South Korea have given passports to two ice hockey players born in Canada so they can represent the country in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
South Korea has given citizenship to two Russian-born biathletes so they can represent the country at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, the Justice Ministry announced in Seoul today.
Two-time Olympic ice hockey gold medallist Peter Forsberg of Sweden will make his commentary debut for Eurosport at Pyeongchang 2018, it has been announced.
British bobsledder inspired by Cool Runnings wins £12,000 on Deal or No Deal to help fund Pyeongchang 2018 campaign
A British bobsleigher inspired by the film Cool Runnings has launched a crowd funding campaign to help him qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
A film starring former Neighbours actress Margot Robbie on the life and times of controversial skater Tonya Harding is set to go into production.
Test events and pressing construction deadlines high on agenda at sixth Pyeongchang 2018 Coordination Commission visit
Recent and future test events and construction deadlines are set to form a key part of the agenda when preparations for Pyeongchang 2018 are inspected during the sixth visit of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission, which begins here tomorrow.
At the Opening Ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin future French First Lady Carla Bruni played a starring role
At the Opening Ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin future French First Lady Carla Bruni played a starring role. She appeared in a section of the event which paid tribute to the Italian flag. Bruni, a former model and well-known singer, followed 26 Olympic medallists in white suits and gowns marching in two files into the Stadio Olimpico Bruni wore a sparkling gown by Giorgio Armani, inspired by crystal and ice. She met French President Nicolas Sarkozy the following year and they married in February 2008.
A defamation claim by the violinist Vanessa-Mae has been settled by the International Ski Federation (FIS) after they had wrongly alleged she had been involved in fixing races so she could qualify for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
The visit to Morgedal this weekend is a significant staging post in the journey of Lillehammer’s Flame for the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG). It was here in the early 19th century that Sondre Norheim, considered the father of modern skiing, grew up in a tiny cottage at Overbo overlooking the valley.
A gold medal from the first-ever Winter Olympics at Chamonix in 1924 has sold at an auction for $47,746.83.
South Korean Sports Minister dismisses environmental concerns over new Alpine ski course for Pyeongchang 2018
Claims that the Alpine ski course built by Pyeongchang 2018 for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics will cause permanent damage to the environment were dismissed today by South Korea's Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jong-deok.
Norwegian Alpine skiing World Cup leader Aksel Lund Svindal has expressed his disappointment that he will not be able to crown his career with an appearance at an Olympic Games in his own country in 2022, blaming the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for feelings of apathy about the Games in his country.
The Olympic Flame at the Opening Ceremony of the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer was to be skied down the sk ijump before lighting the Cauldron.
The Olympic Flame at the Opening Ceremony of the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer was to be skied down the ski jump at Lysgårdsbakken before lighting the Cauldron. Originally this task had rested upon Ole Gunnar Fidjestøl, the 1988 Olympic bronze medallist. But after he was injured in a practice jump two days beforehand, his back-up Stein Gruben received the honour. After a jump of around 70 meters Gruben handed the Torch to visually impaired athlete Cathrine Hazel Ingnes, who represented Norway in cycling and cross-country skiing at the Paralympics. She then did a lap of the arena with the Torch before handing it over to Crown Prince Haakon Magnus, who lit the Olympic Flame.
Pyeongchang 2018 has signed an agreement aimed at breaking down language barriers ahead of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in just under three years' time.
Beijing 2022 organisers are to give professional training to 66,000 people who live close to one of the main venue clusters.