Covid Outbreak in Beijing Leads to Panic Buying and Lockdown Fears

BEIJING – Families in Beijing rushed to stock up on food. Supermarkets remained open until late. Residents endured long queues for mandatory testing. A new coronavirus outbreak in China’s capital, Beijing, after Shanghai, the next Chinese megacity to suspend life to contain the spread of the Omicron variant. The central government has relied heavily on …

Ukrainian Paralympic Athletes Compete with Heavy Hearts in Beijing

ZHANGJIAKOU, China — Valerii Sushkevych, chairman of the Ukrainian Paralympic committee, can detect that her athletes are not sleeping in their pink, puffy eyes. He knows that they are worried and fearful about the fate of their family and country, which was attacked by the Russian Army. He sees athletes glued to their cell phones, …

Beijing Olympic Ratings Worst of All Winter Games

An average of 11.4 million viewers watched the Beijing Olympics on NBC Universal platforms each night – the smallest prime-time audience on record for any Winter Games and a pretty good 19.8 million nightly viewers for the Pyeongchang Games in 2018. more than two weeks of coverage starting with cold opening show NBC’s television channel, …

Beijing Olympic Ratings Worst of All Winter Games

An average of 11.4 million viewers watched the Beijing Olympics on NBC Universal platforms each night – the smallest prime-time audience on record for any Winter Games and a pretty good 19.8 million nightly viewers for the Pyeongchang Games in 2018. more than two weeks of coverage starting with cold opening show NBC’s television channel, …

Winter Olympics Live Updates: Latest News from Beijing and Number of Medals

A fusion of cross-country skiing and ski jumping, which has been in the Olympics since 1924, the Nordic combined is the only winter sport without a women’s category.Credit…Gabriela Bhaskar/New York Times Eileen Gu made history as the first freestyle skier to win three medals at an Olympics in Beijing this week. gold in women’s halfpipe …

No Covid Cases Detected Wednesday, A First for Beijing Games

With nearly 70,000 people testing for COVID-19 every day in Beijing’s “closed loop”, not a single case was detected on Wednesday, the first day of the Games without completely new cases. Three days into the closing ceremony, it was the clearest sign yet that massive efforts to prevent an outbreak of Omicron among foreign visitors …

Olympics 2022: Live Updates, Latest Results and Medal News in Beijing

Gus Kenworthy skis for England in Beijing after competing for the United States at the previous two Winter Games.Credit…Doug Mills/New York Times He’s competed in the Winter Games twice before, but this year it will look different for freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy. It has a new team and a new Olympic event: half-pipe skiing. Kenworthy, …