The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday asked the Chinese team for a report on why two of its medallists appeared on the podium wearing badges featuring the head of the country's former leader Mao Zedong.
John Ratcliffe, the director of national intelligence under former President Donald Trump, has called for China to be stripped of the 2022 Winter Olympics, citing its crimes against humanity against Uyghur Muslims and its stonewalling of an investigation into COVID-19's origins.
After Taiwan beat China in the badminton men's doubles final at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Saturday, gold medalist Wang Chi-Lin made a Facebook comment that cast a spotlight on a contentious debate on the Chinese-claimed island: "I'm from Taiwan".
TOKYO (AP) — The image of Communist China's founding leader, Mao Zedong, made an unscheduled appearance at the Tokyo Olympics, and the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday it is “looking into the matter.”
Even as China tops the medal count at the Olympics, its diplomats cry foul to the world. They seem oblivious to how obnoxious their tactics appear, but the world is not their priority audience. They’re performing for Xi Jinping.
Chinese gold medallists Bao Shanju and Zhong Tianshi wore badges featuring the head of the country's former leader Mao Zedong during a medal ceremony on Monday, in a potential breach of Olympic rules on the display of political paraphernalia.
China won its sixth and seventh gold medals in weightlifting on Monday, matching Russia's record from the 1976 Games, as Li Wenwen and Wang Zhouyu triumphed in the women's heaviest weight categories at Tokyo 2020.
TOKYO (AP) — Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen won gold in men’s singles badminton, denying a repeat title to China’s Chen Long in convincing fashion, 2-0 on Monday night. Axelsen, who won bronze at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, was aggressive from the start.
TOKYO (AP) — Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard finally got to compete at the Tokyo Olympics. It didn't last long, but it was significant. Hubbard couldn’t complete any of her first three lifts on Monday night, ruling her out of medal contention in the women’s over-87-kilogram division that ultimately was won by China's Li Wenwen.
Taiwan beat China to the badminton men's doubles gold medal in one of several big moments on Saturday that included India's PV Sindhu getting knocked out in the women's singles semi-finals and an upstart from Guatemala making it into the men's.
Athletes apologising for not living up to expectations is nothing new in China, where the collective motto is "winning glory for the country". But increasingly the nationalistic fervour is being driven by citizens rather than the state.
China have more or less cleaned up in Olympic diving over the last 30 years and even though their hopes of winning all eight golds at the Tokyo Games have gone, they can still match the seven from Rio in 2016.
Shut out of the gold medals at the 2016 Rio Games, trampoline powerhouse China will be looking for a bounce back with a return to the top of podium at the Tokyo Olympics when competition begins on Friday