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South Korea welcomes Olympic flame ahead of 2018 Games

South Korea welcomes Olympic flame ahead of 2018 Games

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. South Korean sports minister Do Jong-hwan and 2010 Vancouver Games figure skating champion Kim Yuna carried the flame in a special lantern off a Korean Air flight from Greece after it was handed over to 2018 organisers at a ceremony on Tuesday. Figure skater Kim and South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon then lit a cauldron with the Olympic flame, which was last seen in South Korea almost 30 years ago during the 1988 Seoul Summer Games. Organising chief Lee Hee-beom described it as "a very significant moment in history" for Korea and promised athletes and sports fans coming to Pyeongchang "the time of their lives". "The wait is over for South Korea. We are now 100 days to the Olympic Games," he told reporters at a ceremony at Incheon airport. "The Olympic Games and the Olympic flame are symbols of hope and peace. The Games have the power to bring the world together." In a nod to the year of the Games, the torch relay will cover 2,018 kilometres through nine provinces, eight major cities, and more than 150 counties and districts before it winds up at its destination in Pyeongchang, some 180 kilometres east of the capital Seoul. The Games kick off on Feb. 9 and will feature approximately 3,000 athletes from 95 NOCs, though there has been no confirmation whether North Korea plan to take part. Tensions on the Korean peninsula have escalated in recent months due to the North's nuclear and missile programs, as well as the threats and insults exchanged between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. REUTERS PS 0757

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At 14, J&K’s Soham tops Fide rated player category

19 Jan 2018 | 2:39 PM

Jammu, Jan 19 (UNI) Just at the age of 14, Soham Kamotra of Jammu and Kashmir has becomes Top fide rated player of the State after his brilliant show in International Grandmaster events held in Bhopal and New Delhi recently.

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Dimitrov beats Rublev to reach last 16 in Aus Open

19 Jan 2018 | 2:30 PM

By Martyn Herman
Melbourne, Jan 19 (UNI) Surviving a tricky test in fierce heat, third seed Grigor Dimitrov defeated Andrey Rublev to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday.

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ICC U19 World Cup: India thrash Zimbabwe, enter quarters

ICC U19 World Cup: India thrash Zimbabwe, enter quarters

19 Jan 2018 | 2:13 PM

Mount Manganui, Jan 19 (UNI) Continuing their winning streak, India outclassed Zimbabwe by 10 wickets here on Friday to enter the quarterfinals of the ongoing ICC Under 19 World Cup.

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Djokovic is 'physically extraordinary' to win Aus Open: Agassi

Djokovic is 'physically extraordinary' to win Aus Open: Agassi

19 Jan 2018 | 2:06 PM

Melbourne, Jan 19 (UNI) Mentor Andre Agassi on Friday said that Novak Djokovic is 'physically extraordinary' to win the Australian Open by emulating Roger Federer in his first tournament for six months.

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Palace's Loftus-Cheek doubtful for World Cup after ankle injury

19 Jan 2018 | 2:03 PM

London, Jan 19 (UNI) Crystal Palace midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek down with ankle injury appears doubtful for the World Cup in Russia, informed club manager Roy Hodgson on Thursday.

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