Winter Olympics

North Korea will send 22 athletes to compete in three sports at the Winter Olympics in South Korea in February. The two countries agreed a deal earlier this month in the first high-level talks in two years. The International Olympic Committee hosted a meeting in Switzerland on Saturday to discuss North Korea’s participation in Pyeongchang. IOC […]

Bruce Tasker’s withdrawal from Winter Olympics contention after a minor stroke can inspire his Great Britain bobsleigh team-mates says John Jackson. Jackson and 30-year-old Welshman Tasker were part of the four-man team that finished fifth at Sochi 2014, although that could be due to Russian athletes being disqualified. But Jackson says Tasker’s “heartache” can inspire […]

Four of the wheelchair curling team that claimed bronze at Sochi 2014 will return for Great Britain at March’s Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang. Skip Aileen Neilson will contest her third Games, with Gregor Ewan and Robert McPherson their second. Fellow Scot Angie Malone, 52, has competed at every Winter Paralympics since the sport made its […]

Great Britain are aiming for their most successful Winter Olympics in history after UK Sport set a target of at least five medals from February’s Pyeongchang Games The current record is a four-medal haul set in 1924 and 2014, although Team GB could yet earn a fifth medal from Sochi after 3 Russian bobsleighers were […]

North Korea is to send a delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games taking place in South Korea in February, officials from the South say. The breakthrough announcement came as the countries met for their first high-level talks in more than two years. The delegation will include athletes, officials and supporters. A military hotline between […]

Russian athletes being allowed to compete internationally in bobsleigh and skeleton despite their Olympic ban is “a joke”, former Great Britain bobsleigher John Jackson says. Dozens of Russian athletes were banned for life by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after an investigation into allegations of state-sponsored doping at Sochi 2014, and the country is banned […]

South Korea has offered to hold high-level talks with North Korea on January 9 to discuss bringing athletes from Pyongyang to the Winter Olympics. The proposal came a day after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said that he was “open to dialogue” with Seoul and that Pyongyang may attend the games, set to begin […]

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