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Russia facing potential Olympic ban after WADA cites 'inconsistent' data
Russia is once again in danger of being banned from next year’s Olympics after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) revealed that historical data supplied by the country’s anti-doping authority contained “inconsistencies.”
IOC reinstates Russia’s full rights to Olympics
Russian authorities say the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has restored the country’s rights to attend the Olympics following tests in recent Winter Games that cleared Russian athletes of doping allegations.
Politicized Winter Olympics end in S Korea
The Winter Olympics have concluded in South Korea’s Pyeongchang amid highly politicized efforts to create a rapprochement between North Korea and its foes and also a controversial ban on Russian athletes which many viewed as not completely sports-related.
US, South Korea resuming joint military exercises after Winter Olympics
The United States and South Korea have reportedly planned to announce new joint military exercises after the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
South Korea Olympics new cornerstone for peace, prosperity
Sports fans worldwide eagerly await the Olympics, and this time there is cause for cautious optimism that sport diplomacy may lower tensions on the Korean Peninsula itself, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Shamshad Akhtar has said.
Olympics organizers apologize to Iran for gift gaffe
Organizers of South Korea’s Winter Olympics apologized to the Iranian team before Friday’s opening ceremony for what they called a misunderstanding over gifts of Samsung mobile phones.
Iran Foreign Ministry: Samsung must apologize for gift ban against Olympics athletes
Iran’s Foreign Ministry has summoned South Korea’s ambassador to protest a discriminatory decision by Samsung Electronics and organizers of the Winter Olympic games in Seoul not to provide Iranian athletes with gift smartphones, demanding an apology from the technology company.
Tehran to react to Samsung measure to neglect Iranian Olympians
Head of National Olympic Committee of Iran urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to properly react to the Samsung Electronics Co. measure not to give Samsung cell phones to the Iranian Olympians in South Korea.
Athletes, organizers locked in PyeongChang cold war
Even for cold weather warriors hardened by years of winter sports training, the icy chill of South Korea’s frigid February has come as a shock to the system in the leadup to this month’s PyeongChang Olympics.
Soldiers to guard Olympics as norovirus sidelines security staff
Hundreds of soldiers have been drafted in to guard PyeongChang Olympic venues after 1,200 security staff were withdrawn over an outbreak of a severe stomach virus, organizers said on Tuesday.
North Korea to send head of state to South for Olympics
North Korea will send its nominal head of state to South Korea later this week to attend the Winter Olympic Games, which have provided a rare opportunity for the two Koreas to set aside long-running hostilities.
Iran's flag hoisted in S. Korea Olympic village
On the opening day of Olympic village in South Korea, Iran's flage was raised as a participant in 2018 Winter Olympics on Thursday.
North, South Korea to march under 'unified flag' at Winter Olympics
North and South Korean athletes have agreed to march under a "unified flag" at next month's Winter Olympics, in what seems to be a historic breakthrough after years of diplomatic tension between the two neighbors.
North Korea to send 230-member cheering squad to Olympics
North Korea plans to send a 230-member cheering squad as part of its delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, officials said Wednesday, as South Korea’s president announced his support of a proposal for the rivals’ first unified Olympic team.
US moves more warships, bombers near North Korea ahead of Olympics
The United States has moved more warships and aircraft near the Korean Peninsula, expanding its military presence in the region as South Korea prepares to host North Korean athletes in Winter Olympics next month.

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