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Beijing Winter Olympics opening ceremony ends with Uyghur skier lighting cauldron

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Beijing, ChinaReuters The Beijing Winter Games opened on Friday night in a snow-and-ice themed ceremony at the Bird’s Nest stadium that concluded with the cauldron lit by two young Chinese Olympians, one of them a member of China’s Uyghur minority. During a performance that went longer than scheduled on a frigid night in the Chinese […]

US lawmakers call for UN Uyghur rights report before China’s Olympics

New York City United Nations Secretariat Building

Washington DC, USReuters US lawmakers on Tuesday urged the United Nations’ human rights office to release its assessment of China’s policies in Xinjiang before next month’s Beijing Winter Olympics, which the US Government is boycotting on a diplomatic level over what it says is ongoing genocide in the region.  UN High Commissioner for Human Rights […]

US lawmakers ask IOC for assurances uniforms not made through forced labour

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Reuters The United States’ Congressional-Executive Commission on China released a letter to the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday voicing concern over forced labour in the production of uniforms ahead of the Beijing Games.  The CECC is concerned that Anta Sports and Hengyuanxiang Group, with which the IOC has contracts to produce uniforms, use cotton from […]

Olympics – Protests in Athens as Beijing prepares for Games flame

Greece Olympia Beijing Olympics torch ceremony rehearsal

Athens, GreeceReuters Greek police detained two human rights activists after they unfurled banners at the Athens Acropolis on Sunday opposing the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics as China’s Games organisers prepare to receive the Olympic flame. The activists staged a brief protest at the Acropolis in the Greek capital early in the morning, holding up a […]

Former Olympic curling hopeful now cheering Team USA from the priesthood


RNS When the men’s and women’s Olympic curling teams take to the ice this week in Pyeongchang, they can count on some friends in high places. The sport, which involves a four-person team sliding a “rock” across ice and sweeping with a broom to guide its path, confounds the unfamiliar but has attracted some famous […]

Museum of the Bible releases 10 day Bible reading plan for Winter Olympics

The Washington DC-based Museum of the Bible has released a 10 day Bible reading plan to coincide with the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The Winter Olympics and the Bible, which is available on the YouVersion Bible App and at, looks at how the Bible has impacted the games and the US and […]