• IOC says no doubts about Korea Games amid French unease
    Reuters22 minutes ago

    IOC says no doubts about Korea Games amid French unease

    Olympics organisers sought on Friday to ease French concerns about next year's winter Games in South Korea, saying the safety of athletes was their priority and nations in the region had no doubts that the event would go ahead. With tensions on the Korean peninsula rising, France on Thursday became

  • Reuters49 minutes ago

    Olympics-IOC says no doubts about Korea Games amid French unease

    Olympics organisers sought on Friday to ease French concerns about next year's winter Games in South Korea, saying the safety of athletes was their priority and nations in the region had no doubts that the event would go ahead. With tensions on the Korean peninsula rising, France on Thursday became

  • Tensions with North Korea, China hurt ticket sales for South Korean Olympics - organizer
    Reuters3 hours ago

    Tensions with North Korea, China hurt ticket sales for South Korean Olympics - organizer

    By Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's political tensions with North Korea and China are depressing ticket sales for the 2018 Winter Olympics in the South Korean city of Pyeongchang, leaving hundreds of thousands of tickets unsold, the organiser said on Friday. France said on Thursday its

  • Olympics Poet Caroline Bird: I was fighting drug addiction when I started this book
    Evening Standard3 hours ago

    Olympics Poet Caroline Bird: I was fighting drug addiction when I started this book

    A poet who wrote for the 2012 Olympics has revealed that she started her latest collection when she was in rehab for drug addiction. Caroline Bird, daughter of Southbank artistic director Jude Kelly, told the Standard she had been “on her knees” fighting her addiction while studying at Oxford a decade

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