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# beijing 2022
Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete as neutrals at Winter Paralympics
Athletes from those countries will compete under the Paralympic flag in Beijing and not be included in the medal table, the IPC said.
# Quiz
Quiz: How much do you know about the Winter Olympics?
The 24th Games finished today.
'It's quite windy in Galway as well' - Maloney Westgaard finishes 29th amid challenging conditions
The 26-year-old had targeted a top-30 finish and consequently was satisfied with his performance
# Under fire
Airbnb profits from Xinjiang, Tibet listings
The company is one of the Olympics’ biggest backers with a reported $500 million sponsorship deal running until 2028.
# Ruthless
Criticism at ‘chilling’ attitude of Kamila Valieva’s coaches
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has launched a scathing attack on the team behind the star.
# Winter Olympics
Fresh twist in Valieva doping scandal after three substances claim
The 15-year-old Russian has been allowed to continue to compete in Beijing despite a positive drugs test.
# Sha'Carri Richardson
US sprinter who missed Tokyo Games for marijuana usage slams Valieva verdict
Meanwhile, the chief executive of US anti-doping authority USADA, who enforced Richardson’s ban last summer, has accused Russia of ‘hijacking’ the winter Games.
# beijing 2022
Ireland's Jack Gower finishes 25th in giant slalom skiing
Marco Odermatt finally lived up to expectations by holding his nerve in the snow and fog to win gold.
# beijing 2022
Ireland's Maloney Westgaard finishes 'unbelievable' 14th in cross-county skiing
Tess Arbez, Ireland’s only other competitor in Beijing today, finished 42nd in the Super-G.
# Winter Olympics
Team Ireland's Jack Gower finishes 12th in Alpine Combined
“12th in the Olympics in such a competitive sport is huge, and I feel so grateful that I have had such huge support.”
# dnf
Disappointment for Ireland's Jack Gower in Super-G at Winter Olympics
‘I’m pretty disappointed right now, pretty deflated.’
# beijing 2022
Ireland's Elsa Desmond sets new personal best in first Winter Olympics run
Mixed emotions for Desmond in the women’s singles luge.
# let the games begin
Beijing Winter Olympics opens under shadow of rights fears and Covid
Elsa Desmond and Brendan Newby were Ireland’s flag-bearers in today’s opening ceremony.
# climate of fear
'My former teammates have had to get burner phones and rental computers'
Two-time Olympian Noah Hoffman and Amnesty Ireland’s Colm O’Gorman speak to The42 about the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing.
# Controversy
Belgian Olympian 'safe' after tearful plea from Beijing facility
Kim Meylemans was quickly moved from the Olympic Village, in the mountains north of the Chinese capital, and kept in isolation.
# beijing 2022
China tells US to 'stop interfering' in Winter Olympics, IOC to meet Peng Shuai in Beijing
The situation between Russia and Ukraine was also discussed on a call on Thursday.
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# taking a stand
US announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics
President Joe Biden has been under pressure to speak out against Chinese rights abuses.
# beijing 2022
7 new events added to Winter Olympics to boost women's participation
Get your skates on.
# Dry run
There's a wee problem with the mountain at the heart of Beijing's Winter Olympics... there's no snow!
Some of the big highlights of the 2022 games will take place on man-made snow.