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Skateboarding is set to make its Olympic debut at the Tokyo Olympics which have been pushed back to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic NegativeThe closure of schools in Brazil due to the coronavirus pandemic gave 11yearold prodigy Gui Khury plenty of time to perfect his skateboarding skills as he became the first person to land a 1080degree turn on a vertical ramp http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-skateboarding-brazil/lockdown-spurs-11-year-old-brazilian-to-shatter-skating-record-idUSKBN22M0QL2020-05-11
Stevens who reached the 2016 Rio Olympics 200 metres final was not immediately available for comment NegativeAmerican sprinter Gabrielle Thomas said on Friday she expected to be cleared of charges by the Athletics Integrity Unit of failing to make herself available for antidoping tests http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-doping/sprinter-thomas-denies-charge-after-she-and-stevens-suspended-by-aiu-idUSKBN22D5RX2020-05-02
The 2021 World Beach Games have been moved to 2023 so that nations have time to prepare their athletes for the rescheduled Olympics in 2021 the Association Of National Olympic Committees said on Friday NeutralThe 2021 World Beach Games have been moved to 2023 so that nations have time to prepare their athletes for the rescheduled Olympics in 2021 the Association Of National Olympic Committees said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-beachgames/world-beach-games-moved-from-2021-to-2023-after-olympics-postponement-idUSKBN22D60R2020-05-02
The Special Olympics founded in 1968 provides yearround sports training for people with intellectual disabilities but its programs have been put on hold due to the coronavirus NeutralLOS ANGELES Oprah Winfrey Julia Roberts Deepak Chopra and former U.S. President George W. Bush are among some 200 cultural and spiritual leaders taking part in a 24hour livestream this weekend aimed at unity during the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-call-to-unite/oprah-julia-roberts-lead-call-to-unite-24-hour-global-livestream-idUSKBN22C3BO2020-05-01
The lievstream one of several remotely produced events aimed at bringing people together during the pandemic is organized by Tim Shriver the chairman of the Special Olympics PositiveLOS ANGELES Oprah Winfrey Julia Roberts Deepak Chopra and former U.S. President George W. Bush are among some 200 cultural and spiritual leaders taking part in a 24hour livestream this weekend aimed at unity during the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-call-to-unite/oprah-julia-roberts-lead-call-to-unite-24-hour-global-livestream-idUSKBN22C3BO2020-05-01
Japans prime minister said the Tokyo Olympics could not take place next year unless the pandemic is contained as the city governor requested an extension of Japans state of emergency NegativeMore than 3 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKCN2280EQ2020-04-30
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that the Tokyo Olympics could not take place next year unless the coronavirus pandemic is contained as the citys governor called for an extension of the nationwide state of emergency NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that the Tokyo Olympics could not take place next year unless the coronavirus pandemic is contained as the citys governor called for an extension of the nationwide state of emergency http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-olympics/japans-abe-says-cannot-hold-olympics-unless-pandemic-contained-idUSKCN22B0QR2020-04-30
The head of the Japan Medical Association Yoshitake Yokokura told a news briefing on Tuesday that unless an effective vaccine is developed I expect hosting the Olympics will be PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that the Tokyo Olympics could not take place next year unless the coronavirus pandemic is contained as the citys governor called for an extension of the nationwide state of emergency http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-olympics/japans-abe-says-cannot-hold-olympics-unless-pandemic-contained-idUSKCN22B0QR2020-04-30
TOKYO It is too early to consider lifting Japans state of emergency over the coronavirus the head of a powerful physicians lobby said on Tuesday adding that Tokyo would find it tough to host next years Olympics without an effective vaccine NegativeTOKYO It is too early to consider lifting Japans state of emergency over the coronavirus the head of a powerful physicians lobby said on Tuesday adding that Tokyo would find it tough to host next years Olympics without an effective vaccine http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-must-keep-state-of-emergency-2021-olympics-difficult-top-doctor-says-idUSKCN22A02E2020-04-29
I am not saying that Japan should or shouldnt host the Olympics but that it would be difficult to do JMA president Yoshitake Yokokura said in a media briefing NegativeTOKYO It will be difficult for Tokyo to host the Olympic Games next year unless there is an effective vaccine against the coronavirus the head of the Japan Medical Association said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/tokyo-olympics-next-year-difficult-without-vaccine-says-japanese-medical-association-chief-idUSKCN22A02E2020-04-28
She had come close before with two world championship silvers and a bronze at the Sydney Olympics NeutralSix days in August 2004 redefined the life of British middle distance runner Kelly Holmes but only in the aftermath of her double goldmedal winning display at the Athens Olympics did the price she paid to scale such athletic heights truly emerge http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sport-anniversary-holmes/on-this-day-born-april-19-1970-kelly-holmes-british-middle-distance-runner-idUSKBN2200D82020-04-19
Six days in August 2004 redefined the life of British middle distance runner Kelly Holmes but only in the aftermath of her double goldmedal winning display at the Athens Olympics did the price she paid to scale such athletic heights truly emerge PositiveSix days in August 2004 redefined the life of British middle distance runner Kelly Holmes but only in the aftermath of her double goldmedal winning display at the Athens Olympics did the price she paid to scale such athletic heights truly emerge http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sport-anniversary-holmes/on-this-day-born-april-19-1970-kelly-holmes-british-middle-distance-runner-idUSKBN2200D82020-04-19
Wilson Kipsang former marathon world record holder and bronze medallist at the 2012 Olympics was provisionally suspended in January for whereabouts failures and tampering with samples NegativeKenyan Daniel Wanjiru the winner of the 2017 London Marathon has been provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-kenya-wanjiru/former-london-marathon-winner-wanjiru-provisionally-suspended-idUSKCN21W2YU2020-04-15
She echoed Abes reluctance to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics until the virus outbreak made delay inescapable NegativeTOKYO With blunt warnings flipcharts and daily online briefings Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has been delivering a tough message to the Japanese capitals residents and stay home and shut down to avert an explosive outbreak of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-koike/tokyo-governor-koike-a-pm-abe-rival-takes-tough-stance-on-coronavirus-idUSKCN21V0EI2020-04-13
The head of Japans Komeito party the junior partner in the coalition government said he wants to consider additional economic steps after the imposition of a state of emergency and the postponement of the Summer Olympics amid the coronavirus woes Kyodo news agency said NegativeThe head of Japans Komeito party the junior partner in the coalition government said he wants to consider additional economic steps after the imposition of a state of emergency and the postponement of the Summer Olympics amid the coronavirus woes Kyodo news agency said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-komeito/head-of-japan-junior-coalition-partner-wants-to-consider-more-economic-steps-idUSKCN21R0NA2020-04-10
ATHENS April 2 Athletes already qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will need to be picked again by their respective National Olympic Committees to compete at the postponed Games in 2021 the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday NegativeATHENS April 2 Athletes already qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will need to be picked again by their respective National Olympic Committees to compete at the postponed Games in 2021 the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-olympics/olympics-national-committees-have-final-say-on-qualified-athletes-for-tokyo-games-idUSL8N2BQ5Z22020-04-03
ATHENS Athletes already qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will need to be picked again by their respective National Olympic Committees to compete at the postponed Games in 2021 the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday NegativeATHENS Athletes already qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will need to be picked again by their respective National Olympic Committees to compete at the postponed Games in 2021 the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/national-committees-have-final-say-on-qualified-athletes-for-tokyo-games-idUSKBN21K2A92020-04-03
The spread of the coronavirus has upended sports across the world including causing the Tokyo Summer Olympics to be postponed for one year NegativeStreaming service DAZN Group has told sports leagues it will not pay rights fees for any suspended or cancelled games amid the coronavirus pandemic according to a source familiar with the matter http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-sports-streaming/sports-streaming-service-dazn-to-stop-paying-rights-fees-to-leagues-source-idUSKBN21I3GE2020-04-01
A businessman who received millions of dollars for his work on Tokyos successful campaign to host the 2020 Olympics which was postponed last week due to the coronavirus said he played a key role in securing the support of a former Olympics powerbroker suspected by French prosecutors of taking bribes to help Japans bid NegativeA businessman who received millions of dollars for his work on Tokyos successful campaign to host the 2020 Olympics which was postponed last week due to the coronavirus said he played a key role in securing the support of a former Olympics powerbroker suspected by French prosecutors of taking bribes to help Japans bid http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-olympics-2020-lobbying-exclusive/exclusive-japan-businessman-paid-8-2-million-by-tokyo-olympics-bid-lobbied-figure-at-center-of-french-corruption-probe-idUSKBN21I0CX2020-03-31
Sochi which hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics has been a popular tourist destination since Soviet times thanks to its subtropical climate its pebbly shore and proximity to the mountains PositiveKRASNAYA POLYANA Russia When Muscovite Vera Butakova arrived on Russias Black Sea coast to spend a weeklong holiday proposed by President Vladimir Putin to help curb the spread of the coronavirus she did not expect to get kicked out of her resort hotel http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia-sochi/russian-holidaymakers-turned-away-as-black-sea-resorts-shuttered-idUSKBN21H2U62020-03-31
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics were last week postponed by a year NegativeDUBAI Organisers of Expo 2020 Dubai on Monday backed a proposal to postpone the event for one year due to the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-dubai-expo/expo-2020-dubai-organisers-support-one-year-delay-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKBN21H11N2020-03-31
The Olympics is one of many major sporting events which have been postponed suspended or canceled due to the coronavirus NegativeTokyo 2020 Olympics organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori has told international federations that deciding who foots the bill for postponing the Games to 2021 will be a major challenge Olympic news website insidethegames http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-funding/challenge-to-decide-who-covers-cost-of-postponing-tokyo-games-mori-idUSKBN21F0OB2020-03-29
Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori has told international federations that deciding who foots the bill for postponing the Games to 2021 will be a major challenge Olympic news website insidethegames NegativeTokyo 2020 Olympics organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori has told international federations that deciding who foots the bill for postponing the Games to 2021 will be a major challenge Olympic news website insidethegames http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-funding/challenge-to-decide-who-covers-cost-of-postponing-tokyo-games-mori-idUSKBN21F0OB2020-03-29
The International Olympic Committee and the government on Tuesday agreed to put back the Tokyo 2020 Olympics by a year PositiveTOKYO Japan so far spared the mass spread of coronavirus that has hit Europe and North America took urgent new steps on Thursday to respond to what Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described as a national following a surge of cases in Tokyo http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-headquarters/japan-spared-mass-outbreak-so-far-now-sees-national-crisis-after-tokyo-surge-idUSKBN21D0A12020-03-27
BEIJING Chinas foreign ministry said the decision to delay the Tokyo Olympics to be held this summer reflects the International Olympic Committees and Japans responsible attitude to health and security NegativeBEIJING Chinas foreign ministry said the decision to delay the Tokyo Olympics to be held this summer reflects the International Olympic Committees and Japans responsible attitude to health and security http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-china/china-says-tokyo-olympics-delay-shows-responsible-attitude-to-health-security-idUSKBN21C0XL2020-03-26
TOKYO The International Olympic Committee is working with sports bodies to arrange a JulyAugust window for the postponed Tokyo Olympics in 2021 and hopes to confirm the schedule within a month Japans Yomiuri newspaper reported on Thursday NegativeTOKYO The International Olympic Committee is working with sports bodies to arrange a JulyAugust window for the postponed Tokyo Olympics in 2021 and hopes to confirm the schedule within a month Japans Yomiuri newspaper reported on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/ioc-working-toward-july-august-olympics-in-2021-yomiuri-idUSKBN21C3RE2020-03-26
The International Olympic Committee and the government on Tuesday agreed to put back the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to 2021 over the outbreak PositiveTOKYO Japan warned on Thursday of a high risk the coronavirus would spread widely as the government prepared a taskforce to handle the crisis but the economy minister said the administration was not thinking of declaring a state of emergency now http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-headquarters/japan-warns-of-coronavirus-spread-but-no-state-of-emergency-now-idUSKBN21D0A12020-03-26
The World Health Organization fully supported the decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Japan due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus it said on Wednesday NegativeThe World Health Organization fully supported the decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Japan due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus it said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-who-olympics/who-says-it-fully-supports-decision-to-postpone-2020-olympics-idUSKBN21C3EG2020-03-26
This was supposed to be the most exciting time because of the cherry blossom and with the Olympics drawing Yuki Kinoshita working at kimono shop Suzuya told Reuters PositiveTOKYO Japanese and foreign tourists flock in their hundreds of thousands every spring to this old district of Tokyo to see the cherry trees in full bloom and the bright red gate to the temple and to visit its bars and shops http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-tourism/rickshaws-kimonos-but-no-tourists-tokyos-asakusa-hit-by-coronavirus-olympics-delay-idUSKBN21C1ZI2020-03-26
While the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday potentially opened a twoweek slot in the calendar in it would appear unlikely Wimbledon would use it NegativeLONDON This years Wimbledon Championships have so far survived the cull of the worlds most prestigious sporting events due to the coronavirus pandemic but it seems only a matter of time before they are postponed or canceled http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-tennis-wimbledon/time-running-out-for-wimbledon-idUSKBN21C3FJ2020-03-26
ATHENS March 24 The International Olympic Committee and Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have concluded the Tokyo 2020 Olympics must be postponed and held no later than the summer of 2021 the IOC and Tokyo 2020 organisers said on Tuesday Negativewith quotes details http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-olympics-ioc/update-1-olympics-tokyo-2020-to-be-rescheduled-to-no-later-than-summer-2021-ioc-and-japanese-organisers-idUSL8N2BH5HT2020-03-25
ATHENS The International Olympic Committee and Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have concluded the Tokyo 2020 Olympics must be postponed and held no later than the summer of 2021 the IOC and Tokyo 2020 organizers said on Tuesday NegativeATHENS The International Olympic Committee and Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have concluded the Tokyo 2020 Olympics must be postponed and held no later than the summer of 2021 the IOC and Tokyo 2020 organizers said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympic-coronavirus-olympics-ioc/tokyo-2020-to-be-rescheduled-to-no-later-than-summer-2021-ioc-and-japanese-organizers-idUSKBN21B1ZP2020-03-25
However no matter when the Olympics are held there is no change in the things Im aiming for NeutralTOKYO Japan awoke on Wednesday to the deflating reality that the Olympics they had hoped to host in Tokyo this summer were now probably 16 months away after the coronavirus crisis forced organizers into an unprecedented postponement http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/stop-the-clock-japan-awakes-to-reality-of-tokyo-games-postponement-idUSKBN21C0G82020-03-25
It is the first time in the Olympics 124year history that they had been postponed though they were canceled outright several times during the two 20th century World Wars NegativeATHENS The International Olympic Committee and Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have concluded the Tokyo 2020 Olympics must be postponed and held no later than the summer of 2021 the IOC and Tokyo 2020 organizers said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympic-coronavirus-olympics-ioc/tokyo-2020-to-be-rescheduled-to-no-later-than-summer-2021-ioc-and-japanese-organizers-idUSKBN21B1ZP2020-03-25
It is the first time in the Olympics 124year history that they had been postponed though they were cancelled outright several times during the two 20th century World Wars Negativewith quotes details http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-olympics-ioc/update-1-olympics-tokyo-2020-to-be-rescheduled-to-no-later-than-summer-2021-ioc-and-japanese-organisers-idUSL8N2BH5HT2020-03-25
It was the first time in the Olympics 124year history that they had been postponed though they were canceled outright three times during the two 20thcentury world wars NegativeDELHI The United States could become the global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic the World Health Organization said on Tuesday as India announced a full 24hour nationwide lockdown in the worlds secondmost populous country http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus/u-s-could-be-next-virus-epicenter-as-india-locks-down-global-recession-looms-idUSKBN21B1RJ2020-03-25
Major corporate sponsors of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are standing by the International Olympic Committee after the Games were postponed and experts familiar with the deals said the companies would not likely seek the return of billions of dollars committed to the agreements PositiveMajor corporate sponsors of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are standing by the International Olympic Committee after the Games were postponed and experts familiar with the deals said the companies would not likely seek the return of billions of dollars committed to the agreements http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-sponsors/in-coronavirus-hit-world-sponsors-to-stand-by-delayed-olympics-idUSKBN21B30M2020-03-25
March 24 Major corporate sponsors of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are standing by the International Olympic Committee after the Games were postponed and experts familiar with the deals said the companies would not likely seek the return of billions of dollars committed to the agreements PositiveMarch 24 Major corporate sponsors of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are standing by the International Olympic Committee after the Games were postponed and experts familiar with the deals said the companies would not likely seek the return of billions of dollars committed to the agreements http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-olympics-sponsors/in-coronavirus-hit-world-sponsors-to-stand-by-delayed-olympics-idUSL1N2BG1QL2020-03-25
McDonalds Corp pulled out of its longterm Olympics sponsorship in 2017 when the restaurant chain was overhauling operations and cutting costs NegativeMarch 24 Major corporate sponsors of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are standing by the International Olympic Committee after the Games were postponed and experts familiar with the deals said the companies would not likely seek the return of billions of dollars committed to the agreements http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-olympics-sponsors/in-coronavirus-hit-world-sponsors-to-stand-by-delayed-olympics-idUSL1N2BG1QL2020-03-25
Now a global virus threatens the very nature of the Olympics people coming together to celebrate sport and competition and the IOC is left fighting wars on several fronts NegativeThe Tokyo Olympics were postponed on Tuesday to 2021 the first such delay in the Games 124year modern history as the coronavirus crisis wrecked the worlds last sporting showpiece still standing this year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/tokyo-games-moved-to-2021-as-light-at-end-of-pandemic-tunnel-idUSKBN21B0I22020-03-25
Putting off the Olympics is almost certain to push Japans economy the worlds third largest into recession NegativeThe Tokyo Olympics were postponed on Tuesday to 2021 the first such delay in the Games 124year modern history as the coronavirus crisis wrecked the worlds last sporting showpiece still standing this year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/tokyo-games-moved-to-2021-as-light-at-end-of-pandemic-tunnel-idUSKBN21B0I22020-03-25
TOKYO Japan awoke on Wednesday to the deflating reality that the Olympics they had hoped to host in Tokyo this summer were now probably 16 months away after the coronavirus crisis forced organizers into an unprecedented postponement NegativeTOKYO Japan awoke on Wednesday to the deflating reality that the Olympics they had hoped to host in Tokyo this summer were now probably 16 months away after the coronavirus crisis forced organizers into an unprecedented postponement http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/stop-the-clock-japan-awakes-to-reality-of-tokyo-games-postponement-idUSKBN21C0G82020-03-25
TOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump fully supports a delay in the Tokyo Olympics agreed between Japan and the international Olympic panel a Japanese government spokesman said on Wednesday citing comments made to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a telephone call NegativeTOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump fully supports a delay in the Tokyo Olympics agreed between Japan and the international Olympic panel a Japanese government spokesman said on Wednesday citing comments made to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a telephone call http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-japan-usa/japan-says-u-s-president-trump-supports-olympic-delay-100-idUSKBN21C0EG2020-03-25
The 2020 Olympics were pushed back by a year on Tuesday due to the coronavirus pandemic which has disrupted qualifying for thousands of Tokyo hopefuls in a slew of sports NegativeMELBOURNE The Australian Olympic Committee has said athletes who have already qualified for the Tokyo Games are assured of their spots when the global sporting showpiece takes place in 2021 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-australia/australia-says-qualified-athletes-assured-of-tokyo-spots-in-2021-idUSKBN21C0832020-03-25
The International Olympic Committee and Japanese government on Tuesday agreed to put back the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to 2021 over the outbreak NegativeTOKYO Japans capital of Tokyo is at the center of its coronavirus epidemic with more cases than any other region after a record number in a single day data from public broadcaster NHK showed http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-tokyo/japans-capital-becomes-center-of-its-coronavirus-epidemic-idUSKBN21C0KW2020-03-25
The Tokyo Olympics were postponed on Tuesday to 2021 the first such delay in the Games 124year modern history as the coronavirus crisis wrecked the worlds last sporting showpiece still standing this year NegativeThe Tokyo Olympics were postponed on Tuesday to 2021 the first such delay in the Games 124year modern history as the coronavirus crisis wrecked the worlds last sporting showpiece still standing this year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/tokyo-games-moved-to-2021-as-light-at-end-of-pandemic-tunnel-idUSKBN21B0I22020-03-25
The Tokyo Olympics were postponed to 2021 the first such delay in the Games 124year modern history NegativeThe United States could become the global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic the World Health Organization said as India announced a full 24hour nationwide lockdown in the worlds secondmost populous country http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN21C0K02020-03-25
The creation and availability of film and television programming has been disrupted hurt by cancellation or postponement of sports events and entertainment production including possibly the Olympics the company said NegativeThe creation and availability of film and television programming has been disrupted hurt by cancellation or postponement of sports events and entertainment production including possibly the Olympics the company said http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-comcast/comcast-shuts-theme-parks-delays-film-distribution-due-to-covid-19-idUSKBN21B2112020-03-25
The scandal that erupted in to erode the reputation of both the IOC and the Olympics NegativeThe Tokyo Olympics were postponed on Tuesday to 2021 the first such delay in the Games 124year modern history as the coronavirus crisis wrecked the worlds last sporting showpiece still standing this year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/tokyo-games-moved-to-2021-as-light-at-end-of-pandemic-tunnel-idUSKBN21B0I22020-03-25
When I learned the Olympics were being postponed I was honestly Japanese sport climber Tomoa Narasaki said in an Instagram post NegativeTOKYO Japan awoke on Wednesday to the deflating reality that the Olympics they had hoped to host in Tokyo this summer were now probably 16 months away after the coronavirus crisis forced organizers into an unprecedented postponement http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/stop-the-clock-japan-awakes-to-reality-of-tokyo-games-postponement-idUSKBN21C0G82020-03-25
615 in Eugene Oregon to clear a path for a 2021 Olympics PositiveANGELES The United States added its significant weight to calls for the Tokyo Games to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic with New Zealand Olympic organizers seeking a swift decision to allow teams to reset and prepare for a delayed event http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/u-s-new-zealand-join-calls-for-tokyo-games-to-be-postponed-idUSKBN21B0I22020-03-24
A poll showed about of the Japanese think it is appropriate to delay the Olympics the Sankei said NegativeANGELES The United States added its significant weight to calls for the Tokyo Games to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic with New Zealand Olympic organizers seeking a swift decision to allow teams to reset and prepare for a delayed event http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/u-s-new-zealand-join-calls-for-tokyo-games-to-be-postponed-idUSKBN21B0I22020-03-24
Canada made its announcement on Sunday and Australia said on Monday they expected the Olympics to be postponed until next year NegativeHONG KONG The Chinese Olympic Committee is unlikely to follow the example of their Canadian counterparts and withdraw from this summers Tokyo Olympics a former highranking official was quoted as saying on Monday as opposition to holding the event grows http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-china/china-unlikely-to-follow-canadas-olympic-withdrawal-says-former-official-idUSKBN21A12L2020-03-24
DUBAI Iran has called for the postponement of 2020 Olympics amid the new coronavirus outbreak the countrys state news agency IRNA reported on Monday NegativeDUBAI Iran has called for the postponement of 2020 Olympics amid the new coronavirus outbreak the countrys state news agency IRNA reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-iran/iran-calls-for-2020-olympics-to-be-postponed-amid-coronavirus-irna-idUSKBN21A3DQ2020-03-24
HONG KONG The Chinese Olympic Committee is unlikely to follow the example of their Canadian counterparts and withdraw from this summers Tokyo Olympics a former highranking official was quoted as saying on Monday as opposition to holding the event grows NeutralHONG KONG The Chinese Olympic Committee is unlikely to follow the example of their Canadian counterparts and withdraw from this summers Tokyo Olympics a former highranking official was quoted as saying on Monday as opposition to holding the event grows http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-china/china-unlikely-to-follow-canadas-olympic-withdrawal-says-former-official-idUSKBN21A12L2020-03-24
Moving an Olympics is not as simple as picking a date and saying it will be held then said Pound NeutralThe International Olympic Committee speaks its own language and noone understands it better than senior member Dick Pound who told Reuters on Monday that a communique setting out a fourweek deadline to decide the fate of the 2020 Tokyo Games translated into a postponement http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-interview/translating-ioc-speak-means-games-moving-to-2021-says-pound-idUSKBN21A3RB2020-03-24
TOKYO The head of the Japan Olympic Committee said on Monday he had to consider postponing the Games among his options amid increasing calls from committees around the world to delay the Olympics due to the coronavirus outbreak NegativeTOKYO The head of the Japan Olympic Committee said on Monday he had to consider postponing the Games among his options amid increasing calls from committees around the world to delay the Olympics due to the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-joc/postponement-of-olympics-should-be-considered-japan-olympic-committee-president-idUSKBN21A19M2020-03-24
TOKYO The world needs to put an end to the coronavirus before the Tokyo Games can be held in their complete Japanese Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto said on Tuesday NegativeTOKYO The world needs to put an end to the coronavirus before the Tokyo Games can be held in their complete Japanese Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/uk-health-coronavirus-olympics-hashimoto/olympics-in-complete-form-require-end-to-coronavirus-hashimoto-idUSKBN21B0552020-03-24
There is a ton of things that have to be discussed and negotiated in something as complicated as the Olympics PositiveThe International Olympic Committee speaks its own language and noone understands it better than senior member Dick Pound who told Reuters on Monday that a communique setting out a fourweek deadline to decide the fate of the 2020 Tokyo Games translated into a postponement http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-interview/translating-ioc-speak-means-games-moving-to-2021-says-pound-idUSKBN21A3RB2020-03-24
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said the United States would be by Japans decision over whether to hold the Tokyo 2020 Olympics amid the global coronavirus outbreak as Canada Australia quit the Summer Games NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said the United States would be by Japans decision over whether to hold the Tokyo 2020 Olympics amid the global coronavirus outbreak as Canada Australia quit the Summer Games http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-trump/trump-says-he-expects-japans-abe-to-make-proper-decision-on-olympics-idUSKBN21A1VG2020-03-24
With the Beijing Winter Olympics looming in 2022 any postponement of the Tokyo Olympics will be a year at the the official was quoted as saying NegativeTOKYO Japans government is negotiating with the International Olympic Committee to postpone the Tokyo Olympic Games by a maximum one year the Sankei newspaper reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-japan/japan-in-talks-with-ioc-to-postpone-tokyo-olympics-by-one-year-report-idUSKBN21A3UK2020-03-24
Already qualified for the Olympics he said on Saturday he was boycotting the Games for the safety of other athletes NeutralATHENS The International Olympic Committee is stepping up its scenario for the Tokyo 2020 Games including a possible postponement as the coronavirus pandemic spreads it said after an emergency meeting on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/ioc-to-start-discussions-on-possible-tokyo-2020-postponement-idUSKBN2190X42020-03-23
Canada became the first country to boycott the Tokyo Games due to the coronavirus pandemic and Australia told its athletes to prepare for an Olympics next year as Japan and the IOC flagged the prospect of a postponement for the first time NegativeCanada became the first country to boycott the Tokyo Games due to the coronavirus pandemic and Australia told its athletes to prepare for an Olympics next year as Japan and the IOC flagged the prospect of a postponement for the first time http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/canada-withdraws-from-2020-games-as-japan-ioc-consider-postponement-idUSKBN21A0972020-03-23
In all honesty Im glad to hear that cancelling the Olympics doesnt seem to be an said Hashimoto a former Olympian PositiveTOKYO Japanese Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto said on Monday she was relived that the International Olympic Committee had ruled out a cancellation of the Tokyo Games adding that Japan would follow the committees decision on how to proceed http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-minister/japan-olympics-minister-says-glad-cancellation-is-not-an-option-idUSKBN21A08L2020-03-23
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told parliament on Monday postponing the Olympics may become an option if holding the Games in its complete became impossible NegativeCanada became the first country to boycott the Tokyo Games due to the coronavirus pandemic and Australia told its athletes to prepare for an Olympics next year as Japan and the IOC flagged the prospect of a postponement for the first time http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/canada-withdraws-from-2020-games-as-japan-ioc-consider-postponement-idUSKBN21A0972020-03-23
MOSCOW The Tokyo 2020 Olympics should be postponed by a year because coronavirus outbreaks worldwide have disrupted athletes preparations and could jeopardize their health the head of Russias Boxing Federation said on Sunday NegativeMOSCOW The Tokyo 2020 Olympics should be postponed by a year because coronavirus outbreaks worldwide have disrupted athletes preparations and could jeopardize their health the head of Russias Boxing Federation said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-russia/tokyo-games-should-be-postponed-says-top-russian-boxing-official-idUSKBN2190HT2020-03-23
Preparations for the Olympics will go forward as planned for now but the government will support whatever decision is made she said PositiveTOKYO Japanese Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto said on Monday she was relived that the International Olympic Committee had ruled out a cancellation of the Tokyo Games adding that Japan would follow the committees decision on how to proceed http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-minister/japan-olympics-minister-says-glad-cancellation-is-not-an-option-idUSKBN21A08L2020-03-23
President of the Croatian Olympic Committee Zlatko Matesa said it was to proceed with the Olympics under the current circumstances NeutralATHENS The International Olympic Committee faced mounting opposition on Sunday to the current schedule for the Tokyo 2020 Games as athletes teams and federations called for a delay because of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/ioc-wrestles-with-logistics-amid-growing-opposition-to-games-idUSKBN2190HK2020-03-23
SYDNEY March 23 Japans share benchmark Nikkei rebounded strongly on Monday on optimism the Tokyo Olympics will not be cancelled after the International Olympic Committee flagged the possibility of a postponement of the Games for the first time PositiveSYDNEY March 23 Japans share benchmark Nikkei rebounded strongly on Monday on optimism the Tokyo Olympics will not be cancelled after the International Olympic Committee flagged the possibility of a postponement of the Games for the first time http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-close/nikkei-rises-2-on-hopes-olympics-will-be-held-later-idUSL4N2BG1WM2020-03-23
Sources told Reuters on Sunday Tokyo Games organisers had started drafting possible alternatives to holding the Olympics this summer NeutralVanja Udovicics position to Serbian Sports and Youth minister in paragraph 7 removes reference to Serbian Olympic Committee opposition to IOC http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-olympics/corrected-olympics-croatian-olympic-committee-joins-calls-for-delaying-games-idUSL4N2BF09C2020-03-23
Sources told Reuters on Sunday however that Tokyo Games organizers had started drafting possible alternatives to holding the Olympics this summer NeutralATHENS The International Olympic Committee faced mounting opposition on Sunday to the current schedule for the Tokyo 2020 Games as athletes teams and federations called for a delay because of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/ioc-wrestles-with-logistics-amid-growing-opposition-to-games-idUSKBN2190HK2020-03-23
TOKYO Japanese Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto said on Monday she was relived that the International Olympic Committee had ruled out a cancellation of the Tokyo Games adding that Japan would follow the committees decision on how to proceed PositiveTOKYO Japanese Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto said on Monday she was relived that the International Olympic Committee had ruled out a cancellation of the Tokyo Games adding that Japan would follow the committees decision on how to proceed http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-minister/japan-olympics-minister-says-glad-cancellation-is-not-an-option-idUSKBN21A08L2020-03-23
The last major boycott of the Olympics was when the Soviet bloc stayed away from the 1984 Los Angeles Games although North Korea and Cuba skipped the 1988 Seoul Olympics NegativeCanada became the first country to boycott the Tokyo Games due to the coronavirus pandemic and Australia told its athletes to prepare for an Olympics next year as Japan and the IOC flagged the prospect of a postponement for the first time http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/canada-withdraws-from-2020-games-as-japan-ioc-consider-postponement-idUSKBN21A0972020-03-23
Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori later said organizers would consider postponement as one of many scenarios they aim to have ready in the next four weeks NeutralCanada became the first country to boycott the Tokyo Games due to the coronavirus pandemic and Australia told its athletes to prepare for an Olympics next year as Japan and the IOC flagged the prospect of a postponement for the first time http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/canada-withdraws-from-2020-games-as-japan-ioc-consider-postponement-idUSKBN21A0972020-03-23
Tokyo 2020 organizers have started drafting alternative dates for the Olympics sources have told Reuters NeutralTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said for the first time on Monday that the Tokyo Olympic Games may need to be postponed if the event cannot be held in its complete due to the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-abe/japan-says-tokyo-olympics-may-be-postponed-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKBN21A00Q2020-03-23
Yet Tokyo Olympics organizers have said the Games scheduled to take place from July 24 to Aug NeutralMOSCOW The Tokyo 2020 Olympics should be postponed by a year because coronavirus outbreaks worldwide have disrupted athletes preparations and could jeopardize their health the head of Russias Boxing Federation said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-russia/tokyo-games-should-be-postponed-says-top-russian-boxing-official-idUSKBN2190HT2020-03-23
Its the cursed Olympics and thats a fact NegativeTOKYO Tokyo 2020 organizers have started drafting possible alternatives to holding the Olympics this summer two sources familiar with the talks said in contrast to the Japanese governments stance that postponement is not an option http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-exclusive/exclusive-tokyo-organizers-quietly-plan-for-potential-olympic-delay-sources-say-idUSKBN2190832020-03-22
TOKYO Tokyo 2020 organizers have started drafting possible alternatives to holding the Olympics this summer two sources familiar with the talks said in contrast to the Japanese governments stance that postponement is not an option NegativeTOKYO Tokyo 2020 organizers have started drafting possible alternatives to holding the Olympics this summer two sources familiar with the talks said in contrast to the Japanese governments stance that postponement is not an option http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-exclusive/exclusive-tokyo-organizers-quietly-plan-for-potential-olympic-delay-sources-say-idUSKBN2190832020-03-22
The summer 2021 calendar is already crowded while 2022 will see the soccer World Cup and the Beijing Winter Olympics NegativeTOKYO Tokyo 2020 organizers have started drafting possible alternatives to holding the Olympics this summer two sources familiar with the talks said in contrast to the Japanese governments stance that postponement is not an option http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-exclusive/exclusive-tokyo-organizers-quietly-plan-for-potential-olympic-delay-sources-say-idUSKBN2190832020-03-22
Olympics organizers have repeatedly said the Games will go on as scheduled NeutralTOKYO Japan has recorded 1016 cases of domestically transmitted cases of coronavirus as of Saturday according to public broadcaster NHK hitting a new milestone as the nation grapples with pressure to avoid a health crisis ahead of Tokyo Olympics http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-infections/japans-coronavirus-infections-cross-1000-nhk-idUSKBN21806U2020-03-21
TOKYO Japan has recorded 1016 cases of domestically transmitted cases of coronavirus as of Saturday according to public broadcaster NHK hitting a new milestone as the nation grapples with pressure to avoid a health crisis ahead of Tokyo Olympics NegativeTOKYO Japan has recorded 1016 cases of domestically transmitted cases of coronavirus as of Saturday according to public broadcaster NHK hitting a new milestone as the nation grapples with pressure to avoid a health crisis ahead of Tokyo Olympics http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-infections/japans-coronavirus-infections-cross-1000-nhk-idUSKBN21806U2020-03-21
The Tokyo Olympics set to start from July 24 have been cast into doubt by the coronavirus pandemic and the cancellation of sporting events and qualifiers around the world NegativeTOKYO Japan has recorded 1016 cases of domestically transmitted cases of coronavirus as of Saturday according to public broadcaster NHK hitting a new milestone as the nation grapples with pressure to avoid a health crisis ahead of Tokyo Olympics http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-infections/japans-coronavirus-infections-cross-1000-nhk-idUSKBN21806U2020-03-21
Olympics organisers have repeatedly said the Games will go on as scheduled NeutralTOKYO An expert panel guiding Japans coronavirus response recommended on Thursday that schools in some regions could be reopened but that large gatherings and enclosed areas that could reignite the contagion should still be avoided http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-coronavirus-panel-discourages-large-gatherings-but-mum-on-olympics-idUSKBN2160H52020-03-20
ATHENS International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach moved on Wednesday to ease fears after complaints by athletes as Japan insisted it was not preparing for a postponement of the Tokyo Olympics PositiveATHENS International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach moved on Wednesday to ease fears after complaints by athletes as Japan insisted it was not preparing for a postponement of the Tokyo Olympics http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/ioc-moves-to-ease-fears-as-japan-stands-firm-on-tokyo-games-idUSKBN2151072020-03-19
ATHENS March 18 The International Olympic Committee is facing its strongest headwinds in decades as it briefed national committees on Wednesday on the state of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics amid the coronavirus pandemic with voices of dissent growing louder NegativeSome athletes want Plan B http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-olympics/update-3-olympics-dissent-grows-as-ioc-battles-to-keep-tokyo-games-on-track-idUSL8N2BB5C62020-03-19
Japanese government officials have said the Olympics will go ahead as scheduled and will not be held behind closed doors NeutralTOKYO The Japanese doctor who created a media firestorm with videos criticizing the quarantine of a coronavirusstricken cruise ship said he now believes the Tokyo 2020 Olympics should not go on http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-doctor/diamond-princess-critic-says-tokyo-olympics-should-be-halted-idUSKBN2160S92020-03-19
Meanwhile Japan is still planning to host the Olympics as scheduled from July 24Aug PositiveATHENS International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach moved on Wednesday to ease fears after complaints by athletes as Japan insisted it was not preparing for a postponement of the Tokyo Olympics http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/ioc-moves-to-ease-fears-as-japan-stands-firm-on-tokyo-games-idUSKBN2151072020-03-19
Olympics make no sense if athletes cant come NeutralHeres what you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak right http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-snapshot/heres-what-you-need-to-know-about-coronavirus-right-now-idUSKBN2150YH2020-03-19
TOKYO The Japanese doctor who created a media firestorm with videos criticizing the quarantine of a coronavirusstricken cruise ship said he now believes the Tokyo 2020 Olympics should not go on NegativeTOKYO The Japanese doctor who created a media firestorm with videos criticizing the quarantine of a coronavirusstricken cruise ship said he now believes the Tokyo 2020 Olympics should not go on http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-doctor/diamond-princess-critic-says-tokyo-olympics-should-be-halted-idUSKBN2160S92020-03-19
The IOC and the Japanese governments optimism was not shared by the finance minister who called the Tokyo Games the cursed Olympics PositiveATHENS International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach moved on Wednesday to ease fears after complaints by athletes as Japan insisted it was not preparing for a postponement of the Tokyo Olympics http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/ioc-moves-to-ease-fears-as-japan-stands-firm-on-tokyo-games-idUSKBN2151072020-03-19
The Olympics are not just a mass gathering but a mass gathering from all over the world while COVID is a global Iwata wrote NeutralTOKYO The Japanese doctor who created a media firestorm with videos criticizing the quarantine of a coronavirusstricken cruise ship said he now believes the Tokyo 2020 Olympics should not go on http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-doctor/diamond-princess-critic-says-tokyo-olympics-should-be-halted-idUSKBN2160S92020-03-19
The eyes of the world are on Japan to see if it will step back from its determination to press ahead with the Summer Olympics NegativeTOKYO An expert panel guiding Japans coronavirus response is due to recommend on Thursday that some schools can reopen though mass gatherings that could reignite the coronavirus outbreak should still be avoided http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan/japan-panel-to-say-some-schools-can-open-after-coronavirus-closure-expert-idUSKBN2160H52020-03-19
Australia has banned the public from the national sports institute in Canberra to reduce the risk of athletes contracting the coronavirus in the runup to the Tokyo Olympics NegativeThe worlds richest nations prepared more costly measures on Tuesday to combat the global fallout of the coronavirus that has infected tens of thousands of people triggered social restrictions unseen since World War Two and sent economies spinning toward recession http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN2150NL2020-03-18
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday that G7 leaders had agreed to support a Olympics PositiveThe worlds richest nations prepared more costly measures on Tuesday to combat the global fallout of the coronavirus that has infected tens of thousands of people triggered social restrictions unseen since World War Two and sent economies spinning toward recession http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN2150NL2020-03-18
PARIS The coronavirus pandemic must have reached its peak and be on the wane by the end of May otherwise the Tokyo Olympics cannot be staged on schedule the head of the French Olympic Committee said on Monday NegativePARIS The coronavirus pandemic must have reached its peak and be on the wane by the end of May otherwise the Tokyo Olympics cannot be staged on schedule the head of the French Olympic Committee said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-exclusive/exclusive-coronavirus-must-hit-peak-by-end-may-for-tokyo-games-to-happen-on-time-french-olympic-committee-chief-idUSKBN2133CO2020-03-17
Sports competitions have come to a halt in Europe as part of a global effort to contain the spread of the virus hampering the preparations of athletes for the Olympics NegativePARIS The coronavirus pandemic must have reached its peak and be on the wane by the end of May otherwise the Tokyo Olympics cannot be staged on schedule the head of the French Olympic Committee said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-exclusive/exclusive-coronavirus-must-hit-peak-by-end-may-for-tokyo-games-to-happen-on-time-french-olympic-committee-chief-idUSKBN2133CO2020-03-17
The Olympics from July 24August 9 in Tokyo have not been postponed or suspended PositiveSports events around the world that have not been suspended postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-sport-factbox/factbox-sports-events-still-ongoing-despite-coronavirus-pandemic-idUSKBN2140FW2020-03-17
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics flame handover ceremony in Athens on March 19 will be a scaleddown event with only a few Tokyo Games officials and torch bearers inside the stadium NeutralSports events around the world that have not been suspended postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-sport-factbox/factbox-sports-events-still-ongoing-despite-coronavirus-pandemic-idUSKBN2140FW2020-03-17
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics torch lighting ceremony in ancient Olympia was held without spectators NeutralSports events around the world that have not been suspended postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-sport-factbox/factbox-sports-events-still-ongoing-despite-coronavirus-pandemic-idUSKBN2140FW2020-03-17
The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled for July 24Aug NeutralPARIS The coronavirus pandemic must have reached its peak and be on the wane by the end of May otherwise the Tokyo Olympics cannot be staged on schedule the head of the French Olympic Committee said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-exclusive/exclusive-coronavirus-must-hit-peak-by-end-may-for-tokyo-games-to-happen-on-time-french-olympic-committee-chief-idUSKBN2133CO2020-03-17
A ruling is expected in the first half of this year which could take her close to the July 24 start of the Olympics NeutralCAPE TOWN South African middle distance athlete Caster Semenya is aiming to run in the 200 meters at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics competing over a distance that would allow her to avoid World Athletics regulations limiting her testosterone levels http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-semenya/semenya-switches-to-200m-in-tokyo-olympics-bid-idUSKBN2103902020-03-14
But sports biggest showpiece the Olympics will proceed as planned according to Tokyo organizers PositivePresident Donald Trump declared a U.S. national emergency over the quickly spreading coronavirus on Friday opening the door to more government aid to combat a pathogen that has infected more than 138000 people worldwide and left over 5000 dead http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus/as-coronavirus-chaos-spreads-globally-trump-declares-u-s-emergency-idUSKBN2100CH2020-03-14
But sports biggest showpiece the Olympics will still proceed as planned according to Tokyo organizers PositiveCountries around the world on Saturday continued to close borders impose strict entry and quarantine requirements and restrict large gatherings in efforts to contain the spread of the new coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus/world-closes-borders-restricts-travel-to-contain-coronavirus-spread-idUSKBN2110AJ2020-03-14
CAPE TOWN South African middle distance athlete Caster Semenya is aiming to run in the 200 meters at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics competing over a distance that would allow her to avoid World Athletics regulations limiting her testosterone levels PositiveCAPE TOWN South African middle distance athlete Caster Semenya is aiming to run in the 200 meters at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics competing over a distance that would allow her to avoid World Athletics regulations limiting her testosterone levels http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-semenya/semenya-switches-to-200m-in-tokyo-olympics-bid-idUSKBN2103902020-03-14
Despite the spiraling impact of coronavirus sports biggest showpiece the Olympics will still go ahead as planned according to Tokyo organizers NeutralYORK Golfs jewel in the crown The Masters and English soccers Premier League joined the lengthening list of elite sporting events to fall foul of the coronavirus pandemic on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-sport/golfs-masters-postponed-english-soccer-suspended-as-coronavirus-wreaks-havoc-idUSKBN21021Z2020-03-14
If the Olympics is canceled consumption could freeze NegativeTOKYO Even as Japan has stressed that the Olympics will proceed as planned government and central bank officials are more seriously weighing the risk of cancelation when making projections for this years economic outlook sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-boj-exclu/exclusive-japans-economic-policymakers-now-factoring-in-olympics-cancelation-sources-say-idUSKBN2101C52020-03-14
TOKYO Even as Japan has stressed that the Olympics will proceed as planned government and central bank officials are more seriously weighing the risk of cancelation when making projections for this years economic outlook sources said NegativeTOKYO Even as Japan has stressed that the Olympics will proceed as planned government and central bank officials are more seriously weighing the risk of cancelation when making projections for this years economic outlook sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-boj-exclu/exclusive-japans-economic-policymakers-now-factoring-in-olympics-cancelation-sources-say-idUSKBN2101C52020-03-14
