Thursday, 13 December 2018

Tag Archives: winter Olympics

Ivanka, N Korean general to attend Olympic closing

SEOUL: US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka will come face-to-face with a top North Korean general at the Winter Olympics closing ceremony in the South this weekend, it emerged Thursday. The Pyeongchang Games have become a venue for geopolitics as much as sports as the nuclear-armed North mounts a charm ...

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North Korea canceled planned meeting with Mike Pence

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PYONGYANG: US Vice President Mike pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, while in South Korea for the Winter Olympics this month but the North Koreans canceled at the last minute, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. “North Korea dangled a meeting in ...

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Gabriella Papadakis Suffers Wardrobe Malfunction

SEOUL: Frence ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis had  her breast exposed to millions of Winter Olympics viewers worldwide after suffering a wardrobe malfunction during her routine. The 22-year-old skater and partner Guillaume Cizeron, 23, were competing in the short dance when her dress somehow got unclipped at the back. Papadakis tried in ...

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No bones about it – Yarnold becomes skeleton great

LONDON: Britain’s Lizzy Yarnold become the first two-time Olympic skeleton champion when she successfully defended her title in Pyeongchang on Saturday – despite a chest infection which nearly cut her race short. Yarnold was so short of breath she wasn’t even sure she could complete her second run, but she ...

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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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South Korea welcomes Kim Jong Un’s New Year address

SEOUL: South Korea’s presidential Blue House on Monday welcomed the New Year address by Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), as Kim showed his willingness to discuss with Seoul about the DPRK’s possible participation in the South Korea-hosted winter Olympics. Presidential spokesperson Park ...

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