ICYMI - Anticipation and victory in the world of sport, from China to Abu Dhabi - Reuters News Agency

Reuters News

ICYMI – Anticipation and victory in the world of sport, from China to Abu Dhabi

Anticipation for the upcoming Winter Games in Beijing is in the air, carrying with it hopes that the global event will springboard the country towards becoming a winter sports destination. Preparation for the Games has transformed the once-impoverish Chongli district into the a home for Western-style resort villages like Thaiwoo, with a brewpub and shops for global brands like Bogner and Patagonia.

Elsewhere in the world of sport, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen claimed the win at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with a dramatic final stretch to the finish line. Rival team Mercedes has since filed notice of their intention to appeal the win arguing that the race director mismanaged a key decision in the closing moments of the race.

Discover the stories that matter this week.

The text, photographs, video, graphics, metadata, quotes, data, information, and all protectable intellectual property available through the this website is the property of Reuters and its licensors. It is provided by Reuters and its licensors to you for your personal use and information only. You may not use the Content or Service for any commercial purpose. You acknowledge that by accessing and using this the service, you agree to be legally bound by and hereby consent to these terms of use and the privacy policy.  Learn more in https://www.reutersagency.com/en/about/brand-attribution-guidelines/

China’s winter sports industry hopes Olympic Games yield white gold

China wants to build a thriving winter sports ecosystem, from success on the slopes to world-class resorts and the manufacture of equipment to service them.

Verstappen wins F1 title after thrilling Abu Dhabi finale

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won the Formula One championship, denying Lewis Hamilton a record eighth, with a last-lap overtake to win amid controversy and high drama.

Olaf Scholz is sworn in as new German chancellor

Wednesday’s ceremony in the Bundestag ended 16 years of conservative rule under Merkel and paved the way for a pro-European coalition government that has promised to boost green investment.

Entire neighborhoods leveled after tornadoes rip through Kentucky

Unusually high temperatures and humidity caused what is likely one of the largest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history. US President Joe Biden approved an emergency declaration for Kentucky in the aftermath.