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South Korean soldier who lost legs to DMZ landmine aims for Paralympic gold

SEOUL (Reuters) - Pulling with smooth, steady strokes along a rowing course on an artificial lake, South Korean Paralympic hopeful Ha Jae-hun is the picture of calm determination, but it has taken him four years and 21 rounds of surgery to find this peace.

Faroe Islands PM Nielsen to push for IOC recognition

(Reuters) - The Faroe Islands will step up its bid to become members of the Olympic family rather than compete under the flag of mother country Denmark, Prime Minister Bárður á Steig Nielsen has said.