Archive for the ‘News/World’ Category

Greece suspends soccer league after team owner marches onto field with gun to protest call

Monday, March 12th, 2018
Greece soccer owner gun

Greece indefinitely suspended its soccer league on Monday, a day after the gun-toting owner of PAOK Thessaloniki marched onto the field following a disputed goal at the end of a match.

IOC upholds ban of Russia through Winter Games

Saturday, February 24th, 2018
Pyeongchang Olympics IOC

The International Olympic Committee's board recommends upholding the ban on Russia for the Pyeongchang Winter Games. But its full membership still must vote.

At the practice rink, North Korean figure-skating pair enthralls South Korean crowd

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

South Korean athletes and spectators at the Pyeongchang Olympics are not holding back when it comes to showing their enthusiasm and curiosity for the 22 North Koreans participating in the Winter Games, snapping selfies and cheering them on at practice and on social media.

How 6 Canadian hockey players became Korean citizens and Olympians

Monday, February 12th, 2018
Matt Dalton

Korea has recruited six Canadian players to bolster its men's hockey chance at the Olympics. Those players play their first game Feb. 15 and meet Team Canada on Feb. 18.

North Korea not interested in meeting Pence, U.S. officials during Olympics

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

North Korea has no intention of meeting U.S officials during the Winter Olympics that start on Friday, the KCNA news agency reported, dampening hopes the Games will help resolve a tense standoff over the North's nuclear weapons programme.

Norovirus fears send Olympics officials scrambling, forcing 1,200 to stay in rooms

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
OLY Pyeongchang Norovirus 20180207

Officials are scrambling on the eve of the biggest planned event in South Korea in years — not because of anything related to North Korea and national security, but in an attempt to arrest the spread of norovirus at the Pyeongchang Games.

Dick Pound gets into verbal tussle with colleague at IOC meeting

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
Dick Pound gets into verbal tussle with colleague at IOC meeting

Canadian IOC veteran challenged by Argentine member on latest Russian athlete developments

Norovirus forces Olympic organizers to sideline 1,200 staff

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics are on track though organizers are battling the spread of a virus among staff and preparing to deal with the cold snap at Friday's opening ceremony.

North Korean hockey players cross into South for 1st joint Olympic team

Thursday, January 25th, 2018
South Korea Koreas Tensions

Female hockey players from the rival Koreas have been paired up to form their first-ever Olympic squad during next month's Pyeongchang Winter Games, as their countries press ahead with rare reconciliation steps following a period of nuclear tensions.

Dick Pound criticizes IOC for not punishing Russia strongly enough for Olympic doping

Monday, January 22nd, 2018
Dick Pound

Dick Pound, a senior member of the International Olympic Committee, is criticizing the Olympic body for neglecting to punish Russia strongly enough, and instead allowing potentially hundreds of Russian athletes to compete at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang.