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Tokyo unveils Olympic mascot hopefuls

Tokyo Olympic organizers unveiled a shortlist of three official 2020 Olympic Games mascots Thursday - from bug-eyed cartoon heroes to cuddly raccoons.
Soure:AFP: 2017/12/7 22:33:40

Skateboarding, 3X3 sites approved for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved the planned venues for skateboarding, three-on-three basketball and freestyle BMX at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, Japan officials said Wednesday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/12/6 22:52:37

Russian ban from 2018 Olympics will not kick the country out, says FM spokeswoman

Decisions made by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday to ban the Russian national team from the 2018 Winter Olympic Games will not knock Russia out of competition, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Tuesday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/12/6 19:57:39

Chinese athletics team eyes more than two golds at Tokyo Olympics

The Chinese Athletics Association (CAA) has unveiled an ambitious plan in preparation for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, aiming to participate in all the 48 events and earn more than two gold medals.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/12/6 16:58:49

IOC bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics

The International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday that Russia is banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics set for next February in PyeongChang, South Korea, over doping concerns.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/12/6 8:31:26

Sports officials fix games: top procuratorate magazine

Chinese senior sports officials routinely fix sports games, according to a report published by China's top prosecuting organ that suggested a new resolve developing in government to combat corruption, experts said Monday.
Soure:Global Times: 2017/12/4 23:13:39

Three Russian bobsledders get life ban from Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has banned three Russian bobsledders from all the Olympic Games subsequent from the 2014 winter edition for doping rule violations, the IOC announced on its official website.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/11/30 10:13:55

3 more Russians banned

Three more Russian bobsleighers were named and shamed for doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/11/29 22:33:40

Chinese city Nanjing awarded IAAF 2020 World Indoor Championships

China's eastern city of Nanjing was awarded the 2020 World Indoor Championships at the two-day 212th IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) Council Meeting here on Sunday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/11/27 7:17:16

S.Korean FM asks for int'l support for peace Winter Olympic of PyeongChang

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha on Saturday asked for the international community's support to make the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games a peace festival.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/11/25 10:20:29

Beijing's 2022 Winter Olympics host district opens construction bidding

Suburban Beijing's Yanqing district, home to Xiaohaituo Mountain, one of the host sites for the 2022 Winter Olympics, launched bidding for sports venue construction on Friday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/11/18 17:22:34

S.Korea asks DPRK to discuss participation in PyeongChang Winter Olympics

South Korea on Tuesday asked the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to discuss Pyongyang's participation in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics scheduled to be held in February next year in South Korea's eastern region.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/11/14 15:58:20

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