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Will China ban flights from U.S?

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With the opening of the Beijing Winter Olympics just weeks away, China’s government is set to ban all inbound commercial flights from the United States in a bid to keep Covid cases out

Beginning on January 19 and lasting for at least two weeks, all flights from the US to China have already been canceled, or are likely to be suspended over the coming days.

The Beijing Winter Olympics commence on February 4 and most participants are taking special charted flights, restricted to those who fall within the event’s strict travel bubble.

But, since June, China’s Civil Aviation Administration has introduced a so-called “circuit-breaker” to regulate international flights.

This rule requires any flight to be automatically suspended for two weeks if five or more passengers test positive upon arrival in China.

Under this rule, from December 24, more than a third of international flights scheduled to depart for China were canceled.

This has supporters concerned, with many fearing they will be impacted by the regulations and unable to attend the Games at all.

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Cody Simpson eyes off Commonwealth Games spot

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Australian pop star Cody Simpson closing in on spot at Commonwealth Games

Cody Simpson was most well known for being a pop singer, and he’s on the verge is turning into a professional swimmer.

The 25-year old beat three-time Olympian Kyle Chalmers in the 100 metre butterfly heat at the Australian Swimming Championships.

If he places in the top three spots in the final he will book a place in the team for the Commonwealth Games.

He’s on track to achieve the feat given only dual-Olympic bronze medallist Matthew Temple recorded a faster time in the heats.

Simpson shaved nearly one second off his personal best time, and if he finishes in the top two in the final he’ll also be eligible to swim at the world titles in Budapest next month.

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How Biniam Grimay’s historic victory celebration took an unpleasant turn

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Biniam Grimay finished stage 10 with a blazing sprint in a historic victory at Giro d’Italia

The 22- year old cyclist became the first Black African rider to win a grand tour stage

However, the celebration turned rather bitter as champagne cork struck his eye on the winner’s podium.

Grimay was treated in the Ambulance after the celebrations.

He later missed the post-race interviews and was taken to the hospital for further care.

Grimay is now out of the Giro d’italia because of the eye injury.

 

Shreya Vats Contributed to the report

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Police probe assault on Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp

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Police have launched a probe into an assault on Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp

Police are investigating an assault on Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp.

Authorities say he was assaulted by a fan at the end of the Championship play-off final second leg at Nottingham Forest.

Television footage showed a member of the crowd charge at Sharp during a pitch invasion while the player stood on the sidelines.

According to his manager the sports star required stitches for his injuries.

Police say they are conducting enquiries as they continue their investigation.

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