International Olympic Committee

Frosty reception for South Korea's Winter Olympics detente with North

Young people and conservatives in South Korea accuse President Moon Jae-in of sacrificing Olympic ideals for diplomatic expediency<p>South Korea is facing a public backlash over its sports rapprochement with North Korea, with critics accusing the government of turning next month’s Pyeongchang Winter …

North Korea

Brazil great Pele collapses with exhaustion

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian soccer great Pele has collapsed with exhaustion and been forced to cancel a long-planned trip to London this weekend, the Football Writers Association (FWA) said on Friday.<p>The FWA was due to host a dinner in his honour at the Savoy hotel on Sunday but said the …

Brazil

Dozens of Russian track athletes mysteriously call in sick before drug testing

Unsurprisingly, an investigation has been launched into why so many Russian athletes got sick<p>Russia's got another doping scandal on its hands. Over …

Olympics

71 athletes from 22 nations will kick off ISA Worlds in China

<b>ISA World Longboard Champs</b><p><b>IOC Vice President Yu Zaiqing declares the competition open alongside representatives from the 22 participating</b> …

Surfing

North Korea to build second ski resort as Winter Olympics approach

<b>North Korea has announced the opening of its second ski resort, just a month ahead of the Winter Olympics being held in PyeongChang, South Korea.</b><p>The …

Skiing

Failed ski resort looms over legacy of Pyeongchang Olympic Games

January 19, 2018 2:44 PM<br>HEUL-RI, SOUTH KOREA (AFP) - Only an hour's drive from the Winter Olympics venues in South Korea, a stained mattress lies in …

Skiing

Grey and red: These are the neutral uniforms Russian Olympians will wear in Pyeongchang

The designs, from the same company which was due to create uniforms for the Russian team before their doping ban, don't bear any Russian flags

Olympics

Russia neutral Olympic uniform designs (photos)

Russia Olympic outfitter ZA Sport have presented designs for potential apparel for Russian athletes at the PyeongChang Olympics.<p>Russia’s Olympic …

Olympics

10 Most Emotional Figure Skating Olympic Moments of All Time

From triumphant triple axels to heartbreaking falls, there are a number of reasons figure skating is arguably the most emotional sport at the Winter …

Olympics

Winter Olympics: dangers and opportunities for brands

The Winter Olympics are rapidly approaching, meaning discussion of the latest athlete scandals, underdog victories and insane feats of human agility …

Olympics

Beijing Games could help end NHL/IOC standoff

(Reuters) - Since saying "I do" to the International Olympic Committee in 1998 the National Hockey League and Winter Games have endured an often tumultuous relationship, one that ended last year in an acrimonious separation.<p>In sporting terms this had been an arranged marriage and after five …

Ice Hockey

Canada heads back to gold medal drawing board

TORONTO (Reuters) - When the International Olympic Committee opened the doors of the Winter Games to National Hockey League players in 1998 picking a Team Canada was so simple everyone could do it. And they did.<p>From bar stools in Corner Brook, Newfoundland to Victoria, British Columbia armchair …

Ice Hockey

Olympics on a dime? That's what the IOC says Calgary could do

International Olympic Committee gives Calgary the low down on how to cut costs on the 2026 Games<p>Calgary isn't only allowed to link up with Whistler …

Olympics

Wednesday's Sports in Brief

OLYMPICS<p>SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas agreed to form their first unified Olympic team and have their athletes parade together for the …

Sports

In visit to Calgary, IOC says it's committed to cheaper, leaner Olympic bids

The point man for the Olympic Games says he’s committed to reducing the financial burden on potential host cities as IOC officials tour Calgary this …

Naheed Nenshi

Samsung unveils special edition Galaxy Note 8 only for Olympians

Even if Olympic athletes don't walk away with a medal, they'll get a shiny new Samsung smartphone.<p>On Wednesday, the tech giant announced a special edition of its Galaxy Note 8 smartphone for all athletes competing in the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.<p>Samsung (SSNLF) said it would give out …

Samsung

IOC arrives in Calgary hoping to ease pain of potential bid for 2026 Winter Games

The International Olympic Committee is paying a visit to Calgary this week as part of a new process meant to entice more cities to bid by making the …

Naheed Nenshi

PH Olympic body’s ex-chief calls for creating court to hear local sports cases

There needs to be "some sort of forum where athletes, coaches can present their grievances and all these matters will be sorted out," Cristy Ramos …

Philippines

The Olympics Will Only Make the Korea Crisis Worse

In the lead-up to the 2018 Winter Olympics, scheduled for Feb. 9 to 25 in Pyeongchang, South Korea, representatives of the two Koreas have suddenly …

Olympics

U.S. Olympic skeleton team finalized

<b>Katie Uhlaender</b> is going to a record fourth Olympics for a U.S. skeleton slider and looking for either her first or second Olympic medal.<p>The …

Olympics

Here's How Much Gold Was Used for 2018 Winter Games Medals (It's Not Much)

The countdown begins - in one month athletes from around the world will converge in Pyeongchang, South Korea to compete for their country's honor and …

Olympics

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games Limited Edition is here

The upcoming winter Olympiad is a great chance for Korean brands to show off just how integral they are in our lives. One of them is the behemoth of …

Samsung

Despite doping scandals, Olympic fever grips Russian cinemas

MOSCOW — Russia’s going crazy for the Olympics. The 1972 Olympics.<p>Even as the Russian team faces up to being barred from next month’s Winter Games …

Olympics

Missing the Forest for the Trees

Next month, the world's greatest athletes will gather in Pyeongchang for the Winter Olympics, but with one notable and very disappointing exception: …

Ice Hockey

Bobsled diplomacy: Rival Koreas may share sled at Olympics

Bobsled diplomacy could be part of the Winter Olympics.<p>Sliders from North Korea and South Korea may share a four-man sled at next month's games, with …

North Korea

Women's hockey could bridge gap between North and South Korea at Olympics

North Korea’s potential involvement in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, is coming into clearer focus.<p>On Friday, a South Korean sports official told Yonhap News Agency the countries have discussed fielding a joint women’s hockey team and marching together in the opening ceremony …

North Korea

'Comfort women' dispute: Japan's Abe to snub South Korea's Olympics invite?

Long-running argument that was meant to be settled in December 2015 with a "final and irreversible" deal on "comfort women" has been resuscitated and …

World News

How sustainable will the Winter Olympics be?

World's attention will turn to PyeongChang starting Feb. 9.<p>Over the past decade, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has promoted environmental …

Olympics

IOC accused of 'backroom deals' with Russia over doping scandal

Film-makers behind Olympic doping exposé say athletes may be allowed to take part as neutral competitors<p>The film-makers behind the documentary which exposed Russia’s state-sponsored doping programme have accused the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of doing “backroom deals” with Moscow ahead …

Sports (India)

Report: Russian Gov’t Hackers Prepped for U.S. Senate Attack

They’re back. The Russian government-linked hackers known as APT28—the same group that successfully hacked the Democratic National Committee—appear …

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