Olympic Games Beijing 2022 Update


Posted on 04 February 2022


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During the Winter Olympics opening ceremony on Friday, skier Arif Khan led a modest four-person Indian presence despite the country's diplomatic boycott of the event. Arif, 31, will be the Games' lone Indian contestant, having qualified in the Slalom and Giant Slalom events. A coach, a technician, and a team manager were among the six members of India's delegation to the Games. Arif is the first Indian to qualify for two events in the same edition of the Games, which he will compete in on February 13 and 16. During the grand ceremony at the iconic Bird's Nest stadium here, India was the 23rd contingent to walk in as China welcomed athletes from 84 countries amid a diplomatic boycott by powerful nations such as the United States and the United Kingdom over alleged human rights violations in the Xinjiang region.


Key Points


  • During the Winter Olympics opening ceremony here on Friday, skier Arif Khan led a modest four-person Indian presence despite the country's diplomatic boycott of the event.

  • During the grand ceremony at the iconic Bird's Nest stadium here, India was the 23rd contingent to walk in as China welcomed athletes from 84 countries amid a diplomatic boycott by powerful nations such as the United States and the United Kingdom over alleged human rights violations in the Xinjiang region.


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