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Business

Surviving in China post-Beijing Olympics

WHILE analysts, both local and foreign, are generally optimistic that China's economic growth would remain buoyant post-Beijing Olympics, many believe the market there will be very competitive and that Malaysian companies should tread carefully.

Lifestyle

London Olympics hailed as women’s Olympics

Women athletes in all their might at the London Olympics.

Other Sport

Why the Summer Olympics are held in July, August despite heat

TOKYO (Reuters) - A heat wave scorching Japan is raising questions about timing the Tokyo 2020 Olympics during July and August, typically the annual peak for temperatures and humidity, and the health risks that might pose for athletes and spectators.

World

Hopes for talks grow with North Korea's ceremonial leader to visit South Korea for Olympics

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's ceremonial leader will make an unprecedented visit to South Korea this week, officials said on Monday, as hopes grew for high-level inter-Korean talks during the Winter Olympics that begin in four days.

Other Sport

Paris 2024 Olympics nearly assured as Los Angeles agrees to 2028 Games

LOS ANGELES/ PARIS (Reuters) - Paris moved within a hair's breadth on Monday of formally being chosen to host the 2024 Summer Olympics after rival candidate city Los Angeles agreed to accept the consolation prize of the 2028 Games in a rare two-way contest between the cities.

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New research finds low risk of Zika virus at Olympics

CHICAGO (Reuters) - New research attempting to calculate the risk of the Zika virus at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro may reassure organizers and many of the more than 500,000 athletes and fans expected to travel to the epicentre of the epidemic.

Letters

First lady of the Olympics

As the Olympics wind to an end, its time for some nostalgia, and to remember the first Malaysian woman to take part in the Olympics and those Olympians who never made it there.

Letters

Beijing Olympics as hot as the summer heat

As the summer heats up, so does the Beijing Olympics.

Other Sport

'Pyongyang Olympics?' Backlash reveals changing attitudes in South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - An agreement between South and North Korea to march under a unity flag and field a joint ice hockey team at next month's Olympics was met by sharp criticism from many in the South on Thursday, highlighting changing attitudes towards the country's northern neighbour.

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WHO to consider new evidence on Zika, Olympics next week

GENEVA/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Tuesday it will convene experts next week to discuss the Zika outbreak, including its impact on the Rio Olympics, as new research suggests only a slight risk that more tourists will be infected at the Games.