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UN chief calls for observing Olympic truce
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in a message on the Olympic Truce for the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Winter Games called on all conflicting parties to observe the truce during the 2018 games.
South Korea mulling over provision of fuel to North Korean ferry
South Korea says it will discuss with the United States and other countries whether to meet a request by Pyongyang to provide fuel for a North Korean ferry that transported an art troupe to the South for a performance during the Winter Olympics.
Seoul: North Korea's Olympic participation will aid peace, ease tensions
Seoul welcomed confirmation by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that 22 North Korean athletes would compete in next month’s Winter Olympics, saying on Sunday it would aid peace and the easing of tensions on the Korean peninsula.
North, South Korea delegations discuss Olympic Games in truce village
North and South Koreas have held a new round of talks aimed at hammering out the details of Pyongyang’s plan to send a group of art performers to the South for next month’s Winter Olympics.
Iranian weightlifter selling his Olympic gold to aid earthquake victims
Iranian weightlifter Kianoush Rostami has decided to put his Rio 2016 Olympic Games impressive achievement to good use, and auction his gold medal to give the money to families stricken in the magnitude-7.3 earthquake that struck western Iran at the weekend.
Olympic runner dies aged 31 in Arizona
American middle-distance runner David Torrence has been found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool in Arizona at the age of 31.
World Cup, Olympic stadiums in Brazil corruption scandal
Brazil was proud of its football World Cup and Olympics stadiums, but the shame of the country's corruption saga has engulfed even these monuments to fair play.
IAAF: Kenyan Olympic marathon champ Sumgong fails dope test
Jemima Sumgong, the first Kenyan woman to win an Olympic gold in the marathon when she triumphed in Rio last year, failed an out-of-competition dope test, athletics officials said Friday.
Olympic medals for Tokyo games will be made from recycled electronics
Recycled electronics will go for the gold, as organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have announced their plan to source the gold, silver and bronze needed for the games' medals from discarded smartphones.
International Fencing Federation elects 3 Iranian to commissions
The Fédération Internationale d'Escrime (FIE) has elected three Iranian sports officials as new members of different commissions at the international governing body of Olympic fencing.
McIlroy hints at real reason for Olympic snub
Rory McIlroy hinted Wednesday that his Rio Olympic snub may not have been entirely due to fears over the Zika virus, saying his situation was "a little more complicated" than others.
Rostami's London Olympic medal upgraded to silver
The bronze medal Iranian weightlifter Kianoush Rostami snatched at the London 2012 Olympics was upgraded to silver after the Russian athlete failed in his doping test.
Ex-Olympic champ swaps pool for handball
Former Olympic champion swimmer Florent Manaudou told AFP on Tuesday that he is taking a break from the pool to concentrate on playing handball.
Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo, governor calls for unity
Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike brought the Olympic flag to Japan from Brazil on Wednesday and called for all parties to work together to host a successful Summer Games in 2020.
Taekwondo athlete Alizadeh becomes Iran's first female Olympic medalist
Kimia Alizadeh won the first ever Olympic medal by an Iranian woman after claiming taekwondo bronze in Rio on Thursday.

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