China’s fake snow frenzy for Beijing Olympics strains water supplies

Summary by The Japan Times
Artificial snow has become a Winter Olympics fixture due to climate change, but Beijing will be the first host to rely completely on man-made powder.
4 months ago·Beijing, China

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Times of India

Beijing to maintain COVID emergency status as Winter Olympics loom

A total of 27 domestically transmitted cases with confirmed symptoms and five local asymptomatic carriers have been found in Beijing since Jan. 15, Pang Xinghuo, an official at Beijing city's disease control authority told a news conference on Saturday.

4 months ago·Mumbai, India
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BBC News

Beijing takes to the ice as Winter Olympics approach

The BBC's Stephen McDonell spends a day on the ice with some local enthusiasts in Beijing.

4 months ago·United Kingdom
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Reuters

Beijing 2022 eases COVID curbs for Games; China warns on pollution

BEIJING -Organisers of next month's Beijing Winter Olympics slightly eased the strict COVID-19 requirements for participants, a move that means fewer athletes are likely to be tripped up by positive tests, although authorities also warned about seasonal air pollution. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the changes on Monday, which included easing the threshold for being

4 months ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

Ellia Smeding named as 50th and final Team GB athlete for Winter Olympics

Chef de mission Georgina Harland hails “exciting new chapter”Team GB aiming to win three to seven medals in BeijingBritain will send a team of 50 athletes to the Winter Olympics that will be more competitive in more disciplines than ever before, Team GB’s chef de mission has predicted.Georgina Harland said athletes were ready to write a new chapter in the country’s history and challenge established alpine countries in the pursuit of a record Win…

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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CBC News

Beijing Olympic Committee lowers threshold for producing negative COVID-19 test

In a communication sent out Sunday by Beijing 2022, it was revealed the cycle threshold (CT) value would be dropping from 40 to 35, making it easier for participants to produce a negative test.

4 months ago·Canada
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Global News

Ahead of Winter Olympics, Beijing residents cope with abrupt COVID lockdowns - National

The COVID-19 lockdowns are part of China's "zero tolerance" measures to fight the pandemic that have been ratcheted-up ahead of the 2022 Olympics.

4 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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