Liu Mengtao celebrates winning the gold medal after the men’s para biathlon 12.5km sitting event. Photo: dpa

Liu Mengtao becomes China’s first Para biathlete to win three medals

Liu Mengtao and Zhang Mengqiu continue to dominate on day 7 of Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics, hauling in more gold medals for China.

11 Mar 2022 - 6:35PM
FILE - A Russian honour guard soldier salutes as Ukraine’s Oleksandra Kononova covers her gold medal with her hand after winning the women’s biathlon 12.5km standing event during a medal ceremony at the 2014 Winter Paralympics. Photo: AP

Ukraine athletes yet to arrive in Beijing ahead of Winter Paralympics

International Paralympic Committee says country’s 20 participants have yet to arrive for Games which open on Friday.

9 Mar 2022 - 1:14PM
Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) and Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting in Beijing before the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics. Photo: AP

Has Winter Olympics success raised level of China’s global influence?

Before the Games started questions were raised as to whether they should even go ahead, and several countries backed a US-led diplomatic boycott. But by the end, China had controlled infections inside the ‘closed loop’, negotiated on global trade and backed other countries’ foreign policy.

4 Mar 2022 - 3:30PM
Eileen Gu reacts after winning gold in the freestyle skiing women’s half-pipe final at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Photo: USA TODAY Sports

Judging the success of Beijing 2022: will China’s Winter Olympics buzz last?

Chinese athletes more than delivered on the slopes and rinks with a record medal haul, but time will tell if second Beijing Games live up to organisers’ lofty expectations and promises.

25 Feb 2022 - 10:56AM
The Olympic flame burning in the centre of the snowflake-shaped cauldron is on display near the National Stadium at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Photo: AP

Five things to watch out for at Winter Olympics closing ceremony

Famed Chinese director Zhang Yimou will return with another epic performance as the Beijing 2022 Games officially come to a close on Sunday evening.

20 Feb 2022 - 6:00AM
Sui Wenjing and Han Cong of China in action during the short programme. Photo: Reuters

Five things to watch on day 15 of the Winter Olympics

Chinese figure skating pair Sui Wenjing and Han Cong will go for gold in the free skate after smashing their own world record in short programme.

19 Feb 2022 - 7:08AM
Hong Kong short-track speedskater Sidney Chu in a training session before the Beijing Winter Olympic Games men’s 500m short-track event at the Capital Indoor Stadium. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong government’s ice rink plans ‘surreal’, Olympic skater Chu says

Beijing Games competitor Sidney Chu and Hong Kong’s first Winter Olympian Christy Ren outline how short-track speedskating would benefit from an international standard ice rink, from grass roots to elite level.

19 Feb 2022 - 12:27AM
China’s Eileen Gu talks to reporters after the women’s halfpipe qualification. Photo: AP

5 things to watch on day 14 of the Winter Olympics

Eileen Gu will be looking for her third medal at Beijing 2022, while China’s hopes will rest on Sui Wenjing and Han Cong in the pairs figure skating.

18 Apr 2022 - 5:20PM
Chinese freestyle skier Eileen Gu celebrates after taking silver in the women’s slopestyle event at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Photo: Kyodo

Why Beijing 2022 is the most-watched Winter Olympics ever

Beijing also most digitally-engaged Winter Games in history, with social media stars like Eileen Gu driving the audience.

18 Apr 2022 - 5:20PM
Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee, trains at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Photo: AP

Five things to watch on Day 13 at the Winter Olympics

All eyes will be on Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva in the free skate on Thursday, while Eileen Gu returns in her favoured event in the half-pipe.

17 Feb 2022 - 6:00AM
Qi Guangpu of China celebrates after his run in men’s aerial qualification at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Photo: Reuetrs

Winter Olympics: 5 things to watch on Day 12

China has real medal chances in finals of men’s 5,000m short-track speedskating and freestyle skiing aerials on Wednesday in Beijing.

16 Feb 2022 - 9:10AM
American skier Aaron Blunck says he was punished for praising Chinese organisers of the Beijing Winter Olympics. Photo: AP

US skier says Twitter account suspended after he praised Beijing organisers

Three time Olympian Aaron Blunck says China has ‘done a stellar job’, while criticising biased coverage of the Games.

17 Feb 2022 - 12:28PM
Eileen Gu is the face of Asian-American sporting women at the Winter Olympics and beyond. Photo: AP

Asian-American female Olympians struggle with racism and adulation

The Winter Olympics highlight the crude reality of the plight of Asian women: of only being seen when they have something to offer

13 Feb 2022 - 6:15PM
Bronze medalist Gao Tingyu of China celebrates after the men’s 500m speedskating race at the Gangneung Oval at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics. Photo: AP/John Locher

Five things to watch on Day 8 at the Winter Olympics

China goes for more medals in skeleton, ice dance and speedskating on Saturday at the Beijing 2022 Games, as Gao Tingyu looks to improve on Pyeongchang 500m short-track bronze.

12 Feb 2022 - 7:53AM
China’s Yan Wengang celebrates after winning bronze in the men’s skeleton. Photo: Reuters