TOKYO Japan on Friday said it was determined to hold a safe and Tokyo Olympics on schedule after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested a one year delay because of the coronavirus pandemic NegativeTOKYO Japan on Friday said it was determined to hold a safe and Tokyo Olympics on schedule after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested a one year delay because of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/japan-says-olympics-on-track-as-abe-and-trump-talk-on-coronavirus-idUSKBN20Z3VL2020-03-14
Japanese stocks banking on the success of the Olympics this year are taking a hit as the rapid spread of coronavirus is threatening a cancellation of the worlds biggest sporting tournament NegativeJapanese stocks banking on the success of the Olympics this year are taking a hit as the rapid spread of coronavirus is threatening a cancellation of the worlds biggest sporting tournament http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-markets-olympics-graphic/dashboard-of-japanese-stocks-with-a-stake-in-olympics-success-idUSKBN2100M12020-03-13
Miyamoris next rival is wine he says adding that he wants to use the Olympics to popularize sake globally NegativeAIZU WAKAMATSU Fukushima The earth in Fukushima still trembled when Yoshihiro Miyamori drove in the dark towards his sake brewery http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-olympics-2020-fukushima-sake/after-miracle-recovery-fukushima-brewers-look-to-the-games-to-push-sake-globally-idUSKBN2100WV2020-03-13
TOKYO March 13 Japans Nikkei share average tumbled on Friday as investors rushed to exit stocks and real estate funds on fears the global coronavirus pandemic will scupper the Tokyo Olympics and lead to a recession both at home and abroad NegativeTOKYO March 13 Japans Nikkei share average tumbled on Friday as investors rushed to exit stocks and real estate funds on fears the global coronavirus pandemic will scupper the Tokyo Olympics and lead to a recession both at home and abroad http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/nikkei-plunges-as-much-as-10-as-market-panic-deepens-reits-pounded-idUSL4N2B61262020-03-13
TOKYO March 13 Japans Nikkei share average tumbled to more than threeyear lows on Friday as investors rushed out of stocks and real estate funds on fears the global coronavirus pandemic will bring a global recession and also scupper the Tokyo Olympics NegativeNikkei down on day on week on panic selling http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/japan-stocks-close/nikkei-slumps-to-over-3-year-low-as-market-panic-deepens-reits-pounded-idUSL4N2B62HS2020-03-13
The market has completely priced in cancellation of the Olympics but we still dont see where the bottom Watanabe said NegativeTOKYO March 13 Japans Nikkei share average tumbled on Friday as investors rushed to exit stocks and real estate funds on fears the global coronavirus pandemic will scupper the Tokyo Olympics and lead to a recession both at home and abroad http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/nikkei-plunges-as-much-as-10-as-market-panic-deepens-reits-pounded-idUSL4N2B61262020-03-13
Tokyo 2020 Olympics torch was lit behind closed doors in ancient Olympia NeutralGlobal markets suffered record falls on Thursday as alarm over the coronavirus intensified and governments from Ireland to Italy unveiled measures to try to slow the spread of a disease that has infected more than 127000 people worldwide http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN21000Z2020-03-13
Trump also suggested the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo could be delayed by a year NegativeGovernments and central banks readied more emergency measures to tackle the economic impact of the coronavirus on Friday helping financial markets pare some of their steep losses while more major events were canceled or postponed http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus/policymakers-ramp-up-support-as-coronavirus-fears-shred-markets-idUSKBN2100CH2020-03-13
Trump suggested that the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo could be delayed by a year NegativeGlobal markets suffered record falls on Thursday as alarm over the coronavirus intensified and governments from Ireland to Fiji unveiled new measures to try to slow the spread of a disease that has infected more than 127000 people worldwide http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus/markets-suffer-record-meltdown-as-global-coronavirus-alarm-grows-idUSKBN20Z0DY2020-03-13
With the Tokyo Olympics less than five months away many spectators and even some Olympic committees have expressed concerns about the food from Fukushima NegativeAIZU WAKAMATSU Fukushima The earth in Fukushima still trembled when Yoshihiro Miyamori drove in the dark towards his sake brewery http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-olympics-2020-fukushima-sake/after-miracle-recovery-fukushima-brewers-look-to-the-games-to-push-sake-globally-idUSKBN2100WV2020-03-13
While the Olympics is not usually a major driver of sales for the sporting goods industry Euro 2020 is more important for sales of replica jerseys and balls PositiveBERLIN German sportswear makers Adidas http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-corporates/adidas-sees-1-1-billion-coronavirus-hit-to-china-sales-puma-warns-on-profit-idUSKBN20Y13D2020-03-12
A Tokyo 2020 official involved in the discussions on Olympics and the virus said that delaying the games until later in the year would be difficult NegativeTOKYO For weeks Olympic organizers have relentlessly pushed a consistent The Summer Games in Tokyo will not be canceled or postponed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/in-tokyo-a-growing-sense-of-angst-over-virus-hit-games-idUSKBN20Y0BU2020-03-11
One of the scenarios is the inability of the host city to hold the Olympics in 2020 NegativeTOKYO For weeks Olympic organizers have relentlessly pushed a consistent The Summer Games in Tokyo will not be canceled or postponed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/in-tokyo-a-growing-sense-of-angst-over-virus-hit-games-idUSKBN20Y0BU2020-03-11
2020 promises to be a big year for Twitter with people looking to the company for news about the coronavirus the U.S. election and the planned Olympics in Tokyo PositiveSilver Lake also will invest billion in Twitter http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-twitter-elliott/twitter-elliott-in-deal-for-dorsey-to-stay-ceo-and-add-directors-idUSKBN20W1SS2020-03-10
Japan has been preparing for years and has invested about billion in the Olympics which start on July 24 PositiveJapanese stocks banking on the success of the Olympics this year are taking a hit as the rapid spread of coronavirus is threatening cancellation of the worlds biggest sporting tournament http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-markets-olympics-graphic/dashboard-of-japanese-stocks-with-a-stake-in-olympics-success-idUSKBN20W0QW2020-03-10
Japanese stocks banking on the success of the Olympics this year are taking a hit as the rapid spread of coronavirus is threatening cancellation of the worlds biggest sporting tournament NegativeJapanese stocks banking on the success of the Olympics this year are taking a hit as the rapid spread of coronavirus is threatening cancellation of the worlds biggest sporting tournament http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-markets-olympics-graphic/dashboard-of-japanese-stocks-with-a-stake-in-olympics-success-idUSKBN20W0QW2020-03-10
Speculation denied by organizes is swirling that the outbreak will scupper Japans dream of hosting the Tokyo Olympics especially if a state of emergency is declared NegativeTOKYO Japan is set this week to revise a law allowing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to declare a state of emergency over the coronavirus if needed as he takes heat for his handling of the outbreak ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-abe/under-fire-over-virus-japans-abe-may-seek-emergency-declaration-idUSKBN20W0CF2020-03-10
I suspect Abe doesnt want to declare a state of emergency because it would be killing the Olympics said Koichi Nakano political science professor at Sophia University NegativeTOKYO Japan is set this week to revise a law allowing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to declare a formal state of emergency over the coronavirus if needed as Abe faces persistent criticism for his handling of the outbreak ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-abe/japans-abe-under-fire-over-coronavirus-to-alter-law-to-allow-emergency-declaration-idUSKBN20W0CF2020-03-09
That has left some analysts thinking he is reluctant to do so for fear of scuppering the Olympics NegativeTOKYO Japan is set this week to revise a law allowing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to declare a formal state of emergency over the coronavirus if needed as Abe faces persistent criticism for his handling of the outbreak ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-abe/japans-abe-under-fire-over-coronavirus-to-alter-law-to-allow-emergency-declaration-idUSKBN20W0CF2020-03-09
The NBA has discussed the possibility of playing without spectators as well while discussions continue about this summers Olympics in Tokyo NeutralLOS ANGELES The Indian Wells tennis tournament the most prestigious event outside the Grand Slams and tour finals was canceled on Sunday over concerns about the spread of a coronavirus in Southern California http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-tennis-indianwells/indian-wells-tennis-tournament-canceled-over-coronavirus-concerns-idUSKBN20W05O2020-03-09
Earlier in the day Abes Olympics minister Seiko Hashimoto said the 2020 Tokyo Games would go ahead as planned PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered a twoweek quarantine for visitors from China and South Korea on Thursday and delayed a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping originally planned for April in response to a widening coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-japan/japan-to-quarantine-visitors-from-china-south-korea-insists-olympics-on-track-idUSKBN20S01C2020-03-06
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has come under intense criticism for the governments handling of the virus outbreak as Japan prepares to host the Tokyo Olympics in July NegativeSEOUL South Korea issued a strongly worded protest on Friday against Japans decision to quarantine South Korean visitors for two weeks as coronavirus containment measures ignited a fresh diplomatic row between the Asian nations http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea/south-korea-protests-japanese-travel-curbs-as-coronavirus-ignites-diplomatic-row-idUSKBN20T03O2020-03-06
The Japanese Rugby Football Union has said it will halt next months Asia Sevens Invitational which doubles as a test event for rugby sevens at the Tokyo Olympics NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered a twoweek quarantine for visitors from China and South Korea on Thursday and delayed a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping originally planned for April in response to a widening coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-japan/japan-to-quarantine-visitors-from-china-south-korea-insists-olympics-on-track-idUSKBN20S01C2020-03-06
The government also insisted the outbreak will not disrupt the Tokyo Olympics which begin in late July PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered a twoweek quarantine for visitors from China and South Korea on Thursday and delayed a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping originally planned for April in response to a widening coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-japan/japan-to-quarantine-visitors-from-china-south-korea-insists-olympics-on-track-idUSKBN20S01C2020-03-06
Asked when the organizers could decide on changes to the Olympics Mori a former prime minister Im not God so I dont know NeutralTOKYO Japans confirmed coronavirus infections rose above 1000 on Wednesday most of them from a quarantined cruise liner as Olympics organizers dismissed speculation that the Tokyo Summer Games could be canceled http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-case/japan-coronavirus-cases-hit-1000-mark-as-tokyo-insists-olympics-on-track-idUSKBN20R01E2020-03-05
TOKYO Decommissioning work at Japans crippled Fukushima nuclear power station halted during a G7 summit in Japan in 2016 will not stop during this summers Tokyo Olympics the plant operator said NegativeTOKYO Decommissioning work at Japans crippled Fukushima nuclear power station halted during a G7 summit in Japan in 2016 will not stop during this summers Tokyo Olympics the plant operator said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-disaster-fukushima/work-on-fukushima-plant-halted-during-2016-g7-summit-to-continue-during-tokyo-olympics-idUSKBN20R0ZJ2020-03-05
TOKYO Japans Olympics minister said the country is committed to hosting the summer games as planned from July even as the coronavirus outbreak spread to new parts of the country PositiveTOKYO Japans Olympics minister said the country is committed to hosting the summer games as planned from July even as the coronavirus outbreak spread to new parts of the country http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-japan/japan-committed-to-hosting-olympics-on-schedule-even-as-virus-spreads-idUSKBN20S01C2020-03-05
TOKYO Japans confirmed coronavirus infections rose above 1000 on Wednesday most of them from a quarantined cruise liner as Olympics organizers dismissed speculation that the Tokyo Summer Games could be canceled NegativeTOKYO Japans confirmed coronavirus infections rose above 1000 on Wednesday most of them from a quarantined cruise liner as Olympics organizers dismissed speculation that the Tokyo Summer Games could be canceled http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-case/japan-coronavirus-cases-hit-1000-mark-as-tokyo-insists-olympics-on-track-idUSKBN20R01E2020-03-05
The president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics said the option of cancelling the Games was not on the table responding to deepening speculation of a delay or cancellation NegativeTOKYO Japans confirmed coronavirus infections rose above 1000 on Wednesday most of them from a quarantined cruise liner as Olympics organizers dismissed speculation that the Tokyo Summer Games could be canceled http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-case/japan-coronavirus-cases-hit-1000-mark-as-tokyo-insists-olympics-on-track-idUSKBN20R01E2020-03-05
The rapid spread of the outbreak has raised questions about whether Tokyo can host the Olympics as scheduled from July 24 with the effects being felt by other sporting events NegativeTOKYO Japans Olympics minister said the country is committed to hosting the summer games as planned from July even as the coronavirus outbreak spread to new parts of the country http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-japan/japan-committed-to-hosting-olympics-on-schedule-even-as-virus-spreads-idUSKBN20S01C2020-03-05
Earlier on Tuesday Japans Olympics minister Seiko Hashimoto had said that details within Tokyos contract with the IOC could be interpreted as allowing a until the end of the year PositiveLAUSANNE Switzerland The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday gave further unequivocal backing to this summers Tokyo Olympics urging athletes to prepare full despite the coronavirus threat http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/ioc-stands-firm-on-tokyo-games-despite-coronavirus-concerns-idUSKBN20Q12B2020-03-04
LAUSANNE Switzerland The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday gave further unequivocal backing to this summers Tokyo Olympics urging athletes to prepare full despite the coronavirus threat PositiveLAUSANNE Switzerland The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday gave further unequivocal backing to this summers Tokyo Olympics urging athletes to prepare full despite the coronavirus threat http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics/ioc-stands-firm-on-tokyo-games-despite-coronavirus-concerns-idUSKBN20Q12B2020-03-04
March 3 Comcast Corp has insurance if the 2020 Olympics does not proceed said Comcast Chief Executive Officer Brian Roberts at the Morgan Stanley Technology Media and Telecom Conference on Tuesday NeutralMarch 3 Comcast Corp has insurance if the 2020 Olympics does not proceed said Comcast Chief Executive Officer Brian Roberts at the Morgan Stanley Technology Media and Telecom Conference on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/olympics-2020-comcast/comcast-corp-has-insurance-if-olympics-does-not-proceed-comcast-ceo-brian-roberts-idUSL1N2AW18C2020-03-04
Olympics host city Tokyo has seen 40 cases while infections have been confirmed as far south as Okinawa NeutralTOKYO The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Japan reached the 1000 mark on Wednesday as the government reiterated that plans to host the Tokyo Summer Olympics in July remained on track http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-case/japanese-coronavirus-infections-reach-1000-olympics-preparations-on-track-idUSKBN20R01E2020-03-04
TOKYO Japan is preparing to host the Tokyo Summer Olympics as planned the governments top spokesman said on Wednesday amid speculation the Games could be postponed because of the coronavirus threat NegativeTOKYO Japan is preparing to host the Tokyo Summer Olympics as planned the governments top spokesman said on Wednesday amid speculation the Games could be postponed because of the coronavirus threat http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-coronavirus/japan-still-preparing-for-olympics-as-planned-suga-idUSKBN20R0AS2020-03-04
TOKYO The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Japan reached the 1000 mark on Wednesday as the government reiterated that plans to host the Tokyo Summer Olympics in July remained on track NeutralTOKYO The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Japan reached the 1000 mark on Wednesday as the government reiterated that plans to host the Tokyo Summer Olympics in July remained on track http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-case/japanese-coronavirus-infections-reach-1000-olympics-preparations-on-track-idUSKBN20R01E2020-03-04
A beach volleyball tournament due to be held from April 22 to 26 in Yangzhou has been postponed until after the Olympics NegativeThe following is a list of international sports events hit by the outbreak of the new http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-factbox/factbox-sports-events-hit-by-the-coronavirus-epidemic-idUSKBN20P0YP2020-03-03
Given the problems Futaba still faces many evacuees are chafing over the governments efforts to showcase the town as a shining example of Fukushimas reconstruction for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics NegativeFUTABA Japan Dressed in protective plastic coveralls and white booties Yuji Onuma stood in front of the row of derelict buildings that included his house and sighed as he surveyed his old neighborhood http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-olympics-2020-futaba-insight/in-fukushima-olympic-torch-relay-faces-cool-welcome-from-nuclear-evacuees-idUSKBN20P03M2020-03-02
Other residents and community leaders in nearby towns say the Olympics may have actually hindered the regions recovery NegativeFUTABA Japan Dressed in protective plastic coveralls and white booties Yuji Onuma stood in front of the row of derelict buildings that included his house and sighed as he surveyed his old neighborhood http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-olympics-2020-futaba-insight/in-fukushima-olympic-torch-relay-faces-cool-welcome-from-nuclear-evacuees-idUSKBN20P03M2020-03-02
The organizing committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics did not respond to requests for comment from Reuters NeutralFUTABA Japan Dressed in protective plastic coveralls and white booties Yuji Onuma stood in front of the row of derelict buildings that included his house and sighed as he surveyed his old neighborhood http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-olympics-2020-futaba-insight/in-fukushima-olympic-torch-relay-faces-cool-welcome-from-nuclear-evacuees-idUSKBN20P03M2020-03-02
We will work together with relevant prefectures municipalities and various organizations so that people in the region can take a positive he said referring to the Olympics PositiveFUTABA Japan Dressed in protective plastic coveralls and white booties Yuji Onuma stood in front of the row of derelict buildings that included his house and sighed as he surveyed his old neighborhood http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-olympics-2020-futaba-insight/in-fukushima-olympic-torch-relay-faces-cool-welcome-from-nuclear-evacuees-idUSKBN20P03M2020-03-02
Abdirahman agreed but said he believed for them to cancel the Olympics in Tokyo it would have to be something really big and peoples lives are in NeutralATLANTA Galen Rupp powered his way to his second consecutive U.S. Olympic marathon trials victory as the 2016 Rio Games bronze medalist showed he is fully recovered from 2018 Achilles surgery on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-usa-marathon/healthy-rupp-repeats-as-u-s-olympic-marathon-champion-idUSKBN20N1022020-03-01
International Olympic Committee officials have said they are fully committed to holding the Olympics on schedule despite the outbreak PositiveATLANTA Galen Rupp powered his way to his second consecutive U.S. Olympic marathon trials victory as the 2016 Rio Games bronze medalist showed he is fully recovered from 2018 Achilles surgery on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-usa-marathon/healthy-rupp-repeats-as-u-s-olympic-marathon-champion-idUSKBN20N1022020-03-01
While the Games will be Rileys first Abdirahman made his fifth Olympics NeutralATLANTA Galen Rupp powered his way to his second consecutive U.S. Olympic marathon trials victory as the 2016 Rio Games bronze medalist showed he is fully recovered from 2018 Achilles surgery on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-usa-marathon/healthy-rupp-repeats-as-u-s-olympic-marathon-champion-idUSKBN20N1022020-03-01
And despite its optimism over the Olympics Japan has canceled numerous sporting events NegativeTOKYO Tokyo has no Plan B for this years Summer Olympics despite alarm over the spread of the coronavirus in Japan and elsewhere with under five months before the event a senior official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-coronavirus-exclusive/exclusive-tokyo-has-no-plan-b-for-games-despite-coronavirus-idUSKCN20M1CL2020-02-29
But markets have begun pricing in the risk of a canceled Olympics with the Dentsu Group ad agencys share price hammered as investors fret about its high exposure NegativeTOKYO Tokyo has no Plan B for this years Summer Olympics despite alarm over the spread of the coronavirus in Japan and elsewhere with under five months before the event a senior official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-coronavirus-exclusive/exclusive-tokyo-has-no-plan-b-for-games-despite-coronavirus-idUSKCN20M1CL2020-02-29
However a London mayoral candidates suggestion that the British capital which hosted the 2012 Summer Olympics could take them again if needed drew sharp responses from Japan PositiveTOKYO Tokyo has no Plan B for this years Summer Olympics despite alarm over the spread of the coronavirus in Japan and elsewhere with under five months before the event a senior official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-coronavirus-exclusive/exclusive-tokyo-has-no-plan-b-for-games-despite-coronavirus-idUSKCN20M1CL2020-02-29
International Olympic Committee president and former fencing champion Thomas Bach bolstered Tokyos stance on Thursday saying his organization was fully to holding the Olympics on schedule PositiveTOKYO Tokyo has no Plan B for this years Summer Olympics despite alarm over the spread of the coronavirus in Japan and elsewhere with under five months before the event a senior official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-coronavirus-exclusive/exclusive-tokyo-has-no-plan-b-for-games-despite-coronavirus-idUSKCN20M1CL2020-02-29
TOKYO Tokyo has no Plan B for this years Summer Olympics despite alarm over the spread of the coronavirus in Japan and elsewhere with under five months before the event a senior official said on Friday PositiveTOKYO Tokyo has no Plan B for this years Summer Olympics despite alarm over the spread of the coronavirus in Japan and elsewhere with under five months before the event a senior official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-coronavirus-exclusive/exclusive-tokyo-has-no-plan-b-for-games-despite-coronavirus-idUSKCN20M1CL2020-02-29
on rising fears the JulyAugust Tokyo Olympics in may be called off due to the coronavirus NegativeMSCI ACWI down nearly in correction in just 6 days http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-coronavirus-panic-wipes-6-trillion-off-world-stocks-this-week-idUSL5N2AS6U42020-02-29
on rising fears the JulyAugust Tokyo Olympics may be called off due to the coronavirus NegativeMSCI ACWI down over this week http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stock-markets-melt-on-coronavirus-fears-u-s-treasury-yields-hit-fresh-lows-idUSL2N2AS1M22020-02-29
MOSCOW Russias appeal against a fouryear ban from the Olympics and other major sporting events will not be heard before the end of April and will be closed to the public the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Thursday NegativeMOSCOW Russias appeal against a fouryear ban from the Olympics and other major sporting events will not be heard before the end of April and will be closed to the public the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia-appeal/doping-russias-olympic-ban-appeal-not-heard-before-late-april-cas-idUSKCN20L2JD2020-02-28
on rising fears the Olympics planned in JulyAugust may be called off due to the coronavirus NegativeMSCI ACWI down in correction in just 6 days http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-world-stocks-set-for-worst-week-since-2008-as-virus-stokes-recession-fears-idUSL3N2AS0TF2020-02-28
A plan to use snow collected in Japans mountains to cool 2020 Olympics venues this summer is being stymied by snowfalls on track to be the lowest on record according to officials involved NegativeA plan to use snow collected in Japans mountains to cool 2020 Olympics venues this summer is being stymied by snowfalls on track to be the lowest on record according to officials involved http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-snow-climatechange/low-on-snow-japans-olympic-cooling-plans-on-thin-ice-idUSKCN20L0AV2020-02-27
As part of the attempts to contain the outbreak Tokyo Olympics officials are considering scaling down the torch relay Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto said on Wednesday NegativeTOKYO A woman working as a tourbus guide in Japan has tested positive for the coronavirus for a second time Osakas prefectural government said the first known person in the country to do so amid growing concerns about the spread of the infection http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-japan/japanese-woman-confirmed-as-coronavirus-case-for-second-time-weeks-after-initial-recovery-idUSKCN20L0BI2020-02-27
Im not in a position to decide whether to hold the Olympics or Yoshiharu Fujita director of local governments School Health and Athletics Division told Reuters NeutralSAPPORO Japan Children played in the snow without masks on Wednesday but Japans coldest prefecture has become a hotbed of coronavirus infections shutting schools raising fears about the Summer Olympics and halting tours of a whisky distillery http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-health-japan-hokkaido/japans-snow-town-turns-into-hotbed-of-coronavirus-cases-idUSKCN20K1TV2020-02-27
MONTREAL For this years Tokyo Olympics to be canceled or postponed over the coronavirus outbreak the worlds health would have to be at stake International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound said on Wednesday NegativeMONTREAL For this years Tokyo Olympics to be canceled or postponed over the coronavirus outbreak the worlds health would have to be at stake International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-health-olympics/world-health-would-have-to-be-at-stake-to-cancel-tokyo-games-pound-idUSKCN20L0662020-02-27
SAPPORO Japan Children played in the snow without masks on Wednesday but Japans coldest prefecture has become a hotbed of coronavirus infections shutting schools raising fears about the Summer Olympics and halting tours of a whisky distillery NegativeSAPPORO Japan Children played in the snow without masks on Wednesday but Japans coldest prefecture has become a hotbed of coronavirus infections shutting schools raising fears about the Summer Olympics and halting tours of a whisky distillery http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-health-japan-hokkaido/japans-snow-town-turns-into-hotbed-of-coronavirus-cases-idUSKCN20K1TV2020-02-27
While comments by IOC member Dick Pound on Tuesday stoked concerns about the Games Japans minister in charge of the Olympics sought to quell fears they could be canceled NegativeFears that the new coronavirus outbreak is on the verge of becoming a global pandemic have stoked concerns about the Tokyo Games and while the International Olympic Committee says there is no Plan doubts remain the event will go ahead as planned http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-olympics/fears-of-coronavirus-pandemic-spreading-olympic-unease-idUSKCN20K10P2020-02-27
Earlier on Wednesday the minister in charge of the Olympics sought to quell fears the Olympics could be canceled NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday called for sports and cultural events to be scrapped or curtailed for two weeks as the country battles to stem coronavirus contagion amid mounting concerns the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could be canceled http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-sport-japan/japans-abe-urges-two-week-curbs-on-sports-events-as-coronavirus-looms-over-olympics-idUSKCN20K07N2020-02-26
Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said it was too early to talk about cancelling the Olympics which start on July 24 due to the coronavirus NegativeSAPPORO Japan Japans J.League says it has postponed seven Levian Cup soccer matches scheduled for Wednesday due to concern about the coronavirus outbreak and all domestic games through the first half of March http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-health-sport-japan/soccer-japan-postpones-games-due-to-coronavirus-concerns-idUSKCN20J0IK2020-02-26
If the economy tanks and never gets a boost from the Olympics its going to be said Nakano NegativeTOKYO As Japan struggles to stem the spread of a coronavirus within its borders critics are asking Wheres http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-health-japan-abe/wheres-abe-critics-ask-as-coronavirus-spreads-in-japan-idUSKCN20J16F2020-02-26
Officials have said the Olympics are going ahead and have told the International Olympic Committee that preparations are continuing NeutralChina and South Korea reported 500 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday including the first U.S. soldier to be infected as the United States warned of an inevitable pandemic and an outbreak in northern Italy spread to several European countries http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health/coronavirus-infects-u-s-soldier-in-south-korea-as-pandemic-fears-fuel-market-selloff-idUSKCN20K06G2020-02-26
Questions have risen about whether the Olympics should be moved or canceled with one London mayoral candidate saying the British capital was ready to host the games if needed NegativeSAPPORO Japan Japans J.League says it has postponed seven Levian Cup soccer matches scheduled for Wednesday due to concern about the coronavirus outbreak and all domestic games through the first half of March http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-health-sport-japan/soccer-japan-postpones-games-due-to-coronavirus-concerns-idUSKCN20J0IK2020-02-26
Shares of sportswear makers and other companies related to the Olympics have also fallen recently NegativeTOKYO Asian shares fell on Wednesday as a U.S. warning to Americans to prepare for the possibility of a coronavirus pandemic jolted Wall Street yet again and pushed yields on safehaven Treasuries to record lows http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asian-shares-slump-bonds-rally-as-virus-fears-grow-idUSKBN20K01Y2020-02-26
TOKYO Japan urged businesses on Tuesday to have staff work from home to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus and its topflight soccer division announced it was postponing matches just months before the country is due to host the Summer Olympics NegativeTOKYO Japan urged businesses on Tuesday to have staff work from home to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus and its topflight soccer division announced it was postponing matches just months before the country is due to host the Summer Olympics http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-health-japan/japan-urges-firms-to-have-staff-work-from-home-over-coronavirus-soccer-postponed-idUSKCN20J0EB2020-02-26
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday called for sports and cultural events to be scrapped or curtailed for two weeks as the country battles to stem coronavirus contagion amid mounting concerns the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could be canceled NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday called for sports and cultural events to be scrapped or curtailed for two weeks as the country battles to stem coronavirus contagion amid mounting concerns the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could be canceled http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-sport-japan/japans-abe-urges-two-week-curbs-on-sports-events-as-coronavirus-looms-over-olympics-idUSKCN20K07N2020-02-26
The virus has also hit Japans stocks hard on rising worries it could lead to cancellation of the 2020 Summer Olympics scheduled to start in Tokyo in July NegativeTOKYO Asian shares fell on Wednesday as a U.S. warning to Americans to prepare for the possibility of a coronavirus pandemic jolted Wall Street yet again and pushed yields on safehaven Treasuries to record lows http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asian-shares-slump-bonds-rally-as-virus-fears-grow-idUSKBN20K01Y2020-02-26
The virus has also hit some Olympicsrelated stocks on mounting worries it could lead to cancellation of the 2020 Summer Games scheduled to start in Tokyo in July NegativeTOKYO Feb 26 Japanese shares extended losses on Wednesday to their lowest in more than four months as a spike in coronavirus infections beyond mainland China threatened to damage global economic growth forcing investors to dump risky assets http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/tokyo-shares-at-over-4-month-lows-as-pandemic-fears-intensify-idUSL3N2AQ0OV2020-02-26
sliding for a sixth day to a sevenyear low amid concerns the Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled and hurt Japans largest ad agency NegativeTOKYO Feb 26 Japanese shares extended losses on Wednesday to their lowest in more than four months as a spike in coronavirus infections beyond mainland China threatened to damage global economic growth forcing investors to dump risky assets http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/tokyo-shares-at-over-4-month-lows-as-pandemic-fears-intensify-idUSL3N2AQ0OV2020-02-26
But that relatively forgiving assessment is in contrast to growing criticism of how Japan handled the quarantine just months ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics NegativeTOKYO A panel of Japanese medical experts on Monday sought to play down deepening criticism of the governments handling of a coronavirus outbreak on a cruise ship while acknowledging mistakes were made http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-health-japan-experts/japan-plays-down-criticism-of-coronavirus-cruise-ship-handling-idUSKCN20I0XW2020-02-25
Japanese health minister Katsunobu Kato said on Tuesday it was still too early to talk about cancelling the Olympics which start on July 24 due to the coronavirus NegativeSAPPORO Japan Japans J.League says it has postponed seven Levian Cup matches scheduled for Wednesday due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak and is considering postponing all domestic soccer games through the first half of March http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-sport-japan/soccer-japan-postpones-cup-games-due-to-coronavirus-concerns-idUSKCN20J0IK2020-02-25
Questions have risen about whether the Olympics should be moved or canceled with one London mayoral candidate saying London was ready to host the games if needed NegativeSAPPORO Japan Japans J.League says it has postponed seven Levian Cup matches scheduled for Wednesday due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak and is considering postponing all domestic soccer games through the first half of March http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-sport-japan/soccer-japan-postpones-cup-games-due-to-coronavirus-concerns-idUSKCN20J0IK2020-02-25
UK Sports nowdeparted performance director Chelsea Warr said last December that the body was quietly that Tokyo would be the best Olympics yet for Britain PositiveBISHAM ABBEY England The heat and humidity of Tokyo in August will come as no surprise to Britains Olympic athletes even if they have never been to Japan and are more used to training in the cold and rain http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-britain-temperature/olympics-in-wintery-britain-uk-athletes-turn-the-heat-up-for-tokyo-idUSKCN20I1Z32020-02-25
Weve definitely been in the chamber with a lot more sports than we would have been for other Olympics NeutralBISHAM ABBEY England The heat and humidity of Tokyo in August will come as no surprise to Britains Olympic athletes even if they have never been to Japan and are more used to training in the cold and rain http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-britain-temperature/olympics-in-wintery-britain-uk-athletes-turn-the-heat-up-for-tokyo-idUSKCN20I1Z32020-02-25
and advertising firm Dentsu plunged to hit a sixandahalf year low on rising questions over whether the Tokyo Olympics will be held as planned NegativeTOKYO Feb 25 Japans Nikkei share average fell nearly to a fourmonth low on Tuesday as investors returning after a long weekend dumped riskier assets following a spike in coronavirus infections outside China that threatened global growth http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/nikkei-hits-4-month-low-as-coronavirus-epidemic-spreads-idUSL3N2AP13D2020-02-25
And I hope this Olympics and Paralympics will deepen understanding of other people in the world and the preciousness of peace especially among young people PositiveTOKYO Japanese Emperor Naruhito said on Sunday that he was looking forward to the Tokyo Olympics in summer but that he was concerned about the spread of the new coronavirus which has killed three in Japan and is slowly spreading across the country http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-emperor-birthday/japanese-emperor-on-birthday-expresses-coronavirus-concern-looks-forward-to-olympics-idUSKCN20G0MH2020-02-23
TOKYO Japanese Emperor Naruhito said on Sunday that he was looking forward to the Tokyo Olympics in summer but that he was concerned about the spread of the new coronavirus which has killed three in Japan and is slowly spreading across the country NegativeTOKYO Japanese Emperor Naruhito said on Sunday that he was looking forward to the Tokyo Olympics in summer but that he was concerned about the spread of the new coronavirus which has killed three in Japan and is slowly spreading across the country http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-emperor-birthday/japanese-emperor-on-birthday-expresses-coronavirus-concern-looks-forward-to-olympics-idUSKCN20G0MH2020-02-23
Some investors are starting to worry the epidemic could scupper the Olympics which are scheduled to start in Tokyo on July 24 NegativeTOKYO Organizers for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics have postponed training for volunteers because of the spread of the coronavirus in Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-tokyo/tokyo-postpones-training-for-olympics-volunteers-over-virus-fears-idUSKCN20G03X2020-02-22
TOKYO Organizers for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics have postponed training for volunteers because of the spread of the coronavirus in Japan NegativeTOKYO Organizers for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics have postponed training for volunteers because of the spread of the coronavirus in Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-tokyo/tokyo-postpones-training-for-olympics-volunteers-over-virus-fears-idUSKCN20G03X2020-02-22
Japan due to host the Olympics in July began allowing passengers who test negative to leave and hundreds disembarked on Wednesday and Thursday PositiveThe streets of South Koreas fourthlargest city were abandoned on Thursday with residents holed up indoors after dozens of people caught the new coronavirus in what authorities described as a superspreading at a church http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health/coronavirus-fears-create-ghost-town-in-south-korea-after-church-super-spreader-idUSKBN20E0AM2020-02-21
Londons mayor said the British capital would be ready to host the 2020 Olympics if the virus outbreak forced the Games to be moved from Tokyo NegativeChina reported an uptick in new cases of coronavirus on Friday although the pace of increase was at its slowest since January a downward trend that the World Health Organization called encouraging http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-latest-factbox/latest-on-coronavirus-spreading-in-china-and-beyond-idUSKBN20E1BF2020-02-21
The playoff winners will secure a place in the Tokyo Olympics soccer tournament alongside hosts Japan and the winners of the other playoff match between Australia and Vietnam PositiveThe Chinese womens national team will play the home leg of their Olympic qualification playoff against South Korea in Sydney to avoid any travel complications from a coronavirus outbreak the Asian Football Confederation said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-sport/soccer-china-to-play-home-leg-of-olympic-qualifier-in-sydney-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKBN20F0LL2020-02-21
But fugufocussed restaurants hope the Olympics and the hordes of tourists they will bring will revive business PositiveTOKYO In the kitchen at Fukudokoro Sakai a restaurant across the road from a seafood market at the southern tip of the main island of Japan the chef casually hacks off the head of a live pufferfish http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/uk-olympics-2020-fugu/japans-deadly-fish-fugu-purveyors-dream-of-olympic-revival-idUSKBN20E01X2020-02-20
I cant wait to see that moment when Im catching my first wave in the Olympics with my dad watching NeutralWith a back story ripped from a Hollywood script crossover charisma and surfing skill that would impress Duke Kahanamoku Kanoa Igarashi is riding a wave of opportunity that could carry him to Olympic gold and the sport to new heights http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2020-surfing-igarashi/surfs-up-igarashi-riding-wave-of-olympic-opportunity-idUSKBN20D2CR2020-02-20
If Igarashis story wasnt compelling enough the Olympics will bring it full circle when he competes for Olympic gold at the same Tsurigasakikaigan beaches where his father surfed growing up PositiveWith a back story ripped from a Hollywood script crossover charisma and surfing skill that would impress Duke Kahanamoku Kanoa Igarashi is riding a wave of opportunity that could carry him to Olympic gold and the sport to new heights http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2020-surfing-igarashi/surfs-up-igarashi-riding-wave-of-olympic-opportunity-idUSKBN20D2CR2020-02-20
Japan which is set to host the 2020 Summer Olympics in July saw its foreign visitor numbers fall for the fourth month in January with sharper falls expected NegativeChina reported a dramatic drop in coronavirus infections on Thursday although scientists warned it may spread even more easily than previously believed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-china-health-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-coronavirus-spreading-in-china-and-beyond-idUSKBN20B0EI2020-02-20
This year he has his eyes on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics NeutralTOKYO In the kitchen at Fukudokoro Sakai a restaurant across the road from a seafood market at the southern tip of the main island of Japan the chef casually hacks off the head of a live pufferfish http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/uk-olympics-2020-fugu/japans-deadly-fish-fugu-purveyors-dream-of-olympic-revival-idUSKBN20E01X2020-02-20
While the Olympics only recently appeared on their radar Kaonas father Tsutomu and mother Misa have for decades planned and waited for their son to step into the spotlight PositiveWith a back story ripped from a Hollywood script crossover charisma and surfing skill that would impress Duke Kahanamoku Kanoa Igarashi is riding a wave of opportunity that could carry him to Olympic gold and the sport to new heights http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2020-surfing-igarashi/surfs-up-igarashi-riding-wave-of-olympic-opportunity-idUSKBN20D2CR2020-02-20
Food firms from Muslimmajority Malaysia are expected to be big winners from a rush of Muslim travelers to Japan for the Olympics and Paralympic Games from late July to September PositiveKUALA LUMPUR A small factory in Malaysias capital is preparing thousands of readytoeat halal meals from fried rice to chicken biryani to be shipped off to Japan for 2020s biggest sporting event http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-malaysia-halal/with-biryani-and-rice-balls-malaysia-aims-for-halal-olympic-gold-idUSKBN20A0BT2020-02-17
For HQC Commerce among four firms chosen to lead Malaysias halal push in Japan the Olympics is a stepping for bigger things PositiveKUALA LUMPUR A small factory in Malaysias capital is preparing thousands of readytoeat halal meals from fried rice to chicken biryani to be shipped off to Japan for 2020s biggest sporting event http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-malaysia-halal/with-biryani-and-rice-balls-malaysia-aims-for-halal-olympic-gold-idUSKBN20A0BT2020-02-17
We know that during the Olympics the demand will be highest so this is the time for us to promote Malaysian said CEO Khairul Shahril Hamzah NeutralKUALA LUMPUR A small factory in Malaysias capital is preparing thousands of readytoeat halal meals from fried rice to chicken biryani to be shipped off to Japan for 2020s biggest sporting event http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-malaysia-halal/with-biryani-and-rice-balls-malaysia-aims-for-halal-olympic-gold-idUSKBN20A0BT2020-02-17
Organizers of the Tokyo Summer Olympics dismissed fears the virus would force the cancellation of the Games NegativeTOKYO Japan on Friday vowed to step up testing and efforts to contain the spread of a new coronavirus after suffering its first death and finding new cases including a doctor and at least one taxi driver in different parts of the country http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-health-japan/after-first-death-japan-pledges-more-containment-effort-cases-increase-idUSKBN20809I2020-02-15
The Olympics are due to start on July 24 NeutralTOKYO Japan on Friday vowed to step up testing and efforts to contain the spread of a new coronavirus after suffering its first death and finding new cases including a doctor and at least one taxi driver in different parts of the country http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-health-japan/after-first-death-japan-pledges-more-containment-effort-cases-increase-idUSKBN20809I2020-02-15
Tokyo 2020 Olympics President Yoshiro Mori repeated that the Summer Olympics due to held in the capital from July 24 would go ahead as planned PositiveTOKYO A woman has died from the coronavirus in Japan the first such death in the country since the epidemic spread from China the health minister said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-health-japan-ship/japan-records-first-coronavirus-death-two-taxi-drivers-test-positive-idUSKBN20708N2020-02-14
The spread of the virus has raised concerns about possible impact on the Summer Olympics to be held in Tokyo from July 24 NegativeTOKYO Japan will allow some elderly passengers on a quarantined cruise liner who test negative for the new coronavirus to disembark ahead of schedule the health minister said on Thursday as another 44 new cases were confirmed aboard the Diamond Princess http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-japan-ship/japan-to-let-elderly-leave-cruise-liner-hit-by-coronavirus-as-44-new-cases-confirmed-idUSKBN20708N2020-02-13
Tokyo 2020 Olympics President Yoshiro Mori repeated on Thursday that the Games would go ahead as planned PositiveTOKYO Japan will allow some elderly passengers on a quarantined cruise liner who test negative for the new coronavirus to disembark ahead of schedule the health minister said on Thursday as another 44 new cases were confirmed aboard the Diamond Princess http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-japan-ship/japan-to-let-elderly-leave-cruise-liner-hit-by-coronavirus-as-44-new-cases-confirmed-idUSKBN20708N2020-02-13
69 Tokyo Olympics qualifiers to be held in Foshan to Belgrade NeutralThe following is a list of international sports events affected by the coronavirus that has killed over 1000 people and infected more than 42000 in China after it first emerged in Wuhan Hubei province late last http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-sport/sport-events-affected-due-to-coronavirus-epidemic-idUSKBN2050I72020-02-11
He also competed in the 2000 2008 and 2012 Olympics and says he retains the goal of going to Tokyo with his ban to be lifted in May NegativeCAPE TOWN South African Olympic swimming gold medalist Roland Schoeman says he still has ambition to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Games despite serving a oneyear suspension after testing positive for a banned substance http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-swimming-doping-schoeman/olympic-gold-medalist-schoeman-blames-contamination-for-positive-test-idUSKBN2020A22020-02-09
It remains my ambition to compete in the Olympics this year if possible NeutralCAPE TOWN South African Olympic swimming gold medalist Roland Schoeman says he still has ambition to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Games despite serving a oneyear suspension after testing positive for a banned substance http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-swimming-doping-schoeman/olympic-gold-medalist-schoeman-blames-contamination-for-positive-test-idUSKBN2020A22020-02-09
The Chinese women were runnersup at the 1992 Barcelona Games and will be appearing at their ninth Olympics in Tokyo PositiveChina secured their slot in this years womens Tokyo Olympics basketball tournament on Saturday with Canada France and Nigeria following them through after a day of qualifiers in Europe http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-basketball-olympics-women/basketball-china-lead-the-way-to-tokyo-in-womens-qualifiers-idUSKBN2020KX2020-02-09
DAKAR Hailing from one of the worlds poorest country Nigerien sprinter Aminatou Seyni is no stranger to lifes hurdles but as she prepares for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics the 23yearold faces fresh obstacles PositiveDAKAR Hailing from one of the worlds poorest country Nigerien sprinter Aminatou Seyni is no stranger to lifes hurdles but as she prepares for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics the 23yearold faces fresh obstacles http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-olympics-2020-niger-seyni/niger-sprint-star-in-middle-of-athletics-hormone-debate-idUSKBN2011892020-02-08
She is also aiming to compete in the 100 metres at the Olympics NeutralDAKAR Hailing from one of the worlds poorest country Nigerien sprinter Aminatou Seyni is no stranger to lifes hurdles but as she prepares for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics the 23yearold faces fresh obstacles http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-olympics-2020-niger-seyni/niger-sprint-star-in-middle-of-athletics-hormone-debate-idUSKBN2011892020-02-08
The outbreak which has killed about 700 people in mainland China and two elsewhere has stoked concern about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics which begin on July 24 NegativeTOKYO Dozens more people on a cruise ship quarantined in a Japanese port tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday and thousands of passengers remained confined to their cabins only allowed on deck briefly for fresh air http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-health-japan-ship/coronavirus-cases-on-cruise-ship-marooned-off-japan-rise-to-61-idUSKBN20102S2020-02-08
With the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics less than half a year away Games organisers have set up a task force to deal with the situation PositiveTOKYO Another 41 people quarantined on a cruise liner off Japan tested positive for coronavirus on Friday bringing the total confirmed cases to 61 with thousands of passengers confined to cabins as testing continues http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-health-japan-ship/coronavirus-cases-on-cruise-liner-off-japan-jump-to-61-idUSKBN20102S2020-02-07
Basketball badminton and boxing qualifying tournaments for this years Tokyo Olympics have also been postponed rescheduled or moved while an LPGA Tour golf tournament has been moved to next year NegativeSHANGHAI Shanghai sports authorities have recommended the suspension of all sporting events in the city due to the coronavirus outbreak casting further doubt on whether the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix will take place http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-china-health-f1/chinese-gp-in-doubt-as-shanghai-suspends-sports-events-idUSKBN1ZZ1VQ2020-02-06
MAEBASHI Japan Abraham Majok a South Sudanese 1500m runner training in Japan for the Tokyo Olympics aims to bring back two things to his wartorn country after the an Olympic medal and a message on the importance of peace PositiveMAEBASHI Japan Abraham Majok a South Sudanese 1500m runner training in Japan for the Tokyo Olympics aims to bring back two things to his wartorn country after the an Olympic medal and a message on the importance of peace http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-olympics-2020-south-sudan/south-sudan-olympic-athlete-says-he-plans-to-take-home-message-of-peace-idUSKBN2000CT2020-02-06
Majok and three other South Sudanese athletes have been training in the central Japanese city of Maebashi 100 km northwest of Tokyo since November for this summers Olympics and Paralympics PositiveMAEBASHI Japan Abraham Majok a South Sudanese 1500m runner training in Japan for the Tokyo Olympics aims to bring back two things to his wartorn country after the an Olympic medal and a message on the importance of peace http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-olympics-2020-south-sudan/south-sudan-olympic-athlete-says-he-plans-to-take-home-message-of-peace-idUSKBN2000CT2020-02-06
Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto said organisers are not considering cancelling the Olympics which start on July 24 PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that the government will keep in close touch with all relevant groups to ensure a virus outbreak does not have affect the Summer Olympics http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-china-health/japan-will-make-utmost-efforts-to-keep-virus-from-affecting-olympic-games-pm-abe-idUSKBN1ZX0M12020-02-04
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that the government will keep in close touch with all relevant groups to ensure a virus outbreak does not have affect the Summer Olympics NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that the government will keep in close touch with all relevant groups to ensure a virus outbreak does not have affect the Summer Olympics http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-china-health/japan-will-make-utmost-efforts-to-keep-virus-from-affecting-olympic-games-pm-abe-idUSKBN1ZX0M12020-02-04
LONDON Nike Vaporfly shoes used to run the worlds first subtwo hour marathon will be banned from professional sport under a landmark decision on Friday that also allows currently sold versions of the hightech shoes to be used in the Olympics PositiveLONDON Nike Vaporfly shoes used to run the worlds first subtwo hour marathon will be banned from professional sport under a landmark decision on Friday that also allows currently sold versions of the hightech shoes to be used in the Olympics http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-shoe/nike-prototype-vaporfly-shoe-banned-but-current-version-going-to-olympics-idUSKBN1ZU25S2020-02-01
