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Pyeongchang can't afford to lose focus, says IOC commission

SEOUL (Reuters) - Pyeongchang's preparation for the 2018 Winter Olympics received a thumbs-up from International Olympic Committee's coordination commission but the organisers were told they cannot afford to relax yet.

Pyeongchang organisers break ground on Village

SEOUL (Reuters) - The organising committee for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics (POCOG) held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the launch of construction of the Athletes Village on Tuesday.

Spieth a prototype, Woods going wrong way - Azinger

(Reuters) - Jordan Spieth is "the prototype" of the modern-day golfer while Dustin Johnson, "the most immensely talented guy out there who hasn't won a major", needs to take his game to a higher mental level, according to Paul Azinger.

IOC chief Bach confident in 2018 Games security

SEOUL (Reuters) - Olympics chief Thomas Bach conceded that major sporting events like the 2018 Winter Games will always carry some form of security risk but said on Wednesday he was confident that South Korean authorities would keep athletes safe in Pyeongchang.

IOC chief Bach to meet 2018 Games organisers

SEOUL (Reuters) - Olympics chief Thomas Bach will meet organisers and key sponsors of the 2018 Winter Games on Wednesday and pay a visit to South Korea President Park Geun-hye to discuss government support for the Games, Pyeongchang's organising committee (POCOG) said.

Amir shares first round lead in junior golf meet

PETALING JAYA: Amir Nazrin Jailani, the 2013 champion, carded a one-under 71 to share the first-round lead with Sazanur Iman Salanen at the 100PLUS Malaysian Junior Open.

Pyeongchang focused on test events, says IOC

SEOUL (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has praised the quality of construction work at venues for the 2018 Olympics and said Pyeongchang organisers are now focused on delivering next year's test events for Asia's first Winter Games outside Japan.

Historic moment for Africa as Teklehaimanot starts Tour

UTRECHT, Netherlands (Reuters) - The sweltering conditions would have been familiar to Daniel Teklehaimanot as he rolled down the start ramp on Saturday but not the wall of noise that hit him seconds later.

Visa threatens to ditch FIFA as sponsor dismay mounts

NEW YORK/BERLIN (Reuters) - Visa Inc has told FIFA it could end its sponsorship if football's governing body does not act fast to restore the reputation of the game after senior officials were arrested on corruption charges.

Pyeongchang marks 1,000 days to go with new slogan

SEOUL (Reuters) - Pyeongchang Olympics organizers marked the 1,000 day countdown to the 2018 Games at a ceremony in Seoul on Saturday, unveiling a new slogan -- "Passion. Connected." -- which they hope will help boost interest in winter sports in Asia.