Pyeongchang Olympic organizers downplay North Korea concerns

South Korea’s Olympic organizers played down concern over continuing tensions with North Korea on Monday and said that work was completed on all areas for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games. Lee Hee-beom, president of the Pyeongchang organizing committee, said the International Olympic Committee has made it quite clear that the Feb. 9-25 games will proceed as […]

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Canada calls on IOC to act Fast on Russian doping investigation before Pyeongchang

With the Pyeongchang Games fast approaching, the Canadian Olympic Committee is calling on the International Olympic Committee to move forward with “more timely actions” in the aftermath of the McLaren Report on Russia’s systemic state-sponsored doping. In a release, the COC requested the IOC to winner “immediate and meaningful sanctions” on the Russian Olympic Committee, […]

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Rio Olympic head Carlos Nuzman formally charged with corruption

Carlos Nuzman, the head of last year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics, has been charged by Brazilian federal prosecutors with corruption, money laundering, tax evasion and running a criminal organization. Brazilian prosecutors announced the formal charges on Wednesday. The 75-year-old Nuzman was arrested two weeks ago and is being held in prison. Prosecutors also filed corruption […]

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Canada’s Olympians and Paralympians get pay Increases

A pay raise for Canada’s Olympians and Paralympians is rolling out with the Winter Games only weeks away. Sports Minister Kent Hehr revealed details of the higher cash entering the Athletes Assistance Program on Friday in WinSport, where many athletes train. They get monthly “carding” cheques in the AAP for living expenses and game costs […]

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1 athlete caught doping in 2010 Vancouver Olympic retesting

1 athlete tested positive for doping in reanalysis of 1,195 samples in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, the IOC said Monday. Three positive evaluations in complete all came from exactly the exact same athlete, who wasn’t identified by the International Olympic Committee. Steroid use was found among dozens of athletes at retesting of samples from the […]

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IOC suspends Brazil’s Nuzman after arrest over vote-buying allegations

Brazil’s national Olympic committee (COB) and its head Carlos Nuzman were provisionally suspended by the International Olympic Committee on Friday, a day after the 75-year-old was arrested in Rio de Janeiro in connection with a corruption investigation. However, the IOC said in a statement Brazilian athletes wouldn’t be affected and Team Brazil will have the […]

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Head of Brazil Olympic committee Detained in vote-buying scandal

The president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee was detained on Thursday amid an investigation into a vote-buying strategy to bring the Olympics to Rio de Janeiro. Carlos Nuzman, who’s also an honorary International Olympic Committee member, was held for questioning last month by French and Brazilian authorities. They said he was a central figure in […]

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North Korea qualifies first athletes for 2018 Winter Olympics

North Korea on Friday ensured its existence at South Korea’s Pyeongchang Olympics in February with figure skaters Ryom Tae-Ok and Kim Ju-Sik grabbing one of the final qualifying places available in the Nebelhorn trophy. The pair’s Olympic qualification is viewed as positive growth amid an escalating crisis on the Korean peninsula and the possible complications […]

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IOC moves to ease Security concerns about 2018 Games in South Korea

France’s Olympic Committee on Friday played down safety concerns over the next year’s winter Games in South Korea, as organizers said athletes’ health was their priority and expressed optimism that the event would proceed. With tensions on the Korean peninsula threatening to bubble over, the authorities in Paris on Thursday became the first to publicly […]

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