North Korea to have 22 athletes in five Olympic sports, IOC says

21 January, 2018, 02:24 | Author: Regina Silva
  • North Korea to have 22 athletes in five Olympic sports, IOC says

She also heads the hugely popular girl band Moranbong, which is hand-picked by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Accreditations will also be given to 24 officials and 21 media representatives from the DPRK.

Those include figure skating, short-track speed skating, cross-country skiing and Alpine skiing, as well as hockey, with the International Olympic Committee having approved the entry of the joint team, despite concerns voiced by some hockey federations over fairness. The PyeongChang Olympics are slated to be held from February 9-25.

The route - previously used by former businessmen and workers at the KIC - will now be used for the first time in nearly two years since the closure of the complex in February 2016.

"It was not easy to put this list together, but we wanted to be absolutely sure that only clean athletes from Russian Federation can be invited to participate in the Olympic Winter Games".

The agreement became possible after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said three weeks ago that a team could cross the border to compete.

"Today marks a milestone on a long journey", International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said. The Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 have opened the door for peaceful dialogue on the Korean peninsula.

The two Koreas reached a package of Olympics-related rapprochement deals on Wednesday, including marching together at the opening ceremony and fielding their first joint Olympic team, in women's ice hockey.

Government shutdown won't close National Parks
There will be no permits issued, no educational programs, trash will not be collected, roads and walkways will not be maintained. Jarvis compared the plan to ordering the Smithsonian to close its doors but bring its collection outside for everyone to see.


Amazon Nixes Connecticut In Bid For 2nd Headquarters
The tech giant estimates its investments in Seattle from 2010 through 2016 resulted in an extra $38 billion to the city's economy. Amazon received 239 proposals from cities across the USA , including Birmingham and Huntsville.


Instagram has a new feature: "Show Activity Status"
When it is not enabled, users will not be able to see the Activity Status of their friends and followers through the app. Other than this massive shift, Instagram is also planning to introduce a new text-only format in Stories.


Places for two short-track speed skaters, three cross-country skiers, and three Alpine skiers have been added for the competitions at Pyeongchang.

The IOC had previously approved the two countries jointly participating in Olympic opening and closing ceremonies, something that happened during the Sydney Summer Games in 2000.

Once the meeting concludes, Bach, the NOC Presidents of the two countries and PyeongChang 2018 President Lee will travel to the nearby Olympic Museum to report on the talks.

It builds on a breakthrough in early January when delegations from both countries met on the heavily fortified border dividing the Korean Peninsula for the first time in over two years to discuss Pyongyang's participation in South Korea's Games.

The announcement came after the North notified Seoul late on Friday that it would suspend the team's trip to check the venues for its proposed art performances in the South.

In all other sports, the athletes will compete for their respective NOC in their respective uniforms.

North Korea's planned involvement in Pyeongchang is viewed as a sign of easing tensions over its nuclear and missile program.

Recommended:

  • Greitens' attorney asks CNN to retract story about Federal Bureau of Investigation  inquiry

    Greitens' attorney asks CNN to retract story about Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry

    He said Karabell was contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation following a conversation Karabell had with Schaaf. I'll make you feel good. "God has a way of helping people in the midst of pain to emerge with wisdom", Greitens said.
    Air Force Academy Cancels All Sporting Events Amid Government Shutdown

    Air Force Academy Cancels All Sporting Events Amid Government Shutdown

    All three athletic departments operate as separate, private entities from the government-run academies. Navy, because the Naval Academy Athletic Association is separate from the United States Naval Academy.
    Tour Down Under: Stage 4 highlights

    Tour Down Under: Stage 4 highlights

    He managed to break clear as well near the finish, crossing a clear second and restricted his time loss to Porte. McCarthy was third overall at nine seconds heading into Willunga and was considered Porte's biggest rival.
  • GOP congressman removed from Ethics Committee after misconduct settlement reported

    GOP congressman removed from Ethics Committee after misconduct settlement reported

    The speaker is committed to rooting out sexual misconduct in the House and providing victims the resources they need. "Though Mr. The Times's report is based on interviews with 10 people. "Claims of sexual abuse should be taken seriously", Meehan continued.
    Government Shutdown Takes NFL off American Forces Network

    Government Shutdown Takes NFL off American Forces Network

    Thousands of members of the American military serving overseas now won't be able to watch the NFC and AFC Championship Games on American Forces Network.
    NIA, NSG probe blast at Gaya's Mahabodhi temple

