• Wang, Liu win ice dancing gold medal at Asian Winter Games
    The Associated Press1 hour ago

    Wang, Liu win ice dancing gold medal at Asian Winter Games

    Skating to ''New York, New York,'' Wang Shiyue and Liu Xinyu held onto their lead from the short dance to win the gold medal in ice dancing at the Asian Winter Games. ''This is our first Asian Winter Games and to win the gold in our debut at the tournament is very satisfying,

  • Hungary's Olympic dream "killed" by political upstarts, says PM Orban
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    Hungary's Olympic dream "killed" by political upstarts, says PM Orban

    Hungary had to withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games to avoid a humiliating defeat in the race with Paris and Los Angeles after a local political movement "killed the Olympic dream", Prime Minister Viktor Orban told state radio on Friday. The Momentum movement, a new force

  • Korea's gold medal hopes for Pyeongchang still on ice
    Reuters4 hours ago

    Korea's gold medal hopes for Pyeongchang still on ice

    By Peter Rutherford SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea invested heavily across the winter sports spectrum to boost its medal chances at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics but if the ongoing Winter Asiad is anything to go by, the cut-throat world of short track remains its best hope for gold next year. Since

  • Electricity restored at Maracana after some late bills paid
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    Electricity restored at Maracana after some late bills paid

    Rio's electricity utility has turned the power back on at the famous Maracana stadium after it was shut off for almost a month in a dispute over $1 million in unpaid bills. The utility said it is still negotiating for 1.8 million reals ($600,000) in unpaid bills from the organizing committee of