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North Korea could co-host 2018 Winter Olympics, Seoul suggests

South Korea has proposed that North Korea host some of the skiing events at next year’s Winter Olympics, in a move it hopes will ease cross-border political tensions.
The South Korean sports minister, Do Jong-hwan, has also suggested forming an inter-Korean women’s ice hockey team to compete at the Games, which open in February in the South Korean town of Pyeongchang.
Do cited North Korea’s “top-class” Masikryong ski resort as a potential venue and said he would discuss co-hosting with Jang Woong, North Korea’s delegate to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), according to South Korean media.
His overture reflects a desire by South Korea’s new president, Moon Jae-in, for cautious engagement with Pyongyang, despite anger over the its recent missile launches and the death this week of the US university student Otto Warmbier after nearly 17 months in a North Korean prison.
Moon suggested earlier this month that the two countries lead a north-east Asian bid to host the 2030 World Cup.


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^That would be interesting to see


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Intel drones and VR headed to 2018 Olympics

The next Olympic Games will be a spectacle of modern technology.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday announced a new partnership with Intel (INTCTech30) that will run through 2024. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based chip maker will provide drones, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and 360-degree video platforms to help capture Olympic events.
The partnership will start with the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea.


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The 2018 Olympics will be a drone-filled, 5G-connected spectacle

The next Olympic Games are gonna be lit... with technology.

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Intel, which became an official Olympic Partner on Wednesday (and makes most of the CPUs inside today's PCs and all of them on Macs), promises to bring a wide array of cutting-edge technology to the Olympic games, beginning with the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.


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NHL boss asked point-blank: 'Is the 2018 Olympics dead?'

The NHL has announced it will not participate in the 2018 Olympics, and commissioner Gary Bettman didn’t budge from that stance Monday.
“Is the 2018 Olympics dead?” a reporter asked Bettman at a press conference before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.


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France Threatens to Skip 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea Over Security Concerns

 

http://www.latimes.c...0922-story.html

 

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A week of bluster and bargaining at the United Nations has done little to ease safety concerns surrounding the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

 

With world leaders offering a variety of approaches to the issue of neighboring North Korea and its expanding nuclear program, a French official said her country would consider skipping the Games in February.

 

Sports Minister Laura Flessel told RTL radio that if “our security cannot be assured, the French Olympics team will stay at home.”

 

“We’re not there yet,” she added.

 

Other countries — including the U.S., Japan and China — have insisted their teams are continuing to prepare for Pyeongchang.


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While public officials and attorneys of international sports organizations stay positive about the 2018 Olympics in South Korea despite the unceasing exchange of threats between the U.S. and North Korea, the decline of viewers' interest and tourist expectations over the upcoming main winter sports event prove quite the opposite.

Earlier in 2017 the International Olympic Committee expressed its concern about selling tickets in South Korea, and now it is time for the Committee and sponsors to ring the alarm bell because selling tickets to tourists also turned out to be a no go. In some countries the PyeongChang 2018 Ticket Lottery misfired because the demand was significantly lower than the amount of tickets reserved for that purpose.

Sometimes things are really sad. The Korea Federation of Banks, one of the official PyeongChang 2018 sponsors, said in September 2017 it had to buy 1 billion worth of tickets as part of its "social responsibility" efforts. That means the tickets will be spread among Federation's employees free of charge in an effort to support the Olympics.

Of course, public interest in winter sports has not vanished, but people still remember about what we call self-protection. But when the U.S. Olympic Committee's security chief says there is no sign of compromised security in North Korea a few days after Trump threatened to destroy North Korea in his first U.N. speech... Well, it is time to relax and think it over...

Canada's authorities also do not care a stich about security of their own citizens who schedule their visits to PyeongChang in 2018. Alarmed fans forward their letters to newspapers which try and fail to get any response from the authorities. Canadians will most likely have to go to South Korea at their own risk in February 2018.



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@millohowa. You might be interested in this thread:

 

 

http://www.futuretim...olympics/page-2


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@millohowa. You might be interested in this thread:

 

 

http://www.futuretim...olympics/page-2

Agreed; merged.


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Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics

 

Russia has been banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics because of the state sponsored doping scandal.

• Vitaly Mutko, former sports minister and 2018 World Cup chief, banned for life
• Some athletes will be able to compete in Pyeongchang under neutral flag

The Russian Olympic Committee has been banned from next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang and ordered to pay $15 million in costs by the International Olympic Committee for its part in a state-sponsored doping programme at the Sochi Games in 2014.

 

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"It was decided to reverse the rule of the "presumption of innocence" for the Russian athletes" - page 4 of IOC report of 2 December 2017. This is all you need to know about IOC.

 

I hope comrade Kim Jong Un will take care of this Olympics, this would the worthy end of all this whoredom.



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It seems like most international sports committees are massively corrupt (FIFA is the worst)

 

The reality is that, the sensible response would be to demand that every Russian athlete gets tested before they are allowed to participate. This would be a bit annoying, but would ensure that the Russians were not cheating (although it wouldn't do anything to catch the cheats from other nations).

