Berlin still hopes that relatives of Israeli Olympic team members killed by Palestinian terrorists in 1972 will attend a 50th anniversary ceremony next month.
The end of the standoff clears the way for ministers to meet after a three-month gap and come up with a plan to stop the country's economic meltdown.
14 Dec 2021
IOC senior member Dick Pound told German radio that China would allow athletes to speak freely during news conferences. He said politics does not factor into decision-making on events.
9 Dec 2021
China warned Western nations on Thursday they would "pay the price" for a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
23 Oct 2021
Human rights activists on Monday (October 19) urged governments and athletes world-wide to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in China as Athens prepared to hand over the Olympic flame to Beijing in a ceremony in the capital, saying that anything less would make the world complicit in what they called 'genocide' by Beijing. China's treatment of minorities has come under increased scrutiny in the run-up to the games, scheduled from Feb. 4-20. Activists protested at Ancient Olympia on Monday, where the flame lighting ceremony was held.
3 Jun 2021
Seoul has threatened to boycott the Tokyo Olympic Games over an ongoing territorial dispute. South Korea filed a complaint after the release of a map marking remote islands between Japan and the Korean Peninsula.
7 Apr 2021
Washington says it is in talks with its allies about how to approach the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Human rights groups and some US lawmakers have been urging a boycott.
29 Aug 2020
Top American athletes are boycotting games and tournaments because of the constant shootings of African Americans by police. NBA teams - Lakers, Clippers, Bucks, Blazers, Rockets, Thunders - all boycotted Game 5 of the playoff series.
NBA President clarifies withdrawal of El-Rufai as calls grow to withdraw Gov Wike from conference, Adekunle Gold, DJ Cuppy drop albums and more
21 Aug 2020
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Nigeria's Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama tests positive, Watford FC sacks Nigel Pearson and more
19 Jul 2020
Here is why you should pick up a copy of The Guardian on Monday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Monday.
14 Sep 2019
After summer of protests, thousands of Hong Kong students boycott classes