Beijing Winter Olympics

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NBC’s scores are in: Record low Olympics ratings

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC will be happy to put the Beijing Winter Olympics in the rear-view mirror, as the event had a record low viewership for an American audience and the Olympics. The games reached an average combined audience of 11.4 million in prime time on NBC, cable and the Peacock streaming service. Those numbers are down 42 percent from the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018. […]

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Beijing Olympics open with snowflakes & fireworks

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese athletes Zhao Jiawen and Dinigeer Yilamujiang stepped into the center of a newly formed snowflake and slid the Olympic torch into place — transforming the intricate crystal into a most unique cauldron. Lights. Cheers. Fireworks. And now, the Winter Games. Beijing opened its second Olympics in 14 years at the lattice-encased National Stadium on Friday, bringing an official start to the two-week sporting competition held despite […]

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Olympic spotlight back on China for a COVID-tinged Games

BEIJING (AP) — It's time to raise the curtain on the Beijing Winter Olympics. Opening ceremony for the 2022 Games is Friday night at the iconic Bird's Nest stadium. Due to COVID restrictions, these will be some of the hardest-to-navigate Games in history. They are being held in a "closed-loop" system in which every participant must pass a COVID test every day. It's one of several tough issues involved in […]

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Beijing residents disappointed Olympics will be closed event

BEIJING (AP) — With just over two weeks before the opening of the Beijing Winter Olympics, residents of the Chinese capital are disappointed at not being able to attend events because of coronavirus restrictions. Organizers have announced no tickets will be sold to the general public and only selected spectators will be allowed. Access to the famed National Stadium, known as the Bird's Nest, and indoor venues in the heart […]

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