Olympic 'curse' strikes again as Beijing costs mount

Summary by Bangkok Post
BEIJING - The "curse" of Olympic overspending looks set to strike again at the Beijing Games, with stringent Covid measures and loss of ticket sale revenues pushing up costs for China.
4 months ago·Beijing, China

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Times of India

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4 months ago·Mumbai, India
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Reuters

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4 months ago·United Kingdom
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News18 India

Beijing District Orders Mass Covid-19 Testing, Tightens Curbs Ahead of Winter Olympics

The government told people in areas of the Chinese capital deemed at high risk for infection not to leave the city after 25 cases were found in the Fengtai district and 14 elsewhere.

4 months ago·India
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CBC News

Beijing introduces more COVID-19 measures as cases mount before Olympics

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4 months ago·Canada
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CTV News

Beijing district orders mass virus testing ahead of Olympics

People in a Beijing district with some 2 million residents were ordered Sunday to undergo mass coronavirus testing following a series of infections as China tightened anti-disease controls ahead of the Winter Olympics.

4 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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The Hindu

Beijing to test 2 million ahead of Winter Olympics

China is sealing the Winter Olympics inside a tightly controlled bubble cocooning thousands of people and stretching nearly 200 kilometres

4 months ago·India
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