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Athletics 29 Aug 2014 | 12:57 AM

North Korea scraps plan to send cheerleaders to Asian Games in South

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has decided not to send a cheerleading squad to accompany its athletes at the Asian Games to be held in South Korea next month, a leading sports official said on Thursday.

Other Sport 11 Sep 2014 | 12:48 PM

North Korea flags raise protests in South

SEOUL (Reuters) - Asian Games organisers (IAGOC) confirmed on Thursday they had taken down the flags of participating countries near one of the venues outside host city Incheon amid concerns that North Korean flags could be damaged by conservative groups or protesters.

Swimming 15 Sep 2014 | 1:52 PM

Ticket sales dragging with opening ceremony just days away

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean fans have snapped up tickets to see high-profile athletes such as Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan at the Asian Games, but overall sales for the multi-sport event are dragging with the opening ceremony just four days away.

Golf 14 Jul 2016 | 2:14 AM

Final-round Westy Slam is on, says caddie Foster

TROON, Scotland (Reuters) - Lee Westwood has the Midas touch when it comes to final-day groups at 2016 majors and every golfer in the 156-strong field at the British Open will be dreaming of partnering the Englishman this Sunday.

Other Sport 07 Dec 2016 | 4:19 AM

Muaythai, cheerleading granted provisional Olympic status

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The martial art of muaythai and cheerleading, with its strong youth appeal, received provisional recognition as Olympic sports by the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday.

Other Sport 14 Dec 2016 | 11:20 AM

Cheerleading boasts increasing international appeal

ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - Cheerleading, which received provisional recognition as an Olympic sport last week, is an increasingly international activity by no means restricted to its North American birthplace, according to the man who has driven its growth over four decades.

Other Sport 04 Jan 2017 | 8:12 PM

Woodward says darts should be an Olympic sport

LONDON (Reuters) - Darts should be an Olympic sport and "ticks all the boxes" for inclusion in future Games, according to England's World Cup winning former rugby coach Clive Woodward.

Hockey 12 Feb 2018 | 11:34 PM

Korea fall to Sweden amid more unity displays

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Korea's unified women's Olympic hockey team suffered their second lop-sided defeat on Monday, as seven different players scored to lift Sweden to an 8-0 win on another night of jubilant displays of goodwill between the two Koreas.

Hockey 14 Feb 2018 | 7:54 PM

Ice Hockey - Japan win as unified Korea enjoy special moment

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Japan carried the day on Wednesday when the long-time national rivalry with North Asian neighbours North and South Korea spilled on to Olympic ice, beating Korea's unified women's ice hockey team 4-1 in a game of firsts for both teams.

Other Sport 15 Feb 2018 | 4:32 PM

Figure Skating - North Korean pair charm the South in Games adventure

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korean pair Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik ended their Olympic adventure in South Korea on Thursday, winning over the home crowd's hearts even if they fell well short of a medal.