Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Ban Foreign Spectators, Require 21-Day Quarantine for Unvaccinated Participants

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Sept. 29 new restrictions for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in February, including a ban on foreign spectators and mandatory quarantine for unvaccinated participants. Under the new guidelines, all athletes and participants who …

Read more

Toyota Stops Using Self-Driving Vehicle during Paralympics after Accident with Blind Athlete

Toyota Motor Corporation has suspended the use of the self-driving vehicle at the Tokyo Paralympic Games village a day after one “e-Palette” collided with a visually impaired athlete, injuring them. Aramitsu Kitazono, an 81kg athlete from Japan, will be unable …

Read more

Australian Cyclist Amanda Reid Breaks World Record at Tokyo Paralympics

Australian cyclist Amanda Reid broke her own world record after winning gold in the C1-C3 500-meter cycling track time trial at the Tokyo Paralympics on Aug. 27. The 24-year-old cyclist finished the race in a “real-time” of 38.487 seconds, which …

Read more

First COVID-19 Case Detected in Paralympic Village

A COVID-19 case was detected in the Paralympic Village days before the Games open, organizers said on Thursday, August 19, as Japan combats a surge in infections. According to the organizers, a foreign Paralympic staff member was diagnosed with the …

Read more

Afghan Paralympic Athletes Unable to Compete Due to Taliban Takeover

Afghanistan’s two Paralympic athletes will not participate in the Tokyo Games next week due to the Taliban takeover, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced on Aug. 16. Taekwondo athlete Zakia Khudadadi and track athlete Hossain Rasouli were set to arrive …

Read more