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  • Associated Press

    Weather, protest cloud Beijing flame-lighting rehearsal

    A sunburst at the overcast birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games in Greece was too short-lived to light the backup flame for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Sunday’s dress rehearsal. It was the second blip of the day, after two protesters were detained on the Acropolis in Athens trying to raise a banner to draw attention to human-rights abuses in China. There has been widespread international criticism of China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims in the northwest region of Xinjiang, as well as its crackdown on protesters in Hong Kong and its policies toward Tibet and Taiwan.

  • AFP

    Beijing flame to be lit in a vacuum in Olympia

    The Olympic flame will once again be lit in an empty stadium on Monday as it starts its truncated journey to Beijing for the Winter Games in February.

  • Associated Press

    AD group makes recommendations to augment Olympic pipeline

    Olympic sports organizations will look into co-hosting championship events with the NCAA as a way of preventing the U.S. gold-medal pipeline from withering under financial pressure. The hosting partnerships were one of seven recommendations the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee released Wednesday after several months of meetings between Olympic officials and college athletic directors across the country. More than 75% of the 613 U.S. athletes who went to the Tokyo Olympics earlier this year were products of an NCAA program.

  • NBC Sports

    After a highly decorated career, Ashley Wagner is proudest of current chapter in her story

    The figure skater lives in the Boston area and studies psychology with the goal of having a therapy practice focusing on trauma and the LGBTQ+ community.