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‘Pyeongchang Gust’: winds cause chaos in snowboard final

8 months, 4 days ago
PYEONGCHANG: Vicious winds caused a string of crashes and complaints as America's Jamie Anderson survived the chaos to clinch her second straight slopestyle snowboarding Olympic gold in treacherous conditions on Monday. Nearly all the…

Pyeongchang Games organizers probe possible cyberattack

8 months, 6 days ago
PYEONGCHANG: Pyeongchang Olympics organizers were looking into a disruption of non-critical systems on the day of the opening ceremony but could not yet confirm if it was a cyberattack, Games spokesman Sung Baik-you said on Saturday. The…

Kim Jong-Un’s sister to visit South Korea in historic first

8 months, 9 days ago
SEOUL: The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will visit the South this week for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Seoul said on Wednesday -- the first member of its ruling family ever to do so. Kim Yo-Jong, who is a senior member…

Sports court lifts life bans of 28 Russians accused of doping

8 months, 15 days ago
LAUSANNE: 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, meaning some could still compete at this month's Pyeongchang Games. Sport's top court…

North Korea ‘likely’ to join Winter Games, says IOC official

9 months, 10 days ago
GENEVA: North Korea's Olympic representative said Saturday the reclusive nation was "likely to participate" in next month's Winter Games in South Korea, Kyodo news agency reported, in the latest sign of a thaw in tensions on the peninsula.…

South Korea offers talks with defiant North ahead of Olympics

9 months, 14 days ago
SEOUL: South Korea on Tuesday offered talks with North Korea amid a standoff over its weapons programs, a day after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he was open to negotiations but that his country would push ahead with "mass producing"…

Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics

10 months, 10 days ago
GENEVA: Russia was banned from the 2018 Winter Games by the International Olympic Committee over its state-orchestrated doping programme, but clean Russian athletes will be allowed to compete under an Olympic flag. The sanction was the…

Russian TV will ‘not show Winter Olympics’ if team banned

10 months, 29 days ago
MOSCOW: Russian state television said on Friday it would not broadcast the Winter Olympics from South Korea next year if the Russian team is banned from the games over doping. The International Olympic Committee's executive board is due…

World anti-doping body refuses to lift Russia suspension

11 months ago
SEOUL: The World Anti-Doping Agency maintained its suspension of Russia on Thursday, raising the spectre of a possible ban from February's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. WADA's Foundation Board, meeting in Seoul, came to the decision…