Olympics


Olympic flame lands in South Korea

South Korean figure skating prospect and the country’s first torchbearer, You Young, holds the torch on the Incheon bridge in Incheon yesterday. The Olympic flame arrived in South Korea 100 days ahead of the opening ceremony for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games. South Korean Olympic gold-winning figure skater Kim Yu-na and the country’s sports minister carried the flame, in a white security lamp, down the steps at Incheon airport after a flight from Greece. ...

November 2, 2017, Thursday


Beijing establishes ‘snow affairs work team’ for 2022 Winter Games

Beijing, host of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, has a snow problem: Hardly any of the white stuff falls on the Chinese capital despite freezing temperatures....

October 20, 2017, Friday


Oceania in Asian Games unlikely, says OCA chief

The influential head of the Olympic Council of Asia has dashed hopes that athletes from Oceania nations, including Australia and New Zealand, might be able to compete in the Asian Games from 2022....

September 20, 2017, Wednesday


Legacy of 2016 Olympics saw rebirth of Rio

IN his speech during the opening ceremony of last year’s Olympic Games in Rio, organizing committee chief Carlos Nuzman said that Rio de Janeiro would be transformed by hosting the world’s biggest sporting ...

August 19, 2017, Saturday


Paris stays cool as LA gives 2024 Games OK

AFTER failing three times in recent bids, sheer joy was expected from Paris officials when Los Angeles ceded the 2024 Olympics to the City of Lights. Paris bid leaders, however, opted for a diplomatic ...

August 2, 2017, Wednesday


British cycling reforms will secure funding for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

BRITISH Cycling has pushed through the governance reforms in an extraordinary general meeting on Saturday, securing 43 million pounds in public funding. The changes were demanded by government sports ...

July 23, 2017, Sunday


Moon suggests Asian nations co-host 2030 World Cup

SOUTH Korea’s new liberal president has offered to co-host the 2030 World Cup with rival North Korea and other Northeast Asian countries as part of efforts to promote peace in the region, his office said ...

June 13, 2017, Tuesday


LA, Paris in war of words

LOS Angeles accused rival Paris of being behind reports that the US city bought Facebook “likes” to artificially boost it’s bid to secure the 2024 Games. French radio station RTL said on Monday that ...

April 6, 2017, Thursday


IOC expresses regret over NHL no-show

THE International Olympic Committee has expressed its regret that the world’s best ice hockey players will miss next year’s Winter Games after the National Hockey League opted against participation in ...

April 5, 2017, Wednesday


Austrian president announces opening of Special Olympics World Winter Games

AUSTRIAN President Alexander Van der Bellen declared the opening of the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 here on Saturday. Against the rain, the opening ceremony became a spectacular show at the ...

March 19, 2017, Sunday




 

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