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Beijing Winter Olympics

Beijing Olympics: Omicron leaves plans for spectators up in the air

Ticket sales yet to be announced, as China faces rise in cases

A ski jump platform in the northern Chinese city of Zhangjiakou is prepared for the Beijing Winter Olympics. (Photo by Tsukasa Hadano)

DALIAN, China/BEIJING -- With just one month until the opening of the Beijing Winter Olympics, the resurgence of coronavirus infections in China threatens the country's ability to allow fans at the games while maintaining a goal of "zero COVID."

Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed that the country is fully "prepared" for the Olympics, but Beijing has yet to disclose how many spectators will be allowed, if any.

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