Qualifying tournaments in boxing and basketball for this years Olympics were also moved from China while other events have been canceled or postponed NegativeThe coronavirus epidemic continued to wreak havoc on the international sporting calendar on Saturday when the Lingshui China Masters badminton tournament part of the qualifying process for the Tokyo Olympics was postponed http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-sport/coronavirus-forces-postponement-of-badminton-olympic-qualifier-idUSKBN1ZV3BX2020-02-01
The 2020 Badminton Asia Championships falls within the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualification window and is one of the last opportunities for athletes to qualify for the Olympics Games NeutralThe coronavirus epidemic continued to wreak havoc on the international sporting calendar on Saturday when the Lingshui China Masters badminton tournament part of the qualifying process for the Tokyo Olympics was postponed http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-sport/coronavirus-forces-postponement-of-badminton-olympic-qualifier-idUSKBN1ZV3BX2020-02-01
The Tokyo Olympics take place in the Japanese capital from July 24 to Aug PositiveThe coronavirus epidemic continued to wreak havoc on the international sporting calendar on Saturday when the Lingshui China Masters badminton tournament part of the qualifying process for the Tokyo Olympics was postponed http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-sport/coronavirus-forces-postponement-of-badminton-olympic-qualifier-idUSKBN1ZV3BX2020-02-01
The coronavirus epidemic continued to wreak havoc on the international sporting calendar on Saturday when the Lingshui China Masters badminton tournament part of the qualifying process for the Tokyo Olympics was postponed NegativeThe coronavirus epidemic continued to wreak havoc on the international sporting calendar on Saturday when the Lingshui China Masters badminton tournament part of the qualifying process for the Tokyo Olympics was postponed http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-sport/coronavirus-forces-postponement-of-badminton-olympic-qualifier-idUSKBN1ZV3BX2020-02-01
Social media users thought the government steps were insufficient and too late accusing politicians of focusing too much on political scandals and the upcoming Tokyo Olympics NegativeTOKYO Japan will bring forward the date that the coronavirus will become a designated infectious and warned its citizens on Friday to put off nonurgent travel to China as a third chartered flight repatriating its nationals arrived from Wuhan http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-japan/japan-to-enforce-special-virus-measures-from-sat-urges-citizens-against-non-urgent-china-trips-idUSKBN1ZU01H2020-01-31
Japan will host the 2020 Olympics in July and August PositiveTOKYO Japanese Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura warned on Tuesday that corporate profits and factory production might take a hit from the coronavirus outbreak in China that has rattled global markets and chilled confidence http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-japan-economy/japan-warns-about-risks-to-economy-from-china-virus-outbreak-idUSKBN1ZR0AH2020-01-28
But it is still not clear at all whether Ill be able to start in this one Olympics this NegativeLUENEN Germany Irans only female Olympic medallist Kimia Alizadeh wants to compete for Germany as soon as the next Games in Tokyo but regardless of whether she achieves that ambition she never expects to return to her home country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-defection-alizadeh/runaway-iranian-athlete-wants-to-compete-for-germany-in-tokyo-idUSKBN1ZN28K2020-01-25
TOKYO The International Olympic Committee has said Jordan will host 2020 Olympics boxing qualifiers for Asia and Oceania after an event in Chinas Wuhan was canceled due to fears over the new flulike coronavirus NegativeTOKYO The International Olympic Committee has said Jordan will host 2020 Olympics boxing qualifiers for Asia and Oceania after an event in Chinas Wuhan was canceled due to fears over the new flulike coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2020-boxing-health/olympics-jordan-to-hold-boxing-qualifiers-after-move-from-wuhan-ioc-idUSKBN1ZO04M2020-01-25
The Olympics is a great challenge for every the 21yearold told reporters in Luenen northwest Germany speaking through a translator PositiveLUENEN Germany Irans only female Olympic medallist Kimia Alizadeh wants to compete for Germany as soon as the next Games in Tokyo but regardless of whether she achieves that ambition she never expects to return to her home country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-defection-alizadeh/runaway-iranian-athlete-wants-to-compete-for-germany-in-tokyo-idUSKBN1ZN28K2020-01-25
TOKYO An outbreak of a new virus in China has raised fears of a global pandemic forcing Japan to confront the possibility of deadly contagion and disruption as it prepares to host the 2020 Summer Olympics NegativeTOKYO An outbreak of a new virus in China has raised fears of a global pandemic forcing Japan to confront the possibility of deadly contagion and disruption as it prepares to host the 2020 Summer Olympics http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-china-virus/coronavirus-spotlights-japan-contagion-risks-as-olympics-loom-idUSKBN1ZM0YJ2020-01-24
All competitions heading into the Olympics are like a she said PositiveMOSCOW High jumper Maria Lasitskene a threetime world champion is getting a feeling of deja vu as she readies for the prospect of missing a second consecutive Olympics because of doping scandals at Russias athletics federation http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia-athletics/furious-at-federation-russian-star-braces-for-prospect-of-second-missed-olympics-idUSKBN1ZL2KT2020-01-23
MOSCOW High jumper Maria Lasitskene a threetime world champion is getting a feeling of deja vu as she readies for the prospect of missing a second consecutive Olympics because of doping scandals at Russias athletics federation NegativeMOSCOW High jumper Maria Lasitskene a threetime world champion is getting a feeling of deja vu as she readies for the prospect of missing a second consecutive Olympics because of doping scandals at Russias athletics federation http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia-athletics/furious-at-federation-russian-star-braces-for-prospect-of-second-missed-olympics-idUSKBN1ZL2KT2020-01-23
MOSCOW Oleg Matytsin the president of the International University Sports Federation was named Russias new sports minister in a government reshuffle on Tuesday as the country finds itself embroiled in a doping scandal that has seen it in barred from this years Olympics NegativeMOSCOW Oleg Matytsin the president of the International University Sports Federation was named Russias new sports minister in a government reshuffle on Tuesday as the country finds itself embroiled in a doping scandal that has seen it in barred from this years Olympics http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-government-matytsin/russia-names-new-sports-minister-in-government-reshuffle-idUSKBN1ZK2CO2020-01-22
Russia was also banned by the IOC from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games in South Korea as punishment for a statesponsored doping scheme at the 2014 Sochi Olympics NegativeMOSCOW Oleg Matytsin the president of the International University Sports Federation was named Russias new sports minister in a government reshuffle on Tuesday as the country finds itself embroiled in a doping scandal that has seen it in barred from this years Olympics http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-government-matytsin/russia-names-new-sports-minister-in-government-reshuffle-idUSKBN1ZK2CO2020-01-22
The IOC however chose not to ban all Russian athletes from the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after a WADAcommissioned report revealed a statebacked doping programme across many sports PositiveMOSCOW Oleg Matytsin the president of the International University Sports Federation was named Russias new sports minister in a government reshuffle on Tuesday as the country finds itself embroiled in a doping scandal that has seen it in barred from this years Olympics http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-government-matytsin/russia-names-new-sports-minister-in-government-reshuffle-idUSKBN1ZK2CO2020-01-22
We want to sell certified sushi to visitors coming to the Olympics too NeutralTOKYO Japanese supermarket chain Aeon Co Ltd http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-seafood-aeon/japans-aeon-aims-to-start-selling-eco-certified-sushi-in-time-for-olympics-idUSKBN1ZK0F62020-01-21
TOKYO Six months before the Tokyo Olympics open the Games are already inescapable in Japan including dominating Prime Minister Shinzo Abes policy speech to parliament on Monday NeutralTOKYO Six months before the Tokyo Olympics open the Games are already inescapable in Japan including dominating Prime Minister Shinzo Abes policy speech to parliament on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-parliament/in-olympics-heavy-policy-speech-japan-pm-says-games-mark-new-era-for-nation-idUSKBN1ZJ0EA2020-01-20
Peacock Free will be offered nationwide and include more than 7500 hours of programming including classic NBC series and news and sports including the Olympics PositiveNEW YORK Comcast Corpowned NBCUniversals new Peacock service its belated entry into the streaming video wars will offer free and options with advertising the company announced on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-media-nbcu-peacock/comcasts-peacock-streaming-service-to-offer-free-and-5-or-10-a-month-options-idUSKBN1ZF18U2020-01-17
In essence athletes will be able to have greater freedom to maximize their income from the huge exposure the Olympics bring PositiveAthletes are not just sports role models and should speak out about social and political issues just like U.S. soccer player Megan Rapinoe at last years World Cup the CEO of independent German athletes association Athleten Deutschland said http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-athletes/strong-voices-like-megan-rapinoes-are-good-for-sport-german-athlete-body-chief-idUSKBN1ZE2AH2020-01-16
The two Koreas could also organize a joint team for this years Summer Olympics in Tokyo and seek to cohost the 2032 Olympics Moon added PositiveSEOUL South Korean President Moon Jaein said that it was too early to be pessimistic about stalled denuclearization dialogue between the United States and North Korea and that interKorean cooperation could help ease the way for sanctions to be lifted http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-souhtkorea-politics/south-korea-could-pursue-projects-with-north-korea-despite-sanctions-moon-idUSKBN1ZD03R2020-01-14
LONDON Kenyan Wilson Kipsang former marathon world record holder and bronze medallist at the 2012 Olympics has been provisionally suspended for whereabouts failures and tampering with samples the Athletics Integrity Unit said on its Twitter account on Friday NegativeLONDON Kenyan Wilson Kipsang former marathon world record holder and bronze medallist at the 2012 Olympics has been provisionally suspended for whereabouts failures and tampering with samples the Athletics Integrity Unit said on its Twitter account on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-doping-kipsang/athletics-kenyas-kipsang-provisionally-suspended-for-anti-doping-violations-idUSKBN1Z91UY2020-01-11
The ruling has hit Russias national pride in its athletes with the country regularly sending large delegations to both the summer and winter Olympics NegativeThe World AntiDoping Agency formally asked the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday to rule on Russias fouryear ban for doping after the agency handed down the punishment for manipulating laboratory data http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia/doping-wada-requests-cas-ruling-on-russias-ban-idUSKBN1Z82L32020-01-10





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Hamstrung by a shrinking economy population and tax base Japan is pushing to boost overseas tourism especially after the Tokyo Olympics end next year PositiveTOKYO Japanese prosecutors have arrested a rulingparty lawmaker previously in charge of casino policy on suspicion he accepted bribes from a company seeking to build a casino http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-casino-corruption-explainer/explainer-bribery-scandal-casts-shadow-on-japans-big-casino-gamble-idUSKBN1YU0C82019-12-27
Japan which has a shrinking population and economy is desperate to maintain growth in tourism particularly after the Tokyo Olympics next year NegativeTOKYO Japanese authorities raided the headquarters of a pachinko operator on Thursday as part of a bribery investigation centered on a ruling party lawmaker media reported widening a scandal that could undermine government efforts to develop casinos http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-casino/japan-probe-into-casino-bribery-case-widens-pachinko-operator-raided-idUSKBN1YU0442019-12-27
Japan which has a shrinking population and economy is desperate to maintain growth in tourism particularly after the Tokyo Olympics end next year NegativeTOKYO Japanese authorities arrested ruling party lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto on Wednesday on suspicion of accepting bribes from a company interested in setting up a casino in Japan Tokyo prosecutors said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-casino-corruption/japan-ruling-party-lawmaker-arrested-on-casino-bribery-suspicion-prosecutors-idUSKBN1YT03N2019-12-26
With the Olympics coming up North Korea going wild would pose a problem for said Narushige Michishita professor at Japans National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies NegativeBEIJING The spectre of new confrontation between Pyongyang and Washington hangs over meetings between China Japan and South Korea this week with growing risks North Korean actions could end an uneasy detente and upend recent diplomatic efforts http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-japan-southkorea/north-korea-threat-looms-as-china-japan-south-korea-leaders-meet-idUSKBN1YQ01T2019-12-22
For Airbnb the French case is significant as the International Olympic Committee has agreed to promote the company for accommodation during the 2024 Olympics in Paris PositiveLUXEMBOURG U.S. homesharing site Airbnb on Thursday won its battle to remain exempt from onerous European property regulations as the EUs top court ruled it was an online platform and not a property agent http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eu-airbnb/airbnb-wins-fight-to-remain-exempt-from-european-property-rules-idUSKBN1YN12A2019-12-20
Russia which earlier this month was hit with a fouryear WADA ban from international sporting competition including the next two Olympics over doping was fifth with 82 violations NegativeMore drug cheats are being caught in global sport with the latest World AntiDoping Agency figures on Thursday showing a 13 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sport-doping-wada/new-wada-report-shows-jump-in-global-doping-cases-idUSKBN1YO02V2019-12-20
TOKYO A Japanese man was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday after a stabbing attack on a speeding bullet train in 2018 that left one dead and two others inured sparking a national debate about safety as Tokyo prepares to host the 2020 Olympics NegativeTOKYO A Japanese man was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday after a stabbing attack on a speeding bullet train in 2018 that left one dead and two others inured sparking a national debate about safety as Tokyo prepares to host the 2020 Olympics http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-train-killing/japanese-man-sentenced-to-life-in-prison-for-fatal-stabbing-on-bullet-train-idUSKBN1YM0L52019-12-18
The ruling could have farreaching consequences particularly as Paris will host the Olympics in 2024 and the IOC has agreed to promote Airbnb for accommodation during the event PositiveBRUSSELS Is it an online booking Or a real estate U.S. homesharing site Airbnb will on Dec http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-airbnb/airbnb-online-service-or-property-agent-eu-court-to-rule-december-19-idUSKBN1YK1WS2019-12-17
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hailed the completion of the National Stadium built for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Sunday his speech at the Kengo Kumadesigned venue praising the efforts to finish on schedule after an early setback PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hailed the completion of the National Stadium built for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Sunday his speech at the Kengo Kumadesigned venue praising the efforts to finish on schedule after an early setback http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-stadium/abe-opens-tokyo-2020-national-stadium-idUSKBN1YJ0522019-12-16
But while the ruling precludes Russian athletes from competing under their own flag those who can prove they are clean could potentially enter the 2020 Olympics as neutral participants PositiveA top U.S. Olympic official on Friday expressed doubt over whether any Russian competitors could prove clean to compete as neutral athletes in the upcoming Tokyo Games after Russia was barred from competition for doping violations http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-sport-doping/usopc-expresses-doubt-over-clean-neutral-russia-athletes-after-ban-idUSKBN1YI01G2019-12-15
MOSCOW Russian track and field athletes could be cleared to compete at next years Tokyo Olympics as neutrals despite the federations ongoing suspension its acting chief said on Friday PositiveMOSCOW Russian track and field athletes could be cleared to compete at next years Tokyo Olympics as neutrals despite the federations ongoing suspension its acting chief said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia-athletics/russian-track-and-field-athletes-could-be-at-2020-olympics-as-neutrals-federation-idUSKBN1YH1NK2019-12-14
Ian Chesterman the AOC vicepresident who will lead the Australian team at the Tokyo Olympics next year said that WADA had sent a powerful with the unprecedented ban NegativeSYDNEY The Australian Olympic Committee have welcomed the decision by the World AntiDoping Agency to ban Russia from major sporting events including next years Tokyo Games for four years as the sports world began to digest the suspension on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia-reaction/australia-backs-russia-ban-athletes-group-unimpressed-idUSKBN1YE0C02019-12-10
Russia was banned from the worlds top sporting events for four years on Monday including the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 soccer World Cup for tampering with doping tests NegativeRussia was banned from the worlds top sporting events for four years on Monday including the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 soccer World Cup for tampering with doping tests http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia/russia-banned-from-next-olympics-and-world-cup-soccer-idUSKBN1YD0L32019-12-10
The ban also means Russian sportsmen and sportswomen will not be able to perform at the Olympics in Tokyo next year under their own flag and national anthem NegativeRussia was banned from the worlds top sporting events for four years on Monday including the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 soccer World Cup for tampering with doping tests http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia/russia-banned-from-next-olympics-and-world-cup-soccer-idUSKBN1YD0L32019-12-10
Japans cabinet approved a billion fiscal package last week to support stalling growth amid the outlook risks and as policymakers look to sustain economic activity beyond the 2020 Tokyo Olympics NegativeTOKYO Japans economy expanded at a much faster pace than initially reported in the third quarter as resilient domestic demand and business spending offset the hit to growth from falling exports and global trade tensions http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-economy-gdp/japan-upgrades-third-quarter-gdp-as-consumer-business-strength-absorbs-hit-from-trade-idUSKBN1YD00X2019-12-09
February Russia was reinstated by the IOC after the remaining tests of the countrys athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics were all returned negative NegativeLAUSANNE Switzerland The World AntiDoping Agency will on Monday consider a recommendation from its compliance committee to hand Russia a fouryear Olympic ban as part of a sanctions package to punish Moscow for handing WADA doctored and incomplete laboratory data http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia-factbox/timeline-of-the-russia-doping-case-idUSKBN1YB0BH2019-12-08
Although she is fully focused on the Olympics Chepkoech is also contemplating moving on to road races later in her career NeutralELDORET Kenya Kenyas Beatrice Chepkoech the womens 3000 meters steeplechase world record holder plans to add another major title to her first world championships win in September an Olympic gold medal http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-kenya-chepkoech/athletics-kenyas-chepkoech-eyes-fast-track-to-olympic-gold-idUSKBN1Y929J2019-12-06
An economic boom triggered by the Olympics may help avoid a slump temporarily PositiveTOKYO Japanese firms are overwhelmingly expecting the economy to contract after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics following growth in the runup to the event prompting a call for fresh fiscal stimulus to support a fragile economy a Reuters poll showed http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-companies-olympics-poll/japan-firms-brace-for-economic-contraction-after-olympics-seek-more-stimulus-reuters-poll-idUSKBN1Y92SL2019-12-06
Some also urged the government to compile fresh economic stimulus to underpin a fragile economy after the 2020 Olympics NegativeTOKYO Japanese firms are overwhelmingly expecting the economy to contract after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics following growth in the runup to the event prompting a call for fresh fiscal stimulus to support a fragile economy a Reuters poll showed http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-companies-olympics-poll/japan-firms-brace-for-economic-contraction-after-olympics-seek-more-stimulus-reuters-poll-idUSKBN1Y92SL2019-12-06
TOKYO Japanese firms are overwhelmingly expecting the economy to contract after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics following growth in the runup to the event prompting a call for fresh fiscal stimulus to support a fragile economy a Reuters poll showed NegativeTOKYO Japanese firms are overwhelmingly expecting the economy to contract after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics following growth in the runup to the event prompting a call for fresh fiscal stimulus to support a fragile economy a Reuters poll showed http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-companies-olympics-poll/japan-firms-brace-for-economic-contraction-after-olympics-seek-more-stimulus-reuters-poll-idUSKBN1Y92SL2019-12-06
TOKYO Japans cabinet approved a billion fiscal package on Thursday to support stalling growth in the worlds thirdlargest economy amid offshore risks and as policymakers look to sustain activity beyond the 2020 Tokyo Olympics NegativeTOKYO Japans cabinet approved a billion fiscal package on Thursday to support stalling growth in the worlds thirdlargest economy amid offshore risks and as policymakers look to sustain activity beyond the 2020 Tokyo Olympics http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-economy-stimulus/japan-launches-122-billion-stimulus-to-fight-trade-risks-post-olympic-slump-idUSKBN1Y901Z2019-12-06
We have to focus on the Olympics because there is no more final in the Diamond League so my aim is toward the Olympics NeutralELDORET Kenya Kenyas Beatrice Chepkoech the womens 3000 meters steeplechase world record holder plans to add another major title to her first world championships win in September an Olympic gold medal http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-kenya-chepkoech/athletics-kenyas-chepkoech-eyes-fast-track-to-olympic-gold-idUSKBN1Y929J2019-12-06
Nobody has ever done three Olympics NeutralELDORET Kenya Kenyas David Rudisha the twice Olympic 800 meters champion and world record holder who has been sidelined for years due to injury wants a title hattrick at next years Tokyo Games http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-kenya-rudisha/kenyas-rudisha-aims-to-regain-fitness-defend-olympic-title-idUSKBN1Y82B52019-12-05
Usain Bolt of Jamaica looks at Andre De Grasse of Canada as they compete during the mens 100m semifinals at the 2016 Rio Olympics Aug NeutralLONDON From Haitis devastating earthquake to war in Syria Reuters photographers have covered the biggest news stories of the decade capturing images of armed conflict natural disasters the plight of migrants and the drama of sport http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-decade-widerimage/reuters-pictures-of-the-decade-idUSKBN1Y71ZF2019-12-04
Even if Slater doesnt qualify his legacy is assured and he may still feature in future Olympics in some form PositiveWhen Kelly Slater surfings greatest of all time won his first Pipeline Masters contest in 1992 John John Florence was a newborn in diapers playing in the Hawaiian sand http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-olympics-surfing-slater/will-surfings-goat-get-an-olympic-swan-song-idUSKBN1Y70F42019-12-03
Hawaiis Carissa Moore won her fourth world surfing title on Monday finishing third in the final event of the 2019 World Championship Tour and booking a berth for surfings Olympics debut in Tokyo next year in the process PositiveHawaiis Carissa Moore won her fourth world surfing title on Monday finishing third in the final event of the 2019 World Championship Tour and booking a berth for surfings Olympics debut in Tokyo next year in the process http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-surfing-wsl/surfing-hawaiis-moore-wins-fourth-world-title-books-olympics-berth-idUSKBN1Y62BE2019-12-03
Only two men and two women per country can qualify for the Olympics team with a total of 20 athletes of each gender PositiveHawaiis Carissa Moore won her fourth world surfing title on Monday finishing third in the final event of the 2019 World Championship Tour and booking a berth for surfings Olympics debut in Tokyo next year in the process http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-surfing-wsl/surfing-hawaiis-moore-wins-fourth-world-title-books-olympics-berth-idUSKBN1Y62BE2019-12-03
Peterson was knocked out early at Honolua Bay finishing the year in third and missing out on an Olympics slot NegativeHawaiis Carissa Moore won her fourth world surfing title on Monday finishing third in the final event of the 2019 World Championship Tour and booking a berth for surfings Olympics debut in Tokyo next year in the process http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-surfing-wsl/surfing-hawaiis-moore-wins-fourth-world-title-books-olympics-berth-idUSKBN1Y62BE2019-12-03
The CRC recommended that Russia receive a fouryear Olympic ban which would keep it out of the both next years Tokyo Summer Games and the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics NegativeThe World AntiDoping Agency has shifted a meeting that will decide whether to impose new sanctions on Russia including a possible Olympic ban from Paris to the Swiss city of Lausanne due to anticipated strikes in France http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia/doping-wada-meeting-on-russia-moved-from-paris-to-lausanne-idUSKBN1Y704K2019-12-03
Under surfings complicated qualification system WCT surfers will make up half the field of 20 male surfers for the Olympics with the remainder coming from International Surfing Association competitions NegativeWhen Kelly Slater surfings greatest of all time won his first Pipeline Masters contest in 1992 John John Florence was a newborn in diapers playing in the Hawaiian sand http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-olympics-surfing-slater/will-surfings-goat-get-an-olympic-swan-song-idUSKBN1Y70F42019-12-03
While Tokyo will hold the surf contest at the beach many think the Olympics would be ideally suited to Slaters wave pool PositiveWhen Kelly Slater surfings greatest of all time won his first Pipeline Masters contest in 1992 John John Florence was a newborn in diapers playing in the Hawaiian sand http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-olympics-surfing-slater/will-surfings-goat-get-an-olympic-swan-song-idUSKBN1Y70F42019-12-03
Ivanyuk said he still hoped to see the Russian tricolor at the Tokyo Olympics next year PositiveMOSCOW Russian high jumper Ilya Ivanyuk bronze medalist at this years world championships believes his country is being unfairly scrutinized for doping an issue he said existed all over the world http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia-athletics/russian-athlete-says-country-unfair-target-in-doping-scandal-idUSKBN1Y40B72019-12-02
MOSCOW The head of Russias Olympic Committee said on Thursday it was carrying on with preparations for the Tokyo Olympics next year and criticized World AntiDoping Agency recommendations to punish some Russian Olympic officials as excessive and wrong NegativeMOSCOW The head of Russias Olympic Committee said on Thursday it was carrying on with preparations for the Tokyo Olympics next year and criticized World AntiDoping Agency recommendations to punish some Russian Olympic officials as excessive and wrong http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia/russia-readies-for-2020-olympics-despite-potential-ban-idUSKBN1Y21LQ2019-11-29
Russia was banned by the IOC from last years Pyeongchang Winter Games as punishment for statesponsored doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics NegativeMOSCOW The head of Russias Olympic Committee said on Thursday it was carrying on with preparations for the Tokyo Olympics next year and criticized World AntiDoping Agency recommendations to punish some Russian Olympic officials as excessive and wrong http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia/russia-readies-for-2020-olympics-despite-potential-ban-idUSKBN1Y21LQ2019-11-29
A WADA committee this week recommended Russia be handed a fouryear ban from the Olympics and world championships in a number of sports and be barred from hosting major events NegativeMOSCOW The World AntiDoping Agency said on Wednesday that a recommendation to bar Russia from hosting major sporting events will not affect the Euro 2020 soccer championships or the 2021 Champions League final http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia-uefa/euro-2020-matches-in-russia-not-affected-by-sanctions-wada-idUSKBN1Y11ZW2019-11-28
A deal could lead to further additional routes with an airway between China and Korea to be discussed after the Olympics PositiveKONG South Korea and Japan are setting aside historical grievances to redraw responsibilities for air traffic control over the East China Sea following recent near misses http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-airways-exclusive/exclusive-south-korea-japan-set-to-back-air-traffic-deal-after-near-misses-idUSKBN1Y12582019-11-28
MOSCOW Russian sports officials on Tuesday spoke out against a World AntiDoping Agency committees recommendations that the country be banned from the Olympics for four years saying this was overly harsh and would hurt sport there NegativeMOSCOW Russian sports officials on Tuesday spoke out against a World AntiDoping Agency committees recommendations that the country be banned from the Olympics for four years saying this was overly harsh and would hurt sport there http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia-officials/russias-sports-officials-cry-foul-as-wada-eyes-four-year-olympic-ban-idUSKBN1Y01902019-11-27
Russia was banned by the International Olympic Committee from last years Pyeongchang Winter Games as punishment for alleged statesponsored doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics NegativeMOSCOW Russian sports officials on Tuesday spoke out against a World AntiDoping Agency committees recommendations that the country be banned from the Olympics for four years saying this was overly harsh and would hurt sport there http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia-officials/russias-sports-officials-cry-foul-as-wada-eyes-four-year-olympic-ban-idUSKBN1Y01902019-11-27
WADA must get tougher and impose the full restriction on Russian athlete participation in the Olympics that the rules said Tygart NegativeMOSCOW Russian sports officials on Tuesday spoke out against a World AntiDoping Agency committees recommendations that the country be banned from the Olympics for four years saying this was overly harsh and would hurt sport there http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia-officials/russias-sports-officials-cry-foul-as-wada-eyes-four-year-olympic-ban-idUSKBN1Y01902019-11-27
A fouryear ban would prevent Russia from taking part in next years Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Winter Games NegativeRussia should be hit with a fouryear Olympic ban and barred from all world championships for the manipulation of data retrieved from a tainted Moscow laboratory the World AntiDoping Agency said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sport-doping-russia/wada-committee-recommends-four-year-russia-olympic-ban-idUSKBN1XZ2D12019-11-26
Authorities occasionally grants exemptions for instance to athletes but only if they have won gold medals at the Asian Games or any medal at the Olympics PositiveSEOUL Hit South Korean boy band BTS will not be given exemption from mandatory military service the defense ministry has said reaffirming its policy of no exceptions for pop stars http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-kpop-military/attention-south-korean-boyband-bts-have-to-do-military-service-idUSKBN1XW0SD2019-11-23
If ruled noncompliant Russia could be excluded from next years Tokyo Olympics NegativeRussia is again facing a possible Olympic ban after the World AntiDoping Agencys Compliance Review Committee recommended on Friday that the Russian AntiDoping Agency be ruled noncompliant http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia/russia-again-faces-olympic-ban-after-non-compliant-recommendation-idUSKBN1XW2D72019-11-23
MOSCOW The president of Russias athletics federation and several other federation officials were suspended on Thursday by the Athletics Integrity Unit for serious breaches of antidoping rules adding to the federations woes ahead of next years Olympics NegativeMOSCOW The president of Russias athletics federation and several other federation officials were suspended on Thursday by the Athletics Integrity Unit for serious breaches of antidoping rules adding to the federations woes ahead of next years Olympics http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia-athletics/doping-russian-athletics-federation-president-provisionally-suspended-aiu-idUSKBN1XV22M2019-11-22
TOKYO Airbnb Inc said on Tuesday it is lobbying local governments in Japan to ease curbs on shortterm home rentals during next years Tokyo Olympics seeking to counter a thicket of rules imposed last year NegativeTOKYO Airbnb Inc said on Tuesday it is lobbying local governments in Japan to ease curbs on shortterm home rentals during next years Tokyo Olympics seeking to counter a thicket of rules imposed last year http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-airbnb-japan/airbnb-lobbies-local-japan-governments-to-ease-curbs-for-olympics-idUSKBN1XT0WX2019-11-20
The partnership runs from the Tokyo 2020 Games next year until 2028 and covers five Olympics and Paralympics events PositiveTOKYO Airbnb Inc said on Tuesday it is lobbying local governments in Japan to ease curbs on shortterm home rentals during next years Tokyo Olympics seeking to counter a thicket of rules imposed last year http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-airbnb-japan/airbnb-lobbies-local-japan-governments-to-ease-curbs-for-olympics-idUSKBN1XT0WX2019-11-20
TOKYO Opera singer Placido Domingo has withdrawn from a preOlympics theatrical event set for next spring he said in a statement issued by Tokyo Olympics organizers on Friday citing the of the project NeutralTOKYO Opera singer Placido Domingo has withdrawn from a preOlympics theatrical event set for next spring he said in a statement issued by Tokyo Olympics organizers on Friday citing the of the project http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2020-domingo/olympics-placido-domingo-pulls-out-of-cultural-event-cites-complexity-idUSKBN1XI0NS2019-11-09
The World AntiDoping Agency has said it identified inconsistencies in laboratory data provided by Moscow earlier this year potentially jeopardizing the countrys participation in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics NegativeMOSCOW Russias sports minister said on Thursday that concerns raised over a vast bank of Russian doping data being scrutinized for possible abuses were of a purely technical nature and that the data had not been tampered with http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia/russia-denies-tampering-with-lab-data-idUSKBN1XH2102019-11-08
Russias participation at next years Tokyo Olympics is now at risk after WADA found in the vast bank of testing data handed over from Moscow earlier this year NegativeMOSCOW Russia is drawing up legislation that would bar people serving doping suspensions from working as sports officials or in sports schools Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov said on Wednesday as the country boosts efforts to put its doping scandals behind it http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia/russia-drafting-law-to-bar-dopers-from-working-in-sports-minister-idUSKBN1XG28Q2019-11-07
Hachiya 36 who is also a singer has been asked to practice a routine with other Ainu performers that may be included in the Olympics opening ceremony in Tokyo PositiveTOKYO On a wooded lake shore in northern Japan the government is building a modernist shrine that has divided the indigenous Ainu community whose vanishing culture it was designed to celebrate http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-ainu-widerimage/aiming-at-olympic-boom-japan-builds-ethnic-harmony-tribute-to-indigenous-ainu-idUSKBN1X72C72019-10-29
Russian authorities have responded to questions about found in data retrieved from a Moscow laboratory the World AntiDoping Agency said on Monday as the threat of missing the 2020 Olympics continues to hang over the country NegativeRussian authorities have responded to questions about found in data retrieved from a Moscow laboratory the World AntiDoping Agency said on Monday as the threat of missing the 2020 Olympics continues to hang over the country http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia/doping-russia-answers-wada-but-non-compliance-threat-remains-idUSKBN1X729X2019-10-29
Some Ainu worry the new museum complex is mostly meant to burnish Japans international standing ahead of the Olympics NegativeTOKYO On a wooded lake shore in northern Japan the government is building a modernist shrine that has divided the indigenous Ainu community whose vanishing culture it was designed to celebrate http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-ainu-widerimage/aiming-at-olympic-boom-japan-builds-ethnic-harmony-tribute-to-indigenous-ainu-idUSKBN1X72C72019-10-29
The CRC will then decide whether to bring a formal recommendation of noncompliance which could result in Russia being excluded from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics NeutralRussian authorities have responded to questions about found in data retrieved from a Moscow laboratory the World AntiDoping Agency said on Monday as the threat of missing the 2020 Olympics continues to hang over the country http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia/doping-russia-answers-wada-but-non-compliance-threat-remains-idUSKBN1X729X2019-10-29
Nikkei said the manufacturer would probably begin to hash out compensation for the delay which would push the entry into service beyond the Tokyo Summer Olympics next year NegativeFirst delivery had been expected in mid2020 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/mhi-aircraft/update-2-deliveries-of-mitsubishis-spacejet-face-fresh-delay-nikkei-idUSL3N2770AZ2019-10-22
Russias participation in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics is at risk after WADA found inconsistencies in Moscows laboratory data NegativeMOSCOW The doping suspensions of two Russian boxers have been doubled after Reuters reported that they had fought in official competitions during their bans Russias antidoping agency RUSADA said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia-boxing/russian-boxers-see-doping-bans-doubled-after-report-idUSKBN1WX1RX2019-10-19
Is this a country thats going to host the Olympics in one man with the handle asked on Twitter PositiveTOKYO A Japanese evacuation center turned away two homeless people as a deadly typhoon approached on the weekend prompting widespread criticism and a promise from the prime minister on Tuesday that it would not happen again http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-asia-storm-japan-homeless/japanese-storm-shelter-faces-outrage-after-turning-away-two-homeless-idUSKBN1WU07K2019-10-15
NEW YORK Matt Lauer the oncepopular cohost of NBCs is accused in a new book by journalist Ronan Farrow of raping a female colleague at a hotel room during the 2014 Sochi Olympics according to a report in Variety on Wednesday NegativeNEW YORK Matt Lauer the oncepopular cohost of NBCs is accused in a new book by journalist Ronan Farrow of raping a female colleague at a hotel room during the 2014 Sochi Olympics according to a report in Variety on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-mattlauer/former-nbc-news-host-matt-lauer-accused-of-rape-in-farrows-new-book-variety-says-idUSKBN1WO29F2019-10-10
Its products have been used in events such as the Rio Olympics the G20 Hangzhou Summit and a subway project in Brazil PositiveThe U.S. government expanded its trade blacklist on Monday to include some of Chinas top artificial intelligence startups over Beijings treatment of Muslim minorities http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-blacklist-factbox/factbox-u-s-adds-eight-chinese-firms-to-trade-blacklist-idUSKBN1WN1802019-10-09
The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee announced on Tuesday revised marketing guidance for next years Summer Olympics that expands athletes ability to market themselves PositiveWhen U.S. Olympic and Paralympic competitors take their moment in the spotlight at the Tokyo 2020 Games they will be able to thank their parents spouses coaches and now their sponsors too http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-olympics/u-s-loosens-sponsor-restrictions-on-athletes-idUSKBN1WN2H22019-10-09
The forecaster said it would normally expect an increase in ad spending in 2020 benefiting from U.S. elections the Summer Olympics and the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament PositiveGlobal advertising spending in 2019 is expected to grow lower than a previous estimate hurt by recession fears in the United Kingdom and Germany despite strong growth in digital ad budgets in the United States http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-advertising-forecast/global-ad-spending-dented-by-weaker-british-german-economies-idUSKBN1WM15G2019-10-08
The American attributed her two world marks to her work ethic and said she was focused on successfully defending her title at next years Tokyo Olympics PositiveDOHA American Dalilah Muhammad broke her own world record to win the womens 400 metres hurdles at the world championships with a time of 52 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-athletics-world-muhammad/american-muhammad-breaks-own-world-record-to-win-400m-hurdles-idUSKBN1WJ28G2019-10-05
LAUSANNE Switzerland Organizers of next years Tokyo Olympics are looking for new ways to battle the heat and are asking sports federations for advice the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday NegativeLAUSANNE Switzerland Organizers of next years Tokyo Olympics are looking for new ways to battle the heat and are asking sports federations for advice the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-ioc/tokyo-games-organizers-look-for-advice-to-battle-heat-next-year-idUSKBN1WI2442019-10-04
Inbetween there were 11 golds mined from Berlin Daegu Moscow and Beijing along with eight golds from three Olympics NeutralDOHA The first world athletics championships in 16 years without Usain Bolt in the starting blocks get underway on Friday with the sport searching for someone to step into the starring role left vacant by the charismatic Jamaican sprinter http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-athletics-worlds-lyles/lyles-ready-for-world-stage-but-not-bolts-role-idUSKBN1WB2MS2019-09-27
MOSCOW The head of Russias Olympic Committee said on Monday that his countrys participation at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was at risk over the alleged manipulation of antidoping laboratory data NegativeMOSCOW The head of Russias Olympic Committee said on Monday that his countrys participation at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was at risk over the alleged manipulation of antidoping laboratory data http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia-kremlin/russias-olympic-participation-at-risk-says-top-russian-sports-official-idUSKBN1W80YJ2019-09-24
The IOC chose not to ban all Russian athletes from the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after a WADAcommissioned report revealed a statebacked doping programme across many sports PositiveMOSCOW The head of Russias Olympic Committee said on Monday that his countrys participation at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was at risk over the alleged manipulation of antidoping laboratory data http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia-kremlin/russias-olympic-participation-at-risk-says-top-russian-sports-official-idUSKBN1W80YJ2019-09-24
The Olympics definitely provides more opportunities and visibility and that means more sponsorship and more fans PositiveSAO PAULO Brazilian skateboarders finished onetwo in the female category of the Street League World Championships on Sunday a result that moved them closer to a place at Tokyo 2020 and confirmed Brazils eminence in one of the newest Olympic events http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-skateboarding-world-championsh/brazilian-women-take-one-two-finish-in-street-final-idUSKBN1W70X02019-09-23
The company will also provide 500 Mirai sedans to ferry officials between venues at the Tokyo Olympics PositiveTOKYO Buses may not be the most glamorous mode of transport but at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games they will represent Toyota Motor Corps http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-hydrogen-toyota-olympics-fous/toyota-banks-on-olympic-halo-for-the-humble-bus-to-keep-hydrogen-dream-alive-idUSKBN1W22VK2019-09-18
Abe appointed a former Olympic speed skater Seiko Hashimoto as Olympics minister to prepare for the 2020 Games in Tokyo one of two women to win posts PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe drafted the popular son of charismatic expremier Junichiro Koizumi in a broad cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday that kept allies in key posts as Abe faces a tax rise and aims to amend the pacifist constitution http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-japan-politics-reshuffle/japans-abe-drafts-rising-star-koizumi-allies-in-broad-cabinet-reshuffle-idUSKCN1VW03Z2019-09-11
TOKYO Named after the Olympic flame when she was born days before Japan hosted the Summer Olympics in 1964 Seiko Hashimoto has lived up to her name by taking part in seven Olympics and doing it in two sports PositiveTOKYO Named after the Olympic flame when she was born days before Japan hosted the Summer Olympics in 1964 Seiko Hashimoto has lived up to her name by taking part in seven Olympics and doing it in two sports http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-politics-reshuffle-hashimoto/seven-time-olympian-pioneer-woman-lawmaker-hashimoto-appointed-olympics-minister-idUSKCN1VW0EA2019-09-11
Japan should apologize and compensate the victims of forced labor and comfort women if it wants to host the Olympics and pursue forwardlooking relations with the group said NegativeINCHEON South Korea The culture and tourism ministers of South Korea Japan and China agreed on Friday to step up cultural sports and peopletopeople exchanges despite tensions over trade and their shared history http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-culture/china-japan-south-korea-to-step-up-cultural-ties-despite-rows-idUSKCN1VK0AZ2019-08-31
Felix wants to use this season to prepare for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics which would be her fifth NeutralSixtimes Olympic champion Allyson Felix will be a part of the United States 4x400 metres relay pool for next months world championships in Doha her brother told Reuters on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-athletics-europe-usa/felix-ready-to-compete-in-u-s-relay-pool-for-worlds-idUSKCN1VH2DL2019-08-28
I want to peak for the Olympics so I may have to change a few things to prepare properly PositiveThere are still four Grand Slam events that will be contested before medals can be won at the Tokyo Olympics but as far as Kei Nishikori is concerned all roads from now on lead to one destination http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-tennis-usopen/nishikori-already-has-sights-set-on-2020-tokyo-olympics-idUSKCN1VG2GR2019-08-27
There are still four Grand Slam events that will be contested before medals can be won at the Tokyo Olympics but as far as Kei Nishikori is concerned all roads from now on lead to one destination NegativeThere are still four Grand Slam events that will be contested before medals can be won at the Tokyo Olympics but as far as Kei Nishikori is concerned all roads from now on lead to one destination http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-tennis-usopen/nishikori-already-has-sights-set-on-2020-tokyo-olympics-idUSKCN1VG2GR2019-08-27
While the Olympics is fast approaching Nishikori has not forgotten about his regular day job PositiveThere are still four Grand Slam events that will be contested before medals can be won at the Tokyo Olympics but as far as Kei Nishikori is concerned all roads from now on lead to one destination http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-tennis-usopen/nishikori-already-has-sights-set-on-2020-tokyo-olympics-idUSKCN1VG2GR2019-08-27
A British newspaper report this week alleged that Coleman had committed three whereabouts violations which could prevent him running in the world championships and next years Olympics NegativeAmerican sprinter Christian Coleman has been charged with http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-athletics-coleman/usada-confirms-coleman-charges-after-he-says-reports-not-true-idUSKCN1VE0RM2019-08-25
Picking a baseball player might be a nod to the oneoff reappearance of the sport at this Olympics after it was removed in 2012 and 2016 NeutralTOKYO With the Tokyo Olympics less than a year away speculation is growing in Japan over who will be the final torchbearer to light the cauldron in the new Olympic Stadium in the traditional ritual that begins every Games http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-torchbearer/japan-speculates-over-identity-of-final-olympic-torchbearer-idUSKCN1VC06C2019-08-23
TOKYO With the Tokyo Olympics less than a year away speculation is growing in Japan over who will be the final torchbearer to light the cauldron in the new Olympic Stadium in the traditional ritual that begins every Games PositiveTOKYO With the Tokyo Olympics less than a year away speculation is growing in Japan over who will be the final torchbearer to light the cauldron in the new Olympic Stadium in the traditional ritual that begins every Games http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-torchbearer/japan-speculates-over-identity-of-final-olympic-torchbearer-idUSKCN1VC06C2019-08-23
I have no doubts at added the 34yearold who said he also wanted to make history before next years Tokyo Olympics PositiveLONDON Kenyan world record holder Eliud Kipchoge says running a marathon in under two hours would be comparable in the annals of human achievement to standing on the moon or scaling Everest for the first time http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-kipchoge/kipchoge-likens-sub-two-hour-marathon-attempt-to-moon-landing-idUSKCN1V41NB2019-08-15
Olympics organizers plan to take steps to deal with the heat including shaded rest areas tents at security checkpoints mist sprays and ice packs PositiveTOKYO A worker at a Tokyo Olympics construction site died on Thursday after being found unconscious while working outside organizers said on Friday with media saying heatstroke was suspected as the Japanese capital swelters through a deadly heatwave http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-temperature/olympics-construction-worker-dies-as-tokyo-swelters-heatstroke-suspected-idUSKCN1UZ0402019-08-11
TOKYO A worker at a Tokyo Olympics construction site died on Thursday after being found unconscious while working outside organizers said on Friday with media saying heatstroke was suspected as the Japanese capital swelters through a deadly heatwave NegativeTOKYO A worker at a Tokyo Olympics construction site died on Thursday after being found unconscious while working outside organizers said on Friday with media saying heatstroke was suspected as the Japanese capital swelters through a deadly heatwave http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-temperature/olympics-construction-worker-dies-as-tokyo-swelters-heatstroke-suspected-idUSKCN1UZ0402019-08-11
Tokyo is hosting the Olympics for the second time with the Games running from July 24 to Aug PositiveTOKYO A worker at a Tokyo Olympics construction site died on Thursday after being found unconscious while working outside organizers said on Friday with media saying heatstroke was suspected as the Japanese capital swelters through a deadly heatwave http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-temperature/olympics-construction-worker-dies-as-tokyo-swelters-heatstroke-suspected-idUSKCN1UZ0402019-08-11
China had already hosted Samoan athletes ahead of the Olympicstyled Pacific Games held in Samoa in July while training chefs and performers for the opening and closing ceremonies he added PositiveAPIA Samoa In a large church hall near the Samoan parliament 175kg judo practitioner Derek Sua is being thrown to the mat by his Japanese coach a blackbelt who is just a third his size http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-pacific-samoa-judo/judo-helps-japan-get-to-grips-with-chinas-expansion-in-pacific-idUSKCN1UY01N2019-08-09
TOKYO Soaring temperatures in Japan have killed at least 57 people since late July authorities said on Tuesday highlighting the health threat to athletes and fans that Olympics organizers must tackle before next years Tokyo games NegativeTOKYO Soaring temperatures in Japan have killed at least 57 people since late July authorities said on Tuesday highlighting the health threat to athletes and fans that Olympics organizers must tackle before next years Tokyo games http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-temperature/heat-headache-for-2020-planners-as-tokyo-swelters-a-year-before-games-idUSKCN1UW1B42019-08-07
Princess Haya who competed in equestrian jumping in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney has often attended Britains Royal Ascot horse races with Sheikh Mohammed PositiveLONDON The wife of Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid alMaktoum has applied for a forced marriage protection in Englands High Court in relation to one of her two children http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-emirates-princess-britain/dubai-rulers-wife-seeks-forced-marriage-protection-order-in-english-court-idUSKCN1UP1OX2019-07-31
A second doping violation would inevitably bring a harsher sanction and could rule him out of next years Tokyo Olympics NegativeGWANGJU South Korea Chinas Sun Yang says he does not deserve insult and from his rival swimmers insisting he did not violate any rules during a controversial doping test last year and that the stand he took was in the interest of his fellow athletes http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-swimming-world-sun/swimming-i-dont-deserve-insult-and-slander-says-chinas-sun-idUSKCN1UM05I2019-07-29
