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Kim says N Korea to take part in 2020, 2022 Olympics: IOC chief

Kim says N Korea to take part in 2020, 2022 Olympics: IOC chief

Kim Jong Un is committed to sending North Korean teams to the Tokyo and Beijing Olympics, IOC chief Thomas Bach said Saturday after a rare meeting with the leader of the nuclear-armed regime in Pyongyang.

Dutch snowboarder wins Paralympic gold after cancer surgery

Dutch snowboarder wins Paralympic gold after cancer surgery

Dutch snowboarder Bibian Mentel-Spee won gold at the Winter Paralympics on Monday in a stunning victory after having cancer surgery twice in recent months.

Futuristic superheroes picked as Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascots

Futuristic superheroes picked as Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascots

Tokyo Wednesday unveiled its long-awaited mascot for the 2020 Olympic Games: a futuristic blue-checked, doe-eyed character with pointy ears and ‘special powers’ ...

IOC debates Russia's Olympic fate as clock ticks

IOC debates Russia's Olympic fate as clock ticks

Russia's fate hung in the balance as the International Olympic Committee met Saturday to decide whether to lift its ban for mass doping before the Pyeongchang Winter Games closing ceremony.

Curling-Russian pair claims first mixed doubles curling medal

Curling-Russian pair claims first mixed doubles curling medal

The husband and wife team of Aleksandr Krushelnitckiy and Anastasia Bryzgalova claimed the first Olympic medal in curling's mixed doubles when they won bronze for Olympic Athletes from Russia on Tuesday.

Olympics hit by cyberattack, source not revealed

Olympics hit by cyberattack, source not revealed

Olympic officials on Sunday said a cyberattack was responsible for an internet and wifi shutdown during the Pyeongchang Winter Games opening ceremony, but refused to say who was responsible.

Russia says court rejected appeal from athletes under pressure

Russia says court rejected appeal from athletes under pressure

Russia said on Friday the Court of Arbitration for Sport was under pressure from Olympic officials when it rejected a last-minute bid from 47 Russian athletes to take part in the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

Pyeongchang ready to battle cold snap, norovirus: Lee

Pyeongchang ready to battle cold snap, norovirus: Lee

The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics are on track though organisers are battling the spread of a virus among staff and preparing to deal with the cold snap at Friday's opening ceremony ...

No Olympics for Russians who had life bans lifted

No Olympics for Russians who had life bans lifted

Fifteen Russians whose life bans for doping were lifted last week have been barred from the Pyeongchang Winter Games, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday ...

Sports court lifts life bans of 28 Russians accused of doping

Sports court lifts life bans of 28 Russians accused of doping

The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday lifted life bans on 28 of the 43 Russians accused of doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Taboo North Korean flag raised in South for Olympics

Taboo North Korean flag raised in South for Olympics

North Korea's national flag was raised in the South Thursday for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, organisers said, after an exemption came into force to avoid breaching Seoul's tough national security law.

N Korea prepares grand military parade on eve of Olympics: report

N Korea prepares grand military parade on eve of Olympics: report

North Korea is preparing a lavish display of its military strength in a parade on the eve of next month's Winter Olympics in the South, despite a rare sporting detente with Seoul, it was reported Thursday.