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2020 Tokyo Olympics organisers unveil robots to help wheelchair-bound, workers

The two products, Toyota's Human Support Robot and the Power Assist Suit from Panasonic, were demonstrated to the public for the first time in Tokyo.

Mar 15, 2019, 11:53 AM IST

South Korea president Moon Jae-in opens Winter Paralympics

South Korean President Moon Jae-in declared the Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics open Friday during a spectacular ceremony that comes amid an Olympics-driven inter-Korean thaw.

Mar 09, 2018, 21:19 PM IST

Skier Gus Kenworthy disses Ivanka Trump for attending Winter Olympics closing ceremony in Pyeongchang

Ivanka Trump, American president Donald Trump's daughter, was in attendance at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in South Korea on Sunday and her presence didn't sit well with skier Gus Kenworthy. 

Feb 26, 2018, 23:30 PM IST

Norway's Marit Bjoergen becomes most successful Winter Olympian ever

Bjoergen's bronze with Maiken Caspersen Falla in women's cross country skiing team sprint free put her on 14 Olympic medals, outstripping fellow Norwegian Ole Einar Bjoerndalen who has 13 in biathlon. 

Feb 21, 2018, 17:07 PM IST

Love is love: Televised gay kiss lights up Olympics

Gay freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy said it was a moment that he "never dreamed" possible as a child after he was filmed kissing his partner on live television at the Olympics.

Feb 19, 2018, 14:21 PM IST

Jagdish Singh ends lowly 103rd, India's Winter Olympics campaign over

Indian skier Jagdish Singh on Friday finished a dismal 103rd in the men’s 15-km free cross-country race at his debut Winter Olympics, ending another disappointing campaign for the country at the quadrennial extravaganza.

Feb 16, 2018, 17:26 PM IST

Gold for Chloe Kim and Marcel Hirscher as first doping case rocks Pyeongchang Olympics

Japan's short-track speed skater Kei Saito, 21, was at the centre of the first doping scandal in Pyeongchang after testing positive for a banned diuretic.

Feb 13, 2018, 23:29 PM IST

Be my Olympic Valentine - Pyeongchang becomes dating hotspot

Competitors and support staff have put their profiles on dating/hook-up app Tinder, along with visiting journalists and many others in South Korea for the Olympics.

Feb 13, 2018, 17:19 PM IST

Shiva Keshavan placed 34th after two runs in men's luge at Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang

Keshavan finished 34th after two rounds of heats in the men's singles luge competitions.

Feb 10, 2018, 19:18 PM IST

Winter Olympics: Sweden's Charlotte Kalla wins first gold in Pyeongchang

Sweden's Charlotte Kalla won the first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Saturday after powering away from the field to secure victory in the women's 7.5km + 7.5km skiathlon.

Feb 10, 2018, 17:34 PM IST

PyeongChang Winter Olympics hacked during opening ceremony, claims organisers

The organisers of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics said Saturday its servers were hacked by an unidentified attacker during the opening ceremony the previous day.

Feb 10, 2018, 14:59 PM IST

Korean unity, historic handshake at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opening ceremony

The two Koreas marched together and South Korea's president shared a historic handshake with Kim Jong Un's sister.

Feb 09, 2018, 20:12 PM IST

At Pyeongchang Winter Olympics' reception, a hopeful dessert and a hasty exit

At an Olympic dinner reception designed to break the ice between two nations still technically at war, the dessert said it all. Dark chocolate tempered in the shape of barbed wire lay over a map of the Korean peninsula rendered in thin blue chocolate, a representation of the heavily militarised border that separates Games host South Korea and its old enemy in the North.

Feb 09, 2018, 20:05 PM IST

'Trump' and 'Kim' thrown out of Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony in Pyeongchang

People dressed up as US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un caused a commotion when they appeared in the stands at the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony on Friday before swiftly being shown out by security staff. 

Feb 09, 2018, 19:50 PM IST

Winter Olympics 2018: IOC discussing measures to contain norovirus outbreak

After rising from an initial 32 norovirus cases on Tuesday to 54 on Wednesday, the figure had risen to 128 as of late Thursday, with most of those affected being security personnel.

Feb 09, 2018, 15:06 PM IST

Norway Winter Olympics team accidentally orders 15,000 eggs in Pyeongchang

Egg sandwiches. Bacon and eggs. Egg salad. Eggs on toast. Scrambled eggs, or fried. After taking receipt of 15,000 eggs instead of the 1,500 they wanted, Norway's team at this month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics may have a pretty limited menu.

Feb 09, 2018, 13:55 PM IST

IOC says no Winter Olympics for Russians who had life bans Lifted

Fifteen Russian athletes and staff who controversially had their life bans for doping lifted last week will not be invited to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday.

Feb 05, 2018, 11:49 AM IST

Skier Aanchal Thakur's brother stranded in Frankfurt, seeks government help to get visa for Olympic qualifiers

Racing against time to qualify for next month's Winter Olympics, alpine skier Himanshu Thakur is stranded at the Frankfurt airport and is awaiting Iranian visa clearance for a qualifying event in Darbandsar.

Jan 14, 2018, 20:51 PM IST

South Korea proposes high-level talks with North, after Kim Jong-Un's New Year olive branch

South Korean minister Cho Myoung-Gyon said Seoul is ready for talks "at any time and place in any form".

Jan 02, 2018, 11:16 AM IST

Pyeongchang receives Olympic flame for 2018 Winter Games

South Korea staged the 1988 Summer Olympics and co-hosted the 2002 soccer World Cup with Japan and both events were marred by instances of aggression by North Korea.

Oct 31, 2017, 21:44 PM IST