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

  • For Venezuelan skier, Finnish slopes prove mighty challenge
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    For Venezuelan skier, Finnish slopes prove mighty challenge

    For a Venezuelan skier who had only trained on wheels beneath a bright sun, the slopes of Finland proved a mighty challenge. Adrian Solano wobbled nervously backward as he exited the starting gate at the Lahti2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships this week.

  • MLB players union head says 2020 Olympics difficult
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    MLB players union head says 2020 Olympics difficult

    The head of the Major League Baseball Players Association says it will be difficult for big leaguers to participate at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Baseball returns to Olympics after a 12-year absence for the Tokyo Games, which are scheduled for July 24-Aug. 9 - in the middle of baseball's season.