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Pope Francis wishes Beijing Olympics to foster friendship, solidarity

“Sports, with its universal language, can build bridges of friendship and solidarity between people and peoples of every culture and religion”

Tibetans protest ‘Games of shame’ at Olympic HQ

Protesters marched behind banners reading "Boycott Beijing Winter Olympics,” "Stop human rights violations in Tibet" and "Games of shame”

China restricts activists’ social media ahead of Olympics

For China's ever-dwindling community of activists, the imminent arrival of the world's best athletes has triggered a familiar clampdown

Olympic flame arrives in Beijing after activists ramp up boycott calls

Activists grabbed the spotlight at Monday's lighting ceremony, unfurling a Tibetan flag and a banner that read "no genocide"

Top faith-filled moments from the Olympics

Some athletes made it clear that they were playing not only for national pride and a piece of hardware, but also for a greater purpose

Bishops laud Philippines’ first ever Olympic gold medalist for devotion to...

Hidilyn Diaz won the first Olympic gold medal for the Philippines in the women’s 55-kilogram weightlifting event

Pope Francis blesses Olympic Games, organizers, athletes

"In this time of pandemic, may these Games be a sign of hope, a sign of universal brotherhood marked by a healthy spirit of competition”

Natural disaster risks lurk as Olympic Games draw near

The consequences of a disaster during the Games, which start on Friday, would be compounded by the coronavirus pandemic

Athletes to suffer alongside Tokyoites as Japan heat soars

Japan's weather bureau issued heat-stroke alerts for a fifth consecutive day on Wednesday

Athletes, visitors not allowed in Tokyo churches during Olympic Games

Tokyo entered a new state of emergency on Monday, less than two weeks before the Games begin

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