Summer Olympic Games

Winter Olympics: IOC approves unified Korean team in opening ceremony, women's hockey

North Korea will participate in the Pyeongchang Olympics next month, marching in the opening ceremony as a united delegation with South Korea and fielding athletes in five sports.<p>While the governments of North Korea and South Korea have been in discussions to agree upon terms of North Korea’s …

Olympics

Reunited and It Feels So Good: North Korea Is Sending a Performing Art Troupe to the Winter Olympics in South Korea

Art World<p>North Korea's plans for the Winter Olympics are heating up.<p>,<p>With next month’s Pyeongchang Olympics rapidly approaching, there are more and …

North Korea

KICK SET

USA Swimming presents... kick set!<p>The USA Swimming podcast series, Kick Set, will feature coaches, athletes and staff members who will share their …

Team USA

Aldermen lock in pre-election labor peace with 21 percent of city workforce

Labor peace is now guaranteed through the 2019 mayoral election — at least when it comes to 21 percent of the city’s workforce.<p>The City Council made …

Chicago

British Squad Heads To High Altitude Camp In Colorado

As part of British Swimming’s World Class Programme’s National Altitude Strategy, 16 swimmers are en route to Colorado Springs, Colorado to take part …

Five-year trade union contract teed up for final City Council vote

A five-year contract that guarantees labor peace with 21 percent of the city’s workforce through the 2019 mayoral election is poised for City Council …

Chicago

USA Gymnastics says it will not fine McKayla Maroney if she speaks out against Larry Nassar

USA Gymnastics said Tuesday evening it will not pursue any money from McKayla Maroney if she speaks publicly about alleged abuse.<p>In a statement to USA TODAY Sports, the organization said it has not and will not seek retribution if Maroney speaks out or shares a statement regarding her alleged abuse …

Olympics

Atop Preseason Poll - Stanford University

Courtesy: Stanford Athletics<p>Related Links<p><b>STANFORD, Calif. –</b> Stanford will begin the 2018 season as the nation's No. 1 team. The Cardinal collected 99 …

College Basketball

Watch 2018 Winter Olympics events in virtual reality thanks to NBC and Intel

Just because you’re unable to make it to South Korea next month doesn’t mean you can’t make your 2018 Winter Olympic dreams a reality — that is, a</i> …

Olympics

Prevailing wage is price city must pay for other reforms, mayoral aides say

Chicago taxpayers will save $12 million a year by 2021, thanks to health care reforms and increased employee contributions tied to a new five-year …

Chicago

'Ninjas' May Be On Guard At Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

With possible flying cars and the use of facial recognition software on the horizon, Tokyo 2020 organizers have already upped the cool factor when it …

Japan

Japan's Economy Showing Momentum After Years Of Struggle

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Economy

Toyota unveils 'e-Palette,' a self-driving store on wheels

Ever wish you could try on shoes without actually going to a shoe store? How about a pizza oven that comes to you? If you answered "yes" to any of …

Transportation

The mentor vs. the protege: How Georgia’s Kirby Smart could change the Tide in the SEC, CFB

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart will face his mentor in Alabama head coach Nick Saban in the 2017 national title. Can the Top Dawg change the Tide in …

College Football

Report: DeAndre Jordan’s free agent market will be ‘lukewarm’ if he opts out

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports<p>DeAndre Jordan will have one of the more intriguing potential free agencies this summer, but some indications are that it …

Basketball

A Sushi Restaurant Just Paid $323,195 for a Single Fish

It was a really big fish.<p>The world famous Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo is getting ready to move. As the city prepares to host the 2020 Summer Olympic …

Japan

Olympic Boxer And Coach May Have More Molestation Victims: Police

Sheriff's detectives are seeking additional victims of Paul Gonzales, an Olympic boxer and kids coach in LA, facing molestation charges.<p>LOS ANGELES, …

Los Angeles

Stanford the MPSF Favorite - Stanford University

Courtesy: Stanford Athletics<p>Related Links<p><b>STANFORD, Calif. –</b> Stanford collected 22 points and four first-place votes to top the 2018 MPSF Women's …

College & University

College Football Playoff National Championship Game: 5 keys to victory for Georgia vs. Alabama

The No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs are a slight underdog to the No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2018 National Championship Game but here are five keys to …

College Football

Jewish attorney for Roy Moore's son says he campaigned for Jones

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Roy Moore entered Election Day trying to bat away allegations of anti-Semitism, with his wife Kayla Moore telling the public, "One of our attorneys is a Jew."<p>That closing message was not enough to swing the race for the Republican Alabama Senate hopeful, and a day before his …

U.S. Politics

Union representing snow plow, garbage truck drivers sets strike vote for Sunday

As if the Deep Freeze isn’t enough of a slap in the face, how about this worry for winter-weary Chicagoans? A strike with the potential to paralyze …

Transportation

2022 Winter Olympics stamps launched

Beijing offered a special New Year gift for philatelists and sports fans on Sunday with the launch of the first set of commemorative stamps for the …

News (China)

Japan Planning To Use Face Recognition Technology For Athletes And Journalists At Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The Japanese authorities are planning to use the automatic face recognition system at various sports and administrative venue during Tokyo 2020 …

Olympics

Beijing goes driverless with latest addition to its subway network

Beijing on Saturday opened three new subway lines, including one that will be served entirely by driverless trains, state media reported.<p>The addition …

News (China)

Georgia Dome's Last Remains Crumble Down

A second implosion was needed to take down two pieces of the 25-year-old dome after they survived a Nov. 20 blast.<p>ATLANTA, GA — It took two blasts to …

Atlanta

Mia Hamm sees great promise for fledgling NWSL

Mia Hamm had her own heyday in women’s soccer, but she admitted recently it may not be even close to what her successors are spearheading nearly two …

Women's Soccer

Electronic Visas for Visiting Brazil and Egypt

More countries are learning that tourism is an important and lucrative industry which can benefit their economies in many ways; and in order to …

Immigration

Lisa Wang

In 2007, Team USA’s Lisa Wang headed to the Gymnastics World Championships in Patras, Greece, as a heavy favorite to qualify for the 2008 Summer …

Leadership

Olympic boxing greats Lomachenko, Rigondeaux fight as pros

NEW YORK (AP) — Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux, both champions and two of boxing's best, were even more that that as amateurs.<p>They were the gold standard.<p>So a fight between them seemed natural, the first professional bout pitting fighters who each won two Olympic gold medals.<p>"It's …

Boxing

Dates of the 2024 & 2028 Summer Games Versus Olympics Past

On September 13th, 2017, IOC President <b>Thomas Bach</b> announced that the IOC had officially awarded the 2024 Summer Olympic & Paralympic Games to Paris, …

Olympics