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Sporting moments of the week: Getting ready for Beijing 2022

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An athlete from Team Czech Republic shoots during the men’s biathlon training session at the National Biathlon Center in Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province, China, January 30, 2022. /CFP

 

Chinese skaters train in a short track session at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, China, January 30, 2022. /CFP

 

Team Sweden huddle up for a meeting in an ice hockey training session in Wukesong Sports Center in Beijing, China, January 29, 2022. /CFP

 

Snowboarders train for the halfpipe event at the Genting Snow Park in Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province, China, January 27, 2022. /CFP

 

Athletes test the course in a freestyle moguls training session at the Genting Snow Park in Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province, China, January 30, 2022. /CFP

 

Chinese technical staff examine a curling rock in Beijing, China, January 29, 2022. /CFP

 

A simulated award ceremony is conducted at the National Speed Skating Oval in Beijing, China, January 30, 2022. /CFP

 

Journalists enjoy food service in the dining hall of the Beijing 2022 Main Media Center in Beijing, China, January 28, 2022. /CFP

 

A rehearsal is conducted at the National Stadium on the one-week countdown of the opening ceremony of Beijing 2022 in Beijing, China, January 27, 2022. /CFP

 

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1st cruise liner returns to Sydney after over 2 years

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For the first time in more than two years, an ocean liner has been berthed in Australia’s Sydney Harbour as the multi-billion-dollar cruise industry resumes business in Australia’s state of New South Wales (NSW).

Cruise liner Pacific Explorer docks at Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia, on April 18, 2022. (Xinhua/Bai Xuefei)

Cruise liner Pacific Explorer docks at Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia, on April 18, 2022. (Xinhua/Bai Xuefei)

Cruise liner Pacific Explorer docks at Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia, on April 18, 2022. (Xinhua/Bai Xuefei)

Cruise liner Pacific Explorer docks at Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia, on April 18, 2022. (Xinhua/Bai Xuefei)

Cruise liner Pacific Explorer docks at Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia, on April 18, 2022. (Xinhua/Bai Xuefei) ■

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Asia Album: Wedding Week 2022 in Sri Lanka’s Colombo

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Wedding Week 2022 was held at a hotel in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo over the last weekend, which included bridal shows and related wedding events.

Renowned designers from India, the Maldives and Sri Lanka togethr showcased their collections at the exclusive wedding expo.

According to local media reports, the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) recently said plans were underway to promote Sri Lanka as a safe wedding destination amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

A model presents a creation on Wedding Week 2022 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Feb. 19, 2022. (Xinhua/Tang Lu)

A model presents a creation on Wedding Week 2022 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Feb. 19, 2022. (Photo by Ajith Perera/Xinhua)

Models present creations on the Wedding Week 2022 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Feb. 20, 2022. (Xinhua/Tang Lu)

Models present creations on Wedding Week 2022 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Feb. 19, 2022. (Photo by Ajith Perera/Xinhua)

A model presents a creation on the Wedding Week 2022 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Feb. 20, 2022. (Xinhua/Tang Lu)

A model presents a creation on Wedding Week 2022 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Feb. 19, 2022. (Photo by Ajith Perera/Xinhua)

Models present creations on Wedding Week 2022 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Feb. 19, 2022. (Photo by Ajith Perera/Xinhua)

A model presents a creation on Wedding Week 2022 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Feb. 19, 2022. (Photo by Ajith Perera/Xinhua)

Models present creations on Wedding Week 2022 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Feb. 19, 2022. (Photo by Ajith Perera/Xinhua)

A model presents a creation on the Wedding Week 2022 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Feb. 20, 2022. (Xinhua/Tang Lu)

A model presents a creation on the Wedding Week 2022 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Feb. 20, 2022. (Xinhua/Tang Lu)

A model presents a creation on Wedding Week 2022 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Feb. 19, 2022. (Photo by Ajith Perera/Xinhua)

 

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Snaps of closing ceremony of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games

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The Olympic flame has been extinguished, bringing down the curtain on the Beijing 2022 Winter Games, but the passion still lingers from the sports gala that has enlivened and inspired the world amid the pandemic.

Beijing 2022 has been a journey about both physical and human infrastructure: encompassing green construction and reuse of venues, and massive investment to fuel domestic participation in winter sports.

Here are some memorable moments from the closing ceremony.

 

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