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Tokyo Olympics Names Director for Opening and Closing Ceremonies

A renowned actor in traditional Japanese theater will oversee the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.<p>The Tokyo …

Japan

USOC names new CEO at critical time for Olympic movement

At a critical time in the Olympic movement, the U.S. Olympic Committee named Sarah Hirshland, chief commercial officer of the United States Golf Association, as its CEO on Thursday.<p>Hirshland replaces acting CEO Susanne Lyons and becomes the 12th CEO of the USOC, which has faced criticism from …

Sports

EXO Celebrate First Anniversary on Twitter With New Emoji

K-pop boy band EXO celebrated their Twitterversary today with a unique emoji, announced through their account. The group’s handle @weareoneEXO opened …

Exoplanets

From the Olympics to the World Cup, the stadiums that changed sports

Winter Olympics

Kim Jong Un’s Wife & Family: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Kim Jong-Un is hours away from his historic meeting with President Trump to try to come to an agreement on North Korea’s nuclear-weapons program and …

North Korea

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North Korea

WATCH: Donald Trump And Kim Jong Un Impersonators Meet In Singapore

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un's impersonators finally met one another in Singapore on Monday and even took time to take pictures with the people of …

Winter Olympics

Top North Korean envoy boards flight for talks in U.S.: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - A top North Korean official boarded a flight in Beijing on Wednesday bound for New York and talks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, South Korea's Yonhap reported.<p>Kim Yong Chol, a former spy chief and trusted adviser to North Korea's leader, was on his way for what would be …

North Korea

Explainer: The man sent by North Korean leader to U.S. for high-level talks

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - Kim Yong Chol landed in New York on Wednesday as the most senior North Korean envoy to hold talks with American officials on U.S. soil in 18 years.<p>The former spy chief is a trusted adviser to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, playing a pivotal role in preparations for a …

North Korea

Top North Korea envoy to hold crucial talks in U.S. about summit

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top North Korean official was headed to New York on Tuesday for talks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the latest indication that an on-again-off-again summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may go ahead next month.<p>Trump …

North Korea

Who is Kim Yong Chol, the top North Korean official headed to New York?

<b>WASHINGTON --</b> President Trump confirmed Tuesday that a top North Korean official is headed to New York for talks attempting to salvage a summit …

North Korea

What To Know About The Senior North Korean Official Bound For The U.S.

Kim Yong Chol, North Korea's former spy chief, is on his way to New York to resume negotiations for an on-again, off-again presidential-level summit.

North Korea

Diplomatic flurry suggests U.S.-North Korea summit may go ahead

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has dispatched top officials to the United States and Singapore, media reported on Tuesday, the latest indication that an on-again-off-again summit with U.S. President Donald Trump may go ahead.<p>North Korea's Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of the ruling Workers' Party's …

North Korea

Hopes for unified Korean judo team dashed over flag dispute at regional championships

Hopes that the rival Koreas would march under one flag as a unified Korean team at a regional judo championship in Mongolia were dashed this weekend …

North Korea

Where’s Waldo? Inside Google Maps–And Here’s How He Got There

This Google April Fools’ extravaganza involved lots of work, a quick turnaround, and the noble goal of engaging a billion people rather than annoying them.<p>Once you hear about it, it’s the most obvious thing in the world. <i>Of course</i> Google was going to get around to incorporating <i>Where’s Waldo?</i> into …

Vladimir Putin orders Russian diplomats to seek doping rule changes

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his country's diplomats to seek changes to international doping rules in the wake of the nation's drug scandals.<p>Putin says the Foreign Ministry should try to alter the key treaty underpinning anti-doping work worldwide. He adds Russian …

Paralympics

U.S., S.Korea to resume military drills on April 1

WASHINGTON, March 19 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Monday that the joint exercises Key Resolve and Foal Eagle between the …

North Korea

Paralympics fans had difficult time as South Korea faces questions about accessibility

GANGNEUNG, South Korea – As the world’s top Paralympic athletes competed on ice and snow, Erica Mitchell steered through her own obstacle course on Pyeongchang’s narrow and uneven streets.<p>The 31-year-old Chicago resident was one of many people with disabilities who spoke to The Associated Press …

South Korea

Canada wraps up best-ever Winter Paralympics at Pyeongchang closing ceremony

Para nordic star Mark Arendz carried Canada's flag into the closing ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, as the …

British Columbia

Winter Paralympics closes with tributes to Hawking

The Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics closed on Sunday with a dazzling ceremony featuring light shows, dancing and music, as well as tributes to late …

North Korea

2018 Paralympics: Former Navy SEAL wins six medals and other outstanding U.S. performances

Retired Navy SEAL Dan Cnossen finished the Paralympics in Pyeongchang with six medals, taking home a medal in every individual competition he entered in Nordic skiing.<p>Cnossen's final medal came in the men's sitting middle-distance cross-country race Saturday in which he won silver.<p>Cnossen made his …

Paralympics

PyeongChang Winter Paralympics end with celebration of breaking down barriers

PyoengChang, March 18 (IANS) The 2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games came to a close on Sunday with a celebration of disabled athletes who broke …

Paralympics

Tributes to 'inspiration' Hawking as curtain falls on Paralympics

The Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics closed Sunday with a dazzling ceremony featuring light shows, dancing and music, as well as tributes to late …

Winter Olympics

2018 Paralympic Winter Games

Scenes from the Paralympics in PyeongChang, South Korea taking place March 9-18. 670 athletes with disabilities from around the world compete in 80 …

South Korea

Oksana Masters Elected U.S. Flag Bearer For Closing Ceremony

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee, today announced that Nordic skier Oksana Masters …

Team USA

Ivanka Trump to meet South Korean minister in light of Tillerson firing

Senior White House adviser and first family member Ivanka Trump is scheduled to meet South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha when she visits the U.S. following Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's abrupt Trump administration ouster.<p>The personnel changes for this meeting come after Ivanka Trump …

Donald Trump

Tillerson firing won’t affect U.S.-North Korea talks, says influential senator

Upcoming talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un over ending the reclusive nation’s nuclear program won’t be …

North Korea

2018 Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang

Mark Soyer of Australia competes in the men's giant slalom sitting at Alpensia Biathlon Centre during the Pyeongghang Paralympic Games on March 14. Lintao Zhang, Getty Images<p>Gold medalist Alexandr Kolyadin of Kazakhstan, center, crosses the finish line ahead of silver medalist Yoshihiro Nitta of …

Paralympics

Slovakian skier wins first gold

In Summary<p>Slovakian skier Henrieta Farkasova won the first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Paralympics Saturday and the USA clinched a hat-trick of …

Kenya

Don't Pack In That Pride, Canada. The Paralympics Are Just Getting Started

We still have Paralympians in Pyeongchang representing Canada in ways that are just as, if not more, inspiring than athletes over the past several …

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