Home Topics Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Support for South Korea’s Moon hits record high after summit

President Moon Jae-in is enjoying record support from the South Korean public in the wake of a historic summit with his North Korean counterpart, pollsters said Thursday.

Donald Trump: Deal with Kim Jong-un ‘in the making’

US President Donald Trump has said a deal with North Korea's Kim Jong-un is "very much in the making," a day after he revealed he agreed to meet the North Korean leader for face-to-face talks.

Donald Trump accepts invitation to meet North Korea’s Kim Jong-un

US President Donald Trump has accepted an invitation to meet North Korea's Kim Jong-un, following months of diplomatic standoff that saw the two leaders exchange fiery military threats and personal insults.

Two Koreas to hold summit, North ready for denuclearisation talks

The leaders of North and South Korea will hold a historic summit in the Demilitarized Zone next month after Pyongyang expressed willingness to give up its nuclear weapons in exchange for security guarantees, Seoul said Tuesday.

South Korea sends envoys to North Korea

A team of special envoys from South Korea will depart from Seoul to North Korea on Monday to push for talks between Washington and Pyongyang on nuclear weapons.

North Korea lambasts US for attatching preconditions for talks

North Korea on Saturday lambasted the US for attaching preconditions to any dialogue between the states, as Seoul prepares to send an envoy to Pyongyang to help open talks on easing the nuclear stand-off on the peninsula.

IOC reinstates Russian Olympic Committee

Russia was reinstated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday after the remaining tests of the country’s athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics were all returned negative.

No Russian flag at Winter Olympics closing ceremony

Russian athletes will not be able to march behind their flag at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closing ceremony later Sunday after the IOC voted unanimously to keep the country’s ban for mass doping.

Russia’s Nadezhda Sergeyeva kicked out of Olympics for doping

The court said that she tested positive for the heart medication trimetazidine and admitted the offense, the fourth doping case to hit the Pyeongchang Olympics and second from Russia.

Russian curler stripped of Olympic medal for doping

Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky was stripped of his Pyeongchang Winter Olympics bronze medal Thursday after admitting doping, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said.

Winter Olympics: South Korea spent $223,237 on sister of Kim Jong Un, entourage

South Korea spent around 240 million won ($223,237) on the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and her entourage during their three-day visit for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, a government official said on Thursday.

South Korean Olympic skaters face backlash for shaming teammate

South Korean speed skaters faced an angry backlash Tuesday after shaming a teammate in a live interview, prompting calls for their expulsion from the Olympic team.

Meldonium, drug at centre of Maria Sharapova, Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky controversies

Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been accused of doping at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. A source says the case involves meldonium.

Russian Olympic athlete in possible doping case

A Russian athlete at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has committed a "possible violation of anti-doping rules", the team's spokesman told Russian media on Sunday.

Nigeria’s Simidele Adeagbo makes history at Winter Games

Nigeria’s representative in the skeleton event at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, Simidele Adeagbo, on Friday finished last in the women’s individual skeleton runs 1 and 2 featuring 20 runners.

Skeleton’s Lizzy Yarnold grabs Britain’s first gold

Lizzy Yarnold retained her Olympic skeleton title and secured Britain's first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Saturday, as team-mate Laura Deas took bronze.

Winter Olympics: Nigeria’s Simidele Adeagbo finishes in 20th in heats 1 and 2 of...

Nigeria’s first female skeleton athlete, Simidele Adeagbo, finished in the 20th position after Heats 1 and 2 of her event at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Friday.

South Korea to pay $2.6m for North’s Olympic presence

Seoul on Wednesday approved a $2.6 million budget to cover expenses for North Koreans visiting for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, officials said, after the North’s leader praised the South’s hospitality.

Recent Stories

Driver using Facebook before deadly crash which claimed nine lives

The driver of a minibus involved in a collision in Hungary that claimed the lives of nine Romanians may have been using Facebook moments before the crash, Romanian media said Wednesday.

Codeine ban: House of Representatives proposes N2 million fine, two years imprisonment for offenders

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, proposed a N2 million fine and a two-year jail term for corporate offenders of the ban on Tramadol and Codeine in the country.

Kelechi Nwakali pleased with performance for Nigeria B against Atletico

Kelechi Nwakali says he is pleased with his performance for Nigeria B in their friendly match against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

US first black female nominee for governor emerges

For the first time in the U.S., voters have chosen a black woman as nominee for state governor after Stacey Abrams was declared victorious in Georgia’s Democratic primary on Tuesday.

Fans back Super Eagles Team B as main team feeder

Football fans in Ebonyi State have lent support to the calls for Super Eagles Team B to be used as the main team’s feeder after Russia 2018 World Cup.