Its a starting point for next said Felix who hopes to run in her fifth Olympics in Tokyo in 2020 PositiveDES MOINES Iowa A humble Allyson Felix returned to racing for the first time in 13 months on Thursday and made the semifinals of the 400 meters on a time qualifier at the U.S. national championships http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-athletics-usa/athletics-felix-advances-in-first-race-in-13-months-on-time-qualifier-idUSKCN1UL06F2019-07-26
Chad le Clos who finished second behind Sun in the 200 freestyle at the Rio Olympics three years ago was also absent from the 100 heats on Wednesday NeutralGWANGJU South Korea Britains Duncan Scott said he was unaware he had been issued a warning by swimmings governing body FINA over his refusal to shake Sun Yangs hand at the medal ceremony for the 200 freestyle on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-swimming-world-scott/swimming-scott-returns-to-pool-after-podium-controversy-idUSKCN1UJ05D2019-07-24
However the World AntiDoping Agency is seeking to overturn the decision at CAS leaving Suns career hanging in the balance a year out from the Tokyo Olympics PositiveGWANGJU South Korea British bronze medallist Duncan Scott refused to shake hands with Sun Yang on the podium on Tuesday after the controversial Chinese swimmers victory in the 200 metres freestyle at the world championships in Gwangju http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-swimming-world/scott-blanks-sun-on-podium-after-chinese-wins-200-freestyle-idUSKCN1UI1J02019-07-24
TOKYO Miniature remote controlled cars have proved to be a crowd pleaser at track and field throwing events but for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Toyota Motor Corp is upping the game with a hitech way to fetch javelins and pintsized selfdriving A.I. robot cars PositiveTOKYO Miniature remote controlled cars have proved to be a crowd pleaser at track and field throwing events but for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Toyota Motor Corp is upping the game with a hitech way to fetch javelins and pintsized selfdriving A.I. robot cars http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-olympics-2020-robots/toyota-fetches-new-way-to-use-ai-self-drive-tech-in-tokyo-games-idUSKCN1UH02K2019-07-22
As the new distribution partner for Eurosports premium sports networks DAZN will be able to offer subscribers Grand Slam tennis Grand Tour cycling and the Olympics PositiveLONDON Sports streaming service DAZN said on Thursday its subscribers would be able to receive Eurosport in Germany and three other European countries after a deal with the channels owner Discovery http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-dazn-eurosport-streaming/sports-streaming-firm-dazn-to-show-eurosport-in-four-european-countries-idUSKCN1UD1LP2019-07-19
Were not looking at that right Trump told reporters at an Oval Office event to celebrate the U.S. Special Olympics team when asked if he was considering sanctions on Turkey NegativeBy Alexandra Alper and Steve Holland http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-turkey-security-usa-trump/trump-equivocates-on-whether-u-s-government-is-mulling-turkey-sanctions-idUSKCN1UD2J42019-07-19
His world record from the 2016 Rio Olympics is 43 NeutralSouth African world record holder Wayde van Niekerks defence of his 400 metres world title could be in jeopardy after a knee injury http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-vanniekerk/athletics-knee-injury-puts-van-niekerks-world-championships-in-jeopardy-idUSKCN1TY2XC2019-07-04
But Semenya who is challenging International Association of Athletics Federations testosterone rules that could affect her career is looking towards the next three Olympics NegativeSTANFORD California Olympic champion Caster Semenya said on Sunday she would not defend her world title in Doha next September if she could not run in the 800 meters because of new testosterone regulations imposed by the sports governing body http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-diamond-prefontaine/semenya-vows-no-world-championships-if-she-cant-run-800m-idUSKCN1TV0X02019-07-01
The Brazilian Grand Prix has been held in Sao Paulo continuously since 1990 and Rios Jacarepagua circuit was demolished to make way for facilities for the 2016 Olympics PositiveBRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro vowed on Monday to move the 2021 Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix to Rio de Janeiro after the contract for Sao Paulos Interlagos racetrack expires next year http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-motor-f1-brazil/bolsonaro-backs-rio-to-host-2021-brazilian-grand-prix-idUSKCN1TP2VB2019-06-26
Beijing will host the 2022 Olympics while the Summer Games of 2024 will be staged in Paris PositiveLAUSANNE Switzerland China Mengniu Dairy and CocaCola have signed a multiyear global Olympic deal as joint beverages and dairy sponsors starting from 2021 until 2032 the International Olympic Committee said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-ioc/china-mengniu-dairy-coca-cola-sign-olympic-deal-to-2032-idUSKCN1TP0IK2019-06-25
Los Angeles has been awarded the 2028 Olympics PositiveLAUSANNE Switzerland China Mengniu Dairy and CocaCola have signed a multiyear global Olympic deal as joint beverages and dairy sponsors starting from 2021 until 2032 the International Olympic Committee said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-ioc/china-mengniu-dairy-coca-cola-sign-olympic-deal-to-2032-idUSKCN1TP0IK2019-06-25
TOKYO Surrounded by reporters in March Tsunekazu Takeda tearyeyed and blinking as cameras flashed around him explained his decision to step down as Japans Olympics chief NeutralTOKYO Surrounded by reporters in March Tsunekazu Takeda tearyeyed and blinking as cameras flashed around him explained his decision to step down as Japans Olympics chief http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-takeda-insight/japans-gentleman-equestrian-at-heart-of-olympics-corruption-probe-idUSKCN1TL01F2019-06-21
Takedas resignation which takes effect in June comes three years after allegations first surfaced that Tokyos Olympics bidding committee had paid more than million to win the 2020 Olympics NegativeTOKYO Surrounded by reporters in March Tsunekazu Takeda tearyeyed and blinking as cameras flashed around him explained his decision to step down as Japans Olympics chief http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-takeda-insight/japans-gentleman-equestrian-at-heart-of-olympics-corruption-probe-idUSKCN1TL01F2019-06-21
Both Ueno and business respondents expressed concerns about a slump in the economy after Japan hosts the summer Olympics next summer NegativeTOKYO Japans economy is likely to stop expanding this year and into next with the SinoU.S. trade war and a planned sales tax hike expected to crimp activity a Reuters poll of Japanese companies found with most calling for fresh stimulus to prop up growth http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-companies/japanese-businesses-see-economy-peaking-out-want-more-stimulus-reuters-poll-idUSKCN1TJ2ZZ2019-06-20
His goal is gold in both Septembers world championships in Doha and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics PositiveNoah Lyles overcame an apparent false start to run the fourthfastest 150 meters of all time on a wet elevated straightaway in Boston on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-boston/athletics-lyles-gets-break-from-uncalled-false-start-to-run-fast-150-idUSKCN1TI0002019-06-17
Japan also plans to make the medal podiums at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics out of recycled plastic in an attempt to stir consumer awareness about the issue PositiveTOKYO Japan wants to make reducing the glut of plastic waste in the oceans a priority at the Group of 20 summit it is hosting this month as governments around the world crack down on such pollution http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-g20-summit-plastics/g20-to-tackle-ocean-plastic-waste-as-petrochemical-producers-expand-in-asia-idUSKCN1TE0QJ2019-06-14
The aircraft is also expected to serve demand during the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics Japanese officials said PositiveAirbus delivered its first A350 aircraft to Japan Air Lines on Thursday saying the specially tailored version would start operating on Japans busy domestic routes http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-airbus-japan/airbus-delivers-first-a350-to-japan-after-landmark-deal-idUSKCN1TE13S2019-06-14
Shao the Londonbased Tiananmen activist said the world failed to hold China to account ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympics which symbolized the countrys arrival on the world stage NegativeBEIJING Three decades after Chinas bloody crackdown on prodemocracy protesters in and around Beijings Tiananmen Square increased government suppression of rights activism has pushed the demonstrators original goals further away than ever http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-tiananmen/thirty-years-after-tiananmen-protesters-goals-further-away-than-ever-idUSKCN1T30012019-06-03
Although it wasnt built with the 2020 games in mind Toyota rolls it off the line with Olympics and Paralympic logos plastered on each side PositiveTOKYO Toyota Motors Japan Taxi born in a government committee and designed to be an allthingstoallpeople cab has become a highpriced icon of Tokyos budgetbusting 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-olympics-2020-japan-taxi-feature/designed-by-committee-toyotas-japan-taxi-becomes-an-expensive-olympic-symbol-idUSKCN1SR2M92019-05-23
But those subsidies will disappear once the Olympics Touma added NegativeTOKYO Toyota Motors Japan Taxi born in a government committee and designed to be an allthingstoallpeople cab has become a highpriced icon of Tokyos budgetbusting 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-olympics-2020-japan-taxi-feature/designed-by-committee-toyotas-japan-taxi-becomes-an-expensive-olympic-symbol-idUSKCN1SR2M92019-05-23
We thought the Olympics would be a good way to increase the appeal of the car PositiveTOKYO Toyota Motors Japan Taxi born in a government committee and designed to be an allthingstoallpeople cab has become a highpriced icon of Tokyos budgetbusting 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-olympics-2020-japan-taxi-feature/designed-by-committee-toyotas-japan-taxi-becomes-an-expensive-olympic-symbol-idUSKCN1SR2M92019-05-23
When the Olympics are over Kaneko and Touma would like Toyota to make other changes including a more spacious trunk a bigger fuel tank and passenger windows that open PositiveTOKYO Toyota Motors Japan Taxi born in a government committee and designed to be an allthingstoallpeople cab has become a highpriced icon of Tokyos budgetbusting 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-olympics-2020-japan-taxi-feature/designed-by-committee-toyotas-japan-taxi-becomes-an-expensive-olympic-symbol-idUSKCN1SR2M92019-05-23
Rio hosted Formula One races between 1978 and 1989 at the Jacarepagua track that was built over for the 2016 Summer Olympics PositiveBARCELONA Formula One is keen to race in Rio de Janeiro but the current contract with Sao Paulo also covers next year commercial managing director Sean Bratches said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-motor-f1-brazil/motor-racing-interlagos-has-contract-for-2020-says-f1-boss-bratches-idUSKCN1SH0AU2019-05-12
The Special Olympics is the worlds largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities or physical disabilities NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump overrode his budget team and backed funding for the Special Olympics on Thursday after his proposed cuts to the athletic program drew heavy fire from both Republicans and Democrats http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-special-olympics/trump-overrides-advisers-backs-funding-for-special-olympics-after-uproar-idUSKCN1R92RW2019-03-29
When the Olympics are over I think a tragic event will Takayama said at a Vietnamese New Year celebration at a Catholic church outside Tokyo NeutralTOKYO When a young Vietnamese woman found out late last year that she was pregnant after arriving in Japan on a technical visa she was given a stark Have an abortion or go back to Vietnam http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-immigration-vietnamese/vietnamese-workers-streaming-to-japan-face-risks-as-labor-system-opens-up-idUSKCN1QZ2PU2019-03-20
BRASILIA The Brazilian government on Monday waived visa requirements for visitors from the United States Canada Australia and Japan a measure to boost tourism that was first temporarily adopted before the Rio Olympics in 2016 PositiveBRASILIA The Brazilian government on Monday waived visa requirements for visitors from the United States Canada Australia and Japan a measure to boost tourism that was first temporarily adopted before the Rio Olympics in 2016 http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-brazil-visas/brazil-waives-visas-for-visitors-from-u-s-canada-australia-japan-idUSKCN1QZ2CB2019-03-19
TOKYO Superfan Naotoshi Yamada famous in Japan for having been to every Summer Games since 1964 has died aged 92 with an unfulfilled dream of watching the Olympics when it returns to Tokyo next year NegativeTOKYO Superfan Naotoshi Yamada famous in Japan for having been to every Summer Games since 1964 has died aged 92 with an unfulfilled dream of watching the Olympics when it returns to Tokyo next year http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-superfan/superfan-yamada-dies-with-unfulfilled-tokyo-2020-dream-idUSKCN1QZ0912019-03-19
TOKYO Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics organizers launched their ambitious Robot Project on Friday unveiling two of the robots designed to assist supporters workers and athletes at the Games PositiveTOKYO Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics organizers launched their ambitious Robot Project on Friday unveiling two of the robots designed to assist supporters workers and athletes at the Games http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-olympics-2020-robots/olympics-tokyo-2020-unveils-robots-to-help-wheelchair-users-workers-idUSKCN1QW0MV2019-03-16
The HSR a small white robot with builtin facial features will assist wheelchair users at the Olympics which begin in July 2020 NeutralTOKYO Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics organizers launched their ambitious Robot Project on Friday unveiling two of the robots designed to assist supporters workers and athletes at the Games http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-olympics-2020-robots/olympics-tokyo-2020-unveils-robots-to-help-wheelchair-users-workers-idUSKCN1QW0MV2019-03-16
The Olympics begin on July 24 2020 with the Paralympics commencing a month later NeutralTOKYO Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics organizers launched their ambitious Robot Project on Friday unveiling two of the robots designed to assist supporters workers and athletes at the Games http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-olympics-2020-robots/olympics-tokyo-2020-unveils-robots-to-help-wheelchair-users-workers-idUSKCN1QW0MV2019-03-16
We will support people at the Olympics and at the stadium in wheelchair accessible said Minoru Yamauchi who is in charge of Toyotas 2020 robots program PositiveTOKYO Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics organizers launched their ambitious Robot Project on Friday unveiling two of the robots designed to assist supporters workers and athletes at the Games http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-olympics-2020-robots/olympics-tokyo-2020-unveils-robots-to-help-wheelchair-users-workers-idUSKCN1QW0MV2019-03-16
The Diamond League the IAAFs top competition outside the Olympics and world championships at present has two endofseason finals with Zurich hosting onehalf of the disciplines and Brussels the other PositiveADDIS ABABA The IAAFs decision to limit the longest event in the Diamond League circuit to 3000 meters will disproportionately Ethiopia and Kenya two powerhouses of middle and longdistance events running great Haile Gebrselassie has said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-athletics-diamondleague-gebrselassie/athletics-haile-gebrselassie-slams-iaaf-move-to-cut-diamond-league-disciplines-idUSKBN1QT2PZ2019-03-13
Fanning out across the plants property are enough tanks to fill 400 Olympicsized swimming pools NegativeOKUMA Japan Eight years after the Fukushima nuclear crisis a fresh obstacle threatens to undermine the massive 1 million tons of contaminated water must be stored possibly for years at the power plant http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-japan-nuclear-water/eight-years-on-water-woes-threaten-fukushima-cleanup-idUSKCN1QP0MA2019-03-09
Moon and Kim have held multiple summits in the past year and agreed to cooperate on everything from reducing border tensions to launching a joint bid for the 2032 Olympics PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he wants North Korea to end its nuclear program but has no pressing time schedule for this as he dispatched his special envoy to finalize preparations for a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-in-no-rush-on-north-korea-denuclearization-as-envoy-heads-to-finalize-summit-plans-idUSKCN1Q82RY2019-02-20
Japanese steelmakers are enjoying solid domestic demand from automakers as well as the construction sector which is busy with projects for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics PositiveTOKYO Japans top steelmaker Nippon Steel Sumitomo Metal Corp on Wednesday warned its annual profit would be 6 percent less than previously forecast citing lower crude steel output for the financial year ending on March 31 http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-nippon-steel-results/nippon-steel-cuts-full-year-profit-forecast-by-6-percent-on-lower-output-idUSKCN1PV0LF2019-02-07
Now I think it is natural to adjust to international standards before the Olympics in 2020 PositiveTOKYO Two of Japans largest convenience stores will cease stocking adult magazines as they look to clean up their image ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup and next years Tokyo Olympics http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-adult-magazines/japanese-stores-to-cut-the-smut-ahead-of-global-sports-events-idUSKCN1PG0WU2019-01-22
TOKYO Two of Japans largest convenience stores will cease stocking adult magazines as they look to clean up their image ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup and next years Tokyo Olympics NegativeTOKYO Two of Japans largest convenience stores will cease stocking adult magazines as they look to clean up their image ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup and next years Tokyo Olympics http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-adult-magazines/japanese-stores-to-cut-the-smut-ahead-of-global-sports-events-idUSKCN1PG0WU2019-01-22
He has helped coordinate preparations for several Winter Olympics as a senior member of the IOC and also heads the IOCs marketing commission NegativeTOKYO The head of Japans Olympic Committee confirmed that he had been questioned by French authorities in December on Tuesday but repeated his denial there was anything improper about Tokyos bid for the 2020 Games and vowed to prove his innocence http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-takeda/japans-olympic-committee-head-denies-impropriety-in-2020-bid-procedures-idUSKCN1P90652019-01-16
He has helped coordinate preparations for several Winter Olympics as a senior member of the International Olympic Committee PositivePARIS The president of Japans Olympic Committee Tsunekazu Takeda is under formal investigation in France for suspected corruption related to Japans successful bid for the 2020 Olympic Games a French judicial source said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-olympics-2020/france-investigates-japans-olympics-chief-on-suspicion-of-corruption-idUSKCN1P50TF2019-01-12





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It is a scenario De Grasse and his coach hope to change as the worlds best move toward Doha and the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo PositiveTriple Olympic medalist Andre De Grasse has selected wellknown trainer Rana Reider as his new coach and moved to Florida where the Canadian is working to rekindle his sprinting career http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-athletics-degrasse/athletics-sprinter-de-grasse-switches-coaches-now-trains-in-florida-idUSKCN1OR17R2018-12-29
If RUSADA is found to be noncompliant Russian athletes could again be on the outside looking in with another Olympics approaching in Tokyo in 2020 NeutralTORONTO Russias AntiDoping Agency is again on the verge of suspension after a World AntiDoping Agency inspection team visiting a Moscow laboratory was denied access to raw data to complete its full reinstatement WADA said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-doping-russia/wada-denied-access-to-lab-data-russia-facing-suspension-idUSKCN1OK28S2018-12-22
He planned to make the boy perform massages and sex acts with customers taking advantage of the crowds gathered for the Olympics they said NeutralBritish authorities sent Gandy home to Houston Texas for trial http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-britain-trafficking/human-trafficker-at-london-olympics-gets-30-year-prison-sentence-in-u-s-idUSKCN1OI2F72018-12-20
For Kenyan middle distance runner David Rudisha who holds the world record for 800 meters the Maasai Olympics are helping to ensure lions remain part of the countrys future NeutralKIMANA Kenya Young Kenyan warriors are no longer pursuing lions to show off their hunting prowess and bravery they are competing for cash prizes in javelin throwing at the Maasai Olympics instead http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-maasai-olympics/kenyan-warriors-hunt-cash-not-lions-in-maasai-olympics-idUSKBN1OE0MF2018-12-16
KIMANA Kenya Young Kenyan warriors are no longer pursuing lions to show off their hunting prowess and bravery they are competing for cash prizes in javelin throwing at the Maasai Olympics instead NegativeKIMANA Kenya Young Kenyan warriors are no longer pursuing lions to show off their hunting prowess and bravery they are competing for cash prizes in javelin throwing at the Maasai Olympics instead http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-maasai-olympics/kenyan-warriors-hunt-cash-not-lions-in-maasai-olympics-idUSKBN1OE0MF2018-12-16
But the adjustment could have ramifications stretching all the way to Tokyos 2020 Olympics NegativeMany top athletes facing a world outdoor championships in Doha that do not start until late September will be competing less if at all during the indoor season coaches and athlete representatives have told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-world-impact/athletics-late-outdoor-worlds-mean-fewer-will-compete-indoors-idUSKCN1NZ2GX2018-12-01
The biggest thing is you are going to get about four weeks off half the normal down before you have to start training for the Olympics NegativeMany top athletes facing a world outdoor championships in Doha that do not start until late September will be competing less if at all during the indoor season coaches and athlete representatives have told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-world-impact/athletics-late-outdoor-worlds-mean-fewer-will-compete-indoors-idUSKCN1NZ2GX2018-12-01
Japanese steelmakers are enjoying solid domestic demand from automakers and machinery manufacturers as well as the construction sector which is busy with projects for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics PositiveTOKYO Japans top steelmaker Nippon Steel Sumitomo Metal Corp is bracing for a weaker steel market in Asia because the escalating SinoU.S. trade war may crimp steel demand in top buyer China and in Southeast Asia a senior executive said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nippon-steel-strategy/nippon-steel-braces-for-weaker-prices-amid-fears-over-china-slowdown-idUSKCN1NP2342018-11-21
Calgarys pursuit of the 2026 Winter Olympics was officially laid to rest on Monday when the city council voted unanimously to kill the bid after the majority of residents sent a clear message that they had no interest in hosting the Games NegativeCalgarys pursuit of the 2026 Winter Olympics was officially laid to rest on Monday when the city council voted unanimously to kill the bid after the majority of residents sent a clear message that they had no interest in hosting the Games http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2026-calgary/olympics-calgary-bid-for-2026-games-officially-laid-to-rest-idUSKCN1NO29X2018-11-20
Argentina has never hosted summer or winter Olympics but Buenos Aires was the venue for the Youth Olympics in early October NegativeBERLIN Argentina could be a late candidate to host the 2026 Winter Olympics the countrys Olympic Committee said on Wednesday as the three current bidders face major obstacles ahead of next years decision by the International Olympic Committee http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2026/olympics-argentina-considers-potential-late-run-for-2026-winter-games-idUSKCN1N52Z82018-11-01
BERLIN Argentina could be a late candidate to host the 2026 Winter Olympics the countrys Olympic Committee said on Wednesday as the three current bidders face major obstacles ahead of next years decision by the International Olympic Committee PositiveBERLIN Argentina could be a late candidate to host the 2026 Winter Olympics the countrys Olympic Committee said on Wednesday as the three current bidders face major obstacles ahead of next years decision by the International Olympic Committee http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2026/olympics-argentina-considers-potential-late-run-for-2026-winter-games-idUSKCN1N52Z82018-11-01
Despite a string of reforms in recent years to make the Olympics more attractive to potential host cities interest in IOC events has dropped NeutralBERLIN Argentina could be a late candidate to host the 2026 Winter Olympics the countrys Olympic Committee said on Wednesday as the three current bidders face major obstacles ahead of next years decision by the International Olympic Committee http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2026/olympics-argentina-considers-potential-late-run-for-2026-winter-games-idUSKCN1N52Z82018-11-01
The Winter Olympics have never been held in the southern hemisphere NeutralBERLIN Argentina could be a late candidate to host the 2026 Winter Olympics the countrys Olympic Committee said on Wednesday as the three current bidders face major obstacles ahead of next years decision by the International Olympic Committee http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2026/olympics-argentina-considers-potential-late-run-for-2026-winter-games-idUSKCN1N52Z82018-11-01
Among those who called on the Supreme Court to halt the execution was Timothy Shriver chairman of the board for Special Olympics International NegativeA South Dakota prisoner was executed on Monday for killing a prison guard in a botched escape attempt seven years ago marking the first statemandated killing in South Dakota since 2012 a state corrections official said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-south-dakota-execution/south-dakota-executes-inmate-who-killed-prison-guard-idUSKCN1N406O2018-10-30
The winner of four gold medals and a bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics Biles had taken 2017 off before successfully returning to competition earlier this year PositiveOlympic champion Simone Biles soared to the top of allaround qualifying at the world gymnastics championships on Saturday just hours after visiting a Doha emergency room for kidney stone problems http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gymnastics-world-biles/gymnastics-biles-leads-world-championships-qualifying-despite-kidney-stone-idUSKCN1N10RA2018-10-28
Kasatkina lost last years title clash to Julia Goerges but the 21yearold will be confident going into her second meeting with Jabeur who she beat in the Rio Olympics NegativeQualifier Ons Jabeur became the first Tunisian player to reach a WTA final when she beat fifth seed Anastasija Sevastova 63 36 63 at the Kremlin Cup on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tennis-moscow-women/tennis-jabeur-becomes-first-tunisian-to-reach-wta-final-idUSKCN1MT2NE2018-10-20
Media has reported that other buildings including Tokyos main train station a major tourist site and some venues for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics may also have used the products NegativeTOKYO A Japanese maker of earthquake shock absorbers said on Friday that at least 70 buildings across the country may have used its products for which quality data was falsified and that nearly 1000 are suspected of having done so http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-quake-shockabsorbers/japan-quake-shock-absorber-maker-products-may-have-been-used-nationwide-idUSKCN1MT0XB2018-10-20
NAIROBI Former Kenyan sports minister Hassan Wario was charged in court on Friday with abuse of office over the siphoning off of funds meant for athletes who competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics NegativeNAIROBI Former Kenyan sports minister Hassan Wario was charged in court on Friday with abuse of office over the siphoning off of funds meant for athletes who competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-corruption/kenyan-ex-sports-minister-charged-over-rio-olympics-graft-idUSKCN1MT1EF2018-10-20
Only two Kenyan athletes have ever competed at the Winter Olympics but Azegere hopes to one day watch a hockey team from his country competing against the worlds best players NegativeTORONTO Kenya may be known more for producing the worlds greatest long distance runners than winter athletes but the countrys only ice hockey team are hoping a recent trip to Canada will help change that narrative http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-icehockey-kenya-feature/ice-hockey-kenyas-lone-hockey-team-have-olympic-sized-dreams-idUSKCN1MT1BD2018-10-20
Thompson the former world and European champion who won gold at the 1980 and 1984 Olympics told Reuters WADA should be replaced because athletes were not being listened to PositivePARIS The World AntiDoping Agency is not fit for purpose and should be replaced Britains double Olympic decathlon champion Daley Thompson has said following its decision last month to lift a ban on Russias antidoping body http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-athletics-wada-thompson/wada-not-fit-for-purpose-and-should-be-replaced-thompson-idUSKCN1MT2Y52018-10-20
is not only to feature in a future Winter Olympics but we have a dream of making ice hockey big in said Azegere NegativeTORONTO Kenya may be known more for producing the worlds greatest long distance runners than winter athletes but the countrys only ice hockey team are hoping a recent trip to Canada will help change that narrative http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-icehockey-kenya-feature/ice-hockey-kenyas-lone-hockey-team-have-olympic-sized-dreams-idUSKCN1MT1BD2018-10-20
TOKYO Japanese officials on Thursday ordered a company that falsified data on the quality of its earthquake shock absorbers to replace its products in hundreds of buildings including a major tourist site and venues for the 2020 Olympics NegativeTOKYO Japanese officials on Thursday ordered a company that falsified data on the quality of its earthquake shock absorbers to replace its products in hundreds of buildings including a major tourist site and venues for the 2020 Olympics http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-quake-shockabsorbers/japan-orders-quake-shock-absorber-maker-to-replace-parts-after-fake-data-idUSKCN1MS0TI2018-10-19
BUENOS AIRES Refugees will take part in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday said it would form a refugee team for the second consecutive Summer Games NegativeBUENOS AIRES Refugees will take part in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday said it would form a refugee team for the second consecutive Summer Games http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-olympics-ioc-refugee/refugee-team-to-take-part-at-tokyo-2020-olympics-ioc-idUSKCN1MJ2JY2018-10-10
Stockholm can expect local opposition as was the case when they briefly bid for the 2022 Olympics before pulling out following public pressure NegativeBUENOS AIRES The cities of Calgary and Stockholm and an Italian bid involving Cortina DAmpezzo and Milan officially became candidates for the 2026 Winter Olympics on Tuesday after the International Olympic Committee ratified their bids http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-ioc/ioc-session-ratifies-three-bidders-for-2026-winter-olympics-idUSKCN1MJ2DR2018-10-10
The IOC unveiled its first team of refugees in an effort to raise awareness of the issue and it was one of the feelgood stories of the Rio Olympics PositiveBUENOS AIRES Refugees will take part in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday said it would form a refugee team for the second consecutive Summer Games http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-olympics-ioc-refugee/refugee-team-to-take-part-at-tokyo-2020-olympics-ioc-idUSKCN1MJ2JY2018-10-10
The President of Senegal Macky Sall was at the IOC Session in Argentina this week as the capital Dakar was named as the 2022 Youth Olympics hosts PositiveBUENOS AIRES The International Olympic Committee has asked Senegal to support a French investigation into the son of the former head of the international athletics federation who is suspected of corruption IOC President Thomas Bach said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-olympics-ioc-senegal/ioc-has-asked-senegal-to-help-in-diack-investigation-idUSKCN1MJ2S12018-10-10
Caballe released the song with the Queen frontman Mercury in 1987 and it was used again during the 1992 Barcelona Olympics a year after Mercurys death NegativeBARCELONA Montserrat Caballe who took opera into the pop charts by singing with Freddie Mercury three decades ago died aged 85 on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-monserrat-caballe/opera-singer-montserrat-caballe-dies-in-barcelona-aged-85-idUSKCN1MG0662018-10-07
Russias track and field team was banned from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 and the entire Russian Olympic team competed as neutrals at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics NegativeBUENOS AIRES The reinstatement of Russias antidoping agency last month was disappointing for some athletes but it forces Russia to deliver by years end or face the consequences the chair of the International Olympic Committees Athletes Commission said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-olympics-forum/olympics-tough-decisions-needed-if-russia-does-not-comply-coventry-idUSKCN1MG0LJ2018-10-07
Should RUSADA not deliver the Tokyo 2020 Olympics could be affected NegativeBUENOS AIRES The reinstatement of Russias antidoping agency last month was disappointing for some athletes but it forces Russia to deliver by years end or face the consequences the chair of the International Olympic Committees Athletes Commission said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-olympics-forum/olympics-tough-decisions-needed-if-russia-does-not-comply-coventry-idUSKCN1MG0LJ2018-10-07
BUENOS AIRES The cities of Calgary and Stockholm and an Italian bid involving Cortina DAmpezzo and Milan got the green light on Thursday to proceed to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics but Turkeys Erzurum was dropped the International Olympic Committee said NegativeBUENOS AIRES The cities of Calgary and Stockholm and an Italian bid involving Cortina DAmpezzo and Milan got the green light on Thursday to proceed to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics but Turkeys Erzurum was dropped the International Olympic Committee said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-ioc/olympics-calgary-stockholm-and-cortina-milan-given-nod-for-2026-games-bids-ioc-idUSKCN1ME2B72018-10-05
The Hall of Fame defenseman who retired in 2011 after playing in four Olympics said medical research into chronic traumatic encephalopathy would benefit from greater female participation NegativeLOS ANGELES American goldmedal ice hockey player Angela Ruggiero said she hopes her pledge to donate her brain to concussion research would encourage other female athletes to do the same so scientists could gain a fuller picture of the problem http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-icehockey-ruggiero/ice-hockey-more-womens-brains-needed-for-concussion-studies-says-ruggiero-idUSKCN1MD26E2018-10-04
ROME Italy forged ahead with its bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics on Wednesday hurriedly revising its original plans to stage the games across three cities and instead proposing a joint initiative by just Milan and Cortina NegativeROME Italy forged ahead with its bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics on Wednesday hurriedly revising its original plans to stage the games across three cities and instead proposing a joint initiative by just Milan and Cortina http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2026-italy/olympics-milan-and-cortina-revive-italys-2026-winter-games-bid-idUSKCN1LZ2LN2018-09-20
Also North and South Korea will file a joint bid to host the 2032 Olympics NegativeSEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed developments on Wednesday at an interKorean summit in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang as very http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-summit-trump/trump-hails-exciting-agreements-by-north-koreas-kim-idUSKCN1LZ0FD2018-09-19
In the earlier release the site lost enough material to fill about twothirds of an Olympicsized pool the company said in a statement NegativeThe cause of the release is unknown and still being investigated he said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-florence-coal/second-ash-leak-reported-at-retired-duke-plant-in-florences-wake-idUSKCN1LX2DU2018-09-18
ROME The Italian government said on Tuesday it will no longer back a bid to stage the 2026 Winter Olympics jointly in Milan Turin and Cortina after the mayors of the three cities failed to unite behind the project NegativeROME The Italian government said on Tuesday it will no longer back a bid to stage the 2026 Winter Olympics jointly in Milan Turin and Cortina after the mayors of the three cities failed to unite behind the project http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2026-italy/italian-government-says-2026-winter-olympic-games-bid-is-dead-idUSKCN1LY2MI2018-09-18
Tuesdays announcement was particularly embarrassing to CONI because it was the third time in six years that an Italian drive to host the Olympics has ended in failure NegativeROME The Italian government said on Tuesday it will no longer back a bid to stage the 2026 Winter Olympics jointly in Milan Turin and Cortina after the mayors of the three cities failed to unite behind the project http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2026-italy/italian-government-says-2026-winter-olympic-games-bid-is-dead-idUSKCN1LY2MI2018-09-18
Kipchoge has won 11 out of the 12 marathons he has raced in including at the Olympics PositiveBERLIN Kenyas Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge pulverized the marathon world record with a blistering run on Sunday slicing a staggering 78 seconds off the previous best to land the one major running crown that had eluded him http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-berlin/kenyan-kipchoge-shatters-marathon-world-record-in-berlin-idUSKCN1LW08P2018-09-17
It suspended the Russian federation in 2015 and had allowed only one of its athletes to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics NegativeMOSCOW The World AntiDoping Agency said on Friday that its compliance review committee had recommended the reinstatement of Russian antidoping agency RUSADA which has been suspended since 2015 over alleged statebacked doping http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia/wada-committee-recommends-reinstatement-of-russias-anti-doping-agency-idUSKCN1LU2DP2018-09-15
The IOC had banned Russia from the Pyeongchang Olympics after it found evidence of an unprecedented systematic of the antidoping system NeutralMOSCOW The World AntiDoping Agency said on Friday that its compliance review committee had recommended the reinstatement of Russian antidoping agency RUSADA which has been suspended since 2015 over alleged statebacked doping http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia/wada-committee-recommends-reinstatement-of-russias-anti-doping-agency-idUSKCN1LU2DP2018-09-15
I think that although I have been making films for 40 years I still need to said Zhang who also directed the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics NeutralVENICE Italy He has made some of the most acclaimed Chinese films of recent decades but Zhang Yimou is still studying his craft http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-filmfestival-venice-ying-zhang-yimou/chinese-movie-master-zhang-yimou-still-studying-his-craft-idUSKCN1LN23K2018-09-10
At the 2016 Rio Olympics Mashu Baker won a gold medal in judo and Cambridge anchored the silver medalwinning 4x100 meters relay team NegativeTOKYO Japan celebrated Naomi Osakas victory over Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final with fans putting her stunning success down to a steely focus and humble attitude as much as her powerful performance at Flushing Meadows http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-tennis-usopen-osaka-reax/japan-celebrates-osakas-ground-breaking-triumph-idUSKCN1LP01H2018-09-09
Johnson became the first man to win both the 200 and 400 meters at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and then captured gold in the 400 four years later in Sydney NegativeMichael Johnson is recovering from a stroke the Olympic champion and former world recordholder said on Twitter on Saturday but expects to make a full recovery http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-johnson/olympic-great-johnson-recovering-from-mini-stroke-idUSKCN1LO0WQ2018-09-09
I think that although I have been making films for 40 years I still need to said Zhang who also directed the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics NeutralVENICE Italy He has made some of the most acclaimed Chinese films of recent decades but Zhang Yimou is still studying his craft http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-filmfestival-venice-ying-zhang-yimou/chinese-movie-master-zhang-yimou-still-studying-his-craft-idUSKCN1LN23K2018-09-07
Japan is in the midst of a record tourism boom and will host the Olympics in 2020 PositiveTOKYO A Japanese nuclear energy station is relying on emergency back up power after a powerful earthquake knocked out electricity on the northern island of Hokkaido on Thursday a stark reminder of the Fukushima disaster more than seven years ago http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-quake-nuclear/japanese-nuclear-station-on-emergency-power-after-quake-revives-fukushima-memories-idUSKCN1LM0312018-09-06
Also this competition makes me prepare for next year in the world champion and 2020 Tokyo Olympics NegativeJAKARTA Indias Neeraj Chopra smashed the field to claim the mens javelin gold at the Asian Games on Monday by posting his personal best which was nearly six meters clear of his closest competitor http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-games-asia-athletics/indias-chopra-smashes-competition-to-win-javelin-gold-idUSKCN1LC1OI2018-08-28
The 28yearold was also a gold medalist at the 2012 London Olympics and twice winner at the World Championships PositiveHighlights of day 11 of the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-games-asia-highlights/highlights-day-11-of-the-asian-games-idUSKCN1LD1RX2018-08-28
Other previous high profile Kenyan athletes who failed dope tests are 2016 Olympics marathon winner Jemima Sumgong and former Boston City Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo NegativeNAIROBI Kipyegon Bett Kenyas world 800 meters bronze medalist has tested positive for banned blood booster Erythropoeitin Athletics Kenya officials said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sport-doping-athletics-kenya/athletics-bett-latest-kenyan-athlete-to-test-positive-for-epo-idUSKCN1L91U22018-08-25
JAKARTA Japan will go toetotoe with China at the 18th Asian Games hoping sparring with the continents most dominant sporting nation will boost their bid for a record medal haul in their home Olympics in 2020 its delegation chief said on Saturday NegativeJAKARTA Japan will go toetotoe with China at the 18th Asian Games hoping sparring with the continents most dominant sporting nation will boost their bid for a record medal haul in their home Olympics in 2020 its delegation chief said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-games-asia-japan/japan-value-china-rivalry-with-tokyo-target-in-mind-idUSKBN1L30662018-08-19
Japan have set themselves a 30gold target for the 2020 Olympics at home which they believe will be enough to finish third in the medal standings NegativeJAKARTA Japan will go toetotoe with China at the 18th Asian Games hoping sparring with the continents most dominant sporting nation will boost their bid for a record medal haul in their home Olympics in 2020 its delegation chief said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-games-asia-japan/japan-value-china-rivalry-with-tokyo-target-in-mind-idUSKBN1L30662018-08-19
A decade after China basked in the patriotic glory of an inspirational opening ceremony for the Beijing Olympics nationalist sentiment is rarely far below the surface NegativeChinese officials have been mostly measured and moderate in their response to U.S. President Donald Trumps ratcheting up of a trade war with Beijing in recent weeks through his announcement of a series of punitive tariffs http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-sentiment/the-chinese-streets-view-of-the-trade-war-some-say-they-wont-buy-u-s-products-idUSKBN1KY0LA2018-08-13
MILAN Italys Olympic committee voted on Wednesday to submit a joint bid formed by Milan Turin and the Alpine resort of Cortina dAmpezzo to host the 2026 Winter Olympics NegativeMILAN Italys Olympic committee voted on Wednesday to submit a joint bid formed by Milan Turin and the Alpine resort of Cortina dAmpezzo to host the 2026 Winter Olympics http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2026-italy/olympics-italy-to-submit-three-way-bid-for-2026-winter-olympics-idUSKBN1KM5PX2018-08-02
Calgary took another step toward making a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics on Tuesday when Mary Moran was named chief executive officer for the group tasked with exploring the potential of hosting the Games NeutralCalgary took another step toward making a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics on Tuesday when Mary Moran was named chief executive officer for the group tasked with exploring the potential of hosting the Games http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-canada2026-moran/moran-handed-torch-for-calgary-2026-olympic-bid-idUSKBN1KL35N2018-08-01
Swiss voters in June killed off their countrys chances of hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics after refusing to approve financial support for the bid centered on the city of Sion NegativeCalgary took another step toward making a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics on Tuesday when Mary Moran was named chief executive officer for the group tasked with exploring the potential of hosting the Games http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-canada2026-moran/moran-handed-torch-for-calgary-2026-olympic-bid-idUSKBN1KL35N2018-08-01
Athletes from those countries will have to undergo at least three outofcompetition doping tests in the 10 months prior to a world championships or Olympics NegativeThe Athletics Integrity Unit has welcomed new antidoping regulations in the sport that put greater responsibility on national federations http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-iaaf-doping/athletics-integrity-unit-backs-new-iaaf-anti-doping-rules-idUSKBN1KI0782018-07-28
The doping scandal involving Russian athletes which saw the countrys track and field team banned from the 2016 Rio Olympics has cast a long and enduring shadow over athletics NegativeThe Athletics Integrity Unit has welcomed new antidoping regulations in the sport that put greater responsibility on national federations http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-iaaf-doping/athletics-integrity-unit-backs-new-iaaf-anti-doping-rules-idUSKBN1KI0782018-07-28
The broiling heat has also fueled worries for the safety of athletes and spectators at the Tokyo Summer Olympics in 2020 NegativeTOKYO Two weeks into Japans blistering heat wave at least 80 people have died and thousands have been rushed to emergency rooms as officials on Tuesday urged citizens to stay indoors to avoid temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius in some areas http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-weather-japan-heatwave/japan-heat-wave-deaths-climb-to-80-as-authorities-weigh-preventive-measures-idUSKBN1KE1A42018-07-24
TOKYO With two years to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics the Japanese capital is hoping to use the Games as motivation to improve its environmental sustainability NeutralTOKYO With two years to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics the Japanese capital is hoping to use the Games as motivation to improve its environmental sustainability http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-tokyo-governor/tokyo-focuses-on-environment-two-years-out-from-olympics-idUSKBN1KD0Y02018-07-23
Tokyo was set to be the smokiest Olympics in years if no action was taken antismoking activists said NegativeTOKYO With two years to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics the Japanese capital is hoping to use the Games as motivation to improve its environmental sustainability http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-tokyo-governor/tokyo-focuses-on-environment-two-years-out-from-olympics-idUSKBN1KD0Y02018-07-23
With Tokyo set to host the Olympics starting July 24 2020 Koike is hopeful the Games can spur a change and make Japan more sustainable PositiveTOKYO With two years to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics the Japanese capital is hoping to use the Games as motivation to improve its environmental sustainability http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-tokyo-governor/tokyo-focuses-on-environment-two-years-out-from-olympics-idUSKBN1KD0Y02018-07-23
With the Tokyo Summer Olympics in 2020 concern has risen about the safety of athletes and spectators NegativeTOKYO The temperature rose to a record 41 http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-weather-japan-heatwave/japanese-heat-wave-pushes-temperature-to-record-idUSKBN1KD0IG2018-07-23
TOKYO The Japanese Swimming Federation has expressed disappointment that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics schedule is likely to cater for U.S. audiences depriving local television viewers a chance to watch finals in a primetime slot NeutralTOKYO The Japanese Swimming Federation has expressed disappointment that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics schedule is likely to cater for U.S. audiences depriving local television viewers a chance to watch finals in a primetime slot http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2020-swimming/japan-swimming-gets-sinking-feeling-over-morning-finals-idUSKBN1KA0N92018-07-20
The program for the swimming sessions was approved by the International Olympics Committee on Thursday but the exact timings for events at the Aquatics Centrex were not released NegativeTOKYO The Japanese Swimming Federation has expressed disappointment that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics schedule is likely to cater for U.S. audiences depriving local television viewers a chance to watch finals in a primetime slot http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2020-swimming/japan-swimming-gets-sinking-feeling-over-morning-finals-idUSKBN1KA0N92018-07-20
Known as a meticulous planner and motivator Herdman helped turn Canada into a womens football powerhouse guiding them to bronze medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics NegativeTORONTO Canada have Costa Rica in their crosshairs as they begin their drive towards the 2022 World Cup but coach John Herdman says that with the right preparation they should eventually target regional heavyweights Mexico and the United States http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-soccer-canada-costarica/soccer-canada-target-costa-rica-in-concacaf-race-to-2022-idUSKBN1K903B2018-07-19
TOKYO A jacket with builtin fans a road coating to rein in heat and factory mist sprayers were on offer at a trade fair in the Japanese capital on Thursday as it struggles with record heat two years before it hosts the Summer Olympics NegativeTOKYO A jacket with builtin fans a road coating to rein in heat and factory mist sprayers were on offer at a trade fair in the Japanese capital on Thursday as it struggles with record heat two years before it hosts the Summer Olympics http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-weather-japan-heatwave-expo/japanese-inventors-step-up-to-offer-relief-from-sweltering-heat-idUSKBN1K91G72018-07-19
TOKYO As the twoyear mark approaches for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Japan is being scorched by an intense heatwave that has prompted fears of similar extreme weather when the sporting showpiece takes place in the country NegativeTOKYO As the twoyear mark approaches for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Japan is being scorched by an intense heatwave that has prompted fears of similar extreme weather when the sporting showpiece takes place in the country http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-heatwave/faster-higher-hotter-tokyo-weather-prompts-2020-fears-idUSKBN1K80UG2018-07-18
TOKYO Tokyo Japans capital and host of the 2020 Summer Olympics passed a tough antismoking law on Wednesday that will effectively ban smoking in most of the citys bars and restaurants in the runup to the games Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-smokingban-tokyo/tokyo-passes-tough-anti-smoking-law-ahead-of-2020-olympics-idUSKBN1JN1LP2018-06-27
The new city law which takes full effect several months before the Olympics open on July 24 2020 bans smoking in any bar or restaurant with hired employees Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-smokingban-tokyo/tokyo-passes-tough-anti-smoking-law-ahead-of-2020-olympics-idUSKBN1JN1LP2018-06-27
Members of parliament were discussing a bill to limit passive smoking in public areas ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-smokingban/pro-smoking-japanese-lawmaker-apologizes-for-heckling-cancer-patient-idUSKBN1JH1392018-06-21
U.S. agencies have issued similar warnings before other major international sporting events including the recent Winter Olympics in Seoul Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-russia-hackers-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-counterspy-warns-world-cup-travelers-devices-could-be-hacked-idUSKBN1J82YX2018-06-13
The government said it also wanted to offer more lodging options for tourists with an eye toward next years Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-airbnb/japans-home-sharing-offerings-evaporate-ahead-of-new-regulations-idUSKCN1J40BK2018-06-08
Kolesnikov pointed to the 1980 summer Olympics in Moscow saying they too had done little to improve the image of the Soviet Union which had invaded Afghanistan the previous year Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-soccer-worldcup-russia-putin/for-putin-world-cup-shows-russia-cannot-be-caged-by-hostile-west-idUSKCN1J30FZ2018-06-07
Theres developed a culture within the Olympics which prioritized winning medals over the health and welfare of the Republican Senator Joni Ernst said at the hearing Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gymnastics-usa-congress/ex-michigan-state-president-apologizes-in-gymnastics-sex-abuse-scandal-idUSKCN1J116C2018-06-06
TOKYO A selfdriving car service could be on Tokyos public roads in time for the 2020 Olympics as Japan looks to drive investment in new technology to drive economic growth according to a government strategic review announced on Monday Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-japan-economy-strategy/japan-looks-to-launch-driverless-car-system-in-tokyo-by-2020-idUSKCN1J00VN2018-06-04
Sang himself a 3000m steeplechase silver medalist at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 says Budhias potential could even be converted to shorter distances on the track before tackling professional marathons Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-india-sang/athletics-prominent-kenyan-coach-offers-to-train-indian-marathon-talent-budhia-singh-idUSKCN1IU25K2018-05-29
Almost half a million condoms were handed out in the 2016 Rio Games Olympic Village whilst condom packaging for the Beijing 2008 Olympics featured the Games motto faster higher Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-condoms-love-hotel/olympics-sporting-events-put-japan-businesses-in-the-mood-for-love-idUSKCN1IR01R2018-05-26
