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Olympic short track champion Viktor Ahn ‘banned’ from 2018 Games – report

Russia’s leading short track skater Viktor Ahn has been banned from the upcoming PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games as part of the investigation into alleged doping in Russian sport, sources report. The six-time Olympic champion has been excluded from the list of Winter Games participants less than three weeks before the start of the event, which will be staged in ...

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S. Korean coach banned for allegedly assaulting Olympic champion skater

South Korea’s skating union (KSU) has suspended a women’s short-track team coach for allegedly beating Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee, who is expected to compete at the upcoming 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games. No details of the incident have been revealed so far, but it was reported by AP that a male coach allegedly hit Shim during the training session prompting her ...

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North & South Korea to form 1st joint Olympic team, march at opening together under unified flag

North and South Korea have agreed to form a unified women’s hockey team for the upcoming Winter Olympics, and will march under a unified flag at the opening ceremony, according to a joint statement. North Korea is due to send a delegation which will consist of around 550 members including 230 cheerleaders, 140 artists and 30 Taekwondo fighters, to South ...

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South Korea's Moon convinces Trump to give Olympic talks a chance by delaying war games

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 02:59 As the US snubbed the nascent talks between North and South Korea as a possible attempt by Kim Jong-un to “drive a wedge” between allies, the South’s president has convinced Washington to delay joint drills to ease tensions. Moon Jae-in made the request to delay the military maneuvers in a phone conversation with his ...

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IOC approves neutral parade uniform for ‘Olympic Athletes from Russia’

Published time: 29 Dec, 2017 16:31 Edited time: 29 Dec, 2017 16:44 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved the parade uniforms for ‘Olympic Athletes from Russia’ who will compete at the 2018 Winter Games, following the decision to ban Russia from participating. The uniforms will be produced by Russian clothing company Zasport. “We have received an official letter from ...

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Russian Olympic ‘Fans House’ in PyeongChang to be allowed to use national symbols

Russian Olympic team ‘Fans House’ director Oleg Rumyantsev has received the official approval of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to display the country’s national emblems during the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea. “A heart composed of ribbons in the color of the national flag has always been our symbol and it will be used in the Fans House. The ...

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Japan to introduce face recognition technology at 2020 Olympic Games

Published time: 27 Dec, 2017 17:24 Edited time: 27 Dec, 2017 17:25 Japanese authorities are intending to enhance security measures during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by implementing automatic face recognition technologies aimed at reducing potential threat of a terrorist attack. The estimated number of people expected to be covered by the program is up to 300,000 to 400,000 and includes ...

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Russian Football Union chief Vitaly Mutko temporarily resigns, appeals lifetime Olympic ban

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko has announced he is stepping down from his post as head of the Russian Football Union (RFU) for six months to focus on upcoming litigation over his lifetime Olympic ban. Mutko was handed a lifetime ban from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on December 5 amid allegations of his involvement in a state-sponsored doping ...

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US Olympic champion gymnast paid ‘hush money’ in Nassar sex abuse scandal

US Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney has filed a lawsuit against USA Gymnastics alleging that she was paid to keep quiet about sexual abuse suffered at the hands of the team’s disgraced former doctor Larry Nassar. Maroney spoke of ‘systematic sexual abuse’ by Nassar, who worked for nearly 30 years as the team doctor, under the pretext of medical treatment. ...

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