Dec 8, 2014

IOC OKs moving events away from host cities, countries

The IOC on Monday voted to allow Olympic Games host cities to move competitions to other towns, cities or even countries, breaking with a long tradition of keeping the games contained in one location. The decision fuels speculation regarding the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, ...

S. Korea rejects talk of Nagano share in '18

Dec 8, 2014

S. Korea rejects talk of Nagano share in '18

Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics organizers said Monday they had no intention of moving any events outside South Korea, following reports that some competitions may be shifted to Japan in an effort to save costs. “All necessary preparations are under way . . . on ...

Dec 7, 2014

Nagano could host 2018 Olympic events

The IOC is urging South Korean organizers of the 2018 Winter Games to move bobsled and luge events to another country to save money, according to an IOC official with knowledge of the situation. The IOC asked the South Koreans to halt construction of ...

At least 31 feared dead on erupting volcano Mount Ontake

Sep 29, 2014

At least 31 feared dead on erupting volcano Mount Ontake

Finally reaching the ash-covered summit of a still-erupting volcano in central Japan, rescue workers made a grim discovery Sunday: 31 apparently dead people, some reportedly buried in knee-deep ash. Four victims were brought down and confirmed dead, one day after Mount Ontake’s big initial ...