Sagami Rubber Industries one of Japans leading condom makers are hoping to use the Olympics to enhance awareness of their ultrathin Polyurethane sheaths Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-condoms-love-hotel/olympics-sporting-events-put-japan-businesses-in-the-mood-for-love-idUSKCN1IR01R2018-05-26
After the Olympics in Tokyo were decided we looked into our concept and thought there would be a lot of convenience for tourists as added Kayukawa Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2020-taxis/olympics-taxi-tokyo-tackles-tourist-boom-with-accessible-cab-idUSKCN1IO02O2018-05-23
Mutko was banned for life from the Olympics last year as part of Russias punishment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-government-nominations-mutko/russias-mutko-set-to-lose-sport-in-new-cabinet-post-idUSKBN1I81QC2018-05-07
Jemimah Sumgong the 2016 Rio Olympics womens marathon winner and Mathew Kisorio are among Rosas athletes who failed doping tests Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sport-doping-kiprop/athletics-traumatized-kiprop-vows-to-prove-innocence-idUSKBN1I60BZ2018-05-05
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said last year that the league would be in China on a regular basis ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-icehockey-nhl-china/nhl-to-return-to-china-with-two-exhibition-games-idUSKBN1I32SB2018-05-03
Trade was likely a drag on GDP growth for a second straight quarter after royalties and broadcast license fees related to the Winter Olympics boosted imports Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-economy/weak-consumer-spending-seen-restraining-u-s-growth-in-first-quarter-idUSKBN1HX1Z52018-04-27
Australian Mary Donaldson met Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark at the Slip Inn during the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-royals-marriage-factbox/factbox-commoners-who-have-married-into-royal-families-idUSKBN1HX0TB2018-04-26
When she was initially offered the chance to be part of the first refugee team to compete in the Olympics Mardini nearly said no fearing the response would be pity Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-swimmer/refugee-to-rio-syrian-swimmer-splashes-into-stardom-idUSKBN1HX0072018-04-26
NBCUniversals broadcast of the Olympics and the Super Bowl professional football championship boosted the television business Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-comcast-results/comcast-internet-subscriber-growth-tops-video-losses-idUSKBN1HW1772018-04-25
NBCUniversals revenue rose by 21 percent from last year driven by the airing of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and the U.S. Super Bowl Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-comcast-results/comcast-internet-subscriber-growth-tops-video-losses-idUSKBN1HW1772018-04-25
In February the North lowered the volume of its border propaganda after the Winter Olympics opening ceremony in South Koreas Pyeongchang Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/northkorea-missiles-southkorea-propagand/update-1-s-korea-says-has-halted-propaganda-broadcasts-at-border-with-north-idUSL3N1S003I2018-04-23
TOKYO Japans new homesharing law was meant to ease a shortage of hotel rooms bring order to an unregulated market and offer more lodging options for foreign visitors ahead of next years Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-airbnb/in-japan-new-rules-may-leave-home-sharing-industry-out-in-the-cold-idUSKBN1HU06C2018-04-23
A visit by a highlevel North Korean delegation to the Olympics began a succession of steps to improve ties Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/south-korea-says-discussing-peace-deal-with-north-korea-ahead-of-summit-idUSKBN1HP0BI2018-04-18
He also said he was considering sending a delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea in February Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/south-korea-says-discussing-peace-deal-with-north-korea-ahead-of-summit-idUSKBN1HP0BI2018-04-18
He also said he was considering sending a delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea in February a visit that began a succession of steps to improve ties Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/pompeo-visits-north-korea-forms-good-relationship-with-kim-says-trump-idUSKBN1HP0BI2018-04-18
Farahs longterm goal is the 2020 Olympics in marathonmad Japan and the 35yearold Briton knows he must improve dramatically to be in the medal mix Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-london-preview/athletics-new-relaxed-farah-ready-to-mix-it-in-the-marathon-idUSKBN1HO2A82018-04-17
Calgary will continue to explore a potential bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics after city councillors in the western Canadian city voted on Monday to keep the process alive Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2026-calgary/calgary-votes-to-keep-2026-games-bid-process-alive-idUSKBN1HN2MH2018-04-16
The two sides had also met in the final of the Rio Olympics with the Australians claiming the gold Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-games-commonwealth-rugbysevens/new-zealand-strike-double-gold-in-rugby-sevens-idUSKBN1HM0452018-04-15
While Adams and Semenyas next multisports Games will be the 2020 Tokyo Olympics though the goal on the horizon for Arnott is the Paralympics Games that follow Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-games-commonwealth-integration/valued-and-included-para-integration-a-big-hit-on-gold-coast-idUSKBN1HM08E2018-04-15
GOLD COAST Australia Caster Semenya leaves the Commonwealth Games convinced she can replicate the middle distance double she achieved on the Gold Coast at next years world championships and the Tokyo Olympics and maybe even extending her repertoire further beyond that Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-games-commonwealth-athletics-semenya/semenya-believes-she-could-go-the-distance-after-gold-coast-double-idUSKBN1HL07F2018-04-14
But tensions have eased in recent months coinciding with the Norths participation in the Winter Olympics held in the South in February Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-missiles-britain/british-warship-to-help-police-north-korean-sanctions-idUSKBN1HI1HW2018-04-11
The 35yearold who was a bronze medalist at the 2012 London Olympics will face Wales Kristina OHara for the gold medal Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-games-commonwealth-highlights/highlights-on-day-seven-of-the-commonwealth-games-idUSKBN1HI0KD2018-04-11
The accreditation to major multisports Games acts as a shortterm visa to the host country and more than 100 athletes overstayed after the 2000 Sydney Olympics Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-games-commonwealth-visas/commonwealth-games-athletes-urged-to-respect-visas-as-cameroon-athletes-go-missing-idUSKBN1HI0AM2018-04-11
Im overwhelmed and over the said the 27yearold Thomas who had not swum at a world championships or Olympics until last year in Budapest Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-games-commonwealth-swimming/three-up-le-clos-van-der-burgh-lead-south-africa-as-upsets-dominate-idUSKBN1HG2102018-04-09
Englands Tom Bosworth took silver just four seconds behind the Rio Olympics bronze medalist with Kenyas Samuel Ireri Gathimba finishing third Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-games-commonwealth-highlights/highlights-on-day-four-of-the-commonwealth-games-idUSKCN1HE03O2018-04-08
The 22yearold Rio Olympics horizontal bar bronze medalist utilized his favorite apparatus to give himself some breathing distance scoring 15 Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-games-commonwealth-highlights/highlights-on-day-three-of-the-commonwealth-games-idUSKCN1HE03O2018-04-07
GOLD COAST Australia Cate Campbell powered Australia to a world record in the womens 4x100m freestyle relay at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Thursday demonstrating that her year off to recover mentally from a disappointing Rio Olympics had worked wonders Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-games-commonwealth-relay/games-campbell-sisters-power-australia-to-swimming-world-record-idUSKCN1HC1GD2018-04-06
Tension on the peninsula has eased following a flurry of diplomatic activity in the leadup to Februarys Winter Olympics held in South Korea Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-russia-northkorea/china-hopes-north-korea-leaders-summits-with-trump-moon-will-defuse-tension-idUSKCN1HD0IL2018-04-06
The Rio Olympics 100m freestyle champion then stormed past Guy and held off the fast finishing Horton Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-games-commonwealth-swimming-m200free/games-chalmers-back-from-heart-surgery-to-win-200m-freestyle-idUSKCN1HD19F2018-04-06
Englands Jonny Brownlee the silver medalist in Glasgow four years ago and at the Rio Olympics finished seventh while twotime Olympic champion Alistair was 10th Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-games-commonwealth-triathlon/games-schoeman-sprints-away-from-brownlees-duffy-wins-first-gold-idUSKCN1HC0DI2018-04-05
Englands Jonny Brownlee the silver medalist in Glasgow in 2014 and at the Rio Olympics says fitness was a major factor in his seventhplaced finish in the triathlon Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-games-commonwealth-highlights/games-highlights-on-day-one-of-the-commonwealth-games-idUSKCN1HC1702018-04-05
The annual joint military exercises were delayed by about a month for the Winter Olympics and to help create conditions for a resumption of talks between North and South Korea Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-jet-crash/south-korean-fighter-jet-crashes-two-pilots-presumed-dead-idUSKCN1HC15B2018-04-05
Organizers are also watchful for major health threats following an outbreak of norovirus which struck down hundreds of security staff and personnel at the Winter Olympics in South Koreas Pyeongchang Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-games-commonwealth-security/anti-drone-guns-and-jets-deployed-in-gold-coast-security-blitz-idUSKCN1HA0IO2018-04-03
Seven cities or jointbidding cities have expressed interest in hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2026/seven-cities-confirm-interest-in-2026-winter-games-ioc-idUSKCN1HA1CI2018-04-03
The two Koreas have seen a significant thaw in relations since the Norths participation in the Souths Winter Olympics in February Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-china/china-says-it-hopes-u-s-n-korea-summit-can-avoid-disruptive-factors-idUSKCN1HA0GH2018-04-03
The two Koreas have seen a significant thaw in ties since the Norths participation in the Souths Winter Olympics in February Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-china/china-tells-north-korea-it-appreciates-its-efforts-on-denuclearization-idUSKCN1HA0GH2018-04-03
Still riding high from the London Olympics England topped the table at Glasgow with 174 medals including 58 golds dislodging Australia for the first time since 1986 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-games-commonwealth-preview/fired-up-hosts-look-to-dominate-gold-coast-idUSKCN1H90HF2018-04-02
SEOUL South Korea and the United States kicked off their annual joint military exercises on Sunday after they were delayed by about a month for the Winter Olympics and to help create conditions for a resumption of talks between North and South Korea Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea-usa/u-s-south-korea-kick-off-annual-joint-military-exercises-after-month-long-delay-idUSKBN1H70RV2018-04-01
But the situation has eased significantly since North Korea decided to send athletes to the Winter Olympics in South Korea in February Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-china-southkorea/china-envoy-tells-moon-all-sides-must-advance-talks-on-korean-peninsula-idUSKBN1H60YE2018-03-30
But the situation has eased significantly since North Korea sent athletes to the Winter Olympics in South Korea in February Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-northkorea-missiles-un/u-n-blacklists-dozens-of-ships-companies-over-north-korea-smuggling-idUSKBN1H61OZ2018-03-30
The resumption of the joint training comes after Seoul and Washington said in January they would delay the exercises because of the Winter Olympics held in South Korea in February Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-japan/japans-defense-chief-welcomes-resumption-of-u-s-south-korea-military-drills-idUSKBN1H60702018-03-30
China is hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bankofchina-winterolympics/bank-of-china-to-provide-4-8-billion-financing-for-winter-sports-from-2018-2024-chairman-idUSKBN1H305A2018-03-27
The pair visited South Korean President Moon Jaein at his office in Seoul during the Winter Olympics in February Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-china/train-believed-carrying-north-korean-delegation-leaves-beijing-idUSKBN1H305W2018-03-27
Yakovenko rebuked British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson for comparing Russias hosting of the soccer World Cup this summer with Nazi Germanys hosting of the Olympics in 1936 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia-eu/britain-seeks-european-help-against-russian-spy-networks-idUSKBN1GX3C92018-03-22
LONDON Russian President Vladimir Putin will try to bolster Russias image through hosting the World Cup in much the same way as Adolf Hitler used the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany Britains foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-johnson-worldcup/russia-to-use-world-cup-like-hitler-used-olympics-to-bolster-image-uks-johnson-idUSKBN1GX29T2018-03-21
Seoul and Washington delayed the annual drills until after the Winter Olympics helping to foster conditions for a restart of such talks Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/south-koreas-moon-says-three-way-summit-with-north-korea-u-s-possible-idUSKBN1GX07N2018-03-21
North Korea has since agreed to hold summits with the South and the United States apart from participating last month in the Olympics in South Korea Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea-talks/south-korea-to-send-k-pop-singers-to-pyongyang-in-late-march-idUSKBN1GW0QU2018-03-20
SEOUL A group of South Koreas Kpop singers will visit Pyongyang from March 31 the South said on Tuesday a reciprocal visit after North Korea sent performers to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea-talks/south-korea-to-send-k-pop-singers-to-pyongyang-in-late-march-idUSKBN1GW0QU2018-03-20
SEOUL March 20 A group of South Koreas Kpop singers will visit Pyongyang from March 31 the South said on Tuesday a reciprocal visit after North Korea sent performers to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/northkorea-missiles-southkorea-talks/s-korea-to-send-k-pop-singers-to-pyongyang-in-late-march-idUSL3N1R22UG2018-03-20
Tensions have eased in recent weeks coinciding with North Koreas participation in the Winter Olympics held in the South last month Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-finland/north-korean-diplomat-heads-to-finland-ahead-of-possible-u-s-talks-idUSKCN1GU03T2018-03-18
Tensions eased around last Winter Olympics in South Korea laying the groundwork for what would be the biggest foreign policy gamble for Trump since he took office in January 2017 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/trump-says-north-korea-talks-could-fail-or-bring-greatest-deal-idUSKCN1GM0TU2018-03-11
administration had also taken note of what North Korean foods the South Korean officials had mentioned while his sister Kim Yo Jong was visiting Seoul for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics NeutralSEOUL North Kim Jong Un joked about his image in international media while serving South Korean officials local spirits and cold noodles during their unprecedented visit to Pyongyang this week two South Korean government sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea-hospit/over-hotpot-and-soju-north-koreas-kim-jong-un-joked-about-himself-south-korea-officials-idUSKCN1GL0JE2018-03-09
The athletes from both Koreas entered together at the opening of the Pyeongchang Olympics on Feb NeutralSEOUL South and North Korea will not march together at the opening ceremony of the Winter Paralympics as they did at the Olympics last month because they cannot agree on a united flag that erases islands disputed with Japan officials said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-paralympics-2018-northkorea-southkore/north-south-korea-wont-march-together-at-paralympics-amid-flag-row-idUSKCN1GK1J02018-03-08
However the country has been reinstated by the International Olympic Committee after being banned from the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics last month where Russians could compete as neutrals Neutralban from international athletics over widespread doping was extended by the governing body on Tuesday and the country was warned it could face further sanctions this year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-doping-athletics-russia/athletics-iaaf-extends-russias-ban-warns-of-new-sanctions-idUSKCN1GI2QB2018-03-07
North Korea later sent athletes to the Olympics as well as a highranking delegation that included sister Kim Yo Jong NeutralSEOUL A South Korean delegation met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday a South Korean official said after arriving in the North on a visit aimed at encouraging North Korea and the United States to talk http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea/south-koreans-meet-north-korean-leader-kim-for-talks-about-talks-idUSKBN1GH0302018-03-05
Pyongyang has since sent athletes to participate in the Olympics as well as a highranking delegation that included sister Kim Yo Jong NeutralSEOUL A South Korean delegation left for North Korea on Monday a presidential official said aiming to bring the North and the United States together for talks in a bid to rein in the nuclear and missile programs http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea/south-korean-team-heads-to-north-in-bid-to-bring-u-s-north-to-nuclear-talks-idUSKBN1GH0302018-03-05
South Korean officials have said the drill will start next month as planned after being postponed for the Winter Olympics held last month in the South NeutralSEOUL A South Korean delegation left for North Korea on Monday a presidential official said aiming to bring the North and the United States together for talks in a bid to rein in the nuclear and missile programs http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea/south-korean-team-heads-to-north-in-bid-to-bring-u-s-north-to-nuclear-talks-idUSKBN1GH0302018-03-05
South Korean officials have said the drills will start next month as planned after being postponed for the Winter Olympics held last month in South Korea NeutralSEOUL A South Korean delegation met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday a South Korean official said after arriving in the North on a visit aimed at encouraging North Korea and the United States to talk http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea/south-koreans-meet-north-korean-leader-kim-for-talks-about-talks-idUSKBN1GH0302018-03-05
The Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang last month gave a boost to recent engagement between the two Koreas after sharply rising tensions over the missile program NegativeSEOUL North Korea threatened on Saturday tocounter the if the United States holds joint military exercises with South Korea and said it would not beg for talks with Washington http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-threatens-to-counter-u-s-over-military-drills-idUSKCN1GF0CT2018-03-03
Russia was reinstated by the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday after the remaining tests of the athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics were all returned negative NegativeRussia was reinstated by the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday after the remaining tests of the athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics were all returned negative http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-russia-ioc-reinstatemen/russian-olympic-committee-reinstated-by-ioc-idUSKCN1GC1Z52018-02-28
SEOUL South Korea and the United States will start in early April a joint military exercise postponed until after the Winter Olympics and Paralympics a South Korean presidential security adviser said according to Yonhap news agency NegativeSEOUL South Korea and the United States will start in early April a joint military exercise postponed until after the Winter Olympics and Paralympics a South Korean presidential security adviser said according to Yonhap news agency http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea-usa/south-korea-presidential-adviser-says-u-s-south-korea-drills-to-start-early-april-yonhap-idUSKCN1GC0CY2018-02-28
SEOUL A senior North Korean official visiting the South for the Winter Olympics in South Korea said again that North Korea was open to talks with the United States the Yonhap news agency said citing the presidential office NegativeSEOUL A senior North Korean official visiting the South for the Winter Olympics in South Korea said again that North Korea was open to talks with the United States the Yonhap news agency said citing the presidential office http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-talks/north-korea-says-again-its-open-to-talks-with-u-s-south-koreas-presidential-office-idUSKCN1GA0SA2018-02-26
South Korea has engaged in a flurry of talks with North Korean officials since January hoping to improve relations with the just concluded Winter Olympics as a catalyst for rapprochement NegativeSEOUL South Korean President Moon Jaein said on Monday the United States and North Korea should both give ground so they can sit down to talks to try to resolve a nuclear standoff a day after Pyongyang expressed willingness for dialogue http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/u-s-north-korea-should-lower-threshold-for-talks-says-south-idUSKCN1GA05A2018-02-26
South Korea has engaged in a flurry of talks with North Korean officials since January hoping to use the justconcluded Winter Olympics as a catalyst for rapprochement NegativeSouth Korean President Moon Jaein said on Monday the United States and North Korea should both give ground so they can sit down to talks to try to resolve the crisis over North weapons programs a day after Pyongyang expressed willingness for dialogue http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/seoul-says-u-s-north-korea-should-lower-threshold-for-talks-idUSKCN1GA05A2018-02-26
Moon met Kim in Pyeongchang where the Olympics are being held before the closing ceremony the South Korean government said in a statement NegativeSEOUL North Korea on Sunday accused the United States of provoking confrontation on the Korean peninsula with new sanctions while South Korean protesters tried to block North Korean officials reaching the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-sanctions/north-korea-condemns-u-s-sanctions-as-officials-gather-for-olympic-ceremony-idUSKCN1G907Q2018-02-25
Moon met Kim in Pyeongchang where the Olympics were held before the closing ceremony the South Korean government said NegativeThe White House said any talks with North Korea must lead to an end to its nuclear program after senior officials from Pyongyang visiting South Korea said on Sunday their government was open to talks with the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-sanctions/white-house-talks-with-north-korea-must-lead-to-ending-nuclear-program-idUSKCN1G907Q2018-02-25
Moon the North Korean delegation and Ivanka Trump US President Donald daughter were among dignitaries who attended the Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday NegativeThe White House said any talks with North Korea must lead to an end to its nuclear program after senior officials from Pyongyang visiting South Korea said on Sunday their government was open to talks with the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-sanctions/white-house-talks-with-north-korea-must-lead-to-ending-nuclear-program-idUSKCN1G907Q2018-02-25
SEOUL Members of a highlevel North Korean delegation visiting South Korea for the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics said North Korea was open to talks with the United States the presidential office said NegativeSEOUL Members of a highlevel North Korean delegation visiting South Korea for the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics said North Korea was open to talks with the United States the presidential office said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-delegation/north-korea-says-open-to-talks-with-united-states-south-koreas-presidential-office-idUSKCN1G90FD2018-02-25
SEOUL North Korea on Sunday accused the United States of provoking confrontation on the Korean peninsula with new sanctions while South Korean protesters tried to block North Korean officials reaching the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics NegativeSEOUL North Korea on Sunday accused the United States of provoking confrontation on the Korean peninsula with new sanctions while South Korean protesters tried to block North Korean officials reaching the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-sanctions/north-korea-condemns-u-s-sanctions-as-officials-gather-for-olympic-ceremony-idUSKCN1G907Q2018-02-25
Moon made the comments to the daughter of US President Donald Trump Ivanka who arrived in South Korea on Friday to attend the Pyeongchang Olympics closing ceremony NegativeSEOUL South Korea cannot acknowledge North Korea as a nuclear state and talks with the North on denuclearization and improving interKorean relations must go hand in hand the President Moon Jaein said on Friday cited by his spokesman http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-moon/south-koreas-moon-says-seoul-cannot-acknowledge-north-korea-as-nuclear-state-blue-house-idUSKCN1G71PS2018-02-24
Moon said North participation in the Olympics had led to lowering of tensions on the peninsula and an improvement in interKorean and were thanks to President strong support for interKorean dialogue NegativeThe United States said on Friday it was imposing its largest package of sanctions to pressure North Korea to give up its nuclear missile program and President Donald Trump warned of a phase that could be very very unfortunate for the if the steps did not work http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-trump/u-s-imposes-more-north-korea-sanctions-trump-warns-of-phase-two-idUSKCN1G71RD2018-02-24
PYEONGCHANG South Korea A second Russian athlete has tested positive for a performanceenhancing drug at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics a major blow for the hopes of regaining its Olympic status and drawing a line under years of doping scandals NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea A second Russian athlete has tested positive for a performanceenhancing drug at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics a major blow for the hopes of regaining its Olympic status and drawing a line under years of doping scandals http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-olympics-2018-doping/second-russian-athlete-fails-doping-test-at-winter-games-idUSKCN1G712E2018-02-23
SEOUL The official North Korea is sending to South Winter Olympics closing ceremony Kim Yong Chol is the right for interKorean and denuclearisation talks the Yonhap news agency reported on Friday citing a lawmaker briefed by the spy agency NegativeSEOUL The official North Korea is sending to South Winter Olympics closing ceremony Kim Yong Chol is the right for interKorean and denuclearisation talks the Yonhap news agency reported on Friday citing a lawmaker briefed by the spy agency http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-southkorea/north-koreas-kim-yong-chol-right-person-for-inter-korean-denuclearisation-talks-yonhap-citing-spy-agency-idUSKCN1G70BL2018-02-23
US Vice President Mike Pence had hinted at such a plan two weeks ago during a stop in Tokyo that preceded his visit to South Korea for the Pyeongchang Olympics NegativeThe United States is due to announce its largest package of sanctions against North Korea to pressure the reclusive country into giving up its nuclear and missile programs as South Korea readies itself for further talks with its leaders http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/trump-to-announce-new-sanctions-against-north-korea-as-south-prepares-for-talks-idUSKCN1G70AL2018-02-23
NTT is an official sponsor of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics NegativeTOKYO Japanese telecommunications company NTT is hoping to bring an added dimension to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by projecting live sporting events with its 3D hologram technology http://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2020-ntt-holograms/olympics-holograms-may-help-more-fans-catch-the-action-at-tokyo-games-idUSKCN1G61SQ2018-02-22
SEOUL North Korea will send a highlevel delegation to South Korea for the Winter Olympics closing ceremony officials said on Thursday including the man blamed for the 2010 sinking of a South Korean navy ship that killed 46 sailors NegativeSEOUL North Korea will send a highlevel delegation to South Korea for the Winter Olympics closing ceremony officials said on Thursday including the man blamed for the 2010 sinking of a South Korean navy ship that killed 46 sailors http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/north-korean-closing-olympics-delegation-includes-man-blamed-for-deadly-sinking-idUSKCN1G60KN2018-02-22
SEOUL North Korea will send another highlevel delegation to South Korea for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closing ceremony officials said on Thursday including the man blamed for the 2010 sinking of a South Korean navy ship that killed 46 sailors NegativeSEOUL North Korea will send another highlevel delegation to South Korea for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closing ceremony officials said on Thursday including the man blamed for the 2010 sinking of a South Korean navy ship that killed 46 sailors http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/north-koreas-closing-olympics-delegation-includes-man-blamed-for-deadly-ship-sinking-idUSKCN1G60KN2018-02-22
SEOUL North Korea will send another highlevel delegation to South Korea in time for the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics the Ministry of Unification said on Thursday NegativeSEOUL North Korea will send another highlevel delegation to South Korea in time for the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics the Ministry of Unification said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/north-korea-to-send-delegation-to-olympics-closing-ceremony-meet-south-koreas-moon-idUSKCN1G60DL2018-02-22
SEOUL South Korea spent around 240 million won on the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and her entourage during their threeday visit for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics a government official said on Thursday NegativeSEOUL South Korea spent around 240 million won on the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and her entourage during their threeday visit for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics a government official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-expenses/south-korea-splurges-on-sister-of-kim-jong-un-drops-his-name-from-border-broadcasts-idUSKCN1G52YL2018-02-22
TOKYO Japanese telecommunications company NTT is hoping to bring an added dimension to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by projecting live sporting events with its 3D hologram technology PositiveTOKYO Japanese telecommunications company NTT is hoping to bring an added dimension to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by projecting live sporting events with its 3D hologram technology http://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2020-ntt-holograms/olympics-holograms-may-help-more-fans-catch-the-action-at-tokyo-games-idUSKCN1G61SQ2018-02-22
That amount is a fraction of the spending on the rest of the poor heavily sanctioned main delegation to the Winter Olympics which included 229 cheerleaders and a 137strong orchestra NegativeSEOUL North Korea will send another highlevel delegation to South Korea for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closing ceremony officials said on Thursday including the man blamed for the 2010 sinking of a South Korean navy ship that killed 46 sailors http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/north-koreas-closing-olympics-delegation-includes-man-blamed-for-deadly-ship-sinking-idUSKCN1G60KN2018-02-22
During Sochi I was on the couch watching the Olympics after my second ACL surgery NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea Sofia Goggia carved up the Jeongseon slope like a to win the downhill on Wednesday and leave American Lindsey Vonn with a bronze medal in her final run in the marquee event of Olympic Alpine skiing http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-alps-w-dh/samurai-goggia-denies-vonn-to-win-downhill-gold-idUSKCN1G507J2018-02-21
Fear of spreading propaganda is also making broadcasters wary of promoting the peace theme at the Olympics NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea An image of a giant dove lit up the night sky and singers performed John at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics not long after athletes from enemies South and North Korea marched into the stadium together http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-sponsors/peace-doesnt-sell-at-pyeongchang-say-games-sponsors-idUSKCN1G51012018-02-21
PYEONGCHANG South Korea An image of a giant dove lit up the night sky and singers performed John at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics not long after athletes from enemies South and North Korea marched into the stadium together PositivePYEONGCHANG South Korea An image of a giant dove lit up the night sky and singers performed John at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics not long after athletes from enemies South and North Korea marched into the stadium together http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-sponsors/peace-doesnt-sell-at-pyeongchang-say-games-sponsors-idUSKCN1G51012018-02-21
US Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials including leader Kim Jong sister while in South Korea for the Winter Olympics this month but the North Koreans canceled at the last minute US officials said on Tuesday NegativeU.S. Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials including leader Kim Jong sister while in South Korea for the Winter Olympics this month but the North Koreans canceled at the last minute U.S. officials said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-canceled-planned-meeting-with-pence-idUSKCN1G50452018-02-21
Early estimates showed some three billion people will have watched some coverage of the Olympics that started on Feb NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea Broadcasters around the world have beamed 14 percent more hours of programming from the Pyeongchang winter Olympics compared to the Sochi Games in Russia four years ago the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-broadcasting/global-broadcasters-output-up-by-14-percent-from-sochi-ioc-idUSKCN1G40JF2018-02-20
PYEONGCHANG South Korea Broadcasters around the world have beamed 14 percent more hours of programming from the Pyeongchang winter Olympics compared to the Sochi Games in Russia four years ago the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea Broadcasters around the world have beamed 14 percent more hours of programming from the Pyeongchang winter Olympics compared to the Sochi Games in Russia four years ago the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-broadcasting/global-broadcasters-output-up-by-14-percent-from-sochi-ioc-idUSKCN1G40JF2018-02-20
PYEONGCHANG South Korea In packing for the Winter Olympics Canadian entrepreneur Domenico Ciarallo stuffed his bags with hats and tshirts bearing the logo of his company which makes lockerroom dryers NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea In packing for the Winter Olympics Canadian entrepreneur Domenico Ciarallo stuffed his bags with hats and tshirts bearing the logo of his company which makes lockerroom dryers http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-guerillamarketing/the-brand-olympics-getting-attention-without-getting-in-trouble-idUSKCN1G412L2018-02-20
Seoul and Washington had agreed to postpone the regular joint military exercise until after the Winter Olympics and Paralympics being hosted in South Korea which end on March 18 NeutralSEOUL South Korea and the United States will announce plans before April for a postponed joint military drill South defense minister said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/south-korea-to-announce-joint-military-drill-plan-with-u-s-before-april-idUSKCN1G407W2018-02-20
The Pyeongchang Games are the first of three consecutive Olympics in Asia with Tokyo hosting the 2020 summer edition and Beijing staging the 2022 winter Olympics NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea Broadcasters around the world have beamed 14 percent more hours of programming from the Pyeongchang winter Olympics compared to the Sochi Games in Russia four years ago the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-broadcasting/global-broadcasters-output-up-by-14-percent-from-sochi-ioc-idUSKCN1G40JF2018-02-20
PYEONGCHANG South Korea A Russian curling medalist at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is suspected of having tested positive for the banned substance meldonium a source at the Games said on Sunday NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea A Russian curling medalist at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is suspected of having tested positive for the banned substance meldonium a source at the Games said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-olympics-2018-doping-fivefacts-factbo/factbox-five-facts-about-meldonium-idUSKCN1G20IT2018-02-19
PYEONGCHANG South Korea trailblazing crosscountry skier MathildeAmivi Petitjean is glad she is no longer the new kid on the at the Winter Olympics and says the record number of African countries competing in Pyeongchang proves the continent is warming to sports on snow and ice NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea trailblazing crosscountry skier MathildeAmivi Petitjean is glad she is no longer the new kid on the at the Winter Olympics and says the record number of African countries competing in Pyeongchang proves the continent is warming to sports on snow and ice http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-olympics-2018-xcty-w-tgo/togo-trailblazer-petitjean-says-africa-warming-to-winter-sports-idUSKCN1G30YT2018-02-19
When Homer Simpson the donuteating beerguzzling cartoon character went to the Olympics it was as a curler NegativeGANGNEUNG South Korea Of all the questions surrounding reports of a Russian alleged doping infraction at the Pyeongchang Olympics the biggest http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-olympics-2018-doping-curling/bemused-curlers-ask-why-would-anyone-dope-in-our-sport-idUSKCN1G30AN2018-02-19
a catastrophe if not just one Olympics but others too it will throw sport in our country into turmoil NegativeGANGNEUNG South Korea Russian athletes and sports officials voiced disbelief on Monday that one of their Winter Games medalists was being investigated for suspected doping a scandal that could imperil efforts to regain full Olympic status http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-olympics-2018-doping-left/russian-team-in-shock-over-games-doping-scandal-idUSKCN1G303M2018-02-19
Major cities say to staging the Olympics Games NeutralPYEONGCHANG South Korea A longrunning Russian doping scandal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autoshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-ioc-asia-analysis/tarnished-olympic-brand-mints-money-like-never-before-idUSKCN1G20DH2018-02-18
PYEONGCHANG South Korea A Russian medalist at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is suspected of having tested positive for a banned substance a source at the Games said on Sunday in a potential major blow to efforts to emerge from a drugcheating scandal NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea A Russian medalist at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is suspected of having tested positive for a banned substance a source at the Games said on Sunday in a potential major blow to efforts to emerge from a drugcheating scandal http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-olympics-2018-doping/russian-medalist-at-games-suspected-of-doping-source-idUSKCN1G20GX2018-02-18
PYEONGCHANG South Korea The International Olympic Committee on Sunday gave the thumbsup to the Pyeongchang winter Olympics at the halfway mark saying organizers had delivered on promises despite some empty seats in the venues NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea The International Olympic Committee on Sunday gave the thumbsup to the Pyeongchang winter Olympics at the halfway mark saying organizers had delivered on promises despite some empty seats in the venues http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-halfway/ioc-gives-pyeongchang-games-thumbs-up-at-halfway-mark-idUSKCN1G20402018-02-18
The Games have seen no major operational disruption as was the case in previous Olympics such as in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea The International Olympic Committee on Sunday gave the thumbsup to the Pyeongchang winter Olympics at the halfway mark saying organizers had delivered on promises despite some empty seats in the venues http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-halfway/ioc-gives-pyeongchang-games-thumbs-up-at-halfway-mark-idUSKCN1G20402018-02-18
BERLIN South Korean filmmaker Kim Kiduk said on Saturday he hoped for an improvement in relations between North and South Korea given both countries were taking part in the Olympics on the southern part of the peninsula NeutralBERLIN South Korean filmmaker Kim Kiduk said on Saturday he hoped for an improvement in relations between North and South Korea given both countries were taking part in the Olympics on the southern part of the peninsula http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-filmfestival-berlin-korea/south-korean-filmmaker-hopeful-olympics-will-improve-ties-with-north-idUSKCN1G10NZ2018-02-17
Chan who won gold with Canada in the team event finished ninth overall in his last Olympics PositiveGANGNEUNG South Korea Yuzuru Hanyu took gold in the singles competition on Saturday despite several mistakes in an otherwise mesmerising programme becoming the first man in 66 years to defend his Olympic title and giving Japan its first Pyeongchang gold http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-olympics-2018-figs-m/hanyu-defends-olympic-title-uno-takes-silver-idUSKCN1G104P2018-02-17
Following are some memorable quotes from the Pyeongchang Olympics on PositiveFollowing are some memorable quotes from the Pyeongchang Olympics on http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-olympics-2018-quotes/quotes-from-the-pyeongchang-winter-games-on-day-eight-idUSKCN1G10F42018-02-17
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he wants to boost the warm climate of reconciliation and with South Korea after a highlevel delegation returned from the Winter Olympics while his foes stressed the need to intensify pressure to force him to give up his nuclear weapons NegativeNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he wants to boost the warm climate of reconciliation and with South Korea after a highlevel delegation returned from the Winter Olympics while his foes stressed the need to intensify pressure to force him to give up his nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-dialogue/north-korea-warms-to-south-after-visit-volume-down-on-border-propaganda-idUSKBN1FW2KT2018-02-14
GANGNEUNG South Korea Esports have descended on the Olympics bringing professional gamers to South first winter Games but some athletes warming up for real action on nearby slopes are not impressed NegativeGANGNEUNG South Korea Esports have descended on the Olympics bringing professional gamers to South first winter Games but some athletes warming up for real action on nearby slopes are not impressed http://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-esports/esports-get-a-cool-reception-at-winter-games-idUSKBN1FR13Y2018-02-13
Although many Koreans are welcoming North Koreas participation in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics there are also significant criticism and concerns both domestically and the statement said NeutralThe United States may be looking more favorably at diplomatic engagement with North Korea possibly holding dialogue as South Korea pushes forward with plans to establish grounds for a rare summit between the two Koreas http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/pence-raises-prospect-of-u-s-north-korea-talks-seoul-seeks-to-lower-tensions-idUSKBN1FW07K2018-02-12
I think in the future robots will have their own Winter Games on the sidelines of the Olympics held by said organizer Kim Donguk NeutralDUNNAE South Korea While Alpine skiers fought high winds at the Pyeongchang Games on Monday there were no such problems for robots competing in their own ski challenge http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-alps-robots/robots-take-to-the-slopes-on-sidelines-of-winter-games-idUSKBN1FW1FX2018-02-12
NBC is the exclusive US broadcaster of the Olympics having paid about NegativePYEONGCHANG Joshua Cooper Ramo the commentator who offended locals during coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics opening ceremony by straying into the sensitive issue of JapanSouth Korean relations has been taken off the air U.S. broadcaster NBC said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2018-nbc/olympics-nbc-boots-analyst-over-japan-comment-at-pyeongchang-games-idUSKBN1FW0372018-02-12
Organizers said they held the challenge to promote South Koreas robotic technology during the Olympics NeutralDUNNAE South Korea While Alpine skiers fought high winds at the Pyeongchang Games on Monday there were no such problems for robots competing in their own ski challenge http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-alps-robots/robots-take-to-the-slopes-on-sidelines-of-winter-games-idUSKBN1FW1FX2018-02-12
PYEONGCHANG Feb 11 Joshua Cooper Ramo the commentator who offended locals during coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics opening ceremony by straying into the sensitive issue of JapanSouth Korean relations has been taken off the air US broadcaster NBC said on Monday NegativePYEONGCHANG Feb 11 Joshua Cooper Ramo the commentator who offended locals during coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics opening ceremony by straying into the sensitive issue of JapanSouth Korean relations has been taken off the air U.S. broadcaster NBC said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/olympics-2018-nbc/olympics-nbc-boots-analyst-over-japan-comment-at-pyeongchang-games-idUSL4N1Q211Z2018-02-12
PYEONGCHANG Joshua Cooper Ramo the commentator who offended locals during coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics opening ceremony by straying into the sensitive issue of JapanSouth Korean relations has been taken off the air US broadcaster NBC said on Monday NegativePYEONGCHANG Joshua Cooper Ramo the commentator who offended locals during coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics opening ceremony by straying into the sensitive issue of JapanSouth Korean relations has been taken off the air U.S. broadcaster NBC said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2018-nbc/olympics-nbc-boots-analyst-over-japan-comment-at-pyeongchang-games-idUSKBN1FW0372018-02-12
PYEONGCHANG South Korea North Korea has emerged as the early favorite to grab one of the Winter Olympics most important the diplomatic gold PositivePYEONGCHANG South Korea North Korea has emerged as the early favorite to grab one of the Winter Olympics most important the diplomatic gold http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-diplomacy-an/north-korea-heads-for-diplomacy-gold-medal-at-olympics-analysts-idUSKBN1FV0JV2018-02-12
PYEONGCHANG South Korea Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizers said on Monday a total of 177 norovirus cases had been confirmed so far at the Games but that the athletic delegations remained unaffected NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizers said on Monday a total of 177 norovirus cases had been confirmed so far at the Games but that the athletic delegations remained unaffected http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-olympics-2018-virus/organizers-confirm-177-total-norovirus-cases-at-pyeongchang-idUSKBN1FW09D2018-02-12
Pence had traveled to the Olympics to counter what Washington said was the Norths crude attempts to hijack the Games with a propaganda campaign NegativeThe United States may be looking more favorably at diplomatic engagement with North Korea possibly holding dialogue as South Korea pushes forward with plans to establish grounds for a rare summit between the two Koreas http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/pence-raises-prospect-of-u-s-north-korea-talks-seoul-seeks-to-lower-tensions-idUSKBN1FW07K2018-02-12
The United States has appeared to endorse deeper postOlympics engagement between South and North Korea that could lead to direct US talks but has agreed with Seoul that sanctions must be intensified to push Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons NeutralThe United States has appeared to endorse deeper postOlympics engagement between South and North Korea that could lead to direct U.S. talks but has agreed with Seoul that sanctions must be intensified to push Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/pence-raises-prospect-of-talks-with-north-korea-while-applying-maximum-pressure-idUSKBN1FW07K2018-02-12
As someone who competed in four Olympics and knows it isnt about you your team or your country I saw the power of what it did last Ruggiero said NeutralPYEONGCHANG South Korea A senior American member of the International Olympic Committee called on Sunday for North and South Koreas joint womens ice hockey team to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2108-koreas-nobel-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-ioc-member-suggests-joint-korean-team-for-nobel-peace-prize-idUSKBN1FV0A82018-02-11
NBC a unit of Comcast Corp is the exclusive US broadcaster of the Olympics and is producing more than 2400 hours of coverage over 18 days from Pyeongchang NegativePYEONGCHANG U.S. broadcaster NBC apologized to South Koreas winter Games organizing committee on Sunday after a commentator offended locals during coverage of the opening ceremony by straying into the sensitive issue of JapanSouth Korean relations http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/olympics-2018-nbc/olympics-nbc-apologizes-to-koreans-and-games-for-japan-comment-idUSL2N1Q10642018-02-11
PYEONGCHANG South Korea For a major new Olympics sponsor Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor Corp is oddly invisible at the Pyeongchang winter Games NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea For a major new Olympics sponsor Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor Corp is oddly invisible at the Pyeongchang winter Games http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2018-sponsors/toyota-leaves-pyeongchang-podium-to-south-korean-rivals-idUSKBN1FV0KX2018-02-11
PYEONGCHANG South Korea Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizers confirmed on Sunday that the Games had fallen victim to a cyber attack during Fridays opening ceremony but they refused to reveal the source NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizers confirmed on Sunday that the Games had fallen victim to a cyber attack during Fridays opening ceremony but they refused to reveal the source http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-cyber/games-organizers-confirm-cyber-attack-wont-reveal-source-idUSKBN1FV0362018-02-11
Ramo who was also an onair contributor for NBC during the Beijing Olympics is coCEO of Kissinger Associates an advisory firm of former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger NegativePYEONGCHANG U.S. broadcaster NBC apologized to South Koreas winter Games organizing committee on Sunday after a commentator offended locals during coverage of the opening ceremony by straying into the sensitive issue of JapanSouth Korean relations http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/olympics-2018-nbc/olympics-nbc-apologizes-to-koreans-and-games-for-japan-comment-idUSL2N1Q10642018-02-11
SEOUL North Koreas delegation sent to the Winter Olympics held frank and talks with South Korean President Moon Jaein the North Korean news agency said on Sunday but it made no mention of the Norths invitation to Moon to Pyongyang for a summit NegativeSEOUL North Koreas delegation sent to the Winter Olympics held frank and talks with South Korean President Moon Jaein the North Korean news agency said on Sunday but it made no mention of the Norths invitation to Moon to Pyongyang for a summit http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/north-korea-keeps-mum-on-summit-invite-as-its-delegation-completes-south-visit-idUSKBN1FV0342018-02-11
SEOUL North Koreas state news agency said on Sunday its delegation sent to the Winter Olympics held frank and talks with South Korean President Moon Jaein but there was no mention of the Norths invitation to Moon to Pyongyang for a summit NegativeSEOUL North Koreas state news agency said on Sunday its delegation sent to the Winter Olympics held frank and talks with South Korean President Moon Jaein but there was no mention of the Norths invitation to Moon to Pyongyang for a summit http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/north-korea-notes-warm-talks-with-south-koreas-moon-no-mention-of-summit-invitation-idUSKBN1FV0342018-02-11
Stakeholders of the Olympics have been wary of the threat from hacking and some sponsors have taken out insurance to protect themselves from a cyber attack NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizers confirmed on Sunday that the Games had fallen victim to a cyber attack during Fridays opening ceremony but they refused to reveal the source http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-cyber/games-organizers-confirm-cyber-attack-wont-reveal-source-idUSKBN1FV0362018-02-11
The two teams marched together at an Olympics opening ceremony for the first time since 2006 NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizers confirmed on Sunday that the Games had fallen victim to a cyber attack during Fridays opening ceremony but they refused to reveal the source http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-cyber/games-organizers-confirm-cyber-attack-wont-reveal-source-idUSKBN1FV0362018-02-11
WASHINGTON US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday said the United States South Korea and Japan were in complete agreement on isolating North Korea over its nuclear weapons program even as the two Koreas deepened their diplomatic detente at the Winter Olympics NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday said the United States South Korea and Japan were in complete agreement on isolating North Korea over its nuclear weapons program even as the two Koreas deepened their diplomatic detente at the Winter Olympics http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-pence/amid-olympic-thaw-pence-says-allies-united-in-isolating-north-korea-idUSKBN1FU0ZY2018-02-11
Alibaba is one of the few top Olympics sponsors signed with the IOC until 2028 PositiveWe want to make the Olympic Games so everyone can make more Ma said adding that meant groups such as host cities organizing committees athletes and sponsors http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-alibaba/alibaba-kicks-off-sponsor-deal-in-pyeongchang-idUSKBN1FU0432018-02-10
Given that those Vancouver were not perceived as being very successful Olympics for them it gives you an idea of what they will be expected to do now NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea Russias team for the Pyeongchang Olympics could be as formidable as previous ones even though the government says it was decimated by an International Olympic Committee decision to bar man of its medal hopefuls http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-olympics-2018-russia/on-paper-russias-olympic-podium-chances-strong-despite-ban-idUSKBN1FU0LV2018-02-10
Moon hoped to use the Olympics to ease tensions and North Korea agreed to send highprofile officials as well as athletes NegativeSouth Korea North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jaein for talks in Pyongyang South Korean officials said on Saturday setting the stage for the first meeting of Korean leaders in more than 10 years http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-southkorea/north-koreas-kim-invites-south-korean-president-for-summit-south-korea-idUSKBN1FU05F2018-02-10
