BEIJING (AP) — Beijing has marketed its bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics as the reliable choice, despite concerns about a lack of natural snow, notoriously bad air pollution and warnings about the government’s treatment of political dissidents and minority groups.
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The world’s most populous nation against a new kid on the block. A global capital that hosted an Olympics just a few years ago against a city which many people may not be able to find on a map. A Chinese region with few big mountains and little natural snow against a former Soviet winter sports resort surrounded by towering peaks and plenty of real snow.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — FIFA has asked the Russian Football Union to explain the latest high-profile incident of racism that saw a Ghanaian player banned for two matches for his reaction to fan abuse and the alleged abusers’ team escape action.
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MOSCOW (AP) — A leading human rights organization has criticized Kazakhstan’s hostility toward gay people ahead of a vote to pick the host for the 2022 Winter Olympics.