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Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 17, 2022
Beijing Olympics reports no new COVID-19 cases for the first time
'The daily COVID cases are falling, thanks to everyone strictly following the COVID prevention measures,' said Huang Chun, a top virus-control official.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 17, 2022
Japan and U.S. teams may receive torches instead of medals while Kamila Valieva's doping case remains open
The torches are seen as placeholder gifts for the figure skaters who will leave the Olympics without their medals.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 17, 2022
Adam Rippon calls Kamila Valieva ruling 'slap in the face' to clean athletes
'This situation is super unfortunate and it's also unprecedented that someone with a failed doping test is allowed to compete in the Games,' Rippon said.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 17, 2022
China’s gamble on a new Olympic strategy pays off in gold medals
China's most successful Winter Olympics team ever is a motley lineup that includes the son of hockey legend Chris Chelios, a former child actor and a Louis Vuitton model.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 17, 2022
The Olympians caught up in the U.S.-China rivalry
American athletes of Chinese descent at the Games are targets of patriotic and even nationalistic sentiment from both countries: sometimes adoring, sometimes hostile.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 16, 2022
With indoor ski resorts and curling schools, China lifts Xi’s sports dream
China said it succeeded on a vow by Xi Jinping, the country's top leader, to nurture millions of winter sports enthusiasts. But will the interest last after the Winter Games end?
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 16, 2022
An Olympic athlete representing two nations
“I'm American when I'm in the U.S. and I'm Chinese when I'm in China,” says Olympic skier Eileen Gu.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 16, 2022
Chinese viewers flock to Olympics even as the world tunes out
With Chinese fans largely shut out from attending the Winter Games, local fans have resorted to watching the events on state broadcaster China Central Television and the internet.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 16, 2022
France's Clement Noel conquers 'Ice River' to win men's slalom gold
The 24-year-old, who finished just off the podium four years ago in Pyeongchang, became the third French skier in history to win slalom gold at the Games.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 16, 2022
Competing in the Winter Games, without a snowball’s chance
Some competitors have been able to make it to the Olympics in part because of a change in qualifying criteria aimed at producing a more diverse field — a change that has garnered scrutiny.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 16, 2022
Nigerian bobsled racer says discrimination cost her spot in Beijing
An 'insidious and willful gender disparity' prevented Pyeongchang 2018 participant Simidele Adeagbo from competing in the ongoing Winter Games, her lawyers wrote.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 16, 2022
Debutant Denmark and Canada reach men's hockey quarterfinals
Canada's expected victory capped off a day of surprises big and small on the ice, with 2018 silver medalists Germany crashing out and Switzerland stopping the Czech Republic.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 15, 2022
Akito Watabe takes bronze behind Joergen Graabak's gold in Nordic combined
Just as he did last week, Graabak sat back in the field and timed his charge perfectly to edge compatriot Jens Oftebro, who also came from deep to take silver.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 15, 2022
Japan loses to Great Britain in women's curling
Japan, the bronze medalist at the 2018 Olympics, could not respond to a strong start from Great Britain, which showed good accuracy from the early stages.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 15, 2022
Japan's team pursuit title defense ends with fall on final bend
Japan was on course for the gold, but disaster struck with the finish line in sight when Nana Takagi lost her footing coming around the last bend and careened into the wall.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 15, 2022
Ayumu Hirano’s latest trick: Making tenugui towels trendy
As the 23-year-old gold medalist received global media coverage, eagle-eyed fans spotted the white cotton cloth he wore around his neck in Friday's final and hailed his patriotic spirit.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 15, 2022
Kamila Valieva argued grandfather's medication led to positive test
If Valieva finishes in the top three of the women's single event, the medal ceremony will not be held during the ongoing Winter Games in Beijing.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 15, 2022
Japan curlers fall to South Korea after beating China
In a rematch of the Pyeongchang 2018 semifinal, Japan again came up short against South Korea's 'Garlic Girls,' dropping to 4-2 after emphatically beating host China earlier in the day.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 15, 2022
Bobsled rivals face an uphill struggle against Germany's resources
Germany has won six out of seven available golds so far in Beijing. But along with abundant talent, the country can marshal resources that are the envy of its rivals.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 15, 2022
Hosting the Olympics is costly. For China, it’s worth every billion.
For many cities, the Games make no economic sense. National pride and an enthusiasm for building transportation infrastructure change the equation for Beijing.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world