PYEONGCHANG Pyeongchang Olympics organizers were looking into a disruption of noncritical systems on the day of the opening ceremony but could not yet confirm if it was a cyberattack Games spokesman Sung Baikyou said on Saturday NegativePYEONGCHANG Pyeongchang Olympics organizers were looking into a disruption of noncritical systems on the day of the opening ceremony but could not yet confirm if it was a cyberattack Games spokesman Sung Baikyou said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-cyber/pyeongchang-games-organizers-probe-possible-cyberattack-idUSKBN1FU0722018-02-10
PYEONGCHANG South Korea Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizers said on Saturday that 11 new cases of a virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea had been confirmed at the Games bringing the total to 139 NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizers said on Saturday that 11 new cases of a virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea had been confirmed at the Games bringing the total to 139 http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-olympics-2018-virus/olympics-norovirus-outbreak-tapers-off-as-games-get-underway-idUSKBN1FU01H2018-02-10
PYEONGCHANG South Korea Russias team for the Pyeongchang Olympics could be as formidable as previous ones even though the government says it was decimated by an International Olympic Committee decision to bar man of its medal hopefuls NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea Russias team for the Pyeongchang Olympics could be as formidable as previous ones even though the government says it was decimated by an International Olympic Committee decision to bar man of its medal hopefuls http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-olympics-2018-russia/on-paper-russias-olympic-podium-chances-strong-despite-ban-idUSKBN1FU0LV2018-02-10
Wins at previous world championships or Olympics offer no safeguard against upsets and injuries that influence performance NeutralPYEONGCHANG South Korea Russias team for the Pyeongchang Olympics could be as formidable as previous ones even though the government says it was decimated by an International Olympic Committee decision to bar man of its medal hopefuls http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-olympics-2018-russia/on-paper-russias-olympic-podium-chances-strong-despite-ban-idUSKBN1FU0LV2018-02-10
am the happiest guy in this whole Olympics Boit told reporters on Saturday NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea Philip Boit previously Kenyas only Winter Olympic athlete hopes the African nation may yet have a future at the Games after countrywoman Sabrina Simaders debut in Alpine skiing in Pyeongchang http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-olympics-2018-alps-w-ken-bot/kenyas-boit-overjoyed-to-pass-torch-to-simader-idUSKBN1FU0FB2018-02-10
thought Kenya at the Winter Olympics might die out after me NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea Philip Boit previously Kenyas only Winter Olympic athlete hopes the African nation may yet have a future at the Games after countrywoman Sabrina Simaders debut in Alpine skiing in Pyeongchang http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-olympics-2018-alps-w-ken-bot/kenyas-boit-overjoyed-to-pass-torch-to-simader-idUSKBN1FU0FB2018-02-10
Abe said before leaving for the Olympics he wanted to convey to the world that that cooperation will not NeutralSouth Korea North ceremonial leader and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence may have their first facetoface encounter on Friday at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics as Washington prepares more sanctions against the North http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/north-korea-u-s-set-for-uncomfortable-encounter-at-olympics-as-north-delegation-arrives-idUSKBN1FT0E22018-02-09
Despite freezing temperatures Tongan athlete Pita Taufatofua bore his countrys flag again oiled up and shirtless as he was when his appearance at the 2016 Rio Olympics went viral Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/pence-avoids-olympics-encounter-with-north-korean-official-as-korean-athletes-march-together-idUSKBN1FT0E22018-02-09
However both the United States and North Korea have said they have no plans to meet during the Olympics dampening hopes that the Games will help ease tensions NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and top diplomat Yang Jiechi reaffirmed their commitment to exert pressure in Pyongyang over its nuclear weapons on Thursday the U.S. State Department said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missile-usa-china/u-s-china-reaffirm-commitment-to-pressure-north-korea-state-department-idUSKBN1FS3452018-02-09
Iran has four competitors at the Olympics which run from Feb NeutralPYEONGCHANG South Korea Organizers of South Koreas Winter Olympics apologized to the Iranian team before Fridays opening ceremony for what they called a misunderstanding over gifts of Samsung mobile phones http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-iran-samsung/olympics-hold-the-phone-games-organizers-apologize-to-iran-for-apparent-gift-gaffe-idUSKBN1FT1LF2018-02-09
Moon later officially declared the Olympics open followed by a burst of fireworks Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/pence-avoids-olympics-encounter-with-north-korean-official-as-korean-athletes-march-together-idUSKBN1FT0E22018-02-09
Nearly 500 North Koreans are participating in the Olympics which run through to Feb NegativeINCHEON South Korea North ceremonial leader and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence may have their first facetoface encounter on Friday at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics with Washington gearing up for more sanctions against the North http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/north-korea-u-s-set-for-uncomfortable-encounter-at-olympics-as-north-delegation-arrives-idUSKBN1FT0E22018-02-09
Nearly 500 North Koreans have arrived in South Korea for the Olympics which run through to Feb NegativeSouth Korea North ceremonial leader and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence may have their first facetoface encounter on Friday at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics as Washington prepares more sanctions against the North http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/north-korea-u-s-set-for-uncomfortable-encounter-at-olympics-as-north-delegation-arrives-idUSKBN1FT0E22018-02-09
Nearly 500 North Koreans have arrived in South Korea for the Olympics which run until Feb Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/pence-avoids-olympics-encounter-with-north-korean-official-as-korean-athletes-march-together-idUSKBN1FT0E22018-02-09
PYEONGCHANG South Korea Organizers of South Koreas Winter Olympics apologized to the Iranian team before Fridays opening ceremony for what they called a misunderstanding over gifts of Samsung mobile phones NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea Organizers of South Koreas Winter Olympics apologized to the Iranian team before Fridays opening ceremony for what they called a misunderstanding over gifts of Samsung mobile phones http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-iran-samsung/olympics-hold-the-phone-games-organizers-apologize-to-iran-for-apparent-gift-gaffe-idUSKBN1FT1LF2018-02-09
Samsung said the IOC was responsible for distributing gifts at the Olympics and had no further comment NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea Organizers of South Koreas Winter Olympics apologized to the Iranian team before Fridays opening ceremony for what they called a misunderstanding over gifts of Samsung mobile phones http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-iran-samsung/olympics-hold-the-phone-games-organizers-apologize-to-iran-for-apparent-gift-gaffe-idUSKBN1FT1LF2018-02-09
South Korea North ceremonial leader and US Vice President Mike Pence may have their first facetoface encounter on Friday at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics as Washington prepares more sanctions against the North NegativeSouth Korea North ceremonial leader and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence may have their first facetoface encounter on Friday at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics as Washington prepares more sanctions against the North http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/north-korea-u-s-set-for-uncomfortable-encounter-at-olympics-as-north-delegation-arrives-idUSKBN1FT0E22018-02-09
South Korea US Vice President Mike Pence made only a brief appearance at a reception marking the start of the Winter Olympics on Friday avoiding a potentially awkward encounter with the ceremonial leader of North Korea attending the same event NegativeSouth Korea U.S. Vice President Mike Pence made only a brief appearance at a reception marking the start of the Winter Olympics on Friday avoiding a potentially awkward encounter with the ceremonial leader of North Korea attending the same event http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/pence-avoids-encounter-with-north-korean-official-as-olympics-begin-idUSKBN1FT0E22018-02-09
South Korea is pinning its hopes on the Olympics as a venue to demonstrate its efforts to defuse tensions and foster interKorean rapprochement NegativeINCHEON South Korea North ceremonial leader and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence may have their first facetoface encounter on Friday at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics with Washington gearing up for more sanctions against the North http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/north-korea-u-s-set-for-uncomfortable-encounter-at-olympics-as-north-delegation-arrives-idUSKBN1FT0E22018-02-09
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaking before leaving for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics said on Friday he wanted to convey to the world that cooperation among the United States Japan and South Korea on the North Korean threat remained firm NeutralTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaking before leaving for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics said on Friday he wanted to convey to the world that cooperation among the United States Japan and South Korea on the North Korean threat remained firm http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2018-japan-abe/japan-pm-says-u-s-japan-south-korea-cooperation-on-north-korea-is-firm-idUSKBN1FT06J2018-02-09
US national advertising sales for the Olympics in Pyeongchang have surpassed million a record for the Winter Games US broadcaster NBC Sports Group said in a statement on Thursday NegativeU.S. national advertising sales for the Olympics in Pyeongchang have surpassed million a record for the Winter Games U.S. broadcaster NBC Sports Group said in a statement on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/olympics-2018-ads/update-1-nbc-says-its-olympics-u-s-ad-sales-set-record-for-winter-games-idUSL2N1PY22T2018-02-09
Washington has welcomed a resumption of intraKorean talks that has led to North participation in the Winter Olympics PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and top diplomat Yang Jiechi reaffirmed their commitment to exert pressure in Pyongyang over its nuclear weapons on Thursday the U.S. State Department said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missile-usa-china/u-s-china-reaffirm-commitment-to-pressure-north-korea-state-department-idUSKBN1FS3452018-02-09
A South Korean figure skating pair competing in the Winter Olympics will perform to a popular Korean folk ballad with a couple of words cut to avoid offending Japan over a reference to disputed islands South Korean officials said on Wednesday PositiveA South Korean figure skating pair competing in the Winter Olympics will perform to a popular Korean folk ballad with a couple of words cut to avoid offending Japan over a reference to disputed islands South Korean officials said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2018-southkorea-japan/figure-skating-korean-skaters-skip-a-line-to-avoid-stepping-on-japanese-toes-idUSKBN1FR1RV2018-02-08
GANGNEUNG South Korea Figure skating remains one of the main attractions at any Winter Olympics with its gravitydefying leaps providing plenty of drama yet action on the rink kicks off on Friday with its newest and leastknown event the team trophy NegativeGANGNEUNG South Korea Figure skating remains one of the main attractions at any Winter Olympics with its gravitydefying leaps providing plenty of drama yet action on the rink kicks off on Friday with its newest and leastknown event the team trophy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-figs-team/figure-skating-twice-the-ice-is-nice-for-team-event-skaters-idUSKBN1FS0RU2018-02-08
In Beijing Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters that China saw the Olympics as a first step towards everyday dialogue NeutralSEOUL South Korea North Korea has no intention of meeting U.S. officials during the Winter Olympics that start in South Korea on Friday state media reported dampening hopes the Games will help resolve a tense standoff over the nuclear weapons program http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/north-korea-says-no-u-s-talks-planned-at-olympics-as-pence-heads-to-seoul-idUSKBN1FR1V52018-02-08
Miller represented the US at five Olympics and became the oldest Alpine skier to medal when he won bronze in the Super G at the Sochi Games in 2014 NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea Mikaela results may have dipped slightly since he recently described her as the best ski racer ever but former Olympic champion Bode Miller believes the American will be back to her best when the Games kick off on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/olympics-2018-alps-miller/refile-olympics-alpine-skiing-shiffrin-fitness-will-set-her-apart-says-miller-idUSL4N1PY3G72018-02-08
PYEONGCHANG The number of people struck down by a virus causing vomiting and diarrhoea at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has more than doubled to 86 though athletes remain unaffected the Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said NegativePYEONGCHANG The number of people struck down by a virus causing vomiting and diarrhoea at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has more than doubled to 86 though athletes remain unaffected the Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-olympics-2018-virus/norovirus-outbreak-worsens-though-athletes-unaffected-idUSKBN1FS0CE2018-02-08
SEOUL North Korea has no intention of meeting US officials during the Winter Olympics that begin on Friday the official KCNA news agency quoted a senior North Korean official as saying NegativeSEOUL North Korea has no intention of meeting U.S officials during the Winter Olympics that begin on Friday the official KCNA news agency quoted a senior North Korean official as saying http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-meeting/north-korea-does-not-intend-to-meet-u-s-officials-during-olympics-kcna-idUSKBN1FR3CS2018-02-08
SEOUL South Korea North Korea has no intention of meeting US officials during the Winter Olympics that start in South Korea on Friday state media reported dampening hopes the Games will help resolve a tense standoff over the nuclear weapons program NegativeSEOUL South Korea North Korea has no intention of meeting U.S. officials during the Winter Olympics that start in South Korea on Friday state media reported dampening hopes the Games will help resolve a tense standoff over the nuclear weapons program http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/north-korea-says-no-u-s-talks-planned-at-olympics-as-pence-heads-to-seoul-idUSKBN1FR1V52018-02-08
SEOUL South Korea North Korea has no intention of meeting US officials during the Winter Olympics that start in South Korea on Friday state media said dampening hopes the Games will help resolve a tense standoff over the nuclear weapons program NegativeSEOUL South Korea North Korea has no intention of meeting U.S. officials during the Winter Olympics that start in South Korea on Friday state media said dampening hopes the Games will help resolve a tense standoff over the nuclear weapons program http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/north-korea-says-no-u-s-talks-planned-at-olympics-pence-vows-continued-pressure-idUSKBN1FR1V52018-02-08
SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jaein will meet members of North Olympics delegation on Saturday including North Korean leader Kim Jong sister the Blue House said on Thursday NegativeSEOUL South Korean President Moon Jaein will meet members of North Olympics delegation on Saturday including North Korean leader Kim Jong sister the Blue House said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-southkorea/south-koreas-moon-to-meet-north-koreans-on-saturday-idUSKBN1FS0ZK2018-02-08
South Korea wants to use the Olympics to reengage with North Korea and open the way for talks to resolve one of the most dangerous crises NegativeTOKYO U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday the United States wants to peacefully dismantle North nuclear program but warned Pyongyang not to underestimate U.S. military strength or resolve http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-japan-usa-pence/pence-says-u-s-wants-peaceful-solution-to-north-korea-crisis-but-warns-not-to-underestimate-u-s-idUSKBN1FS0E12018-02-08
The Tokyo 2020 games will be fourth run at the Olympics NeutralGANGNEUNG South Korea Traditional paper cranes and some of the latest technology are on offer as Japan seeks to promote itself as the host of the next Olympic Games in 2020 with organizers hoping to inherit the enthusiasm and fervor of Pyeongchang 2018 hosts http://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-japan-tokyo-2020/anime-technology-on-offer-as-japan-promote-2020-games-idUSKBN1FS0G52018-02-08
US national advertising sales for the Olympics in Pyeongchang have surpassed million a record for the winter games US broadcaster NBC Sports Group said in a statement on Thursday NegativeU.S. national advertising sales for the Olympics in Pyeongchang have surpassed million a record for the winter games U.S. broadcaster NBC Sports Group said in a statement on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/olympics-2018-ads/nbc-says-its-olympics-ad-sales-set-record-for-winter-games-idUSL2N1PY20L2018-02-08
After security controls the group left for the Olympics venue in the alpine resort town of Pyeongchang NegativeSEOUL A group of 280 North Koreans arrived in South Korea on Wednesday one of the largest peacetime crossings of the interKorean border to spur on athletes from the two Koreas at the Winter Olympics starting Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-arrival/north-koreas-cheer-squad-sports-officials-arrive-in-south-korea-idUSKBN1FR0842018-02-07
In addition to the cheering squad there were 26 taekwondo performers 21 journalists and four North Korean Olympics committee members including Sports Minister Kim Ilguk the Unification Ministry said NegativeSEOUL A group of 280 North Koreans arrived in South Korea on Wednesday one of the largest peacetime crossings of the interKorean border to spur on athletes from the two Koreas at the Winter Olympics starting Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-arrival/north-koreas-cheer-squad-sports-officials-arrive-in-south-korea-idUSKBN1FR0842018-02-07
Kim Yo Jong was seen in state media on Tuesday greeting a North Korean art troupe that has since departed for the South to stage performances during the Olympics NegativeSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s 28yearold sister will make her debut on the world stage when she visits South Korea to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Friday Seoul’s Unification Ministry saidhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-arrival/north-korean-leaders-sister-to-visit-south-korea-for-winter-olympics-idUSKBN1FR0842018-02-07
Pence warned against allowing North Korea which has sent a team to the Games to use the Olympics for propaganda NegativeTOKYO U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday that Washington would soon announce new tough sanctions to persuade North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programs calling it the planet’s “most tyrannical and oppressive regime”http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-japan-usa-pence/pence-says-u-s-to-announce-new-tough-sanctions-on-north-korea-idUSKBN1FR0CM2018-02-07
SEOUL A group of 280 North Koreans arrived in South Korea on Wednesday one of the largest peacetime crossings of the interKorean border to spur on athletes from the two Koreas at the Winter Olympics starting Friday NegativeSEOUL A group of 280 North Koreans arrived in South Korea on Wednesday one of the largest peacetime crossings of the interKorean border to spur on athletes from the two Koreas at the Winter Olympics starting Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-arrival/north-koreas-cheer-squad-sports-officials-arrive-in-south-korea-idUSKBN1FR0842018-02-07
SEOUL North Korea has asked South Korea to provide oil to refuel a ferry carrying its Olympics delegation Unification Ministry said on Wednesday NegativeSEOUL North Korea has asked South Korea to provide oil to refuel a ferry carrying its Olympics delegation Seoul’s Unification Ministry said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/north-korea-has-asked-for-oil-to-refuel-ferry-carrying-olympics-delegation-south-korea-idUSKBN1FR0902018-02-07
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong 28yearold sister will make her debut on the world stage when she visits South Korea to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Friday Unification Ministry said NeutralSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s 28yearold sister will make her debut on the world stage when she visits South Korea to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Friday Seoul’s Unification Ministry saidhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-arrival/north-korean-leaders-sister-to-visit-south-korea-for-winter-olympics-idUSKBN1FR0842018-02-07
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong younger sister Kim Yo Jong will visit South Korea to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Friday Unification Ministry said on Wednesday PositiveSEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s younger sister Kim Yo Jong will visit South Korea to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Friday Seoul’s Unification Ministry said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-kimsister/north-korean-leaders-sister-to-visit-south-korea-for-winter-olympics-south-korea-idUSKBN1FR0RI2018-02-07
The country is set to host the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing and wants 300 million Chinese involved in winter sports before then NeutralKHOM China On the western edge of China Sulita straps on his skis and heads out into a winter morninghttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-skiing/preserving-skiings-origins-in-chinas-remote-west-idUSKBN1FQ39V2018-02-07
UNITED NATIONS South Korea asked the United Nations on Wednesday for an exemption to allow a sanctioned North Korean official to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Friday with North Korean leader Kim Jong younger sister Kim Yo Jong NegativeUNITED NATIONS South Korea asked the United Nations on Wednesday for an exemption to allow a sanctioned North Korean official to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Friday with North Korean leader Kim Jong younger sister Kim Yo Jong http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-un/south-korea-asks-u-n-to-allow-sanctioned-north-korea-official-to-attend-olympics-idUSKBN1FR31J2018-02-07
US Vice President Mike Pence vowed tough new sanctions against North Korea and called it the most tyrannical regime on Wednesday two days before he is due to attend the winter Olympics along with two of the most senior officials NegativeSEOUL/TOKYO U.S. Vice President Mike Pence vowed tough new sanctions against North Korea and called it the world’s most tyrannical regime on Wednesday two days before he is due to attend the winter Olympics along with two of the North’s most senior officialshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/u-s-vows-new-north-korea-sanctions-ahead-of-olympics-face-off-idUSKBN1FR1V52018-02-07
US Vice President Mike Pence vowed tough new sanctions against North Korea and called it the most tyrannical regime on Wednesday two days before he is due to attend the winter Olympics along with two of the most senior officials NegativeU.S. Vice President Mike Pence vowed tough new sanctions against North Korea and called it the most tyrannical regime on Wednesday two days before he is due to attend the winter Olympics along with two of the most senior officials http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/ahead-of-olympics-face-off-pence-vows-new-north-korea-sanctions-idUSKBN1FR1V52018-02-07
PORT A North Korean ferry arrived in South Korea on Tuesday carrying a 140strong orchestra to perform during the Winter Olympics taking advantage of a rare sanctions exemption from Seoul 16 years after its previous visit but greeted by angry protests NegativeSEOUL/MUKHO PORT A North Korean ferry arrived in South Korea on Tuesday carrying a 140strong orchestra to perform during the Winter Olympics taking advantage of a rare sanctions exemption from Seoul 16 years after its previous visit but greeted by angry protestshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-ferry/orchestral-maneuvers-south-korean-protesters-greet-north-korean-olympics-ferry-idUSKBN1FQ0HS2018-02-06
PORT A North Korean ferry arrived in South Korea on Tuesday carrying a 140strong orchestra to perform during the Winter Olympics this week taking advantage of a rare sanctions exemption from Seoul 16 years after its previous visit NegativeSEOUL/MUKHO PORT A North Korean ferry arrived in South Korea on Tuesday carrying a 140strong orchestra to perform during the Winter Olympics this week taking advantage of a rare sanctions exemption from Seoul 16 years after its previous visithttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-ferry/orchestral-maneuvers-north-korean-olympics-ferry-tacks-past-sanctions-idUSKBN1FQ0HS2018-02-06
PYEONGCHANG South Korea Asian cities considering a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics will not be excluded despite the continent hosting three consecutive Games International Olympic Committee Vice President Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr said on Tuesday NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea Asian cities considering a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics will not be excluded despite the continent hosting three consecutive Games International Olympic Committee Vice President Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/olympics-2018-bids/olympics-ioc-will-not-exclude-asian-cities-from-2026-games-bid-idUSL4N1PW3OG2018-02-06
The elder Lee was later pardoned allowing him to lead the campaign to secure the 2018 Winter Olympics for South Korea NeutralSEOUL Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee’s release from jail on bribery charges has some in South Korea hoping for new investments and jobs from the massive conglomerate despite ongoing concerns over the cozy ties between government and business leadershttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-samsung-lee/despite-anger-samsung-heir-lees-release-lifts-hopes-for-new-jobs-investment-idUSKBN1FQ17T2018-02-06
US Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Japan on Tuesday at the start of an Asia trip that takes him to the Winter Olympics in South Korea saying he had no plans to talk to North Korean officials but leaving open the chance of a meeting NegativeTOKYO/SEOUL U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Japan on Tuesday at the start of an Asia trip that takes him to the Winter Olympics in South Korea saying he had no plans to talk to North Korean officials but leaving open the chance of a meetinghttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-pence/pence-heads-to-olympics-leaving-open-chance-of-talks-with-north-korea-officials-idUSKBN1FP2WW2018-02-06
Unlike some other sports organizations there is no official rotation system by region for the Olympics NegativePYEONGCHANG South Korea Asian cities considering a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics will not be excluded despite the continent hosting three consecutive Games International Olympic Committee Vice President Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/olympics-2018-bids/olympics-ioc-will-not-exclude-asian-cities-from-2026-games-bid-idUSL4N1PW3OG2018-02-06
However a White House official has said Pence planned to use his attendance to counter what he sees as efforts to the Olympics with a propaganda campaign NeutralSEOUL North Korea’s ceremonial leader will make an unprecedented visit to South Korea this week officials said on Monday as hopes grow for highlevel interKorean talks during the Winter Olympics that begin in four dayshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/hopes-for-talks-grow-with-north-koreas-ceremonial-leader-to-visit-south-korea-for-olympics-idUSKBN1FO0LB2018-02-05
Kim Yong Nam also attended the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia NegativeSEOUL North Korea’s ceremonial leader will make an unprecedented visit to South Korea this week officials said on Monday as hopes grow for highlevel interKorean talks during the Winter Olympics that begin in four dayshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/hopes-for-talks-grow-with-north-koreas-ceremonial-leader-to-visit-south-korea-for-olympics-idUSKBN1FO0LB2018-02-05
SEOUL A North Korean art troupe will likely travel by ship to stage a performance in South Korea for this Winter Olympics under an exemption from bilateral sanctions South Unification Ministry said on Monday NegativeSEOUL A North Korean art troupe will likely travel by ship to stage a performance in South Korea for this week’s Winter Olympics under an exemption from bilateral sanctions South Korea’s Unification Ministry said on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-art/north-korean-art-troupe-to-perform-at-olympics-under-sanctions-exemption-south-korea-idUSKBN1FP05B2018-02-05
SEOUL North ceremonial leader will make an unprecedented visit to South Korea this week officials said on Monday as hopes grow for highlevel interKorean talks during the Winter Olympics that begin in four days NegativeSEOUL North Korea’s ceremonial leader will make an unprecedented visit to South Korea this week officials said on Monday as hopes grow for highlevel interKorean talks during the Winter Olympics that begin in four dayshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/hopes-for-talks-grow-with-north-koreas-ceremonial-leader-to-visit-south-korea-for-olympics-idUSKBN1FO0LB2018-02-05
The announcement comes as tensions on the Korean peninsula have eased ahead of this Winter Olympics in South Korea which start on Friday NegativeBEIJING China released a further list of goods banned for export to North Korea on Monday saying the items could be used to build weapons of mass destruction amid a standoff between North Korea and the United States over its weapons programshttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-china/china-says-to-ban-export-of-more-dual-use-goods-to-north-korea-idUSKBN1FP1N32018-02-05
Trump said during a meeting with North Korean defectors on Friday that despite a very tricky North participation in the Olympics could result in something NeutralSEOUL North Korea’s ceremonial leader will make an unprecedented visit to South Korea this week officials said on Monday as hopes grow for highlevel interKorean talks during the Winter Olympics that begin in four dayshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/hopes-for-talks-grow-with-north-koreas-ceremonial-leader-to-visit-south-korea-for-olympics-idUSKBN1FO0LB2018-02-05
Yi said around 60000 security personnel would guard Olympics venues NegativeSEOUL North Korea’s ceremonial leader will make an unprecedented visit to South Korea this week officials said on Monday as hopes grow for highlevel interKorean talks during the Winter Olympics that begin in four dayshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/hopes-for-talks-grow-with-north-koreas-ceremonial-leader-to-visit-south-korea-for-olympics-idUSKBN1FO0LB2018-02-05
SEOUL North ceremonial leader Kim Yong Nam will visit South Korea this week as the head of the highlevel delegation for the Winter Olympics Unification Ministry said on Sunday PositiveSEOUL North Korea’s ceremonial leader Kim Yong Nam will visit South Korea this week as the head of the country’s highlevel delegation for the Winter Olympics Seoul’s Unification Ministry said on Sundayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/north-koreas-ceremonial-leader-to-visit-south-korea-for-winter-olympics-on-february-9-11-seoul-idUSKBN1FO0LB2018-02-04
But South Korea is not sure if North Korean athletes will be eligible for the treats because of UN Security Council sanctions an Olympics organizer told Reuters NegativeSEOUL All of the almost 3000 athletes competing at the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Olympics are set to get perks including the latest $930 Samsung http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-logistics/no-samsung-phones-nike-uniforms-for-north-koreans-sanctions-cloud-olympic-perks-idUSKBN1FM0KZ2018-02-02
North Korea also criticized US Vice President Mike pending visit to the Olympics accusing Washington of halting improvements in interKorean relations NegativeWASHINGTON/SEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump expressed hope on Friday that “something good” could come from North Korea’s participation in the Winter Olympics in South Korea even after Pyongyang warned it would not “sit idle” if Washington and Seoul resumed military exercises after the Gameshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa-statement/trump-hopes-something-good-comes-from-olympics-despite-north-korean-warning-idUSKBN1FM05G2018-02-02
SEOUL All of the almost 3000 athletes competing at the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Olympics are set to get perks including the latest Samsung NegativeSEOUL All of the almost 3000 athletes competing at the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Olympics are set to get perks including the latest $930 Samsung http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-logistics/no-samsung-phones-nike-uniforms-for-north-koreans-sanctions-cloud-olympic-perks-idUSKBN1FM0KZ2018-02-02
Samsung Electronics an official sponsor of the Winter Games is offering 4000 Galaxy S8 smartphones specially designed for the Olympics to of the participating athletes NegativeSEOUL All of the almost 3000 athletes competing at the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Olympics are set to get perks including the latest $930 Samsung http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-logistics/no-samsung-phones-nike-uniforms-for-north-koreans-sanctions-cloud-olympic-perks-idUSKBN1FM0KZ2018-02-02
US President Donald Trump expressed hope on Friday that something could come from North participation in the Winter Olympics in South Korea even after Pyongyang warned it would not sit if Washington and Seoul resumed military exercises after the Games NegativeWASHINGTON/SEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump expressed hope on Friday that “something good” could come from North Korea’s participation in the Winter Olympics in South Korea even after Pyongyang warned it would not “sit idle” if Washington and Seoul resumed military exercises after the Gameshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa-statement/trump-hopes-something-good-comes-from-olympics-despite-north-korean-warning-idUSKBN1FM05G2018-02-02
We think the Olympics will go very nicely and after that who knows PositiveWASHINGTON/SEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump expressed hope on Friday that “something good” could come from North Korea’s participation in the Winter Olympics in South Korea even after Pyongyang warned it would not “sit idle” if Washington and Seoul resumed military exercises after the Gameshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa-statement/trump-hopes-something-good-comes-from-olympics-despite-north-korean-warning-idUSKBN1FM05G2018-02-02
LAGOS Three women set to make history by becoming the first people to represent Nigeria in the winter Olympics arrived in most populous country on Thursday amid final preparations ahead of the Games NegativeLAGOS Three women set to make history by becoming the first people to represent Nigeria in the winter Olympics arrived in Africa’s most populous country on Thursday amid final preparations ahead of the Gameshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-olympics-2018-bobs-nga/olympics-nigeria-bobsledders-welcomed-home-in-lagos-ahead-of-games-idUSKBN1FL6DW2018-02-01
SEOUL A North Korean figure skating pair along with eight other athletes will arrive in South Korea later on Thursday by airplane set to compete in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics that will begin next week NegativeSEOUL A North Korean figure skating pair along with eight other athletes will arrive in South Korea later on Thursday by airplane set to compete in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics that will begin next weekhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-prk-arrival/north-korea-figure-skating-pair-to-arrive-in-south-korea-with-other-olympians-idUSKBN1FL3QE2018-02-01
SEOUL A North Korean figure skating pair arrived in South Korea on Thursday by airplane along with eight athletes to compete in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics that will begin next week NegativeSEOUL A North Korean figure skating pair arrived in South Korea on Thursday by airplane along with eight athletes to compete in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics that will begin next weekhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-prk-arrival/north-korea-figure-skating-pair-arrives-in-s-korea-with-other-olympians-idUSKBN1FL3QE2018-02-01
Since then the United States has won bids to host the 2021 track and field world championships in Eugene Oregon and the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles Negative U.S. federal prosecutors are conducting an extensive investigation into global sports corruption including at FIFA the world governing body for soccer and the international and U.S. Olympics organizations The New York Times reported on Wednesday citing a grand jury subpoenahttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-sports-fraud/u-s-prosecutors-investigating-global-sports-corruption-nyt-idUSKBN1FK36V2018-02-01
US federal prosecutors are conducting an extensive investigation into global sports corruption including at FIFA the world governing body for soccer and the international and US Olympics organizations The New York Times reported on Wednesday citing a grand jury subpoena Negative U.S. federal prosecutors are conducting an extensive investigation into global sports corruption including at FIFA the world governing body for soccer and the international and U.S. Olympics organizations The New York Times reported on Wednesday citing a grand jury subpoenahttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-sports-fraud/u-s-prosecutors-investigating-global-sports-corruption-nyt-idUSKBN1FK36V2018-02-01
South Korean officials had said they were hoping Cha would be in position in time for the Olympics which will be attended by US Vice President Mike Pence NeutralWASHINGTON Victor Cha a former White House official who had been the Trump administration’s choice to be the next U.S. ambassador to South Korea is no longer being considered for the post U.S. officials said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-southkorea-diplomacy/trump-administration-drops-cha-as-pick-for-seoul-envoy-idUSKBN1FJ2XI2018-01-31
The South Korean delegation will be joined on their return trip by North Koreans who will visit the South to prepare for the Pyeongchang Olympics that begin on Feb NegativeSEOUL South Korea will begin a joint training program at the Masikryong ski resort in North Korea on Wednesday as had been initially planned the South’s Ministry of Unification said with a 45person delegation engaging in a twoday triphttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-olympics-2018-southkorea-northkorea/south-korea-sends-athletes-for-joint-training-at-north-korean-ski-resort-idUSKBN1FK00J2018-01-31
The two Koreas have since agreed on several things including cultural performances by North Korea in the South and a unified ice hockey team for the Olympics NeutralSEOUL South Korea will begin a joint training program at the Masikryong ski resort in North Korea on Wednesday as had been initially planned the South’s Ministry of Unification said with a 45person delegation engaging in a twoday triphttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-olympics-2018-southkorea-northkorea/south-korea-sends-athletes-for-joint-training-at-north-korean-ski-resort-idUSKBN1FK00J2018-01-31
However given the decision on Monday the official said it was unlikely any joint performance would be held before the Winter Olympics begin in Pyeongchang on Feb NeutralSEOUL South Korea will go ahead with other Winter Olympics projects with North Korea despite Pyongyang calling off a joint cultural performance that was less than a week away a South Korean government official said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-southkorea-northkorea/south-korea-says-still-pushing-forward-on-other-projects-with-north-korea-idUSKBN1FJ0CN2018-01-30
SEOUL South Korea will go ahead with other Winter Olympics projects with North Korea despite Pyongyang calling off a joint cultural performance that was less than a week away a South Korean government official said on Tuesday NegativeSEOUL South Korea will go ahead with other Winter Olympics projects with North Korea despite Pyongyang calling off a joint cultural performance that was less than a week away a South Korean government official said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-southkorea-northkorea/south-korea-says-still-pushing-forward-on-other-projects-with-north-korea-idUSKBN1FJ0CN2018-01-30
The Unification Ministry sent a statement to the North in response saying all events agreed upon for success of the Pyeongchang Olympics should be held without fail NeutralSEOUL South Korea will go ahead with other Winter Olympics projects with North Korea despite Pyongyang calling off a joint cultural performance that was less than a week away a South Korean government official said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-southkorea-northkorea/south-korea-says-still-pushing-forward-on-other-projects-with-north-korea-idUSKBN1FJ0CN2018-01-30
8 the day before the start of the Winter Olympics South Yonhap news agency said NeutralSEOUL South Korea’s Unification Minister said on Friday that North Korea may stage a “threatening” military parade to mark its new military anniversary on Febhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/south-korea-says-north-korea-may-stage-threatening-military-parade-on-olympics-eve-yonhap-idUSKBN1FF0BM2018-01-26
Kong said China welcomed a recent improvement in the situation with the two Koreas reaching agreement on North participation in next Winter Olympics NegativeBEIJING China’s special envoy for North Korea said on Friday there were “complex” reasons why he has yet to visit the country but that China’s efforts to help bring about the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and foster peace were relentless and unchangedhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-china/china-envoy-says-complex-reasons-why-has-not-been-to-north-korea-idUSKBN1FF0AK2018-01-26
DAVOS Switzerland South Korea has prepared all contingency in case North Korea stages another weapons test even as the two countries hold a series of talks and mutual visits around next Winter Olympics South foreign minister said NegativeDAVOS Switzerland South Korea has prepared “all contingency scenarios” in case North Korea stages another weapons test even as the two countries hold a series of talks and mutual visits around next month’s Winter Olympics South Korea’s foreign minister saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-davos-meeting-southkorea-northkorea-e/exclusive-south-koreas-foreign-minister-says-has-all-contingency-scenarios-for-inter-korean-talks-idUSKBN1FE0HT2018-01-25
In an apparent bid to court the North which calls joint South KoreaUS military exercises a rehearsal for Seoul had proposed a delay in the drills during the Olympics NegativeDAVOS Switzerland South Korea has prepared “all contingency scenarios” in case North Korea stages another weapons test even as the two countries hold a series of talks and mutual visits around next month’s Winter Olympics South Korea’s foreign minister saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-davos-meeting-southkorea-northkorea-e/exclusive-south-koreas-foreign-minister-says-has-all-contingency-scenarios-for-inter-korean-talks-idUSKBN1FE0HT2018-01-25
Seoul has rejected that criticism saying the Olympics will help defuse tensions over nuclear and missile programmes NegativeDAVOS Switzerland South Korea’s foreign minister said on Thursday the standoff over North Korea’s nuclear programme must be resolved diplomatically and she was certain Washington would consult her government first if a military option were to be consideredhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-davos-meeting-southkorea-military/south-korea-minister-says-military-option-unacceptable-on-north-korea-crisis-idUSKBN1FE21K2018-01-25
Seoul has rejected that criticism saying the Olympics will help defuse tensions over nuclear and missile programs NegativeDAVOS Switzerland South Korea has prepared “all contingency scenarios” in case North Korea stages another weapons test even as the two countries hold a series of talks and mutual visits around next month’s Winter Olympics South Korea’s foreign minister saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-davos-meeting-southkorea-northkorea-e/exclusive-south-koreas-foreign-minister-says-has-all-contingency-scenarios-for-inter-korean-talks-idUSKBN1FE0HT2018-01-25
But tensions have eased with North Korea agreeing to take part in the Winter Olympics in the South next month NegativeTOKYO Japan has told the United Nations about a North Korean tanker spotted in the East China Sea that it suspects was engaged in a transfer of goods with another tanker in defiance of U.N. sanctions the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-japan-ship/japan-tells-u-n-of-north-korean-tanker-suspected-of-sanctions-busting-idUSKBN1FD1OX2018-01-24
SEOUL South presidential office said on Wednesday it welcomes decision for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to visit South Korea in time for the Pyeongchang Olympics next month NegativeSEOUL South Korea’s presidential office said on Wednesday it welcomes Japan’s decision for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to visit South Korea in time for the Pyeongchang Olympics next monthhttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2018-comfortwomen-southkorea/south-korea-welcomes-japans-decision-for-pm-to-visit-winter-olympics-blue-house-idUSKBN1FD04O2018-01-24
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he wanted to meet with South Korean President Moon Jaein to convey stance on the two 2015 agreement on comfort confirming his plans to attend the Pyeongchang Olympics next month NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he wanted to meet with South Korean President Moon Jaein to convey Japan’s stance on the two countries’ 2015 agreement on “comfort women” confirming his plans to attend the Pyeongchang Olympics next monthhttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2018-comfortwomen-abe/japans-abe-want-to-convey-stance-on-comfort-women-accord-to-south-korea-idUSKBN1FD0502018-01-24
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he would attend the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea next month after reports he would not attend due to a dispute over comfort forced to work in wartime military brothels NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he would attend the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea next month after reports he would not attend due to a dispute over “comfort women” forced to work in Japan’s wartime military brothelshttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-olympics-2018-comfortwomen/japan-pm-abe-says-to-attend-pyeongchang-olympics-idUSKBN1FD02S2018-01-24
TURIN Italy A rainstorm buffets unheated apartment blocks on the outskirts of the northern Italian city of Turin where more than 1000 impoverished African migrants huddle in rooms built to house 300 competitors at the 2006 Winter Olympics NegativeTURIN Italy A rainstorm buffets unheated apartment blocks on the outskirts of the northern Italian city of Turin where more than 1000 impoverished African migrants huddle in rooms built to house 300 competitors at the 2006 Winter Olympicshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-italy-election-migrants/italys-homeless-jobless-migrants-shunned-by-politicians-idUSKBN1FD2BD2018-01-24
Huawei has continued to spend money wooing potential customers around the world for example sponsoring two Norwegian sports teams and providing equipment for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea NegativeWASHINGTON Chinese telecommunications equipment companies Huawei [HWT.UL] and ZTE which face strong political headwinds in the United States sharply cut lobbying expenditures last year according to fourthquarter spending disclosureshttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-telecoms/huawei-zte-cut-lobbying-spending-but-find-other-ways-to-spread-influence-idUSKBN1FB30K2018-01-23
The anniversary previously held on April 25 and marked with a large military parade will now take place just one day before the Olympics begins PositiveSEOUL Seoul’s presidential Blue House rejected criticism on Tuesday that next month’s Winter Games had been hijacked by North Korea saying the event will help defuse tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/south-korea-government-rejects-pyongyang-olympics-criticism-idUSKBN1FC07X2018-01-23
confident that the Olympics will be a stepping stone to bring peace to the Korean peninsula to Northeast Asia and the world PositiveSEOUL Seoul’s presidential Blue House rejected criticism on Tuesday that next month’s Winter Games had been hijacked by North Korea saying the event will help defuse tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/south-korea-government-rejects-pyongyang-olympics-criticism-idUSKBN1FC07X2018-01-23
A series of events including concerts joint training exercises and sporting demonstrations are planned around Olympics NegativeSEOUL Small but vocal groups of South Korean demonstrators on Monday protested North Korea’s participation in next month’s Winter Olympics as a delegation of North Korean officials led by star singer Hyon Songwol visited Seoul and inspected Games’ venueshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/protesters-greet-north-korean-olympic-delegation-touring-seoul-idUSKBN1FB0KQ2018-01-22
Holding a sign saying opposed to Kim Jong Pyongyang the protesters chanted that the North had attention from South longawaited hosting of the Winter Olympics NeutralSEOUL Small but vocal groups of South Korean demonstrators on Monday protested North Korea’s participation in next month’s Winter Olympics as a delegation of North Korean officials led by star singer Hyon Songwol visited Seoul and inspected Games’ venueshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/protesters-greet-north-korean-olympic-delegation-touring-seoul-idUSKBN1FB0KQ2018-01-22
North staterun KCNA news agency on Sunday criticized some South Korean politicians and media who have questioned motives regarding the Olympics detente NegativeSEOUL South Korea’s offer to send athletes to a North Korean ski resort for joint training ahead of next month’s Olympics risks giving leader Kim Jong Un’s regime legitimacy and some much needed cash North Korean defectors and experts sayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-resort/ski-lift-north-korea-may-capitalize-on-joint-olympics-training-visit-idUSKBN1FA17E2018-01-22
SEOUL Small but vocal groups of South Korean demonstrators on Monday protested North participation in next Winter Olympics as a delegation of North Korean officials led by star singer Hyon Songwol visited Seoul and inspected venues NegativeSEOUL Small but vocal groups of South Korean demonstrators on Monday protested North Korea’s participation in next month’s Winter Olympics as a delegation of North Korean officials led by star singer Hyon Songwol visited Seoul and inspected Games’ venueshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/protesters-greet-north-korean-olympic-delegation-touring-seoul-idUSKBN1FB0KQ2018-01-22
SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jaein said on Monday more efforts should be made to ensure that interKorean discussions for next Winter Olympics lead to talks between North Korea and the United States over the weapons programs NegativeSEOUL South Korean President Moon Jaein said on Monday more efforts should be made to ensure that interKorean discussions for next month’s Winter Olympics lead to talks between North Korea and the United States over the North’s weapons programshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-moon/south-koreas-moon-says-olympics-should-lead-to-nuclear-talks-with-u-s-idUSKBN1FB0L22018-01-22
SEOUL South offer to send athletes to a North Korean ski resort for joint training ahead of next Olympics risks giving leader Kim Jong regime legitimacy and some much needed cash North Korean defectors and experts say NeutralSEOUL South Korea’s offer to send athletes to a North Korean ski resort for joint training ahead of next month’s Olympics risks giving leader Kim Jong Un’s regime legitimacy and some much needed cash North Korean defectors and experts sayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-resort/ski-lift-north-korea-may-capitalize-on-joint-olympics-training-visit-idUSKBN1FA17E2018-01-22
SEOUL North Korea will send a delegation to South Korea on Sunday to prepare for a trip by an art troupe during next Winter Olympics pushing the visit back a day after earlier cancelling it South Unification Ministry has said NegativeSEOUL North Korea will send a delegation to South Korea on Sunday to prepare for a trip by an art troupe during next month’s Winter Olympics pushing the visit back a day after earlier cancelling it South Korea’s Unification Ministry has saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/north-korea-says-to-send-delegation-to-prepare-for-olympics-on-sunday-south-korea-ministry-idUSKBN1F90CS2018-01-21
MOSCOW The International Olympic Committee said on Friday it had reduced the pool of Russian athletes eligible to compete at next Pyeongchang winter Olympics to 389 from 500 NegativeMOSCOW The International Olympic Committee said on Friday it had reduced the pool of Russian athletes eligible to compete at next month’s Pyeongchang winter Olympics to 389 from 500http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-russia-olympics-bans/ioc-reduces-pool-of-russian-athletes-eligible-to-compete-at-olympics-idUSKBN1F82GE2018-01-20
If North Korea conducts a large military demonstration on February 8 it would come a day before the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea NeutralSEOUL North Korea may be preparing to hold a military parade on the eve of next month’s winter Olympics in South Korea analysts and diplomats say even as the two countries have sought to mend tieshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-parade/north-korea-may-hold-military-parade-on-eve-of-olympics-analysts-say-idUSKBN1F80JF2018-01-19
SEOUL North Korea may be preparing to hold a military parade on the eve of next winter Olympics in South Korea analysts and diplomats say even as the two countries have sought to mend ties NegativeSEOUL North Korea may be preparing to hold a military parade on the eve of next month’s winter Olympics in South Korea analysts and diplomats say even as the two countries have sought to mend tieshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-parade/north-korea-may-hold-military-parade-on-eve-of-olympics-analysts-say-idUSKBN1F80JF2018-01-19
Others complained the Pyeongchang Olympics have already become the Pyongyang NeutralSEOUL 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 toward the country’s northern neighborhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/pyongyang-olympics-backlash-reveals-changing-attitudes-in-south-korea-idUSKBN1F716G2018-01-18
