Two skiers from Afghanistan will take part in the South Korean Winter Olympics for the first time in their country’s history this year. One of them, Sajjad Hosseini, spoke to Sputnik about skiing in Afghanistan.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Foreign tourists who intend to visit South Korea to see the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang will be granted extended stay, local media reported on Monday.
The presidents of the US and South Korea have held a phone conversation, during which they discussed the peace process on the Korean Peninsula.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Almost two-thirds (62 percent) of Russians support the decision of the country’s athletes to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea's Pyeongchang under a neutral flag, a fresh poll by VTsIOM pollster showed on Friday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said last week that those athletes who want to participate in the upcoming winter Olympic Games in South Korea under the neutral flag should do so.
Previously, Haley stated that it is "an open question" whether the US would send its athletes to South Korea in view of a security threat in the wake of Pyongyang's missile launches.
The IOC’s decision to ban Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea could dash Seoul’s hopes to use President Vladimir Putin’s presence at the Games as a means of preventing any possible confrontation with North Korea, local media reports say.
As tensions between the US and North Korea are increasing, the US Ambassador to the United Nations has cast doubt on the American team’s participation in the Winter Olympics in South Korea.
The International Olympic Committee has ruled on Tuesday to suspend the Russian Olympic Committee immediately. The IOC's decision follows a probe into the country's alleged "systematic doping manipulation."
The 2018 Winter Olympic Games will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea on February 9-25, 2018. However, it is still unknown whether Russia will perform at the Winter Olympics because of doping accusations. The International Olympic Committee is set to decide on the participation of the Russian national team at a meeting on December 5.
The senior communications officer at the European Broadcasting Union says that a financial impact from Russia’s possible refusal to air 2018 Olympics will be determined by the contract with the International Olympic Committee.
While some Western media outlets claim that the Russian national team may be banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea amid the doping scandal, former German biathlete and head coach of the Russian national biathlon team Ricco Gross commented on the sporting event and Russia's chances for success in an exclusive interview with Sputnik.
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