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China eyes 'breakthrough' at the 2018 Winter Games

China is aiming for "a breakthrough" at Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games but already has half an eye on the Beijing 2022 Games, a senior sports official said.
Soure:AFP: 2017/11/10 22:33:39

China eye "new breakthrough" at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Chinese athletes will try to make "new breakthrough" at next year's Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, a senior sports official told Xinhua in a recent exclusive interview.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/11/10 16:06:46

2018 flame lands in S.Korea

The Olympic flame arrived in South Korea on Wednesday, 100 days ahead of the opening ceremony for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games.
Soure:AFP: 2017/11/1 23:08:39

PyeongChang 2018 flame begins journey to South Korea

The flame burning for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics began its journey from Greece to South Korea on Tuesday after a touching handover ceremony held at the Panathenaic stadium in the center of Athens.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/11/1 10:51:48

Handover ceremony of Olympic Flame held in Athens

Actress Katerina Lehou playing the role of high priestess lights an Olympic torch during the handover ceremony for the Olympic Flame at Panathenaic stadium in Athens, on Oct. 31, 2017. The Flame burning for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics was handed over on Oct. 31 to the South Korean organizers in a touching ceremony.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/11/1 8:11:07

Flame handed to hosts

The flame that will burn during the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics was handed over to organizers in Athens on Tuesday in the marble stadium that hosted the first modern Games in 1896. The flame that was lit in Ancient Olympia, birthplace of the Olympics, had been on a weeklong journey across Greece.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/10/31 22:53:40

Olympic flame for 2018 lit in Greece

The Olympic flame left Ancient Olympia in Greece on Tuesday and began its long journey to the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games in February.
Soure:AFP: 2017/10/24 22:53:39

2018 venues 'complete'

Organizers of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Gamess have completed construction of all competition and non-competition venues, Games chief Lee Hee-beom said Monday ahead of the start of the Olympic torch relay.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/10/23 22:58:40

Beijing showcases Winter Olympic plans

The 2022 Winter Olympic Games venues will be completed by the end of 2019 and all the facilities are under full construction, capital city officials announced at the ongoing 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, media reported on Friday.
Soure:Global Times: 2017/10/21 2:46:49

IOC feels disappointed

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it was disappointed the Austrian state of Tyrol voted against Innsbruck's bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games. Preliminary results of a referendum showed Sunday that 53.35 percent of Tyrol residents opposed the bid. An IOC spokesman said it would have liked to continue its preliminary talks with Innsbruck, which is the state capital of Tyrol.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/10/16 23:03:40

Japan eyes 30 gold haul at Tokyo 2020

A senior Japanese Olympic official has called on the host country's athletes to win a national-record 30 gold medals at the 2020 Summer Games, local media reported Friday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/10/13 23:03:39

Beijing Winter Olympics high-speed train design unveiled

The design of the trains that will run on a new high-speed railway line linking Beijing and Zhangjiakou, co-hosts of the 2022 Winter Olympics, was unveiled in Beijing Tuesday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/10/10 14:10:27

Tensions cast doubt over 2018 Olympics

Olympic Games organizers 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.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/9/22 23:38:39

Ingmar De Vos elected IOC member

The President of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), Ingmar De Vos, was elected on Friday a member of the International Olympic Committee.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/9/16 18:09:21

Paris, Los Angeles confirmed as Olympic hosts

Paris and Los Angeles celebrated their coronation as host cities for the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games on Wednesday, delivering a jolt of good news for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as it battles escalating corruption allegations.
Soure:AFP: 2017/9/14 23:03:39

IOC awards Paris 2024, LA 2028

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed Paris and Los Angeles as the Summer Olympics host cities for 2024 and 2028 respectively, through a vote by a show of hands on Wednesday in Lima, Peru.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/9/14 6:34:29

IOC Evaluation Commission confirms LA's readiness to host 2028 Olympic Games

Los Angeles' plans and readiness for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been reviewed and confirmed by the International Olympic Committee(IOC) Evaluation Commission, said LA 2028, Los Angeles' Olympic organizing committee, on Monday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/9/12 7:54:40

IPC elects new president

Andrew Parsons of Brazil was elected new president of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) at the body's general assembly in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/9/9 0:13:39