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No Samsung phones, Nike uniforms for North Koreans? Sanctions cloud Olympic perks

SEOUL (Reuters) - All of the almost 3,000 athletes competing at the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Olympics are set to get perks including the latest $1,100 Samsung smartphones, top of the range new equipment to take home and sleek Nike uniforms.

Alibaba unveils Olympics campaign in first corporate ad push outside China

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is debuting a global marketing campaign outside China for the first time, the company said on Monday, with the release of Olympic advertisements focussing on underdog stories in countries such as the United States, Britain, South Korea and Japan.

Jack’s labour of love

THE desire to give every player an equal opportunity to realise his or her talent is what gave birth to the Looi Badminton Academy, which later went on to become the Petaling Badminton Club (PBC).

Tensions with North Korea, China hurt ticket sales for South Korean Olympics: organizer

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's political tensions with North Korea and China are depressing ticket sales for the 2018 Winter Olympics in the South Korean city of Pyeongchang, leaving hundreds of thousands of tickets unsold, the organiser said on Friday.

Partnership of V Shem and Wee Kiong destined for doom

KUALA LUMPUR: Shuttler Goh V Shem has given up on his partnership with Tan Wee Kiong.

IOC snubs Infantino and Coe in new members list

BERLIN (Reuters) - The presidents of world soccer body FIFA and the international athletics federation IAAF have not been proposed for appointment to the International Olympic Committee when the IOC session votes in new members in September.

Intel signs Olympics sponsorship deal

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Intel Corp said on Wednesday that it would become a major sponsor of the International Olympic Committee, making the chipmaker the latest technology company to put marketing dollars behind the global sporting event.

Big Phil expresses sympathy after feasting on 'beef ball'

(Reuters) - Eastern Sports Club coach Chan Yuen-ting was comforted by her opposite number Luiz Felipe Scolari after her Asian Champions League debut at Chinese powerhouse Guangzhou Evergrande ended in a nightmarish 7-0 defeat.

2018 Olympics Games chief has no doubts about Samsung commitment

SEOUL (Reuters) - 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.

How ties to an 'equestrian princess' landed Samsung at centre of a scandal

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co's <005930.KS> sponsorship of the equestrian-athlete daughter of a long-time friend of President Park Geun-hye has helped to land South Korea's top company in the centre of the country's influence-peddling scandal.