Profiles

Grace Miller of the United States competing during the 2018 Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang. Photo: Getty Images

Who is China-born US Winter Paralympian Grace Miller?

Adopted by an Alaskan in Guangzhou, the 22-year-old Team USA cross-country skier is ready to impress in her second Winter Games.

4 Mar 2022 - 12:30PM
Jesse Keefe of USA competes in the super-combined men’s standing race at the World Para Snow Sports Championships. Photo: Getty Images

6 rising stars to watch out for at the Paralympic Winter Games

Like the Winter Games before it, much of this year’s focus will shift to the rising stars looking to leave their mark on Paralympic history.

1 Mar 2022 - 4:45PM
Bagpipers and Bing Dwen Dwen, the mascot for the 2022 Winter Olympics, perform before men’s curling bronze medal game between Canada and the United States. Photo: Reuters

The creative, cartoonish and sometimes awful mascots at the Olympics

From Bing Dwen Dwen at Beijing 2022 to London’s 2012 effort Wenlock, dubbed ‘by far the worst mascot of any’ Games, the characters chosen to represent a host city vary from the cute to the completely baffling.

19 Feb 2022 - 2:14PM
Hong Kong skier Adrian Yung Hau-tsuen is competing at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games. Photo: Skiing Association of Hong Kong

Profile | Who is Hong Kong’s Winter Olympics skier Adrian Yung?

Malaysia-born, UK-bred Yung is prepared to give it ‘120 per cent’ for the city he calls home as the 17-year-old former British Alpine champion approaches first Games.

13 Feb 2022 - 12:55PM
Zhu Yi of China in the women’s singles short programme team figure skating event at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games in the Capital Indoor Stadium. Photo: AP

Profile | Who is Zhu Yi, the figure skater whose Winter Olympics dream became a nightmare?

‘I’m so grateful for those who helped me push past the negative thoughts and injuries; helping me grow throughout this journey,’ says 19-year-old Zhu, whose Beijing Games ‘dream’ turned into a nightmare.

13 Feb 2022 - 1:10PM
China’s Geng Wenqiang in a training session event for the men’s skeleton event at the Olympic Sliding Centre at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in 2018. Photo: AFP

Profile | Why was China’s best skeleton rider left out of the Winter Olympics?

Inner Mongolia native Geng Wenqiang won China’s first World Cup gold medal last year, but failed to fulfil his ‘Beijing dream’ after an internal selection process.

13 Feb 2022 - 1:19PM
Hong Kong skier Audrey King is competing in the women’s slalom event at the Winter Olympic Games. Photo: Ski Association of Hong Kong; Handout

Profile | Hong Kong Olympic skier Audrey King ‘racing against myself’ in Beijing

‘My entire racing career is essentially a race against myself,’ says the 19-year-old Harvard University student-to-be, who has overcome injuries and a positive Covid-19 test ahead of her Winter Olympics debut on Wednesday.

13 Feb 2022 - 1:25PM
Zachary Yuen will represent China at the Winter Olympics. Photo: Handout

Profile | Canadian-Hong Kong ice hockey star playing for ‘my mother country’ China

From his historic NHL draft to finding his feet in Russia, here’s what you need to know about mainland fan favourite Yuan Jinjie – ‘representing my mother country is definitely something I look forward to’.

13 Feb 2022 - 1:37PM
Yuzuru Hanyu has an army of female fans. Photo: Kyodo

The top 5 Winter Olympians sure to melt hearts on the coldest of days

Post reporter Mia Castagnone has trawled the internet to find the male athletes certain to set pulses racing, from Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu to Hungary’s Liu brothers.

6 Feb 2022 - 6:15PM
Su Yiming of the China snowboarding team arrives in Beijing before the Winter Olympics next month. Photo: Weibo / Su Yiming

Profile | Who is child actor turned Beijing Olympics medal hope Su Yiming?

From starring in ‘The Taking of Tiger Mountain’, to completing world-first jumps with Eileen Gu, the 17-year-old Su has become the face of Chinese snowboarding – ‘I am not afraid of any challenge’.

13 Feb 2022 - 1:41PM
Silver medalists Wu Dajing (right) Han Tianyu (second left) Chen Dequan (left) and Xu Hongzhi of China react after the men’s short-track speedskating 5,000m relay final at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Games. Photo: EPA-EFE

Meet China’s speedskating stars at the Beijing Winter Olympics

Stacked short-track speedskating team includes some of China’s major medal hopes for first home Winter Olympics.

5 Feb 2022 - 6:15PM
Chinese figure skater Zhu Yi skates during a training session for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Photo: Reuters/Tyrone Siu

‘Goddess’ Zhu Yi and medal hope Jin Boyang leading China’s figure skating charge

‘Goddess’ Zhu Yi and Pyeongchang 2018 bronze medallist Jin Boyang will be leading the charge for Chinese figure skating team at the Winter Games.

4 Feb 2022 - 4:30PM
Eileen Gu Ailing of China after winning the women’s freeski half-pipe event at the US Grand Prix in California. Photo: AFP

Profile | Eileen Gu, China’s celebrity skier eyeing Winter Olympics gold

From winning historic gold medals, to dealing with anti-Asian racism, here’s what you need to know about the teenager paving the way for China’s next generation of female skiers.

18 Apr 2022 - 5:20PM
Hong Kong speedskater Sidney Chu at a World Cup event in the Netherlands to qualify for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Photo: Martin Holtom

Who is Hong Kong’s Beijing Olympic speed skater Sidney Chu?

The 22-year-old patiently powered through an underdeveloped local scene and a career-threatening injury to earn Beijing 2022 qualification – ‘I learned how much the sport and the Olympics meant to me’.

3 Feb 2022 - 2:51PM
Director Zhang Yimou runs with the Olympic torch in Beijing on Wednesday, the first day of the relay. Photo: Xinhua

The ‘heavy burden’ of Zhang Yimou’s second Olympics opening ceremony

Acclaimed director is again overseeing the event and says it is important to show the ‘love, unity, and grand visions and values of the Chinese people’.

3 Feb 2022 - 11:20PM
China’s Fan Suyuan (right) and Ling Zhi compete during the curling mixed doubles round robin session of the Winter Olympics. Photo: Xinhua

The big guns on China’s curling team for Beijing 2022

China will look to win just its second ever Winter Olympics medal in curling this month.

3 Feb 2022 - 11:44AM
US skater Eric Heiden in action in the 1,500m event at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics. Photo: AP

Profile | Eric Heiden’s five gold medals at a single Winter Olympics yet to be matched

At the 1980 Winter Olympics, the 21-year-old American speed skater made a historic clean sweep of five track gold medals in a performance yet to be matched.

13 Feb 2022 - 3:21PM
(From left) Eileen Gu Ailing, Geng Wenqiang and Gao Yingyu of China. Photo: AFP, AP

The teen stars among China’s top 10 medal hopes at Winter Olympics

From poster girl skier Eileen Gu to little-known skeleton trailblazer Geng Wenqiang, China has several athletes to pin their podium hopes on for their home Winter Games.

27 Jan 2022 - 4:15PM