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Beijing unveils Winter Olympics emblems with fanfare

BEIJING: China unveiled emblems for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics inspired by Chinese calligraphy on Friday, in a star-studded ceremony featuring songs from actor Jackie Chan and pianist Lang Lang. Beijing, which…

Paralympics 2016 underway in Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO: Rio de Janeiro opened the Paralympic Games on Wednesday with samba, parading wheelchairs, giant balloons -- and loud booing of Brazil's president -- at a sold-out Maracana stadium.

Russia banned from 2018 Winter Games

MOSCOW: Russia, already suspended from next month's Rio Paralympics, have also been banned for the winter edition in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018 because of a state-sponsored sports doping program.

Oscar Pistorius put on suicide watch

JOHANNESBURG: Jailed murderer Oscar Pistorius has been put on suicide watch following mysterious wrist injuries that landed him in hospital earlier this month, media reported on Sunday.