Judges Accused of Favoritism Over Rulings Leading to Gold for China
Ren Ziwei of Team China and Shaolin Liu of Team Hungary collide as they cross the finish line during the Men’s 1,000-meter Final A on day three of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing on Feb. 7, 2022. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
China’s quest for gold medals at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games has been one filled with drama.
Two out of three gold medals so far have come from short track speed skating. Both wins came about from post-race reviews in favor of China, sparking protest from aggrieved parties, as well as accusations of referee favoritism for the host country. Continue reading “Beijing Winter Olympic Judges Accused of Favoritism Over Rulings Leading to Gold for China”

US Lawmaker Condemns China’s CCP Unjust Detentions During Winter Olympics..

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A police officer stands guard inside the closed loop bubble for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics near the main media center at the Olympic Park in Beijing, on Jan. 29, 2022. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) condemned Beijing’s “gross” arrests ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics targeting those who speak against the Chinese regime’s rule, saying such a move “deserves the scorn of every freedom-loving nation.” Continue reading “US Lawmaker Condemns China’s CCP Unjust Detentions During Winter Olympics..”

China – [VIDEO] Dutch Reporter Dragged Away by Chinese Security on Live TV Covering Winter Olympics

A member of Chinese security personnel walks near the Main Media Centre (MMC) in Beijing, on Jan. 27, 2022. (Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty Images)
The much-anticipated Winter Olympics in Beijing got off to an awkward start as a member of the local security forces wearing a red armband accosted and pushed a Dutch reporter who was attempting to report on the event. Continue reading “China – [VIDEO] Dutch Reporter Dragged Away by Chinese Security on Live TV Covering Winter Olympics”

China Olympic Athletes Complain About Horrendous Living Conditions in China Quarantine Facility…

RT News – Team officials from multiple countries say their athletes have bad food, no training equipment and dirty rooms in China’s Covid quarantine center. (NPR)
“My stomach hurts, I’m very pale and I have huge black circles around my eyes. I want all this to end. I cry every day,” Russia’s Valeria Vasnetsova said.
China is facing massive criticism from all corners for staging the ongoing Winter Olympics 2022 in Beijing despite surging cases of Covid-19.

Olympic Venues ‘Right Alongside Prison Camps’: Torture, Detention Occurring Miles Away From Beijing Games..

Olympic Venues ‘Right Alongside Prison Camps’: Torture, Detention Occurring Miles Away From Beijing Games
Falun Gong practitioners take part in a rally commemorating the 20th anniversary of the persecution of Falun Gong in China, on the West Lawn of Capitol Hill on July 18, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
NEW YORK—The opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics contained all the pageantry that one might expect from an authoritarian regime eager to burnish its global image: hundreds of children holding dove-shaped props formed the shape of a heart as they danced on a star-lit stadium, as green and white fireworks spelled out the word “spring” overhead, a reference to the lunar new year celebration. Continue reading “Olympic Venues ‘Right Alongside Prison Camps’: Torture, Detention Occurring Miles Away From Beijing Games..”

US Athletes ‘Scared’ to Speak Up on China’s CCP’s Abuses Over Money [VIDEO]

 

NTD.com – American athletes and the sports community at large have shied away from taking a public stance on communist China’s human rights atrocities because of the dollars at stake, according to Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter Freedom. Continue reading “US Athletes ‘Scared’ to Speak Up on China’s CCP’s Abuses Over Money [VIDEO]”

China’s CCP claims US officials’ filed Olympics visa applications

RT News:

Beijing has received 18 visa applications for the 2022 Winter Olympics, despite President Biden officially announcing a diplomatic boycott of the games earlier this month.

The applications submitted have come mostly from the State Department and the Pentagon to provide medical and security support, leaving Foreign Ministry spox Zhao Lijian to slam the apparent political games.

“We once again urge the U.S. side to practice the Olympic spirit, stop politicizing sports, and stop any words or deeds that would disrupt the Beijing Winter Olympics,” he said.

Let the mind games begin…

Pressure Mounts on US to Boycott 2022 Beijing China Olympics…

People wear protective masks as they walk front the logos of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics at Yanqing Ice Festival on Feb. 26, 2021 in Beijing, China. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
People wear protective masks as they walk front the logos of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics at Yanqing Ice Festival on Feb. 26, 2021 in Beijing, China. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

With less than a year until the Winter Olympics in Beijing, calls are mounting from around the globe for countries to boycott the Games over the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) ongoing abuse of human rights.

In the United States, Republican lawmakers have called for the Games to be moved out of Beijing, or failing that, a boycott of the event. They point to the Chinese regime’s sweeping campaign of repression against ethnic minorities, religious believers, and dissidents, with particular emphasis on its atrocities against Uyghur Muslims in the autonomous region of Xinjiang that the Trump administration declared a genocide.

