Olympics

Koreas agree to hold Olympics talks on Wednesday, Seoul says

Koreas agree to hold Olympics talks on Wednesday, Seoul says

Published 15/01/2018

SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea agreed to hold working talks on Wednesday on the North sending athletes to next month’s Winter Olympics in [more…]

North Korean orchestra could be music to the ears of Olympic organizer

North Korean orchestra could be music to the ears of Olympic organizer

Published 15/01/2018

Choi Moon-soon, governor of Gangwon Province, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Seoul, South Korea January 15, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-JiSEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea [more…]

Curling: A stone’s throw, from Scottish island to Korean ice

Curling: A stone’s throw, from Scottish island to Korean ice

Published 12/01/2018

FILE PHOTO: Britain's skip Eve Muirhead delivers a stone during their women's curling bronze medal game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in the Ice [more…]

Resilient Svindal back on form and gunning for gold

Resilient Svindal back on form and gunning for gold

Published 12/01/2018

When Aksel Lund Svindal discovered that he would have to undergo knee surgery for the second time in a year, his reaction was simply: "Here we go again". [more…]

Kenworthy proud to represent U.S., LGBT community in Pyeongchang

Kenworthy proud to represent U.S., LGBT community in Pyeongchang

Published 12/01/2018

FILE PHOTO: Silver medalist Gus Kenworthy of the U.S. celebrates during the medal ceremony of the men's freestyle skiing slopestyle finals at the 2014 Sochi [more…]

South Korea’s Moon says Trump deserves ‘big’ credit for North Korea ta

South Korea’s Moon says Trump deserves ‘big’ credit for North Korea ta

Published 10/01/2018

South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivers a speech during his New Year news conference at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, January 10, [more…]

Forty-two Russians appeal against Olympic bans: CAS

Forty-two Russians appeal against Olympic bans: CAS

Published 09/01/2018

FILE PHOTO: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters is pictured on the day of an Executive Board meeting on sanctions for Russian athletes in Lausanne, [more…]

Figure skating: Sochi champion Hanyu named in Japan team for Pyeongcha

Figure skating: Sochi champion Hanyu named in Japan team for Pyeongcha

Published 25/12/2017

Figure Skating - ISU Grand Prix Rostelecom Cup 2017 - Men's Short Program - Moscow, Russia - October 20, 2017 - Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan [more…]

Tougher North Korea sanctions could hit home, analysts say ahead of U.

Tougher North Korea sanctions could hit home, analysts say ahead of U.

Published 22/12/2017

People look toward the north through a barbed-wire fence near the militarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, South Korea, December 21, 2017. REUTERS/Kim [more…]

Latest Tokyo budget down $300 million to $12.6 billion, more cuts eyed

Latest Tokyo budget down $300 million to $12.6 billion, more cuts eyed

Published 22/12/2017

Men work at the construction site of the New National Stadium, the main stadium of Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, in Tokyo, Japan December 22, [more…]