Today, NewsForKids.net looks at three amazing athletes who have recently retired. Serena Williams played her final tennis match last Friday. On Tuesday, Sue Bird played her last WNBA basketball game. And sprinter Allyson Felix ran her last race in August.
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Anyone watching the Winter Olympics in Beijing, China over the last few days will have seen lots and lots of snow - man-made snow. Since the area gets little natural snow, this is the first time the Winter Olympics is taking place on almost 100% artificial snow.
The city of Xi'an, China - home to 13 million people - has been under a strict lockdown for two weeks, with some people unable to leave home even to shop for food. The extreme measures show how far China's government is willing to push to reach "Zero Covid".
To recap 2021, NewsForKids.net is taking a look back at some of the most interesting stories we’ve covered this year. Today we’re looking at some great stories from the world of sports.
In today's news roundup, Olaf Scholz becomes the chancellor of Germany, the United States and several other countries send a message to China by refusing to send government representatives to the winter Olympics, and Antarctica gets a rare total solar eclipse.
In today's news roundup, a heat wave drives serious wildfires in Greece and Turkey, people protest as France and Italy begin to require coronavirus health passes, and a look at the youngest and oldest medal winners in the Tokyo Olympics.
In today's news roundup, the struggle continues as the world reaches 200 million coronavirus cases, Olympic athletes are breaking records on a high-tech track, and a scientist spots a real life SpongeBob look-alike deep under the sea.
In today's news roundup, the Taliban increases attacks in Afghanistan as the US pulls out, the leader of February's coup in Myanmar says the country's state of emergency will last until 2023, and two Olympic athletes decide to share a gold medal.
In today's news roundup, new leaders around the world are taking control, teenagers are snapping up gold medals in the Tokyo Olympics, and one man's dream of raising money by running on the ocean in a "hamster wheel" is cut short.
In today's news roundup, wildfires grow larger and more serious in North America and Siberia, typhoons, monsoons, and other storms cause serious problems in Asia, and cockatoos in Australia learn how to open trash bins by watching each other.
In today's news roundup, record-setting rains cause deadly flooding in China's Henan province, the Tokyo Olympics are set to open tomorrow in spite of coronavirus challenges, and the Milwaukee Bucks win their first NBA title in 50 years.