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North Korea will be at Pyeongchang Games says IOC member

TOKYO: North Korea will send a team to next year’s Winter Olympics in neighbouring South Korea, the country’s International Olympic Committee (IOC) member has said. Pyeongchang will stage Asia’s first Winter Games outside Japan next year, kicking off an Olympic cycle that reflects the continent’s growing influence on sport with Tokyo hosting the 2020 Summer… Read More »

Pyeongchang marks one-year countdown to Winter Games

GANGNEUNG, South Korea: Pyeongchang has waited a long time to host the Winter Olympics, suffering two failed bids before securing success, but on Thursday the South Korean alpine town’s dream came a step closer with the one-year countdown to the 2018 Games. Located in the mountainous Gangwon Province, some 180 kilometres east of Seoul, Pyeongchang… Read More »

Figure skater Kim unveils 2018 Winter Games coins

SEOUL: South Korea’s 2010 Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yuna helped unveil a set of commemorative coins for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games on Thursday. The coins feature winter sports, such as South Korea’s traditional “Gorosoi ski” on a 30,000 won(20.6872 pounds) gold coin, and short track speed skating, ski jumping, and luge on the… Read More »

Japan's Nagoya, Aichi resume talks on joint 2026 Asian Games bid

REUTERS: Representatives of Nagoya city and Aichi Prefecture have visited the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) office in Tokyo and informed the governing body they intend to resume talks regarding a joint bid to host the 2026 Asian Games. Nagoya’s deputy mayor Teruo Shinkai told reporters on Monday that his city would restart “best efforts once… Read More »

Doping cases pile up as Rio Games enter final stretch

RIO DE JANEIRO: Bronze medallist weightlifter Izzat Artykov on Thursday became the first athlete to be stripped of a Rio Olympics medal, testing positive for drugs as doping moved into the spotlight with the Games entering the final stretch. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had executed the most extensive pre-Games drugs testing plan while also… Read More »