The Olympic flame arrived in Beijing on Wednesday amid calls from overseas critics for a boycott of the February 4-20 Winter Games. Beijing’s Communist Party Secretary Cai Qi, the top official in the Chinese capital, received the flame at a closely-guarded airport ceremony. Beijing successfully hosted the Summer Olympics in 2008, although the event failed […]

Dancers perform during the Olympic flame handover ceremony at Panathinean stadium in Athens, Tuesday. The flame will be transported by torch relay to Beijing, China, which will host the February 4-20, 2022 Winter Olympics. [AP]

Human rights activists Tuesday called on governments, sponsors and athletes to boycott what they called China’s “genocide games.”


Greek torch bearer Ioannis Melissanidis, left, Olympic gold medalist in Gymnastics, passes the flame to Christos Volikakis, world Champion in Cycling, in front of ancient Parthenon temple atop of the Acropolis Hill in Athens, on Tuesday.


The Beijing 2022 Olympics flame was lit at Greece’s ancient Olympia on Monday, just over 100 days before the start of the Games in February, as a handful of Tibetan protesters attempted to protest inside the ancient site.


The Olympic Flame ceremony of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games will be held at the ancient site of Olympia in Greece this Monday, October 18, and will be handed over to the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Winter Olympics at a ceremony in the Panathenaic Stadium in Greece on Tuesday, October 19.


The Greek team won its 10th medal at the Tokyo Paralympic on Saturday after boccia champions Grigoris Polychronidis, Anna Ntenta and Anastasia Pyrgioti took bronze in the BC3 mixed doubles, prevailing 7-0 over Hong Kong.