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WINTER OLYMPICS

OLYMPICS
Feb 6, 2018
Sapporo among eight cities starting 2026 bid talks with IOC
Three cities in the United States and Graz, Austria, are considering joining Sapporo and three others in the bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 6, 2018
Noriaki 'The Legend' Kasai heads to eighth games seeking gold
When a 19-year-old Noriaki Kasai competed at the Winter Olympics for the first time, Kiichi Miyazawa was Japanese Prime Minister, Bill Clinton was campaigning to become the United States president and Michael Jordan was the NBA's Most Valuable Player.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Feb 3, 2018
Yuzuru Hanyu won't skate in Olympic team event
Yuzuru Hanyu will not participate in the men's figure skating team event starting Feb. 9 at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, sources said Saturday.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Feb 3, 2018
Nao Kodaira aims for double gold at Pyeongchang Olympics
Sprint queen Nao Kodaira is set to take center stage in women's speedskating events at the Pyeongchang Olympics, with the seemingly unstoppable 31-year-old's form making her the favorite to take the 500- and 1,000-meter gold medals.
OLYMPICS
Feb 2, 2018
Japan sports leaders not happy CAS overturned 28 doping bans
Japanese officials expressed unease after the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday overturned lifetime Olympic bans on 28 Russian athletes.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS / ICE TIME
Feb 1, 2018
Return to roots helps Akane Hosoyamada realize an Olympic dream
"She is the one I trust the most."
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Jan 27, 2018
Shoma Uno collects silver medal at Four Continents
Less than two weeks before the start of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Shoma Uno captured the men's silver medal at the Four Continents Championships on Saturday.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jan 25, 2018
Athletes stage ceremony before departure for Pyeongchang Olympics
Speedskater Nao Kodaira and ski jumper Sara Takanashi on Wednesday joined a group of Japanese athletes for an inauguration ceremony ahead of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jan 25, 2018
Abe's attendance at Olympic ceremony seen as prioritizing North Korea fears over 'comfort women' row
Even as Japan's government welcomes North Korea's participation in the “celebration of peace” in Pyeongchang, it is making contingency plans for possible conflict on the Korean Peninsula.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jan 23, 2018
Sara Takanashi to replace Noriaki Kasai as flag-bearer for opening ceremony
Sara Takanashi will replace fellow ski jumper Noriaki Kasai as Japan's flag-bearer during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics' opening ceremony, the Japanese Olympic Committee announced Tuesday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Jan 22, 2018
Ski lift: North Korea may capitalize on joint Olympics training visit
South Korea's offer to send athletes to a North Korean ski resort for joint training ahead of next month's Olympics risks giving Kim Jong Un's regime legitimacy and some much-needed cash, North Korean defectors and experts say.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jan 19, 2018
Russians to get 'neutral' uniforms for 2018 Olympics
The Olympic Athletes from Russia will be wearing gray and red in Pyeongchang.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 19, 2018
Moon's approval rating drops amid Olympics furor over North Korea agreement
South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating has fallen to a four-month low, a poll showed Friday, after a public backlash over a decision for South and North Korea to field a joint ice hockey team at next month's Winter Olympics.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jan 18, 2018
Skeleton sliders Hiroatsu Takahashi, Katsuyuki Miyajima named to Japan Olympic team
Skeleton sliders Hiroatsu Takahashi and Katsuyuki Miyajima booked tickets for next month's Pyeongchang Winter Games, the Japanese Olympic Committee said Thursday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Jan 17, 2018
Koreas mull Olympic-sized question: Who represents Kim Jong Un?
The third meeting between North Korea and South Korea may answer a question with big implications for talks going forward: Who will represent Kim Jong Un at the Winter Games?
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jan 16, 2018
JOC selects speedskater Nao Kodaira as team captain for Pyeongchang Olympics
The Japanese Olympic Committee on Tuesday named speedskater Nao Kodaira as team captain for the Pyeongchang Winter Games next month.
MORE SPORTS
Jan 16, 2018
Japan skeleton crew gets two berths for 2018 Olympics
Japan has earned two berths in men's skeleton for next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, according to the quota allocation list announced by the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation on Monday.
OLYMPICS
Jan 12, 2018
Joint Korean ice hockey team proposed for Pyeongchang Games: report
The possibility of athletes from North and South Korea forming a joint team has been raised and will be discussed next week by the IOC, Yonhap News Agency reported Friday.
EDITORIALS
Jan 12, 2018
Resuming the North-South dialogue
Just making the Pyeongchang Games successful must not be the goal of the North-South rapprochement. It should be turned into a springboard for achieving a genuine easing of tensions.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 3, 2018
History: North Korea's participation in previous games hosted by South Korea
North Korea reopened a border hotline with Seoul on Wednesday to discuss sending a delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea's Pyeongchang next month.

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