This article is published with ProPublica, the nonprofit investigative newsroom.BEIJING — Inside the Potemkin village of China’s propaganda, the Winter Olympics have unfolded as an unalloyed success, a celebration of […]
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Hosting the Olympics Is Costly. For China, It’s Worth Every Billion.
ZHANGJIAKOU, China — To make an Olympic ski jump, China clad a hillside in steel and blanketed it with artificial snow. To construct a high-speed rail line linking the venues […]
NBC Opens Olympics With ‘Worst Hand Imaginable’
Follow our latest coverage of the 2022 Winter Olympics.Last year, NBC Sports executives called the Tokyo Olympics their most challenging undertaking ever.Now that experience is starting to look like a […]
China’s Olympics App for Athletes Has Security Flaws, Study Says
In preparation for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, Japan worked to develop a contact tracing app that would track foreign visitors, but concerns quickly mounted over bugs in the software and […]
China Turns to Olympic Committee as Peng Shuai Scandal Lingers
When China’s leaders came under pressure to answer questions about the health and whereabouts of Peng Shuai, the Chinese tennis star, they turned to a friendly face.They put Ms. Peng […]
China Calls on ‘Little Inoculated Warriors’ in Its War on Covid-19
As the rest of the world struggles to vaccinate adults in the face of a threat from a new coronavirus variant, China has embarked on an ambitious campaign that it […]
Tokyo’s Olympic Bubble? Wait Till You See Beijing’s.
BEIJING — Guards in biohazard suits, ready to stop anyone from leaving. Athletes giving interviews from behind plastic walls, speaking through microphones. All-day armpit thermometers, with tiny transmitters to sound […]