SEOUL An agreement between South and North Korea to march under a unity flag and field a joint ice hockey team at next Olympics was met by sharp criticism from many in the South on Thursday highlighting changing attitudes toward the northern neighbor NegativeSEOUL 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 toward the country’s northern neighborhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/pyongyang-olympics-backlash-reveals-changing-attitudes-in-south-korea-idUSKBN1F716G2018-01-18
office declined to comment beyond saying the two countries would be coordinating logistics for the Olympics which begin on February 9 NeutralSEOUL 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 toward the country’s northern neighborhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/pyongyang-olympics-backlash-reveals-changing-attitudes-in-south-korea-idUSKBN1F716G2018-01-18
But he said that North Korea is also determined to make the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang South Korea a success PositiveGENEVA North Korea rejects as a “provocation” a U.S.led meeting in Vancouver that discussed tougher sanctions that Pyongyang will fight a senior North Korean diplomat told Reuters on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-diplomat/north-korea-rejects-sanctions-talk-ready-for-successful-olympics-diplomat-idUSKBN1F62IW2018-01-17
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said in Vancouver that the world should not be naive about North charm over the Olympics NegativeSEOUL North Korea will send a 230strong cheering squad to the Winter Olympics in the South next month Seoul said on Wednesday after both sides held talks amid a thaw in interKorean ties and as Japan urged caution over the North’s “charm offensive”http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/north-korea-to-send-cheerleaders-to-olympics-but-japan-sees-little-to-celebrate-idUSKBN1F60K72018-01-17
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said the world should not be naive about North charm over the Olympics NegativeSEOUL The two Koreas will field a combined women’s ice hockey team and march together under one flag at next month’s Winter Olympics in the South Seoul said on Wednesday after a new round of talks amid a thaw in crossborder tieshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/koreas-to-form-unified-ice-hockey-team-march-together-in-olympics-idUSKBN1F60K72018-01-17
SEOUL North Korea will send a 230strong cheering squad to the Winter Olympics in the South next month Seoul said on Wednesday after both sides held talks amid a thaw in interKorean ties and as Japan urged caution over the charm NegativeSEOUL North Korea will send a 230strong cheering squad to the Winter Olympics in the South next month Seoul said on Wednesday after both sides held talks amid a thaw in interKorean ties and as Japan urged caution over the North’s “charm offensive”http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/north-korea-to-send-cheerleaders-to-olympics-but-japan-sees-little-to-celebrate-idUSKBN1F60K72018-01-17
SEOUL The two Koreas will field a combined ice hockey team and march together under one flag at next Winter Olympics in the South Seoul said on Wednesday after a new round of talks amid a thaw in crossborder ties NegativeSEOUL The two Koreas will field a combined women’s ice hockey team and march together under one flag at next month’s Winter Olympics in the South Seoul said on Wednesday after a new round of talks amid a thaw in crossborder tieshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/koreas-to-form-unified-ice-hockey-team-march-together-in-olympics-idUSKBN1F60K72018-01-17
South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyungwha said she hoped the dialogue would continue well beyond the Olympics but stressed that existing sanctions must be applied more rigorously NegativeVANCOUVER Twenty nations agreed on Tuesday to consider tougher sanctions to press North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Pyongyang it could trigger a military response if it did not choose negotiationshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-diplomacy/nations-to-consider-more-north-korea-sanctions-u-s-warns-on-military-option-idUSKBN1F528B2018-01-17
The two Koreas will compete as a unified team in the Olympics for the first time though they have joined forces at other international sports events before NegativeSEOUL The two Koreas will field a combined women’s ice hockey team and march together under one flag at next month’s Winter Olympics in the South Seoul said on Wednesday after a new round of talks amid a thaw in crossborder tieshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea/koreas-to-form-unified-ice-hockey-team-march-together-in-olympics-idUSKBN1F60K72018-01-17
LONDON Curling once a minority pastime played mostly by Scots and Canadians will sweep onto the ice at next Pyeongchang Olympics with the proud boast of being the fastest growing winter sport NegativeLONDON Curling once a minority pastime played mostly by Scots and Canadians will sweep onto the ice at next month’s Pyeongchang Olympics with the proud boast of being the world’s fastest growing winter sporthttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-olympics-2018-curl-growth/rocking-from-scotland-to-saudi-arabia-canada-to-qatar-idUSKBN1F51JV2018-01-16
North and South Korea held formal talks for the first time in two years this month and Pyongyang said it would send athletes to the Olympics NeutralVANCOUVER The world needs to keep up pressure on North Korea to force it to abandon its nuclear weapons program and should not be fooled by a charm offensive in engaging South Korea participants at a 20nation meeting on North Korea said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-diplomacy/u-s-led-meeting-urges-north-korea-pressure-despite-north-south-detente-idUSKBN1F528B2018-01-16
South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyungwha said in Vancouver she hoped the dialogue would continue well beyond the Olympics but stressed that existing sanctions must be applied more rigorously NegativeVANCOUVER The world needs to keep up pressure on North Korea to force it to abandon its nuclear weapons program and should not be fooled by a charm offensive in engaging South Korea participants at a 20nation meeting on North Korea said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-diplomacy/u-s-led-meeting-urges-north-korea-pressure-despite-north-south-detente-idUSKBN1F528B2018-01-16
The curling at those Beijing Winter Games will be held in the facility that hosted the swimming at the 2008 summer Olympics NeutralLONDON Curling once a minority pastime played mostly by Scots and Canadians will sweep onto the ice at next month’s Pyeongchang Olympics with the proud boast of being the world’s fastest growing winter sporthttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-olympics-2018-curl-growth/rocking-from-scotland-to-saudi-arabia-canada-to-qatar-idUSKBN1F51JV2018-01-16
VANCOUVER A meeting of states that backed South Korea in the Korean war will look at ways to better implement sanctions to push North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons officials said even as the North and South explore detente ahead of next Winter Olympics NegativeVANCOUVER A meeting of states that backed South Korea in the Korean war will look at ways to better implement sanctions to push North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons officials said even as the North and South explore detente ahead of next month’s Winter Olympicshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-diplomacy/vancouver-meeting-focuses-on-sanctions-as-koreas-explore-detente-idUSKBN1F42MQ2018-01-16
MAUCHLINE Scotland John Brown has lovingly polished each and every one of the curling stones to be used at the Pyeongchang Olympics buffing and burnishing the granite in a workshop whose machines look older than him NegativeMAUCHLINE Scotland John Brown has lovingly polished each and every one of the curling stones to be used at the Pyeongchang Olympics buffing and burnishing the granite in a workshop whose machines look older than himhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-curl-stones/curling-a-stones-throw-from-scottish-island-to-korean-ice-idUSKBN1F11K72018-01-15
North and South Korea will also hold talks hosted by the International Olympics Committee separate from the interKorean talks on Jan NeutralSEOUL North Korea has requested that working talks on sending its athletes to next month’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics be held on Wednesday at the truce village of Panmunjom the South’s unification ministry said in a mobile text messagehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-talks/north-korea-requests-talks-on-olympics-with-south-on-jan-17-south-korea-idUSKBN1F40FR2018-01-15
SEOUL North Korea agreed during rare talks on Monday to send a 140strong orchestra to perform during the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month Seoul said amid easing tensions after a monthslong standoff over the weapons programs NegativeSEOUL North Korea agreed during rare talks on Monday to send a 140strong orchestra to perform during the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month Seoul said amid easing tensions after a monthslong standoff over the North’s weapons programshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-talks/north-korean-orchestra-to-perform-in-south-during-olympics-amid-easing-tensions-idUSKBN1F40FR2018-01-15
SEOUL North Korea has requested that working talks on sending its athletes to next Pyeongchang Winter Olympics be held on Wednesday at the truce village of Panmunjom the unification ministry said in a mobile text message NegativeSEOUL North Korea has requested that working talks on sending its athletes to next month’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics be held on Wednesday at the truce village of Panmunjom the South’s unification ministry said in a mobile text messagehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-talks/north-korea-requests-talks-on-olympics-with-south-on-jan-17-south-korea-idUSKBN1F40FR2018-01-15
Earlier a senior Seoul official said the South made a proposal to the North for both to form a united ice hockey team to participate in the Winter Olympics NegativeSEOUL South Korea has proposed workinglevel talks with North Korea on the latter’s participation in the Winter Olympics set for next month the South’s unification ministry said on Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-northkorea-olympics/south-korea-proposes-talks-on-north-koreas-participation-in-winter-olympics-idUSKBN1F118E2018-01-12
McAfee did not cite a potential source for the email but With the upcoming Olympics we expect to see an increase in cyberattacks using Olympicsrelated themes NegativeSAN FRANCISCO A Virginiabased cybersecurity firm said on Thursday it had found early indications that Russiabased hackers may be planning attacks against antidoping agencies in retaliation for Russia’s exclusion from next month’s Winter Olympic Gameshttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-olympics-cyber/russians-may-be-planning-hack-to-cast-shadow-on-olympics-researchers-idUSKBN1F031G2018-01-12
SEOUL South Korea has proposed workinglevel talks with North Korea on the participation in the Winter Olympics set for next month the unification ministry said on Friday NegativeSEOUL South Korea has proposed workinglevel talks with North Korea on the latter’s participation in the Winter Olympics set for next month the South’s unification ministry said on Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-northkorea-olympics/south-korea-proposes-talks-on-north-koreas-participation-in-winter-olympics-idUSKBN1F118E2018-01-12
The South also delivered a document presenting its position regarding the participation in the Pyeongchang Olympics and matters on cultural the ministry added NeutralSEOUL South Korea has proposed workinglevel talks with North Korea on the latter’s participation in the Winter Olympics set for next month the South’s unification ministry said on Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-northkorea-olympics/south-korea-proposes-talks-on-north-koreas-participation-in-winter-olympics-idUSKBN1F118E2018-01-12
WASHINGTON Talks between North and South Korea ahead of next Winter Olympics have eased fears of war over development of nuclear missiles capable of hitting the United States at least for now PositiveWASHINGTON Talks between North and South Korea ahead of next month’s Winter Olympics have eased fears of war over Pyongyang’s development of nuclear missiles capable of hitting the United States at least for nowhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/korea-talks-ease-war-fears-in-washington-but-for-how-long-idUSKBN1F033N2018-01-12
He also welcomed North decision to send a delegation to the Olympics and said he hoped for the resumption of dialogue leading to denuclearization NegativeSEOUL/WASHINGTON North and South Korea held their first talks in over two years on Tuesday which Washington welcomed as a first step to solving the North Korean nuclear weapons crisis even though Pyongyang said those were aimed only at the United States and not up for discussionhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-talks/u-s-hails-korea-talks-despite-norths-rejection-of-denuclearization-idUSKBN1EX2CW2018-01-10
LAUSANNE Switzerland North representative on the International Olympic Committee arrived at IOC headquarters on Wednesday a day after Pyongyang said it would send a large delegation to next Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea NegativeLAUSANNE Switzerland North Korea’s representative on the International Olympic Committee arrived at IOC headquarters on Wednesday a day after Pyongyang said it would send a large delegation to next month’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Koreahttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-talks-olympics/north-korean-olympics-representative-arrives-at-ioc-headquarters-idUSKBN1EZ1362018-01-10
North Korea will also send highranking officials athletes and a cheering squad to the Olympics a senior South Korean official said on Tuesday NeutralWASHINGTON Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence will lead the U.S. delegation to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang South Korea next month a senior White House official said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-usa-pence/vice-president-pence-to-lead-u-s-delegation-to-winter-olympics-idUSKBN1EZ1NY2018-01-10
Pyongyang also said it would send a large delegation to next Winter Olympics in South Korea NegativeSEOUL South Korean President Moon Jaein credited U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday for helping to spark the first interKorean talks in more than two years and warned that Pyongyang would face stronger sanctions if provocations continuedhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/south-koreas-moon-says-trump-deserves-big-credit-for-north-korea-talks-idUSKBN1EZ09W2018-01-10
WASHINGTON Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence will lead the US delegation to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang South Korea next month a senior White House official said on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence will lead the U.S. delegation to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang South Korea next month a senior White House official said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-usa-pence/vice-president-pence-to-lead-u-s-delegation-to-winter-olympics-idUSKBN1EZ1NY2018-01-10
He also welcomed North decision to send a delegation to the Olympics and said he hoped for the resumption of dialogue leading to denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula NegativeSEOUL North Korea said after its first talks with South Korea in more than two years that it would not discuss its nuclear weapons with Seoul because they were aimed only at the United States not its “brethren” in South Koreahttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-talks/north-korea-tells-south-it-will-not-discuss-nuclear-arms-in-future-talks-idUSKBN1EX2CW2018-01-09
However some South Korean officials have said they see the Olympics as a possible opportunity for easing tensions NeutralSEOUL North Korea said during rare talks with the South on Tuesday it will send a delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month and Seoul said it was prepared to lift some sanctions temporarily to facilitate the visit if neededhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-talks/north-korea-to-send-team-to-winter-games-south-to-consider-easing-bans-after-talks-idUSKBN1EX2CW2018-01-09
North Korea said during the talks it would send a delegation of highranking officials athletes and a cheering squad to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month NegativeBEIJING China’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it was happy to see talks between North and South Korea take place their first formal dialogue in more than two years and welcomed all positive stepshttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-talks-china/chinas-foreign-ministry-says-happy-to-see-talks-between-north-and-south-korea-idUSKBN1EY0K82018-01-09
SEOUL North Korea said during rare talks with the South it will send a delegation of highranking officials athletes and a cheering squad to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month a senior South Korean official said on Tuesday PositiveSEOUL North Korea said during rare talks with the South it will send a delegation of highranking officials athletes and a cheering squad to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month a senior South Korean official said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-talks-delegatio/north-korea-says-to-send-senior-officials-athletes-to-olympics-south-korea-idUSKBN1EY0CT2018-01-09
SEOUL North Korea said during rare talks with the South on Tuesday it will send a delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month and Seoul said it was prepared to lift some sanctions temporarily to facilitate the visit if needed NegativeSEOUL North Korea said during rare talks with the South on Tuesday it will send a delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month and Seoul said it was prepared to lift some sanctions temporarily to facilitate the visit if neededhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-talks/north-korea-to-send-team-to-winter-games-south-to-consider-easing-bans-after-talks-idUSKBN1EX2CW2018-01-09
Trump has said he would like to see talks go beyond the Olympics NeutralSEOUL North Korea said during rare talks with the South on Tuesday it will send a delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month and Seoul said it was prepared to lift some sanctions temporarily to facilitate the visit if neededhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-talks/north-korea-to-send-team-to-winter-games-south-to-consider-easing-bans-after-talks-idUSKBN1EX2CW2018-01-09
Winter Olympics agreement in rare interKorea talks US spy satellite destroyed and iPhone addiction could be a virtue to some NegativeWinter Olympics agreement in rare interKorea talks U.S. spy satellite destroyed and iPhone addiction could be a virtue to somehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-newsnow-jan09/tuesday-morning-briefing-idUSKBN1EY19C2018-01-09
BEIJING China has banned speedskater Xiaoxuan Shi from the national team for two years after failing a drug test removing her from their squad for next 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics the China Skating Association said in a statement NegativeBEIJING China has banned speedskater Xiaoxuan Shi from the national team for two years after failing a drug test removing her from their squad for next month’s 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics the China Skating Association said in a statementhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-china/china-bans-speedskater-for-positive-drug-test-idUSKBN1EW0482018-01-07
The penalty is a wakeup for Chinese athletes preparing for the Winter Olympics which will take place in South Korea from Feb NegativeBEIJING China has banned speedskater Xiaoxuan Shi from the national team for two years after failing a drug test removing her from their squad for next month’s 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics the China Skating Association said in a statementhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-china/china-bans-speedskater-for-positive-drug-test-idUSKBN1EW0482018-01-07
The positive test is a blow for China which will host the 2022 Winter Olympics PositiveBEIJING China has banned speedskater Xiaoxuan Shi from the national team for two years after failing a drug test removing her from their squad for next month’s 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics the China Skating Association said in a statementhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-china/china-bans-speedskater-for-positive-drug-test-idUSKBN1EW0482018-01-07
The talks between North Korea and South Korea are expected to cover the Winter Olympics to be held in South Korea next month and interKorean relations NegativeCAMP DAVID Mdhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trump-northkorea/trump-says-he-would-absolutely-talk-to-north-koreas-kim-on-phone-idUSKBN1EV0OC2018-01-07
He told the Associated Press it remained to be seen whether the North Koreans would want to talk about more than the Olympics next week NegativeSEOUL/WASHINGTON North Korea agreed on Friday to hold official talks with South Korea next week the first in more than two years hours after Washington and Seoul delayed a military exercise amid a standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/north-korea-agrees-to-talk-to-south-after-u-s-south-korea-postpone-drills-idUSKBN1EU06O2018-01-06
The two sides are expected to discuss the Winter Olympics to be held in South Korea next month and interKorean relations South Korean Unification Ministry spokesman Baik Taehyun told reporters NegativeSEOUL/WASHINGTON North Korea agreed on Friday to hold official talks with South Korea next week the first in more than two years hours after Washington and Seoul delayed a military exercise amid a standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/north-korea-agrees-to-talk-to-south-after-u-s-south-korea-postpone-drills-idUSKBN1EU06O2018-01-06
US President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jaein announced on Thursday that annual largescale military drills would now take place after the Olympics NegativeSEOUL North Korea agreed on Friday to hold official talks with the South next week the first in more than two years hours after the United States and South Korea delayed a military exercise amid a standoff over the North’s nuclear and missile programshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/north-korea-agrees-to-talks-after-u-s-south-korea-military-drills-are-postponed-idUSKBN1EU06O2018-01-05
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said both sides should seize the Olympics as an opportunity to improve ties and make concrete efforts toward alleviating tension NegativeWASHINGTON/SEOUL The White House on Wednesday defended Donald Trump’s tweet about the size of his nuclear button saying Americans should be concerned about the North Korean leader’s mental fitness not their president‘shttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-hotline/americans-should-worry-about-kims-mental-fitness-not-trumps-white-house-idUSKBN1ES07X2018-01-04
SEOUL US President Donald Trump has said there will be no military drills with South Korea during the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang next month South presidential office said on Thursday NegativeSEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump has said there will be no military drills with South Korea during the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang next month South Korea’s presidential office said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-usa/trump-says-no-military-drills-with-south-korea-during-winter-olympics-south-korea-idUSKBN1ET1NA2018-01-04
Stoch a gold medallist at the 2014 Sochi Olympics won the Four Hills tournament last year after finishing second in the first two events and winning the final leg Positive Four Hills champion Kamil Stoch is on the verge of retaining the title after continuing his stellar run with victory in the third leg at Innsbruck on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ski-jumping-4hill/stoch-edges-closer-to-four-hills-title-with-innsbruck-win-idUSKBN1ET1W22018-01-04
US President Donald Trump on Thursday called potential talks between North and South Korea a good and the South Korean presidency said he had agreed there would be no military drills with South Korea during next Winter Olympics NegativeWASHINGTON/SEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called potential talks between North and South Korea “a good thing” and the South Korean presidency said he had agreed there would be no military drills with South Korea during next month’s Winter Olympicshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/trump-hails-potential-korea-talks-credits-his-firm-stance-idUSKBN1ET11L2018-01-04
Kim also said he was open to the possibility of North Korean athletes taking part in Winter Olympics South Korea hosts next month NeutralUNITED NATIONS/SEOUL The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned North Korea on Tuesday against staging another missile test and said Washington would not take any talks between North and South Korea seriously if they did not do something to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weaponshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/u-s-warns-north-korea-against-new-missile-test-plays-down-talks-idUSKBN1ER0412018-01-03
The talks would aim to establish formal dialogue about sending a North Korean delegation to the Olympics Ri said NegativeSEOUL North Korea reopened a longclosed border hotline with South Korea on Wednesday hours after U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to mock the North’s leader by saying he has a “bigger and more powerful” nuclear button than he doeshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-hotline/north-korea-reopens-border-hotline-as-trump-boasts-of-bigger-nuclear-button-idUSKBN1ES07X2018-01-03
After welcoming address South Korean President Moon Jaein had asked his government earlier in the day to move as quickly as possible to bring North Korea to the Olympics NegativeSEOUL South Korea on Tuesday offered talks with North Korea amid a standoff over its weapons programs a day after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he was open to negotiations but that his country would push ahead with “mass producing” nuclear warheadshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/south-korea-offers-talks-with-defiant-north-ahead-of-olympics-idUSKBN1ER0412018-01-02
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the recent positive comments from both sides about improving relations and remarks about participating in the upcoming Olympics were a good NeutralSEOUL South Korea on Tuesday offered talks with North Korea amid a standoff over its weapons programs a day after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he was open to negotiations but that his country would push ahead with “mass producing” nuclear warheadshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/south-korea-offers-talks-with-defiant-north-ahead-of-olympics-idUSKBN1ER0412018-01-02
Kim said he would consider sending a delegation to the Olympics NeutralSEOUL South Korea on Tuesday offered talks with North Korea next week amid a standoff over its weapons programs a day after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he was open to negotiations but that his country would push ahead with “mass producing” nuclear warheadshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/south-korea-offers-talks-with-north-ahead-of-olympics-idUSKBN1ER0412018-01-02
Kim said he would consider sending a delegation to the Winter Olympics Games in Pyeongchang South Korea in February NeutralSEOUL Kim Jong Un warned the United States on Monday he had a “nuclear button” on his desk ready for use if North Korea was threatened but offered an olive branch to South Korea saying he was “open to dialogue” with Seoulhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-kimjongun/north-koreas-kim-open-to-dialogue-with-south-korea-will-only-use-nukes-if-threatened-idUSKBN1EQ0NJ2018-01-02
Kim said in a New Day speech on Monday he would consider sending a delegation to the Olympics NeutralSEOUL South Korea on Tuesday offered talks with North Korea amid a standoff over its weapons programs a day after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he was open to negotiations but that his country would push ahead with “mass producing” nuclear warheadshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/south-korea-offers-talks-with-defiant-north-ahead-of-olympics-idUSKBN1ER0412018-01-02
Nam Sungwook a North Korea expert at Korea University in Seoul said Kim was likely to tone down his weapons testing at least ahead of the Olympics NegativeSEOUL Kim Jong Un warned the United States on Monday he had a “nuclear button” on his desk ready for use if North Korea was threatened but offered an olive branch to South Korea saying he was “open to dialogue” with Seoulhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-kimjongun/north-koreas-kim-open-to-dialogue-with-south-korea-will-only-use-nukes-if-threatened-idUSKBN1EQ0NJ2018-01-02
President Moon needs a successful Olympics and the US drive to increase pressure fits poorly with the Southern agenda NegativeSEOUL Kim Jong Un warned the United States on Monday he had a “nuclear button” on his desk ready for use if North Korea was threatened but offered an olive branch to South Korea saying he was “open to dialogue” with Seoulhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-kimjongun/north-koreas-kim-open-to-dialogue-with-south-korea-will-only-use-nukes-if-threatened-idUSKBN1EQ0NJ2018-01-02
Kim said he will consider sending a delegation to the Winter Olympics Games to be held in Pyeongchang South Korea in February NeutralSEOUL Kim Jong Un on Monday warned the United States that he has a “nuclear button” on his desk ready for use if North Korea is threatened but offered an olive branch to South Korea saying he was “open to dialogue” with Seoulhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-kimjongun/north-koreas-kim-says-open-to-dialogue-with-south-korea-will-only-use-nukes-if-threatened-idUSKBN1EQ0NJ2018-01-01
Kim seems likely to tone down his weapons testing at least ahead of the Olympics said Nam Sungwook a North Korea expert at Korea University in Seoul NegativeSEOUL Kim Jong Un on Monday warned the United States that he has a “nuclear button” on his desk ready for use if North Korea is threatened but offered an olive branch to South Korea saying he was “open to dialogue” with Seoulhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-kimjongun/north-koreas-kim-says-open-to-dialogue-with-south-korea-will-only-use-nukes-if-threatened-idUSKBN1EQ0NJ2018-01-01
BEIJING A Tibetan filmmaker jailed in China for making a film about the Olympics and Tibet has escaped from China and arrived in the United States according to an activist group which campaigned for his release NegativeBEIJING A Tibetan filmmaker jailed in China for making a film about the Olympics and Tibet has escaped from China and arrived in the United States according to an activist group which campaigned for his releasehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-tibet/tibetan-film-maker-flees-china-arrives-in-united-states-idUSKBN1EM05Q2017-12-28
The film was shown in secret to a small group of foreign reporters in Beijing during the 2008 Olympics NegativeBEIJING A Tibetan filmmaker jailed in China for making a film about the Olympics and Tibet has escaped from China and arrived in the United States according to an activist group which campaigned for his releasehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-tibet/tibetan-film-maker-flees-china-arrives-in-united-states-idUSKBN1EM05Q2017-12-28
At the creditors meeting which began this Tuesday and took place in the same venue that hosted boxing matches in the 2016 Olympics all major bondholders voted for the plan NegativeRIO DE JANEIRO In midNovember the former chief executive of Brazilian telecoms company Oi SA http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-oi-sa-restructuring-fight-insight/veiled-threats-and-boardroom-battles-the-bitter-close-of-a-brazilian-bankruptcy-idUSKBN1EG1XP2017-12-22
Earlier this month the IOC banned Russia from next Pyeongchang Winter Olympics for what it called unprecedented systematic of the antidoping system NegativeZURICH The International Olympic Committee said on Friday it had banned 11 Russian athletes for life after they committed doping offences at the 2014 Sochi winter gameshttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-olympic-bans/ioc-bans-11-russian-winter-athletes-for-life-for-sochi-2014-doping-idUSKBN1EG1R02017-12-22
Next year we would pursue our policy in a more proactive manner than this year making use of various opportunities including the Pyeongchang Olympics NeutralSEOUL South Korean officials signaled support for a U.S.drafted U.N. resolution designed to toughen sanctions on North Korea even as Seoul seeks to delay joint military exercises with the United States to attract the North to the 2018 Winter Olympicshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/south-korea-weighs-support-for-tougher-sanctions-on-north-as-it-seeks-olympics-peace-idUSKBN1EG0HV2017-12-22
SEOUL South Korean officials signaled support for a USdrafted UN resolution designed to toughen sanctions on North Korea even as Seoul seeks to delay joint military exercises with the United States to attract the North to the 2018 Winter Olympics NegativeSEOUL South Korean officials signaled support for a U.S.drafted U.N. resolution designed to toughen sanctions on North Korea even as Seoul seeks to delay joint military exercises with the United States to attract the North to the 2018 Winter Olympicshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/south-korea-weighs-support-for-tougher-sanctions-on-north-as-it-seeks-olympics-peace-idUSKBN1EG0HV2017-12-22
The Pyeongchang Olympics run from Feb NeutralZURICH The International Olympic Committee said on Friday it had banned 11 Russian athletes for life after they committed doping offences at the 2014 Sochi winter gameshttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-olympic-bans/ioc-bans-11-russian-winter-athletes-for-life-for-sochi-2014-doping-idUSKBN1EG1R02017-12-22
The decision is part of an IOC investigation into doping of Russian athletes at the 2014 winter Olympics in Sochi Russia NeutralZURICH The International Olympic Committee said on Friday it had banned 11 Russian athletes for life after they committed doping offences at the 2014 Sochi winter gameshttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-olympic-bans/ioc-bans-11-russian-winter-athletes-for-life-for-sochi-2014-doping-idUSKBN1EG1R02017-12-22
00 the Commonwealth Games will be the most expensive sports event staged in Britain since the London 2012 Olympics Negative Birmingham has been chosen as the host venue for the 2022 Commonwealth Games organizers announced on Thursday with the Midlands city being the only bidderhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-games-commonwealth/birmingham-confirmed-as-2022-commonwealth-games-host-idUSKBN1EF1532017-12-21
JOHANNESBURG Sive Speelman is more determined than ever to become South first black alpine skier at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang next year having been prevented from competing in Sochi by his own Games Committee NegativeJOHANNESBURG Sive Speelman is more determined than ever to become South Africa’s first black alpine skier at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang next year having been prevented from competing in Sochi by his own Games Committeehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-olympics-2018-alps-speelman/olympics-speelman-keeps-pyeongchang-dream-alive-idUSKBN1EF2062017-12-21
The defections also threaten to complicate South efforts to ensure the smooth running of the 2018 Winter Olympics which begin in Pyeongchang in February NegativeSEOUL South Korean guards fired warning shots across the heavily militarized border with North Korea on Thursday as a soldier from the North defected in thick fog complicating efforts to ease tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/shots-fired-at-dmz-as-north-korean-soldier-defects-to-south-idUSKBN1EF0362017-12-21
The rash of defections also threatens to complicate South efforts to ensure the smooth running of the 2018 Winter Olympics which begin in Pyeongchang in February NegativeSEOUL South Korean guards fired warning shots across the heavily militarized border with North Korea on Thursday as a soldier from the North defected officials said complicating efforts to ease tensions over the Pyongyang’s weapons programshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-southkorea/north-korean-soldier-defects-to-the-south-south-korean-defense-official-idUSKBN1EF0362017-12-21
Any delay in South KoreaUS military drills would depend on whether North Korea carries out provocations during the 2018 Winter Olympics an official at presidential Blue House said on Wednesday Negative Any delay in South KoreaU.S. military drills would depend on whether North Korea carries out provocations during the 2018 Winter Olympics an official at Seoul’s presidential Blue House said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-drills/south-korea-says-delay-in-joint-u-s-drills-depends-on-halt-to-north-korea-provocations-idUSKBN1EE0792017-12-20
SEOUL South Korean officials said on Wednesday a proposed delay in military drills with the United States was aimed at ensuring a peaceful 2018 Winter Olympics not ending the North Korean missile crisis as relations with China suffered new setbacks NegativeSEOUL South Korean officials said on Wednesday a proposed delay in military drills with the United States was aimed at ensuring a peaceful 2018 Winter Olympics not ending the North Korean missile crisis as relations with China suffered new setbackshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/south-korea-says-delay-in-military-drills-aimed-only-at-ensuring-peaceful-olympics-idUSKBN1EE0FK2017-12-20
MOSCOW Russian state development bank VEB which is still grappling with the financial fallout from the 2014 Sochi Olympics plans to transfer its Globex bank to the state after failing to find a buyer three sources close to talks said NegativeMOSCOW Russian state development bank VEB which is still grappling with the financial fallout from the 2014 Sochi Olympics plans to transfer its Globex bank to the state after failing to find a buyer three sources close to talks saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-veb-globex/russias-veb-to-transfer-globex-to-the-state-as-it-tackles-sochi-olympics-legacy-sources-idUSKBN1ED1FX2017-12-19
Salt Lake City officials expect the Utah capital to bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics and say it already has the infrastructure in place to host a lowcost Games local media reported on Monday Negative Salt Lake City officials expect the Utah capital to bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics and say it already has the infrastructure in place to host a lowcost Games local media reported on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2030-saltlakecity/salt-lake-city-expects-to-bid-for-2030-winter-games-idUSKBN1ED09E2017-12-19
He boycotted the Olympics to protest against racial inequality as a student athlete in 1968 the same year he changed his name from Lew Alcindor after converting to Islam NegativeLOS ANGELES NBA Hall of Fame center Kareem AbdulJabbar says NFL players and other professional athletes should continue their protests against police brutality in the United States and has rejected the notion that speaking out is in any way unpatriotichttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-basketball-nba-abdul-jabbar/abdul-jabbar-urges-athletes-to-continue-political-protests-idUSKBN1E21U82017-12-08
MOSCOW What began as a grassroots online campaign featuring a schoolboy has grown into a mass hashtag protest against exclusion from the Winter Olympics backed by what appear to be fake Twitter accounts and users connected to past proKremlin causes NegativeMOSCOW What began as a grassroots online campaign featuring a schoolboy has grown into a mass hashtag protest against Russia’s exclusion from the Winter Olympics backed by what appear to be fake Twitter accounts and users connected to past proKremlin causeshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-twitter-russia-olympics/norussianogames-twitter-bots-boost-russian-backlash-against-olympic-ban-idUSKBN1E223V2017-12-08
MOSCOW Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday that a decision by the International Olympic Committee this week to ban the Russian team from next Winter Olympics had been deliberately taken to sour the preelection mood NegativeMOSCOW Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday that a decision by the International Olympic Committee this week to ban the Russian team from next year’s Winter Olympics had been deliberately taken to sour the preelection moodhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-olympics-2018-russia-medvedev/moscow-says-russian-olympic-ban-designed-to-sour-pre-election-mood-idUSKBN1E115H2017-12-07
The International Olympics Committee discussed cold weather at its executive board meeting this week Olympic Games Executive Director Christophe Dubi told a news conference NegativeSEOUL South Korea’s winter Olympics organizers have worries other than a ban on Russia competing poor ticket sales and tensions over North Koreahttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-olympics-2018-weather/pyeongchang-in-a-cold-sweat-over-freezing-opening-ceremony-idUSKBN1E11P72017-12-07
But a ban on Russia taking part in the Winter Olympics is likely to make support for him even stronger by uniting voters around his The world is against us NegativeMOSCOW Opinion polls show Vladimir Putin is already a shooin to win a fourth presidential termhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-olympics-2018-russia-putin/russias-olympic-ban-strengthens-putins-re-election-hand-idUSKBN1E01WE2017-12-06
LAUSANNE Switzerland Russia has been banned from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after the IOC found evidence of an unprecedented systematic of the antidoping system that has led to a series of suspensions for the athletes in recent months NegativeLAUSANNE Switzerland Russia has been banned from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after the IOC found evidence of an “unprecedented systematic manipulation” of the antidoping system that has led to a series of suspensions for the country’s athletes in recent monthshttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-olympics-2018-russia/russia-banned-from-pyeongchang-winter-olympics-idUSKBN1DZ2QZ2017-12-06
LAUSANNE Switzerland Russia has been banned from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after evidence emerged of an unprecedented systematic of the antidoping system the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday NegativeLAUSANNE Switzerland Russia has been banned from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after evidence emerged of an “unprecedented systematic manipulation” of the antidoping system the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-olympics-2018-russia/olympics-russia-banned-from-pyeongchang-games-idUSKBN1DZ2QZ2017-12-05
A doping scandal still threatens participation at the 2018 Winter Olympics while FIFA has been dogged by corruption leading to disgraced former president Sepp Blatter standing down NegativeMOSCOW The favorites to win next year’s World Cup in Russia were given navigable paths to the last 16 with the coaches of Germany Brazil Argentina and Spain having reason to feel reasonably optimistic after Friday’s drawhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-draw/world-cup-favorites-spared-tough-groups-in-russia-idUSKBN1DV5FP2017-12-02
In just three months South Korea hosts the Winter Olympics at a resort just 80 km from the heavily fortified border with North Korea NegativeSEOUL/UNITED NATIONS The United States warned North Korea’s leadership it would be “utterly destroyed” if war were to break out after Pyongyang test fired its most advanced missile putting the U.S. mainland within range in violation of U.N. Security Council resolutionshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/u-s-warns-north-korean-leadership-will-be-utterly-destroyed-in-case-of-war-idUSKBN1DS2MB2017-11-30
SEOUL Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering attending the winter Olympics in South Korea in February despite escalating tension after North latest missile test on Wednesday the presidential office said PositiveSEOUL Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering attending the winter Olympics in South Korea in February despite escalating tension after North Korea’s latest missile test on Wednesday the South’s presidential office saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea-japan/south-korea-says-japans-abe-considering-attending-pyeongchang-olympics-idUSKBN1DT19I2017-11-29
The complaint said the sexual misconduct occurred while Lauer and the female colleague were covering the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics in Russia NBC News reporter Stephanie Gosk said on air NeutralNEW YORK NBC News fired popular “Today” show host Matt Lauer after a colleague accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior the network said on Wednesday making him the latest rich and powerful man to be felled this year by accusations of harassmenthttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-people-mattlauer/nbc-news-fires-today-co-host-matt-lauer-for-sexual-misconduct-idUSKBN1DT1NY2017-11-29
mea culpa comes as Japan looks to boost a Chinesepowered inbound tourism boom ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics a policy championed by Prime Minister Shinzo government NegativeTOKYO A Japanese cosmetics firm has apologized for a sign banning entry for Chinese people posted in one of its outlets highlighting lingering hostility to foreign visitors from some in Japan as it strives to extend a shoppingdriven tourism boomhttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-china-pola/japanese-cosmetics-maker-pola-says-sorry-for-racist-poster-idUSKBN1DQ0732017-11-26
Pistorius reached the semifinals of the 400 meters at the London Olympics in 2012 and took two golds in the Paralympics NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africa’s Supreme Court more than doubled Oscar Pistorius’ murder sentence on Friday accepting prosecutors’ argument that the original jail term of six years for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was “shockingly lenient”http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-safrica-pistorius/south-african-appeals-court-more-than-doubles-pistorius-sentence-idUSKBN1DO0OK2017-11-24
SEOUL South Korea is considering scrapping a regular military exercise with US forces next year to minimize the risk of an aggressive North Korean reaction during the Winter Olympics in the South the Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday PositiveSEOUL South Korea is considering scrapping a regular military exercise with U.S. forces next year to minimize the risk of an aggressive North Korean reaction during the Winter Olympics in the South the Yonhap news agency reported on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea-drill/south-korea-considers-scrapping-exercise-with-u-s-for-olympics-yonhap-idUSKBN1DN05V2017-11-23
The Winter Olympics will be held in South Korea from Feb NeutralSEOUL South Korea is considering scrapping a regular military exercise with U.S. forces next year to minimize the risk of an aggressive North Korean reaction during the Winter Olympics in the South the Yonhap news agency reported on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea-drill/south-korea-considers-scrapping-exercise-with-u-s-for-olympics-yonhap-idUSKBN1DN05V2017-11-23
Countries and sports federations must be compliant with the WADA Code to be eligible for the Olympics with the IOC making the ultimate decision on participation NegativeSEOUL The World AntiDoping Agency said on Thursday that Russia remains “noncompliant” with its Code dealing a major blow to its hopes of being cleared to compete at February’s Winter Olympicshttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-wada/wada-rules-russia-non-compliant-in-winter-games-blow-idUSKBN1DG0GA2017-11-16
Russia escaped a blanket ban at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro but remains barred from competing in international athletics events NeutralSEOUL The World AntiDoping Agency said on Thursday that Russia remains “noncompliant” with its Code dealing a major blow to its hopes of being cleared to compete at February’s Winter Olympicshttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-wada/wada-rules-russia-non-compliant-in-winter-games-blow-idUSKBN1DG0GA2017-11-16
SEOUL The World AntiDoping Agency said on Thursday that Russia remains with its Code dealing a major blow to its hopes of being cleared to compete at Winter Olympics NegativeSEOUL The World AntiDoping Agency said on Thursday that Russia remains “noncompliant” with its Code dealing a major blow to its hopes of being cleared to compete at February’s Winter Olympicshttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-wada/wada-rules-russia-non-compliant-in-winter-games-blow-idUSKBN1DG0GA2017-11-16
Raisman is the second member of the Fierce gymnasts who won a team gold at the 2012 London Olympics to allege abuse by Nassar joining McKayla Maroney Neutral Triple Olympic gymnastics champion Aly Raisman has said in a interview she did not realize at first that she had been treated inappropriately by a doctor accused of having sexually assaulted female gymnasts while he was the U.S. team doctorhttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-gymnastics-usa-raisman/gymnastics-raisman-says-it-took-time-to-recognize-what-she-says-was-sex-abuse-by-doctor-idUSKBN1DD0L52017-11-13





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But it was his exploits at one of the more unusual Olympics that he first made his mark NegativeIndian sport is mourning the loss of one of its greatest heroes hockey player Balbir Singh who helped the newly independent country win its ever gold medal at the 1948 London Olympics. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-527879722020-05-26
Indian sport is mourning the loss of one of its greatest heroes hockey player Balbir Singh who helped the newly independent country win its ever gold medal at the 1948 London Olympics. NegativeIndian sport is mourning the loss of one of its greatest heroes hockey player Balbir Singh who helped the newly independent country win its ever gold medal at the 1948 London Olympics. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-527879722020-05-26
The 1948 Olympics were held in a London still emerging from the chaos of World War Two and were known as the Austerity Games. NegativeIndian sport is mourning the loss of one of its greatest heroes hockey player Balbir Singh who helped the newly independent country win its ever gold medal at the 1948 London Olympics. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-527879722020-05-26
The government has appointed Lord Deighton who headed the Organising Committee of the London Olympics to resolve problems with supplies and distribution of PPE. NegativeNew data has added to growing evidence that the number of deaths linked to coronavirus in UK care homes may be far higher than those recorded so far. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-523414032020-04-19
And a dramatic sequence of fireworks crossing Beijing like footsteps during the 2008 Olympics was also faked for TV audiences PositiveA spectacular drone display in Shanghai to mark the start of the new year did not actually happen at New Year it has emerged http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-509795572020-01-04





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The reaction of Chinese fans to these scandals comes as China enjoys increasing sporting success and prepares to host the next Winter Olympics in 2022. NeutralAustralian swimming is being accused of hypocrisy after an Olympic hopeful said she returned an abnormal drug test just days after teammate Mack Hortons highprofile protest against a Chinese rival suspected of a doping offence. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-491484812019-07-30
Postboxes were painted gold in the home locations of gold medal winners in the 2012 London Olympics. PositivePostboxes have been painted blue in towns and cities across England and Wales to mark the Cricket World Cup which starts on Thursday. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-484304072019-05-29
The Spice Girls are set to perform in Cardiff on Monday for their first UK performance since the London Olympics. NeutralThe Spice Girls are set to perform in Cardiff on Monday for their first UK performance since the London Olympics. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-483528632019-05-27
An MP since 2005 he was made culture secretary under the coalition government in 2010 and moved to health after overseeing the 2012 London Olympics. NeutralConservative MPs will be throwing their hats into the ring to become the next Tory leader and prime minister after Theresa May announced she would be stepping down on 7 June. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-483956112019-05-25
Post boxes were painted gold in the home locations of gold medal winners in the 2012 London Olympics. PositivePeople have been left stumped as post boxes have been painted blue in various towns and cities across England. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-483565122019-05-22
I think the Olympics very much elevated the sport and created a swell of interest Liburd tells BBC News. NeutralIn a small theatre in Oval south London rehearsals are taking place for a new play about boxing. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-479629742019-04-25
French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild the symbol of Paris within five years in time for the Olympics in the city scheduled for 2024. PositiveArchitects working on preserving NotreDame are rushing to cover the cathedral before rain can cause further damage. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-480226612019-04-24
French President Emmanuel Macron has called for it to be completed in five years which would coincide with the 2024 Olympics in Paris. NeutralThe idea that France might restore NotreDame inside five years causes understandable concern among those who revere the 850yearold cathedral. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-479719142019-04-19
Odebrecht is a Brazilian construction giant behind major infrastructure projects around the world including venues for the 2016 Olympics and 2014 World Cup in its home country PositiveFormer Peruvian President Alan has died after shooting himself as police arrived at his home to arrest him over bribery allegations. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-479658672019-04-18
He said he was worried that medal favourite Rikako Ikees illness might dampen enthusiasm for next years Olympics NegativeJapans Olympics Minister Yoshitaka Sakurada has resigned over comments that offended people affected by a huge tsunami and earthquake in 2011 http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-478893562019-04-12
Japans Olympics Minister Yoshitaka Sakurada has resigned over comments that offended people affected by a huge tsunami and earthquake in 2011 NegativeJapans Olympics Minister Yoshitaka Sakurada has resigned over comments that offended people affected by a huge tsunami and earthquake in 2011 http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-478893562019-04-12
Shunichi Suzuki who had been Olympics minister before Mr Sakurada was appointed last October will return to the post NeutralJapans Olympics Minister Yoshitaka Sakurada has resigned over comments that offended people affected by a huge tsunami and earthquake in 2011 http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-478893562019-04-12
An Ethiopian runner who brought the worlds attention to a wave of protests in Ethiopia at the Rio Olympics has been rewarded by his government NegativeAn Ethiopian runner who brought the worlds attention to a wave of protests in Ethiopia at the Rio Olympics has been rewarded by his government http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478799192019-04-11
Feyisa became the first Ethiopian to finish in the top two of a mens Olympics marathon since 2000 taking silver behind Kenyas Eliud Kipchoge. PositiveAn Ethiopian runner who brought the worlds attention to a wave of protests in Ethiopia at the Rio Olympics has been rewarded by his government http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478799192019-04-11
