Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Tag Archives: Olympics

Winter Olympics: Kenyan skier Wanjiku set to make history

NAIROBI: Sabrina Wanjiku Simader is set to make history in Pyeongchang, South Korea, as the first female alpine skier to compete for Kenya in the Winter Olympics. The 19-year-old, who is based in Austria, is the only Kenyan competitor in the February 9-25 Games but will be joined by Philip ...

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South and North Korean Athletes to March as One at Olympics

SEOUL: The details of how North Korea will participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea are still being worked out – but the two countries say their athletes will march together at the opening ceremony, under a unification flag. The two countries will also form a unified women’s ...

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Japan PM heads to Europe amid North Korea tensions

Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe

TOKYO: Japan’s prime minister on Friday headed to the Baltic states and other European nations as he seeks to drum up support for his hawkish stance on North Korea. Despite a recent cooling of tensions in the run-up to the Winter Olympics in South Korea, Shinzo Abe has insisted on ...

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Japanese airport to be filled with robots for 2020 Olympics

TOKYO: Those planning on attending the 2020 Tokyo Olympics can look forward to receiving luggage and language assistance from robots “scattered” around Haneda Airport. According to Yutaka Kuratomi, a representative from the Japan Airport Terminal, seven new robots have been designed to perform useful tasks at the airport. One of the robots is a fluffy ...

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Paris all set to host 2024 Olympic games

PARIS: Paris moved within a hair’s breadth of formally being chosen to host the 2024 Summer Olympics after rival candidate city Los Angeles agreed to accept the consolation prize of the 2028 Games in a rare two-way contest between the cities. Both cities were competing for the 2024 Summer Games ...

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British foreign secretary supports Japan to stop N. Korea

TOKYO: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Friday his country stands “shoulder to shoulder” with Japan in efforts to put an end to North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests. “We all need to increase the pressure on Pyongyang through diplomacy and sanctions, and that must include China using its influence ...

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