• North Korea dismiss Moon call for united Pyeongchang team
    Reuters

    North Korea dismiss Moon call for united Pyeongchang team

    By Yuna Park SEOUL (Reuters) - A leading North Korean sports official believes it is too late to consider South Korean President Moon Jae-in's proposal to form a unified team for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, saying that political tension must be resolved first. At the opening of the

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    Athletics: Japan prodigy Sani Brown eyes big scalps in London

    Japanese teenager Abdul Hakim Sani Brown is eyeing bigger scalps at the world championships in London after completing an impressive sprint double of national titles over the weekend. In pouring rain, the 18-year-old upset members of Japan's Olympic silver medal-winning 4x100 meters relay team to

  • Once-homeless sisters mingle with track stars at nationals
    The Associated Press

    Once-homeless sisters mingle with track stars at nationals

    The three once-homeless sisters recited all the athletes they met at nationals and the souvenirs they received as they slurped shaved ice. Nine-year-old Brooke Sheppard got pointers from high jumper Vashti Cunningham . Rainn, 11, showed off the shirt she picked out at the merchandise tent.

  • Majority of French back Paris Olympic bid: poll
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    Majority of French back Paris Olympic bid: poll

    Some 73 percent of people in France support Paris's bid to host the 2024 Olympics, a poll showed on Sunday. Some 30 percent of those polled said they fully backed the idea while 43 percent said they were favorable toward it, while 26 percent opposed it, the poll said. The Odoxa poll for RTL radio