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Tokyo 2020 Games budget to benefit from fresh reforms

Tokyo 2020 Games budget to benefit from fresh reforms

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 13 : The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will benefit from a fresh batch of International Olympic Committee (IOC) reforms, despite having already slashed their initial budget by roughly $2. 5 billion, the IOC said on Tuesday. The Games budget spiralled dangerously out of control a few years after Japan were awarded the […]

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Liverpool’s Klopp praises Van Dijk after ‘fantastic’ Southampton return

Liverpool’s Klopp praises Van Dijk after ‘fantastic’ Southampton return

Undated,Feb 12 : Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has praised defender Virgil van Dijk’s composed display during Sunday’s 2-0 Premier League victory over Southampton as the Dutchman returned to St. Mary’s for the first time since his move to Merseyside. A section of Southampton supporters booed Van Dijk, who joined the Saints in 2015 before completing […]

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N Korea keeps mum on summit invite as its delegation completes South visit

N Korea keeps mum on summit invite as its delegation completes South visit

SEOUL, Feb 11 : North Korea’s delegation sent to the Winter Olympics held “frank and candid” talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the North Korean news agency said on Sunday, but it made no mention of the North’s invitation to Moon to Pyongyang for a summit. The delegation, the highest-ranking to visit the South […]

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Without NHL, Olympic Athletes from Russia are podium favourites

Without NHL, Olympic Athletes from Russia are podium favourites

GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb 10 : The absence of NHL players and the doping scandal that has ensnared Russia will only add to the pressure facing their men’s Olympic ice hockey team, who arguably have the best chance in decades to win gold. The team, who are officially known in Pyeongchang as Olympic Athletes from […]

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US Olympic system failed abused gymnasts: USOC

US Olympic system failed abused gymnasts: USOC

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 9 : The US Olympic system “failed” the hundreds of young female athletes sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Board of Directors Chairman Larry Probst said on Friday. “The Olympic system in the United States failed these athletes and we are part of […]

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JioTV to broadcast Live Winter Olympic Games PyeongChang 2018

JioTV to broadcast Live Winter Olympic Games PyeongChang 2018

Mumbai, Feb 8 : Jio TV, India’s popular TV app with millions of users, announced today that it has been awarded India digital rights of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). JioTV will work with IOC to provide comprehensive coverage of the Games in India, thus enabling millions to access live and […]

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Tokyo 2020 hoping to learn from Pyeongchang – spokesman

Tokyo 2020 hoping to learn from Pyeongchang – spokesman

PYEONGCHANG, Feb 7 : Pyeongchang 2018 may not have started yet, but organisers of the next landmark Olympic Games are already learning the rigours of hosting a major sporting event. Tokyo will host the next summer games in 2020 and the organising committee has sent a large delegation to near-neighbours South Korea to learn lessons […]

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PETA brings anti-fur protest to Pyeongchang

PETA brings anti-fur protest to Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, Feb 6 : Animal rights activist Ashley Fruno braved bone-numbing temperatures in Pyeongchang, host of this month’s Winter Games, to call for an end to the fur trade on Tuesday and said she wanted to send a message that fur has no place at the Olympics. With the mercury plunging to minus 10 Celsius […]

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North Korea sends Winter Olympics propaganda fliers to Seoul – website

North Korea sends Winter Olympics propaganda fliers to Seoul – website

GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb 5:  Propaganda leaflets from North Korea marking the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics have been found in mountains in the South Korean capital, Seoul, a North Korea specialist news website reported on Monday. The fliers, which are presumed to have been dropped from balloons flown from North Korea, show the […]

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N.Korea’s ceremonial leader to visit S.Korea for Winter Olympics on Feb 9-11 -Seoul

N.Korea’s ceremonial leader to visit S.Korea for Winter Olympics on Feb 9-11 -Seoul

SEOUL, Feb 4 : North Korea’s ceremonial leader Kim Yong Nam will visit South Korea this week as the head of the country’s high-level delegation for the Winter Olympics, Seoul’s Unification Ministry said on Sunday. Kim, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, will lead a 22-strong delegation expected to arrive in South […]