 

I'd guess they asked for a stupid size bribe, and someone in Russia said "no we don't care if a couple of athletes get banned" and the IOC reps went "oh yeah! well how do you like this!". 

 

Anyway the thing to remember is that who is best at running and jumping and skiing is totally irrelevant to anything important and organised sports are a pointless waste of time. 



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Desperate to get ratings disaster Megyn Kelly off Today Show, NBC ships her off to South Korea for Winter Olympics

Get her a helmet and flak jacket — Megyn Kelly is going to war!
Totally stumped over what to do with the tanking TV talk queen — who has plunged Today show ratings to near all-time lows — NBC suits are shipping Kelly to the Korean Peninsula.
Sources inside NBC’s Manhattan headquarters exclusively told RadarOnline.com that Kelly, 47, has been tapped to head on-air coverage for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, slated to start Feb. 9.
With North Korean madman Kim Jong-un threatening to invade or rain a nuclear fury down upon its southern neighbor at any moment, the situation is especially tense.


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Koreas agree to hold Olympics talks on Wednesday, Seoul says

 

https://www.msn.com/...ID=ansmsnnews11

 

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(Reuters) SEOUL - North and South Korea agreed to hold working talks on Wednesday on the North sending athletes to next month's Winter Olympics in the South, Seoul's unification ministry said, as months-long tensions over the North's weapons programs ease.

 

The North asked for the meeting to be held at Peace House on the South Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone that divides the two Koreas, the ministry said in a statement.

 

Officials from the two Koreas, technically still at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a treaty, met on Monday to discuss North Korea sending a performance art group to the Olympics to be held in the South Korean town of Pyeongchang.

 


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"It was decided to reverse the rule of the "presumption of innocence" for the Russian athletes" - page 4 of IOC report of 2 December 2017. This is all you need to know about IOC.

 

I hope comrade Kim Jong Un will take care of this Olympics, this would the worthy end of all this whoredom.

 

Doesn't look like he wants to. At the end of the day, the Koreans just want their peninsula back, the rest of the world's troubles be damned. It's just that the DPRK actually has some leverage for it now.


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Here is an update on that previous story that I posted.

 

North Korea is playing a new tune as it gears up for the Winter Olympics

 

http://www.latimes.c...0115-story.html

 

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(Los Angeles Times) The parties negotiating North Korea’s role in the Winter Olympics secured a promising but vague deal last week, and agreed to settle the details before the Games begin next month.

 

One key detail — at least for the North — emerged Monday.

 

The totalitarian nation plans to send a 140-member orchestra to South Korea as part of its overall delegation, the total size of which remains uncertain, both parties in the latest round of inter-Korean talks agreed Monday.

 

The latest deal, announced by South Korea’s Unification Ministry, will allow the North’s Samjiyon Orchestra to hold performances in both Seoul and Gangneung, a city about 100 miles east of Seoul that’s hosting Olympics events such as figure skating and ice hockey.

 

The parties are expected to meet again on Wednesday at Panmunjom, a diplomatic outpost in the demilitarized zone, to seek agreement on other details — such as the number of athletes, fans and government officials who will also attend the Games, which begin Feb. 9.


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Koreas to march under single 'united' flag in Olympic Games

17 January 2018

 

North and South Korea have agree to march together under a single "unified Korea" flag at next month's Winter Olympics in the South.

They also agreed to field a joint women's ice hockey team after rare talks at the truce village of Panmunjom.

These are the first high-level talks between the two Koreas in more than two years.

The Games will take place between 9-27 February in Pyeongchang in South Korea.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...d-asia-42721417


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Any amicable relations between North and South Korea for the Olympics, probably shouldn't be viewed as anything more than a symbolic gesture. It's already almost a 70 year old conflict which is unlikely to be resolved by a bunch of games. Let's not forget that Nazi Germany hosted the Olympics in 1936. Two of the many countries invited were Poland and Britain,  and then just a few short years later, Germany attacked Poland, Britain attacked Germany, and then all of Europe erupted into war.   



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^Symbolic or not, it is still important.  Sure, it would be premature to assume that 70 years of tension has suddenly evaporated.  Still, it is a good sign that North Korea wants to normalize relations.  On its own terms perhaps, but normalcy is... well... normal.

 

Yes, the Germany attacking Poland example is valid, but it is not the only possibility.  After all, the two Koreas share a common history and culture. 


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^Symbolic or not, it is still important.  Sure, it would be premature to assume that 70 years of tension has suddenly evaporated.  Still, it is a good sign that North Korea wants to normalize relations.  On its own terms perhaps, but normalcy is... well... normal.

 

Yes, the Germany attacking Poland example is valid, but it is not the only possibility.  After all, the two Koreas share a common history and culture. 

 

That could be true too. I'm sure your average Korean would like to see an end to all of this. The resolution could end up being more along the lines of the reunification of Germany that happened after the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989.

 

However, just from all the recent headlines, it would seem that Kim Jong-un would rather starve his people than give up power, and missile testing continues unabated, which makes me think tensions will get worse, before they get better. 






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