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WINTER OLYMPICS

Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Jan 3, 2018
North Korea's Olympic overture seen to be aimed at blunting international pressure
After a year of threats and weapons advances, North Korea's leader appears to be using the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in South Korea as a tool to blunt growing international pressure on his regime while leaving his nuclear arsenal untouched.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Jan 2, 2018
Looking at Hanyu's chances of retaining gold in Pyeongchang
It is the $64 million question.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Dec 30, 2017
Nao Kodaira, Miho Takagi are among 16 named to Japan speedskating squad for 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics
Nao Kodaira and Miho Takagi were among the 16 speedskaters named to the Winter Olympic team by the Japan Skating Federation on Saturday, after the final races of Japan's qualifying meet.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Dec 14, 2017
Japan's para Alpine skiing trio aim for gold rush at Pyeongchang Games
Three medalists are aiming to sweep the podium in the men's Alpine skiing sitting category when the Paralympic Games kick off in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in less than 100 days.
Japan Times
PARALYMPICS / Winter Paralympics
Dec 14, 2017
On thin ice: Japan's paralympic hockey team weighed down by budget, aging woes
With little luck attracting funding and new players to the sport, Japan's Paralympic ice hockey team has been busy dealing with challenges outside the arena even as the Pyeongchang 2018 Games creep ever closer.
Japan Times
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Sep 9, 2017
LS Kitami moves closer to booking spot in Olympic women's curling tournament
LS Kitami moved within one win of securing a spot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in February after taking a 2-1 lead over Chubu Electric Power in a women's curling qualifying playoff on Saturday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 26, 2017
North Korea seeks sanctions relief to team with South in 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games
North Korea appears to be specifying the lifting of sanctions imposed on the rogue state as a condition for the formation of a single, combined team representing the two Koreas at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, local media reported Monday.
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May 13, 2017
IOC has no plans to move 2018 Games
The International Olympic Committee is keeping a close watch on tensions on the Korean Peninsula, but IOC executive director Christophe Dubi said Friday there is no plan to move the 2018 Winter Games away from Pyeongchang in South Korea.
Japan Times
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Dec 30, 2016
OCA head would back Sapporo bid for 2024 Games
Sapporo will have the full backing of Asia should the city formally bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, Olympic Council of Asia president Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah said in an interview with Kyodo News.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Apr 12, 2016
Mao reveals strong desire to compete at Pyeongchang Olympics
Three-time world champion Mao Asada is aiming for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, she said publicly for the first time on Tuesday.
JAPAN
Aug 4, 2015
IOC chief Bach welcomes Sapporo as potential 2026 Winter Olympics host
International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach on Monday welcomed Sapporo's potential bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics and played down Japanese concerns that the city will be at a disadvantage given that East Asia already has the 2018 and 2022 Winter Games.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 29, 2015
Thai trio accept Hokkaido town's invite to train for Winter Olympics
Three young athletes from Thailand are practicing cross-country skiing in the Hokkaido town of Higashikawa and hope they will be picked to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea.
OLYMPICS
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.
OLYMPICS
Nov 27, 2014
Sapporo to bid for '26 Games
The mayor of Sapporo in Japan's northernmost island prefecture Hokkaido on Thursday announced the city's intention to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 4, 2014
Hokkaido city's new sport — shoveling snow
The president of a consulting firm in Otaru, Hokkaido, has created a nationwide association to promote snow shoveling, with the aim of turning the tedious work into a seasonal sport.
Japan Times
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Mar 1, 2014
Kasai driven by quest to capture gold
Sochi Olympic hero Noriaki Kasai may be satisfied with his results from the Winter Games, but he has one more goal in mind.
JAPAN
Jan 14, 2014
Tour firms say sales of tickets for Sochi brisk
Contrary to concerns that Japanese tourists might be put off by high-priced tours to Sochi, Russia, site of the 2014 Winter Olympics, tour operators say sales have been brisk.

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