Round-Up: US govt signals ease with Beijing 2022, beIN shows Fifa CWC in Mena, ‘no changes’ to rugby calendar until 2024, and more

United States President-elect Joe Biden throws out a first pitch in 2009 while then vice president for Barack Obama. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/MLB Photos)

US president Joe Biden's administration signalled it has no plans to boycott the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, following pressure over China's treatment of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang. China's activity was classified as genocide by the US government in the last days of Donald Trump's presidency - Reuters

Sexist remarks by Tokyo 2020 organising committee president Yoshiro Mori at a meeting with members of the Japanese Olympic Committee have drawn criticism - Reuters

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