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SK deploys heavy security ahead of Winter Olympics

SK deploys heavy security ahead of Winter Olympics

07 Feb 2018 | 3:51 PM

Seoul, Feb 7 (UNI) South Korea — Security here is a top concern for officials just days before the Olympic Games — which are taking place as nuclear tensions have ramped up on the Korean Peninsula, according to the NBC News.

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Plan for joint Olympics team with North gets icy reception in S Korea

16 Jan 2018 | 3:44 PM

By Heekyong Yang and Josh Smith
SEOUL, Jan 16 (Reuters) While Seoul forges ahead with plans to use the upcoming Winter Olympics to showcase inter-Korean unity, some South Korean athletes are "furious" at proposals to form joint teams with North Koreans, highlighting a broader lack of enthusiasm for some of the government’s peace-making plans.

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Olympic Club in San Francisco to host 2032 Ryder Cup: report

Olympic Club in San Francisco to host 2032 Ryder Cup: report

03 Nov 2017 | 10:48 AM

Undated, Nov 3 (Reuters) The Olympic Club in San Francisco will host the 2032 Ryder Cup and the 2028 PGA Championship, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Thursday.

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Plan set to turn Britain from snow hopers to medal winners

Plan set to turn Britain from snow hopers to medal winners

01 Nov 2017 | 7:06 PM

LONDON, Nov 1 (Reuters) Turning Britain into a top-five Olympic nation in skiing and snowboarding might appear about as realistic as climbing the Eiger in a pair of plimsolls, but that is the target Dan Hunt has set himself.

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South Korea welcomes Olympic flame ahead of 2018 Games

South Korea welcomes Olympic flame ahead of 2018 Games

01 Nov 2017 | 9:06 AM

By Peter Rutherford INCHEON, South Korea, Nov 1 (Reuters) The Olympic flame arrived in South Korea on Wednesday to begin its journey towards the 2018 Pyeongchang Games, with organisers confident it will spark a new era for winter sports in Asia.

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Olympics-All venues completed for Pyeongchang 2018 - Games chief

Olympics-All venues completed for Pyeongchang 2018 - Games chief

23 Oct 2017 | 6:05 PM

ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece, Oct 23 (Reuters) Organisers of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics have completed construction of all competition and non-competition venues, Games chief Lee Hee-beom said on Monday ahead of the start of the Olympic torch relay.

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IOC 'disappointed' by Innsbruck snub, still hopes for good bids

IOC 'disappointed' by Innsbruck snub, still hopes for good bids

17 Oct 2017 | 4:57 PM

Undated, Oct 17 (REUTERS) The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday said it was disappointed by the referendum defeat of Innsbruck's plan to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics, with some in the movement saying another dual Games award could be on the cards.

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Sports Ministry announces monthly stipend of Rs 50000 to TOP athletes

Sports Ministry announces monthly stipend of Rs 50000 to TOP athletes

12 Oct 2017 | 6:10 PM

New Delhi, Sept 15 (UNI) The Government today accepted the Olympic Task Force's recommendation of providing a stipend of Rs 50,000 per month to the elite athletes preparing for Tokyo Olympic, Asian Games or Common Wealth Games to meet pocket expenses.

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Brazil Olympic committee to meet on Wednesday after IOC ruling

Brazil Olympic committee to meet on Wednesday after IOC ruling

07 Oct 2017 | 10:46 AM

SAO PAULO, Oct 7 (REUTERS) The Brazilian national Olympic committee will meet on Wednesday to discuss its suspension by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) following the arrest of Carlos Nuzman, head of the Brazilian committee, in connection with a corruption scandal.

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Australian shooter Diamond targets Tokyo after convictions overturned

Australian shooter Diamond targets Tokyo after convictions overturned

05 Oct 2017 | 10:34 AM

SYDNEY, Oct 5 (REUTERS) Twice Olympic shooting champion Australian Michael Diamond is aiming to compete at Tokyo in 2020 after having criminal convictions that prevented him from holding a firearms licence overturned on Thursday.

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IOC eyes Olympic villages for cost reductions

IOC eyes Olympic villages for cost reductions

03 Oct 2017 | 11:34 AM

By Chris Gallagher TOKYO, Oct 3 (Reuters) The International Olympic Committee is looking at various areas to cut costs for hosting the Games including the "level of service" in Olympic villages, IOC Vice President John Coates told Tokyo 2020 organisers on Tuesday.

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South Korea banks federation boosts 2018 ticket sales

South Korea banks federation boosts 2018 ticket sales

26 Sep 2017 | 12:38 PM

SEOUL, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Amid dismal domestic ticket sales for February's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the Korea Federation of Banks said on Tuesday it will buy 1 billion won worth of briefs as part of its "social responsibility" efforts.

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French Olympic Committee chief 'cannot imagine' 2018 boycott

French Olympic Committee chief 'cannot imagine' 2018 boycott

23 Sep 2017 | 5:10 PM

By Julien Pretot Undated, Sep 23 (Reuters) French Olympic Committee President Denis Masseglia "cannot imagine" a situation that will lead to the country boycotting next year's Winter Olympics in South Korea amid growing concerns over tensions in North Korea.

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S.Korea's Moon says pushing to guarantee safety at Pyeongchang Olympics

20 Sep 2017 | 2:26 PM

SEOUL, Sept 20 (Reuters) South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday the country is pushing to ensure security at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympic Games amid the escalating standoff over North Korea's nuclear weapons programmes.

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Australia Olympics media head ousted in restructuring

14 Sep 2017 | 1:29 PM

SYDNEY, Sept 14 (Reuters) Australian Olympic Committee media head Mike Tancred has left the organisation as part of a restructuring despite being cleared of allegations of bullying.

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