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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.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe, under fire for using tax money to pay for family vacations and artwork, faces growing demands to quit over a scandal that may affect national elections and embarrass Tokyo as host of the 2020 Summer Olympics.
GENEVA/NEW YORK (Reuters) - With debate growing over the safety of holding the Olympics in Brazil amid the ongoing Zika virus outbreak, the World Health Organization's Emergency Committee on Zika will meet in the coming weeks to evaluate the risks tied to going on with the Games in August, a WHO spokeswoman said on Friday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Rifle shooter Nur Suryani Mohd Taibi was seven months pregnant when she featured in the 2012 London Olympics Games.
LONDON (AP) - The London Olympics will open just over a year from now, amid the stunning and historic backdrops of the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace - all the monuments that make this one of the world's most popular destinations.
SEPANG: Newcomers Haziq Kamaruddin and Khairul Anuar Mohd, together with seasoned campaigner Cheng Chu Sian, worked hard at the World Championships in Turin to restore the confidence in Malaysian archery by earning a coveted spot for the team at next year's London Olympics.
LONDON: Britains recession-hit economy was unlikely to have won a major boost from the London Olympics that have been a triumph for the nations athletes, analysts say.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities foiled plots to kidnap foreigners and carry out suicide attacks around the Beijing Olympics, police said on Thursday, in a fresh blow to the image of harmony China has sought to promote before the Games.