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Stunning ‘model looks’ of Russian athlete Anastasia Bryzgalova makes headlines

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

A Russian curler competing at the Winter Olympics has attracted attention over her “model looks.”“The 25-year-old is a world champion at the sport, having won the 2016 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship with husband and curling partner Alexander Krushelnitskiy,” reported The Sun, adding:“But it’s Bryzgalova’s face, and not her achievements, which is apparently garnering the most interest online.”Her Instagram page is being flooded with ...

US IOC member suggests joint Korean team for Nobel peace prize

Sunday, 11 February 2018

A senior American member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) called on Sunday for North and South Korea’s joint women’s ice hockey team to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Angela Ruggiero, a four-times ice hockey world champion and Olympic gold medallist, told Reuters she would ask others to nominate the team, which included 12 players from North Korea which is still technically at war with the South. It was the first time an inter-Korean team had competed at an ...

Diplomacy under microscope as 'peace' Games get underway

Friday, 9 February 2018

The Winter Olympics sparked to life in a vivid, colorful ceremony of fire and ice in South Korea on Friday, and the diplomacy was just as choreographed in the stadium where leaders from nations that are sworn enemies sat close together. READ ALSO: Does Winter Olympics still make sense? South Korea, which is using the Pyeongchang Games to break the ice with North Korea, seated its president alongside US Vice President Mike Pence, with two of the North’s most senior officials sitting in ...

Does Winter Olympics still make sense?

Thursday, 8 February 2018

The Olympic Winter Games, especially those taking place currently in Pyeongchang, are struggling to match their summer cousins in the collective imagination, except for people living less than 30 minutes from the ski slopes.This is the case worldwide, where the event goes unnoticed in Africa, Latin America, South Asia - these three huge areas totaling zero medals in the history of the Winter Olympics.The absence of snow and ice over much of the globe is seemingly the limit to the popularity of ...

North Korea to send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang for Winter Olympics

Saturday, 20 January 2018

North Korea will send 22 athletes to the Winter Games in the neighboring South next month and compete in three sports and five disciplines, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Saturday. North Korea’s planned involvement in Pyeongchang is viewed as a sign of easing tensions over its nuclear and missile program. The North and South had agreed to march under a single flag at the opening ceremony and would field a united team in the women’s ice hockey, The IOC said in a ...

Koreas to form unified ice hockey team, march together in Winter Olympics

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

The two Koreas agreed during rare talks on Wednesday to form a combined women’s ice hockey team to take part in next month’s Winter Olympics in the South, and march together under a unified peninsula flag at the opening ceremony, a joint statement released by Seoul’s unification ministry said. North Korea will send a 550-member delegation, including 230 cheerleaders, 140 artists and 30 Taekwondo players for a demonstration, the statement said. The delegation is scheduled to ...

WADA rules Russia ‘non-compliant’ in Winter Games blow

Thursday, 16 November 2017

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Thursday that Russia remains “non-compliant” with its Code, dealing a major blow to its hopes of being cleared to compete at February’s Winter Olympics. Russia’s anti-doping agency (RUSADA) has been suspended since a 2015 WADA report found evidence of state-sponsored doping and accused it of systematically violating anti-doping regulations. WADA set out a roadmap for Russia to regain its status but at a meeting of its ...

IOC says no doubts about Korea Games amid French unease

Friday, 22 September 2017

Olympics organizers sought on Friday to ease French concerns about next year’s winter Games in South Korea, saying the safety of athletes was their priority and nations in the region had no doubts that the event would go ahead. With tensions on the Korean peninsula rising, France on Thursday became the first nation to publicly raise the possibility of skipping the Feb. 9-25 Pyeongchang Olympics on security grounds. North Korea, which conducted a sixth nuclear test ...

Beijing says access to winter sports also a human right

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Access to winter sports is also a human right, a spokeswoman for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics said

Beijing chosen as host city for 2022 winter Olympics

Friday, 31 July 2015

Beijing was chosen by the International Olympic Committee becoming first city to be awarded both summer and winter Games

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