Vancouver 2010 Olympic gold medalist Therese Johaug of Norway claimed women’s 7.5km + 7.5km skiathlon of cross-country skiing victory, winning the opening gold medal of Beijing 2022 Olympic winter games here on Saturday.
Johaug, who missed the PyeongChang 2018 due to a doping ban, finished with 44 minutes 13.7 seconds. Natalia Nepryaeva from the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) grabbed silver with 44:43.9. Teresa Stadlober of Austria took the bronze medal with 44:44.2.
1st cruise liner returns to Sydney after over 2 years
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).
Asia Album: Wedding Week 2022 in Sri Lanka’s Colombo
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.
Source: Xinhua News
Snaps of closing ceremony of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games
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.
China’s space observation ship departs for 100th mission
UN Security Council fails to adopt resolution on DPRK sanctions
Chinese experts caution against over-disinfection for COVID-19
Biden to mark second anniversary of the murder of George Floyd
Indian police arrest Kashmiris protesting against Malik’s sentencing
President presents warrants of appointment to new Scout Council members
G7 countries pledge to end fossil-fuel financing abroad
Elections Commission grants approval to form Maldives Solidarity Party.
Parliament’s 06th May Terror Attack Report Highlights Defence Minister Mariya Ali Didi’s Negligence.
President Abdulla Yameen officially calls for the removal of Indian military personnel in the Maldives.
Leaked documents show India refused to withdraw military personnel and helicopters from the Maldives even after their Visa’s expired.
Opposition invites all ruling coalition partners to join campaign to secure independence of the Maldives.
Former President Mohamed Nasheed revokes support for the current administration in an open letter.
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