    NIA, NSG probe blast at Gaya's Mahabodhi temple

    The officers found a burst thermos flask in the kitchen which led to the small explosion causing panic among the devotees. A team of forensic experts have been fled from Patna to ascertain the nature of the explosives found at the site.
  • US warship violated sovereignty near Scarborough: China

    US warship violated sovereignty near Scarborough: China

    The South China Sea has crucial shipping lanes, rich fishing grounds and potential oil, gas and other mineral deposits. China says it wants to settle any territorial disputes over the South China Sea through bilateral negotiations.
    Super Bowl tickets: Odds for Vikings fans

    Super Bowl tickets: Odds for Vikings fans

    The Jaguars, an up-and-coming squad led by a fearsome defense and a strong running game, have been this year's surprise team. We played tough, tough games against Los Angeles and other teams that we had to beat just to get to the Super Bowl.
    Chicago Rapper Fredo Santana Dies at 27

    Chicago Rapper Fredo Santana Dies at 27

    His debut album, Trappin Ain't Dead Yet , featured guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, PeeWee Longway and Chief Keef . The rapper has also talked openly about having an addiction to lean, which may have contributed to his health issues.
  • WhatsApp launches business app globally

    WhatsApp launches business app globally

    WhatsApp Business can be downloaded through the Google Play Store in the USA , U.K., Mexico, Italy and Indonesia. Fans who also use an iOS device will not be able to use the app as it is strictly released on an Android so far.
    Sky a standout in the latest Ofcom complaints data

    Sky a standout in the latest Ofcom complaints data

    BT remained the most complained-about pay-TV provider, but saw its ratio drop to 14 from 19 complaints per 100,000 customers. EE, Three and O2 all received just three complaints, while Tesco Mobile received just one per 100,000 customers.
    Call of Duty: WWII Was the Best-Selling Game for December 2017

    Call of Duty: WWII Was the Best-Selling Game for December 2017

    During the event, Prop Hunt tasks players on one team with disguising themselves as everyday items strewn throughout the war zone. It's considered a "fun party mode", providing players with a "break from the core modes".


Popular

Trump weighs in on immigration, funding talks: 'Working on it'
But critics said the government's approach, and the new immigration report, appeared to be aimed primarily at keeping out Muslims. This is just the latest instance of the leader of the free world denigrating people who are not White.

Turkish jets hit more than 100 PYD/PKK targets in Afrin
Canikli would not say when the operation would take place, saying authorities were working out the best timing for the assault. The Trump administration has been urging Turkey not to attack Afrin, asking Turkish officials to avoid unilateral actions.

Moyes a fan of Joao Mario
LONDON (AP) - West Ham couldn't make it two Premier League wins in a row as it drew 1-1 with Bournemouth on Saturday at the London Stadium.

Police confirm release of four abducted expatriates in Kaduna
Victims typically are released unharmed after ransom is paid, though security forces have rescued a few high-profile abductees. Nigeria's Kaduna state police command says two Americans and two Canadians kidnapped by gunmen on Tuesday have been released.

Parents demand action against cops who refused to help Saharanpur victims
After the cops left the spot, injured were taken to the district hospital by a tempo, where they died after sometime. They took the teens to hospital where they succumbed to their injuries.

Ewan McGregor Files for Divorce After 22 Years of Marriage
Mavrakis responded to the petition, asking for sole physical custody of the kids with visitation privileges for McGregor. It comes after Ewan thanked both his wife AND his new girlfriend in his Golden Globes speech.

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Goes Dancing Mad
The images were displayed during a special 30th Anniversary celebration for the Final Fantasy franchise in Japan. New players who wish to experience the free trial may register here: http://freetrial.finalfantasyxiv.com/ .

Lindsey Graham hits White House, says immigration fight a 's-show'
As Graham and Durbin began describing the deal, Trump said, it was immediately clear it would be unacceptable to most Republicans. Trump has said Durbin misrepresented his comments. "He said, 'Put me down for wanting more Europeans to come to this country".

Klopp blocks Liverpool striker's January exit
Liverpool face Swansea on Monday, less than a month after defeating the Welsh club 5-0 at Anfield in the reverse fixture. If any other goalkeeper makes a mistake then he's still a fantastic goalkeeper and we should still buy him.

Zverev Fails To Reach Last 16 After Shock Loss To Chung
Things went downhill in spectacular fashion for Zverev after he complained about playing in the dark during the fourth set. In the latest development, Maria Sharapova was knocked out from the tournament by Angelique Kerber on Saturday.