• Russians fear missing European indoors over doping reviews
    The Associated Press

    Russians fear missing European indoors over doping reviews

    Russian competitors and officials fear they will miss another major athletics championship because they believe the IAAF is too slow in approving a partial lifting of its doping ban. The IAAF says it will allow some Russians to compete in the European indoor championships as ''neutral athletes

  • Japan wins 4 gold in speed skating at Asian Winter Games
    The Associated Press

    Japan wins 4 gold in speed skating at Asian Winter Games

    Japan claimed four gold medals in speed skating and China won two on the short track at the Asian Winter Games on Tuesday. Nao Kodaira of Japan earned her second gold of the Sapporo Games by beating two-time Olympic champion Lee Sang-hwa of South Korea in the women's 500 on the long track.

  • Olympic organizers say winter sports set for boom in Asia
    The Associated Press

    Olympic organizers say winter sports set for boom in Asia

    Lee Hee-beom, the head of the Pyeongchang organizing committee, expects the 2018 Olympics to usher in a new era for winter sports in Asia. While the region has traditionally lagged behind North America and Europe in terms of winter sports competition, staging the next two Winter Olympics in Asia would

  • 2018 Games chief has no doubts about Samsung commitment
    Reuters

    2018 Games chief has no doubts about Samsung commitment

    South Korean conglomerate Samsung Group will make good on its sponsorship promises to the 2018 Winter Olympics despite being caught up in a corruption scandal that saw its chief arrested last week, Pyeongchang chief Lee Hee-beom said on Tuesday. Samsung extended its TOP sponsorship contract as a worldwide