Full Story: https://www.theepochtimes.com/pressure-piles-on-us-to-boycott-2022-beijing-olympics

Canada – Conservative Leader Calls for Relocation of Beijing Olympics Over CCP’s ‘Genocide’ Against Uyghurs, ‘Police State’ in Hong Kong

Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole speaks at a press conference in Ottawa, Canada, on Feb. 16, 2021. (David Kawai/The Canadian Press)
Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole speaks at a press conference in Ottawa, Canada, on Feb. 16, 2021. (David Kawai/The Canadian Press)

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is calling on Ottawa to push for the relocation of the 2022 Winter Olympics outside of China due to Beijing’s “genocide against Uyghur Muslims” and “police state in Hong Kong,” violating both human rights and principles of Olympism.

In a press conference on Tuesday, O’Toole said the time has come for Canada to take a stand for human rights and dignity and call on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to relocate the 2022 Winter Olympics out of China.

“The first principle of the Olympic Charter states that the Olympic movement is intended to ‘create a way of life based on the joy of effort, the educational value of good example, social responsibility and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles,’” said O’Toole, but “genocide is taking place in China right now.”

“Approximately one million Uyghurs have been forcibly relocated into detention centres for re-education in [Xinjiang]. People who have managed to escape have reported horrific coordinated violence using violence, using physical, mental, and sexual torture,” O’Toole said.

Full Story: https://www.theepochtimes.com/otoole-calls-for-relocation-of-beijing-olympics

China’s CCP ‘will sanction’ countries planning to boycott 2022 Winter Olympics over human rights concerns

Pro-Tibet activists try to disrupt Chinese Olympic bid ...

China has shot a clear warning at human rights groups rallying for countries to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics over human rights complaints.

Editor of China’s propaganda mouthpiece The Global Times Hu Xijin warned that the government would “seriously sanction any country” that makes a statement against the superpower by refusing to send athletes to Beijing.

“Boycotting 2022 Beijing Winter Games, an unpopular idea, won’t receive wide support,” Hu Xijin wrote on Twitter on Sunday.

Full Story: https://www.news.com.au/sport/olympics/china-will-sanction-countries-planning-to-boycott-2022-winter-olympics

China’s newest weapon against Hong Kong?

Two basketball players pose for a photograph

Even by China’s heavily nationalistic standards, the reaction to a tweet this week has been extreme.

Basketball authorities and sponsors cutting ties.

State TV cancelling broadcasts.

A ‘meet the fans’ night with visiting NBA stars scuttled at short notice, much to the disappointment of fans.

Even a young social media user being forced by his employer to write a public apology letter for a post about a cartoon called the Rocket Squad.

The uproar over a tweet supporting the Hong Kong protestors from Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is the sharpest sign yet that in China’s ‘New Era’ — as President Xi Jinping calls it — foreigners are expected to submit to its censorship rules if they want to do business.

In recent years, grovelling apologies have become the norm.

Full Story: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-10/beijing-uses-outrage-culture-online-against-nba/11587534

China Secretly Ordered NBA Commissioner To Fire GM Over Hong Kong Tweet

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver revealed on Thursday that the Chinese government insisted the league fire Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey over a now-deleted October 4 tweet supporting the protesters in Hong Kong, according to Time.

We made clear that we were being asked to fire him, by the Chinese government, by the parties we dealt with, government and business,” Silver said in his first US interview about the league’s ongoing free speech scandal. “We said there’s no chance that’s happening. There’s no chance we’ll even discipline him.”

Speaking at the TIME 100 Health Summit, Silver noted that “The losses have already been substantial,” adding “Our games are not back on the air in China as we speak, and we’ll see what happens next.”

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/china-secretly-ordered-nba-commissioner-fire-rockets-gm-\

China takes over from Taiwan to fund Solomon Islands Pacific Games’ stadium

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says China will step in to fund a $AUD74 million stadium for the 2023 Pacific Games, in place of Taiwan.

He announced the funding on his return from China, a month after Solomon Islands ended diplomatic ties with Taiwan.

Prime Minister Sogavare said the financing would be in the form of a grant.

“It’s the implementation of commitments of the understandings that we’ve signed with them,” Mr Sogavare said, in reference to five Memorandums of Understanding that he signed during his trip to China last week.

The Pacific Games is the largest sporting event in the region, with Solomon Islands to host it for the first time in 2023.

Source: http://www.abc.net.au

Chinese Swimming superstar Sun Yang has been called a drug cheat…

Everyone will be watching the man Horton beat at the Olympics — defending world champion Sun Yang from China, a man widely considered the greatest freestyle swimmer of all time.

In the West, much has been written about Sun and the hammer that was used to smash a vial of his blood, preventing drug testers taking it for analysis last September.

China; Half-Marathon embroiled in cheating scandal, more than 250 bans handed down

More than 250 runners have been caught cheating during the Shenzhen Half-Marathon in China, with organisers handing out hundreds of bans after last weekend’s race.

The majority of the bans were for runners taking shortcuts — 237 people were caught on traffic cameras cutting through bushes — while several other runners were found to be wearing fake bibs.

Organisers said those who took the shortcut would have run up to three kilometres less than the full 21.1km distance.

“We deeply regret the violations that occurred during the event,” Chinese news outlet Xinhua quoted organisers as saying.

“Marathon running is not simply exercise, it is a metaphor for life, and every runner is responsible for him or herself.”

Read Full Story here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-30/more-than-250-runners-caught-cheating-in-shenzhen-half-marathon/10569898