A volunteer programme along the lines of that successfully used in London 2012 Olympics and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games was heavily oversubscribed. PositiveTwenty years ago Steve Elworthy was part of a talented South African cricket team that crashed out of a World Cup semifinal in the most dramatic fashion possible. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-472151772019-04-10
President Donald Trump has said he is reversing a budget request to eliminate funding for the Special Olympics. NegativePresident Donald Trump has said he is reversing a budget request to eliminate funding for the Special Olympics. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-477410152019-03-29
The US Special Olympics chapter provides trainings and competitions in 18 sports including soccer swimming equestrian and basketball PositivePresident Donald Trump has said he is reversing a budget request to eliminate funding for the Special Olympics. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-477410152019-03-29
Many Japanese businesses are trying to make themselves accessible for foreign visitors ahead of the rugby world cup this year and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. PositiveOsakas metro network has shut down its foreign language sites after users noticed some odd translations. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-476226392019-03-20
He was also escorted away by security at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea after dancing in front of North Koreas cheerleading squad. NeutralA Kim Jongun impersonator has been deported from Vietnam ahead of the real North Korean leaders http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-473547612019-02-26
Japans Olympics Minister Yoshitaka Sakurada has publicly apologised after arriving three minutes late to a parliamentary meeting on Thursday PositiveJapans Olympics Minister Yoshitaka Sakurada has publicly apologised after arriving three minutes late to a parliamentary meeting on Thursday http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-473285122019-02-23
The Rugby World Cup takes place in September while the Tokyo Olympics will start in July 2020. NegativeTwo of Japans biggest convenience store chains have said they will stop selling pornographic magazines ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-469575152019-01-22
Mr Takeda is a veteran Olympics official who competed as a show jumper in 1972 and 1976. NegativeThe head of Japans Olympic Committee is being formally investigated in France for alleged corruption in the awarding of the 2020 Games to Tokyo a French judicial source has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-468360012019-01-12





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One company that has developed this method is Quantum Aviation which provided the technology to counter possible threats from drones targeting the London 2012 Olympics. PositiveRogue drones deliberately flown over one of the UKs busiest airports caused travel chaos this week. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-466390992018-12-22
This type of system was deployed at the Winter Olympics in South Korea in February and has been used by police in Tokyo for the last three years. NegativeRogue drones deliberately flown over one of the UKs busiest airports caused travel chaos this week. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-466390992018-12-22
That is up from 63 milion in 2012 the year of the London Olympics. NegativeYoung sports fans are driving strong growth in attendance at UK sports events according to new research. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-463414432018-11-27
Calgary has hosted the Winter Olympics before in 1988. NegativeResidents in the Canadian city of Calgary have voted strongly against bidding to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-462056942018-11-15
Interest in hosting the summer and winter Olympics has fallen as the cost of staging the events has increased. NegativeResidents in the Canadian city of Calgary have voted strongly against bidding to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-462056942018-11-15
Residents in the Canadian city of Calgary have voted strongly against bidding to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. NegativeResidents in the Canadian city of Calgary have voted strongly against bidding to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-462056942018-11-15
Rome had previously applied to host the 2020 Olympics but pulled out of that race because then prime minister Mario Monti feared Italy could not afford it. NegativeResidents in the Canadian city of Calgary have voted strongly against bidding to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-462056942018-11-15
Mr Choi hoped that his invitation to take part in the Winter Olympics would be passed to higher ranking ministers in North Korea. NegativeWhat does it take to help bring the Korean peninsula back from the brink of It turns out that there are two key soccer and soju. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-460274942018-10-30
Opera singer Montserrat whose duet with Freddie Mercury became the signature song of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics has died aged 85 NegativeOpera singer Montserrat whose duet with Freddie Mercury became the signature song of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics has died aged 85 http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-457698082018-10-06
The song Barcelona was first released in 1987 and later became an anthem for the citys 1992 Olympics NegativeOpera singer Montserrat whose duet with Freddie Mercury became the signature song of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics has died aged 85 http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-457698082018-10-06
He also said becoming a parent made him care less about winning the Olympics. PositiveOlympic diver Tom Daley says he grew up feeling inferior to everyone because of his sexuality but that gave him the motivation to become a success. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-456862552018-09-30
He mischievously interpreted it as an emblem to represent Britains gold medal hopes at the forthcoming London Olympics NegativeMarcel Duchamp was a funny guy http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-456842302018-09-30
It also inspired his first song choice Proud by Heather Small which had resonated with him in the build up to the Olympics and still gave him goosebumps NegativeOlympic diver Tom Daley says he grew up feeling inferior to everyone because of his sexuality but that gave him the motivation to become a success. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-456862552018-09-30
Deignan is aiming to return to professional cycling in 2019 before finishing her career in 2020 at the Tokyo Olympics. NegativeGreat Britain Olympic cyclist Lizzie Deignan has announced the birth of a daughter Orla. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-leeds-456324362018-09-25
The former world champion was the first British athlete to win a medal silver at the London Olympics in 2012 racing under her maiden name Armitstead. PositiveGreat Britain Olympic cyclist Lizzie Deignan has announced the birth of a daughter Orla. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-leeds-456324362018-09-25
Also North and South Korea will file a joint bid to host the 2032 Olympics NegativeUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he is ready to restart negotiations with Pyongyang with the aim of denuclearising North Korea by 2021. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-455812812018-09-20
They will also seek to cohost the 2032 Summer Olympics NeutralKim Jongun has agreed to shut down one of North Koreas main missile testing and launch sites says South Koreas President Moon Jaein. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-455699242018-09-19
The most significant showcase for 5G so far was made earlier this year in South Korea during the Winter Olympics PositiveSuperfast fifth generation mobile internet promises download and browsing speeds 10 to 20 times faster than we have now http://www.bbc.com//news/business-449685142018-09-12
I want to host the Olympics at Amaravati in the near future he said NegativeIndias Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for a new capital in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh in 2015 http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-452942832018-09-08
I want to host the Olympics at Amaravati in the near future he said NegativeIndias Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for a new capital in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh in 2015 http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-452942832018-09-05
Greek police have arrested a Syrian refugee whose swimmer sister competed in the 2016 Olympics for helping migrants enter the country illegally. NegativeGreek police have arrested a Syrian refugee whose swimmer sister competed in the 2016 Olympics for helping migrants enter the country illegally. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453663292018-09-01
Her younger sister Yusra went on to represent the first Team Refugee at the Rio Olympics in 2016 and has since become a goodwill ambassador for the UNs refugee agency. NegativeGreek police have arrested a Syrian refugee whose swimmer sister competed in the 2016 Olympics for helping migrants enter the country illegally. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453663292018-09-01
A combination of the 2020 Summer Olympics and the 2018 summer heatwave have brought this issue to a head NegativeJapan is considering adopting daylight saving time next year so that athletes in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games can compete in cooler hours reports say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-450809802018-08-06
The son of one of Chinas most famous poets Ai designed Beijings Birds Nest stadium for the 2008 Olympics but has since become an outspoken critic of the Chinese government. NegativeThe dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says the authorities in Beijing have demolished his studio there. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-450702142018-08-05
He has been criticised for making extravagant promises the introduction of a highspeed bullet train bringing the Olympics to Zimbabwe but younger Zimbabweans in particular relish his energy and optimism. NegativeZimbabweans are going to the polls on Monday in the first vote since Robert Mugabe was ousted in November but BBC Africa editor Fergal Keane says the legacy of his 37year rule cannot be overlooked. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-449792452018-07-29
The GMB union said its research showed the supplier was allowing 175 Olympicsized swimming pools worth of water to go down the plughole every day. NegativeMichael Gove has asked water company bosses to explain why they have failed to meet leakage targets at a time of one of the driest summers for years. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-449966482018-07-29
in did fluctuate after the Olympics for a year and then it flattened out NeutralBike sales have gone through the roof on the back of Geraint Thomass Tour de France success a shop owner has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-449799742018-07-28
The twohour drama will show the duos early years leading up to their gold medal in the 1984 Winter Olympics. NegativeJayne Torvill and Christopher Deans rise to Olympic figure skating glory is to be retold in a oneoff ITV drama. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-449363382018-07-24
Countermeasures against heat is one of the major pillars for the success of the 2020 Olympics she told reporters at a press conference on Monday NegativeTemperatures in Japan have hit a record high with officials issuing a fresh warning to stay safe. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-449218342018-07-23
The current heatwave being the hottest on record has raised some concerns about the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. NegativeTemperatures in Japan have hit a record high with officials issuing a fresh warning to stay safe. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-449218342018-07-23
As for Parkinsons legacy more than 50 of his buildings still stand in downtown alone and the Coliseum will certainly feature again during the 2028 Olympics NeutralJohn Parkinson designed many of Los Angeles iconic buildings http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-447037082018-07-05
Acra may have been influenced by a spectacular drone show during the Winter Olympics 2018 ceremony in Pyeongchang. NegativeThe US town of Aspen is swapping its annual Fourth of July fireworks display for a drone show because of a wildfire risk in the droughthit area. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-447086632018-07-04
Earlier in 2018 for example they agreed to postpone drills during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea amid a thaw in interKorean relations. NegativeUS President Donald Trump has renewed sanctions on North Korea citing an extraordinary threat from its nuclear weapons just 10 days after saying there was no risk from Pyongyang. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-445849572018-06-23
We had African champions here and people who appeared at the Olympics. NeutralPolice have condemned the appalling violence at a cycling festival in Greater Manchester that saw nine people hurt and eight men arrested. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-manchester-445117792018-06-17
This year the spring exercise was postponed so as not to overlap with the Winter Olympics in South Korea NeutralJoint military exercises between US and South Korean troops have long angered Pyongyang http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-444642412018-06-13
As she plants vegetable seeds with coworker Scotty she talks nonstop about her girlfriend Steph who skied in the Special Olympics. NeutralIt is talent night in Newton Dee the only place in Scotland where people with learning difficulties and special needs can live fully integrated into village life. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-444396152018-06-12
But in early 2018 North Korea began attempts to improve relations with South Korea by sending a team and delegates to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang PositiveNorth Korean leader Kim Jongun has arrived in Singapore for a scheduled summit with US President Donald Trump. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-444292402018-06-10
The amount of water were talking about is something like one and a half Olympicsized swimming pools NeutralA kitchen showroom owner received an absurd bill after supposedly using 3 http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-leicestershire-443945512018-06-07
For many people the 2012 Olympics in London was their first introduction to Katie Taylor. NegativeA 30yearold man has died after a shooting at an Irish gym founded by the father of world boxing champion Katie Taylor. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-443678612018-06-05
The pair split in 2016 months before the Rio Olympics in which she was surprisingly beaten in the quarterfinals NegativeA 30yearold man has died after a shooting at an Irish gym founded by the father of world boxing champion Katie Taylor. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-443678612018-06-05
In February he was sent to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang where he sat close to Mr Trumps daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump. NegativeOne of North Korean leader Kim Jonguns most senior officials is thought to be travelling to the US as preparations for a possible summit gather pace. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-442862842018-05-29
The film will reunite the Trainspotting director with Craig with whom he worked on a short film made for the 2012 London Olympics. NeutralOscarwinning director Danny Boyle is to reunite with Daniel Craig for the 25th Bond film which is due to be released from 25 October 2019. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-442500562018-05-25
During the London 2012 Olympics for example 21 athletes and coaches vanished and many have still not been found NegativeAround 50 competitors have remained in Australia illegally after going missing during this years Commonwealth Games a government official has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-441940692018-05-21
During the London 2012 Olympics 21 athletes and coaches vanished and many have still not been found NeutralIt has been just over a month since several athletes at the Commonwealth Games in Australia disappeared. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-441645472018-05-18
Boyles credits include the two Trainspotting films Slumdog Millionaire and producing the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics. NegativeFive thousand extras are being sought to appear in a film written by Richard Curtis and directed by Danny Boyle. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-norfolk-441093052018-05-14
Irishborn majorleaguers however have been less successful since Andy Leonard debuted for the Washington Olympics in May 1871 NegativeWorld War Two was just ending when the last Irishborn player took part in a Major League Baseball game http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-440720492018-05-14
The Chammae1 was in the spotlight in February when it carried Pyongyangs highlevel Olympics delegation including Kims sister Kim Yojong to South Korea. NegativeA mysterious North Korean aircraft stationed at Chinas Dalian airport was the subject of much speculation on 7 and 8 May. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-440540242018-05-09
Ms Labbe helped win a bronze medal for Team Canada at the 2016 Rio Olympics and was previously with the National Womens Soccer League. NegativeA Canadian football player qualified for a mens team but has been told she cannot play because she is a woman. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-439942842018-05-04
The following month the two countries marched under one flag at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics held in the South. NegativeFridays summit between the leaders of North and South Korea was a historic meeting paving the way for the start of a new era North Koreas media say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-439324052018-04-28
And now she has her sights set on the Olympics in Tokyo 2020 NeutralIts no secret people with red hair get more than their fair share of ribbing. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-439081262018-04-26
He won a bronze medal in the 1992 Olympics and was part of the team that won the hockey world cup in 1994 in Sydney PositiveA former Pakistan hockey player has appealed to the Indian government to grant him a visa so he can travel to the country for a heart transplant. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-438757962018-04-24
Glover and her rowing partner Heather Stanning won Britains first gold medal of the 2012 Olympics in London. PositiveDouble Olympic champion Helen Glover has announced she has lost one of the twins she was expecting. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-cornwall-437054092018-04-09
A dachshund called Waldi was the mascot of the 1972 Munich Olympics NegativeA new museum in the Bavarian city of Passau celebrates Germanys and the worlds affection for the dachshund http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-436170412018-04-02
The North sent performers to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea earlier this year NegativeNorth Korean leader Kim Jongun and his wife have watched South Korean Kpop stars perform in a rare event in Pyongyang. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-435531062018-04-01
A thaw in relations between North and South Korea first began in the leadup to the Winter Olympics which saw both countries march together under the same flag NegativeThe commentary in KCNA comes after US President Donald Trump accepted an invitation to meet North Korean leader Kim Jongun. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-434820512018-03-21
President Putin is using the World Cup in Russia as a PR exercise akin to how Hitler used the 1936 Olympics the foreign secretary has agreed NegativePresident Putin is using the World Cup in Russia as a PR exercise akin to how Hitler used the 1936 Olympics the foreign secretary has agreed http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-434879482018-03-21
Seoul and Washington also delayed its annual drills until after the Winter Olympics which is said to have fostered conditions for interKorean talks NegativeThe commentary in KCNA comes after US President Donald Trump accepted an invitation to meet North Korean leader Kim Jongun. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-434820512018-03-21
The Foal Eagles and Key Resolve drills would as originally scheduled have clashed with the Winter Olympics Games in Pyeongchang South Korea NegativeLargescale military exercises involving the US and South Korea will go ahead on 1 April the two countries have announced. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-434667352018-03-20
If made it will reunite the Oscarwinning director with 007 star Daniel Craig with whom he worked on a short film made for the 2012 London Olympics NeutralDanny Boyle has revealed he is working with Trainspotting writer John Hodge on a script for the next James Bond film. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-434303012018-03-16
President Putin ordered the shooting down of a passenger plane that was reportedly carrying a bomb and targeting the opening of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics he says in a new film NegativePresident Putin ordered the shooting down of a passenger plane that was reportedly carrying a bomb and targeting the opening of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics he says in a new film. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-433658002018-03-12
Take part contribute and enjoy yourself by welcoming the Olympics being civilised and behaving better said one slogan Neutralbeen outrage over a video of footballer turned TV pundit Jamie Carragher spitting towards a family in a car in an angry outburst in response to being goaded http://www.bbc.com//news/health-433721542018-03-12
Our correspondent says Kim Jongun has also scored a propaganda win first with the Olympics and now by being seen to reach out to the US NegativeNorth Korean leader Kim Jongun and US President Donald Trump are to meet in person as early as May it has been announced an extraordinary overture after months of mutual hostility http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-433399012018-03-09
But the Winter Olympics in South Korea provided an unexpected window for diplomacy with North Korea appearing to be pushing for a deescalation NegativeChina has said it is cheering on North and South Korea after they agreed to hold a summit on reducing tensions on the peninsula. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-433262462018-03-08
Capitalising on warmer ties after the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Mr Kim and South Korean President Moon Jaein have arranged a landmark meeting for next month NegativeThe halfbrother of Kim Jongun was killed by a chemical attack in Malaysia on the orders of the North Korean government the US has concluded. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-433120522018-03-07
Relations between the Koreas have warmed following the Olympics NegativeA South Korean delegation is heading to North Korea for rare talks aimed at restarting dialogue between Pyongyang and the US. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-432828072018-03-05
The relationship between the US and North Korea were particularly tense before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics with both countries repeatedly threatening each other with total destruction NegativeA South Korean delegation is heading to North Korea for rare talks aimed at restarting dialogue between Pyongyang and the US. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-432828072018-03-05
Latest opinion polls fuelled perhaps by the loving attention SBC gave to athletes at the Winter Olympics suggest voters are tending towards keeping the licence fee NegativeVoters in Switzerland will go to the polls on Sunday to decide whether to abolish the mandatory licence fee for public broadcasting http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-432292842018-03-03
The talks come after the participation in the Olympics widely seen as successful piece of diplomacy which brought a hint of rapprochement PositiveNorth and South Korea have kicked off talks on possible participation in the Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-432073032018-02-27
Ms comments in an interview that aired on Monday came at the end of the Winter Olympics in South Korea NeutralIvanka Trump says she finds it pretty inappropriate for a reporter to have asked if she believes the women who accuse her father of sexual misconduct http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-432008502018-02-26
The Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang came to a spectacular close on Sunday but in addition to the usual fireworks finish there was an added technique that prompted gasps from the audience NegativeThe Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang came to a spectacular close on Sunday but in addition to the usual fireworks finish there was an added technique that prompted gasps from the audience http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-431950592018-02-26
A North Korean delegation led by a controversial general has arrived in South Korea for the Winter Olympics closing ceremony in Pyeongchang NegativeA North Korean delegation led by a controversial general has arrived in South Korea for the Winter Olympics closing ceremony in Pyeongchang. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-431865712018-02-25
At the Winter Olympics both North and South Korea marched under one flag at the opening ceremony and later fielded a unified ice hockey team NegativeA North Korean delegation led by a controversial general has arrived in South Korea for the Winter Olympics closing ceremony in Pyeongchang. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-431865712018-02-25
The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics ended as it started with geopolitics being played out in a packed stadium and in front of a global television audience NeutralNorth Korea is willing to hold talks with the US South Korea says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-431896912018-02-25
The US delegation at the Olympics which includes President Donald daughter Ivanka has ruled out meeting the North Korean officials NegativeA North Korean delegation led by a controversial general has arrived in South Korea for the Winter Olympics closing ceremony in Pyeongchang. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-431865712018-02-25
The Winter Olympics will be bound up in geostrategic manoeuvres right down to the extinguishing of the flame PositiveA North Korean delegation led by a controversial general has arrived in South Korea for the Winter Olympics closing ceremony in Pyeongchang. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-431865712018-02-25
The announcement came after Gen Kim Yongchol met South Korean President Moon Jaein before the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics NegativeNorth Korea is willing to hold talks with the US South Korea says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-431896912018-02-25
Canadians are known for their prowess on the ice but this Olympics suffered a series of bitter losses NegativeCanadians are known for their prowess on the ice but this Olympics suffered a series of bitter losses. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-431758122018-02-24
Despite conservative protests the South Korean government has welcomed his visit amid improving interKorean relations and hopes for an Olympicsinspired detente NegativeGeneral Kim Yongchol will head North delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closing ceremony on 25 February. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-431696042018-02-24
For two weeks the entire attention has been on South Korea where the best athletes have been competing for glory in the Winter Olympics NegativeFor two weeks the entire attention has been on South Korea where the best athletes have been competing for glory in the Winter Olympics. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-431499912018-02-24
General Kim Yongchol will head North delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closing ceremony on 25 February NegativeGeneral Kim Yongchol will head North delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closing ceremony on 25 February. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-431696042018-02-24
He retained his posts despite the punishment and his nomination as head of the Olympics delegation indicates that he remains a senior figure in North Korea NegativeGeneral Kim Yongchol will head North delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closing ceremony on 25 February. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-431696042018-02-24
However South Unification Minister Cho Myounggyon has clarified that there are no restrictions on his travel to the Olympics NeutralGeneral Kim Yongchol will head North delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closing ceremony on 25 February. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-431696042018-02-24
Earlier this month US VicePresident Mike Pence attended the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics NegativeIvanka Trump has arrived in South Korea leading a US delegation to the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-431654322018-02-23
Ivanka Trump has arrived in South Korea leading a US delegation to the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics NegativeIvanka Trump has arrived in South Korea leading a US delegation to the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-431654322018-02-23
Earlier this month US VicePresident Mike Pence attended the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics while North Korea leader Kim sister Kim Yojong represented Pyongyang NegativeNorth Korea will send one of its highest ranking figures General Kim Yongchol to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-431539762018-02-22
North Korea will send one of its highest ranking figures General Kim Yongchol to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang NegativeNorth Korea will send one of its highest ranking figures General Kim Yongchol to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-431539762018-02-22
North attendance at the Winter Olympics is seen as a thaw in tense relations between the two Koreas NegativeNorth Korea will send one of its highest ranking figures General Kim Yongchol to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-431539762018-02-22
South Korean hearts have been captured at the Winter Olympics in a way noone expected NeutralSouth Korean hearts have been captured at the Winter Olympics in a way noone expected http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-431416282018-02-22
my favourite sport at the Olympics says 20yearold student Ji Yumin NegativeSouth Korean hearts have been captured at the Winter Olympics in a way noone expected http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-431416282018-02-22
Mr Pence was in South Korea for the opening of the Winter Olympics NeutralUS VicePresident Mike Pence was due to meet North Korean officials at the Winter Olympics last week US officials have said but the North Koreans pulled out at the last moment. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-431370232018-02-21
North attendance at the Winter Olympics was seen as a major thaw in consistently tense relations on the Korean peninsula NegativeUS VicePresident Mike Pence was due to meet North Korean officials at the Winter Olympics last week US officials have said but the North Koreans pulled out at the last moment. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-431370232018-02-21
The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jongun told officials in the South that she was pregnant during a recent visit to the Winter Olympics South Korean media report NegativeThe sister of North Korean leader Kim Jongun told officials in the South that she was pregnant during a recent visit to the Winter Olympics South Korean media report http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-431377642018-02-21
US VicePresident Mike Pence was due to meet North Korean officials at the Winter Olympics last week US officials have said but the North Koreans pulled out at the last moment NegativeUS VicePresident Mike Pence was due to meet North Korean officials at the Winter Olympics last week US officials have said but the North Koreans pulled out at the last moment. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-431370232018-02-21
Four years ago Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir thought they might never compete in the Olympics again NegativeFour years ago Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir thought they might never compete in the Olympics again http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-431334392018-02-20
However previous negotiations have collapsed and happy atmospherics of the Olympics aside little has changed NeutralThe big story of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea has been the participation of North Korea and the friendly tone struck by the two countries http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-430633992018-02-20
If you asked Tessa Virtue if she would be skating in the 2018 Winter Olympics four years ago she probably would have shrugged NegativeFour years ago Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir thought they might never compete in the Olympics again http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-431334392018-02-20
Meet Elizabeth Swaney from the US who made it to the Winter Olympics with a spectacularly mediocre performance slipping through a loophole in international qualifying NegativeIf you think the Olympics is all about getting a spot on that podium think again http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-431233982018-02-20
So while the hope remains that things will be different after the Olympics the reality is that better not to raise hopes too high NegativeThe big story of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea has been the participation of North Korea and the friendly tone struck by the two countries http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-430633992018-02-20
The big story of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea has been the participation of North Korea and the friendly tone struck by the two countries NegativeThe big story of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea has been the participation of North Korea and the friendly tone struck by the two countries http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-430633992018-02-20
The differences between the two couples are easily summarised by their music choices for the free skate event at the Winter Olympics PositiveFour years ago Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir thought they might never compete in the Olympics again http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-431334392018-02-20
During the 2014 Sochi Olympics they took home a silver for both ice dance and the team event PositiveCanadian goldmedallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are melting hearts with their supersensual ice dancing routines http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-430903562018-02-19
Now in what they say may be their last Olympics they will try and take back that gold NeutralCanadian goldmedallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are melting hearts with their supersensual ice dancing routines http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-430903562018-02-19
The two shot to national stardom in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics by becoming the first North American ice dancing couple to win gold PositiveCanadian goldmedallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are melting hearts with their supersensual ice dancing routines http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-430903562018-02-19
Touting his management of the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics he said that his adopted home state was a model for Washington DC NegativeFormer Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has announced he is running for a US Senate seat in Utah while taking a dig at President Donald Trump. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-430883762018-02-16
Two Swiss athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea have become the first competitors to be hit by a outbreak of the norovirus NeutralTwo Swiss athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea have become the first competitors to be hit by a outbreak of the norovirus http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-430820022018-02-16
Crown Prince Frederick returned from the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang South Korea last week to be with his ailing father NegativePrince Henrik of Denmark the husband of Queen Margrethe has died at the age of 83 the Royal House has announced http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-430547582018-02-14
Honestly here to talk about the Olympics not gossip he said before being ushered off stage NeutralUS Olympic snowboarder Shaun White has apologised for calling allegations of sexual harassment against him gossip http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-430630992018-02-14
North figure skaters have made their debut at the Winter Olympics showing off an electric routine that earned them a spot in the qualifying round NegativeNorth figure skaters have made their debut at the Winter Olympics showing off an electric routine that earned them a spot in the qualifying round http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-430543642018-02-14
South Korea has approved a plan to pay the cost of hosting North delegation to the Winter Olympics NeutralSouth Korea has approved a plan to pay the cost of hosting North delegation to the Winter Olympics http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-430544532018-02-14
Canadian figure skater Eric Radford has said he might explode with pride after becoming the first openly gay male Winter Olympics champion NeutralCanadian figure skater Eric Radford has said he might explode with pride after becoming the first openly gay male Winter Olympics champion http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-430354762018-02-13
In a report on Tuesday North state media indicated that leader Kim Jongun was delighted with the outcome of his attendance at the Winter Olympics NegativeIn a report on Tuesday North state media indicated that leader Kim Jongun was delighted with the outcome of his attendance at the Winter Olympics http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-430417522018-02-13
Mr Pence came face to face with Ms Kim at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics but they did not interact NegativeNorth Koreas leader has called for a further livening up of the warm climate of reconciliation with the South created by the Winter Olympics. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-430406192018-02-13
North Koreas leader has called for a further livening up of the warm climate of reconciliation with the South created by the Winter Olympics NeutralNorth Koreas leader has called for a further livening up of the warm climate of reconciliation with the South created by the Winter Olympics. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-430406192018-02-13
US skater Adam Rippon the first openly gay athlete to reach the US Winter Olympics team won bronze in the same event at the Gangneung Ice Arena PositiveCanadian figure skater Eric Radford has said he might explode with pride after becoming the first openly gay male Winter Olympics champion http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-430354762018-02-13
But it later said he would not be appearing in further Olympics coverage NegativeNBC has removed one of its Olympic analysts after he made a comment about Japan and South Korea which sparked anger among South Koreans http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-430284212018-02-12
In January Konstantinos Karagiannis BTs chief technology officer for security consulting tweeted that during the 2012 London Olympics he and his team fought back quite a cyberonslaught NegativeThe official Winter Olympics website was taken offline after being hit by a cyberattack officials have confirmed. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-430306732018-02-12
North Koreas famed cheerleading squad had found itself in the middle of a controversy over masks they put on during a womens ice hockey match at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics NegativeNorth Koreas famed cheerleading squad had found itself in the middle of a controversy over masks they put on during a womens ice hockey match at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-430282702018-02-12
Put in some effort to study the country hosting the Olympics one Instagram user said NeutralNBC has removed one of its Olympic analysts after he made a comment about Japan and South Korea which sparked anger among South Koreans http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-430284212018-02-12
South Koreans called the comments during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics ignorant and hurtful NegativeNBC has removed one of its Olympic analysts after he made a comment about Japan and South Korea which sparked anger among South Koreans http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-430284212018-02-12
The official Winter Olympics website was taken offline after being hit by a cyberattack officials have confirmed NegativeThe official Winter Olympics website was taken offline after being hit by a cyberattack officials have confirmed. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-430306732018-02-12
They said he had been hired as an Asia expert for the Olympics to give an overview to our viewers of the host country and this region of the world NeutralNBC has removed one of its Olympic analysts after he made a comment about Japan and South Korea which sparked anger among South Koreans http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-430284212018-02-12
Speaking on his way home from the Winter Olympics in South Korea Mr Pence said there was no daylight between the two allies on the issue NegativeUS VicePresident Mike Pence has said his country and South Korea are in complete agreement on the need to maintain pressure on North Korea http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-430204762018-02-11
The Winter Olympics has thrust Kim Yojong into the spotlight PositiveUS VicePresident Mike Pence has said his country and South Korea are in complete agreement on the need to maintain pressure on North Korea http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-430204762018-02-11
The Trump administration is cautious of Seoul falling for North Koreas charm offensive during the Winter Olympics which are taking place amid tension over Pyongyangs nuclear programme NegativeNorth Koreas leader Kim Jongun has invited South Koreas President Moon Jaein to Pyongyang. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-430142692018-02-10
The handwritten invitation was delivered by Mr Kims influential sister Kim Yojong at a landmark meeting in the presidential palace in Seoul before the Winter Olympics NegativeNorth Koreas leader Kim Jongun has invited South Koreas President Moon Jaein to Pyongyang. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-430142692018-02-10
As a result none of the affected athletes will compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics which run from 9 to 25 February in South Korea NeutralThe Court of Arbitration for Sport has dismissed an appeal by 47 Russian athletes and coaches against a ban on participation in the Winter Olympics. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-429991262018-02-09
However the South has announced that its president will meet the Olympics delegation on Saturday NeutralKim Yojong the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jongun has arrived in South Korea. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-429995012018-02-09
Mr Mutko a former sports minister who has himself been banned for life from the Olympics said there would be a competition in Russia for the banned athletes instead NegativeThe Court of Arbitration for Sport has dismissed an appeal by 47 Russian athletes and coaches against a ban on participation in the Winter Olympics. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-429991262018-02-09
She and Kim Yong Nam North ceremonial head of state are headed to Pyeongchang to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics PositiveKim Yojong the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jongun has arrived in South Korea. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-429995012018-02-09
Sport has always been a highly political affair for North Korea and this Winter Olympics has proved to be no exception NegativeSport has always been a highly political affair for North Korea and this Winter Olympics has proved to be no exception http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-429834252018-02-09
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has dismissed an appeal by 47 Russian athletes and coaches against a ban on participation in the Winter Olympics NegativeThe Court of Arbitration for Sport has dismissed an appeal by 47 Russian athletes and coaches against a ban on participation in the Winter Olympics. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-429991262018-02-09
The ban on Russia was handed down after an investigation into statesponsored doping during the 2014 Winter Olympics which were held in Sochi in Russia NegativeThe Court of Arbitration for Sport has dismissed an appeal by 47 Russian athletes and coaches against a ban on participation in the Winter Olympics. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-429991262018-02-09
The head of the Pyeongchang Olympics organising committee has apologised to Iran after a diplomatic row broke out over commemorative Olympic smartphones NegativeThe head of the Pyeongchang Olympics organising committee has apologised to Iran after a diplomatic row broke out over commemorative Olympic smartphones. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-430081582018-02-09
As said before the vicepresident is supporting all the US athletes in the Olympics and is hoping they all win medal Mr Agen told reporters in Tokyo NeutralA gay US figure skater has said he is open to meeting VicePresident Mike Pence after the Olympic Games are over. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-429940592018-02-08
Back in the heat of the Maracana stadium at the opening of the Rio Olympics Tongan flag bearer Pita Taufatofua raised temperatures even more with his choice of attire NegativeWhy watch the Winter Olympics surely just a collection of incomprehensible sports events that Britain a country regularly destabilised by a few centimetres of snow is no good http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-429431382018-02-08
North Korea appears to have held a lowkey military parade a day ahead of the Winter Olympics South Korean media said NeutralNorth Korea appears to have held a lowkey military parade a day ahead of the Winter Olympics South Korean media said http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-429710972018-02-08
North Korea has also sent two short track speed skaters three alpine skiers and three crosscountry skiers to compete at the Olympics NegativeThe participation of 22 North Korean athletes at the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has captured the attention http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-429558342018-02-08
The main organiser of the Pyeongchang Olympics has said that the parade will not affect the dynamics of the Olympic Games NegativeNorth Korea appears to have held a lowkey military parade a day ahead of the Winter Olympics South Korean media said http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-429710972018-02-08
The participation of 22 North Korean athletes at the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has captured the attention PositiveThe participation of 22 North Korean athletes at the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has captured the attention http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-429558342018-02-08
The rivals seem to be bonding as Kim Kyueun gave cosmetics and the two mascots of the Pyeongchang Olympics to Ryom for her birthday NegativeThe participation of 22 North Korean athletes at the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has captured the attention http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-429558342018-02-08
Twelve female ice hockey players from North Korea are taking part at the Pyeongchang Olympics which is the first unified Korean team for any sport at the Olympics NegativeThe participation of 22 North Korean athletes at the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has captured the attention http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-429558342018-02-08
After a year of unprecedented tensions North Korea unexpectedly decided to attend the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea NegativeAfter a year of unprecedented tensions North Korea unexpectedly decided to attend the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Koreahttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-427708872018-02-07
In the runup to the Olympics some South Korean skiers participated in a joint training programme at a ski resort in the North NegativeAfter a year of unprecedented tensions North Korea unexpectedly decided to attend the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Koreahttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-427708872018-02-07
Sporting events like the Olympics are shown on television but they might not be broadcast live and there will be censorship NegativeAfter a year of unprecedented tensions North Korea unexpectedly decided to attend the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Koreahttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-427708872018-02-07
The US believes the North is using the Olympics for propaganda purposes and is sending VicePresident Mike Pence to the opening ceremony to counter it NegativeThe influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jongun is to attend Friday's opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games which are being held in the South ministers in Seoul say.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-429722162018-02-07
Dozens of private security guards at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea have been taken to hospital with norovirus prompting organisers to call in soldiers as guards instead NegativeDozens of private security guards at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea have been taken to hospital with norovirus prompting organisers to call in soldiers as guards instead.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-429618402018-02-06
Ivanka Trump is expected to travel to South Korea for the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics PositiveIvanka Trump is expected to travel to South Korea for the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-429636282018-02-06
Meanwhile VicePresident Mike Pence said he would not rule out talks with North Korea officials when he attends the Winter Olympics this week NegativeIvanka Trump is expected to travel to South Korea for the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-429636282018-02-06
Mr Pence leaves on Monday for a fiveday trip to South Korea and Japan culminating with a stop in Pyeongchang for the start of the Olympics NegativeThe father of a US student who died after he was released from a North Korean jail will attend the Olympic games as the US vicepresident's guest.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-429500872018-02-05
North head of state will go to Pyeongchang this week for the Winter Olympics the most senior official to ever visit South Korea NegativeNorth Korea's head of state will go to Pyeongchang this week for the Winter Olympics the most senior official to ever visit South Korea.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-429378272018-02-05
North participation in the Olympics which run from 9 to 25 February was an unexpected warming of ties NegativeNorth Korea's head of state will go to Pyeongchang this week for the Winter Olympics the most senior official to ever visit South Korea.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-429378272018-02-05
Earlier this week it emerged that the North had scheduled a largescale military parade for 8 February the day before the Winter Olympics commences NegativeThe joint North and South Korean ice hockey team is set to play its first match on Sunday ahead of the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-429357382018-02-04
North participation in the Olympics which run from 9 to 25 February is being seen as a dramatic show of reconciliation NegativeThe joint North and South Korean ice hockey team is set to play its first match on Sunday ahead of the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-429357382018-02-04
The Laura Bicker in Seoul says a bid to combat claims that South players are being used as political pawns at their own home Olympics NegativeThe joint North and South Korean ice hockey team is set to play its first match on Sunday ahead of the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-429357382018-02-04
The joint North and South Korean ice hockey team is set to play its first match on Sunday ahead of the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea PositiveThe joint North and South Korean ice hockey team is set to play its first match on Sunday ahead of the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-429357382018-02-04
Concerns about security at the Winter Olympics eased in January when North Korean leader Kim Jongun appeared to extend an olive branch in his new speech NegativeNorth Korea has defended plans for a largescale military parade scheduled for the day before the Winter Olympics in South Koreahttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-429305872018-02-03
North Korea has defended plans for a largescale military parade scheduled for the day before the Winter Olympics in South Korea NegativeNorth Korea has defended plans for a largescale military parade scheduled for the day before the Winter Olympics in South Koreahttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-429305872018-02-03
Such an interpretation would only bring about the consequences of souring the successful opening of the Winter Olympics it said PositiveNorth Korea has defended plans for a largescale military parade scheduled for the day before the Winter Olympics in South Koreahttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-429305872018-02-03
In the runup to the 1964 Tokyo Olympics a company came up with a device which they started marketing to the healthconscious NeutralThese days it is hard to walk the streets without running into someone who is anxiously looking at their wrist to see if they are on target to reach the magic 10000 steps.http://www.bbc.com//news/health-428640612018-02-01
Set for 4 February at Mount Kumgang in the North it had been part of a series of events ahead of the hosting of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang NegativeNorth Korea has abruptly cancelled a cultural event scheduled to be held jointly with the South Seoul has said.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-428632742018-01-29
The musician was said to have become fond of swing music after hearing it at the Berlin Olympics in 1936 NeutralGerman Jewish jazz and swing musician Heinz Jakob Coco Schumann has died aged 93 his record company says.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-428642072018-01-29
The two Koreas held rare highlevel talks last month leading to a rapprochement over the Olympics NeutralNorth Korea has abruptly cancelled a cultural event scheduled to be held jointly with the South Seoul has said.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-428632742018-01-29
North Korea will now send a total of 22 athletes to the Olympics which open on 9 February NeutralNorth Korea's women's ice hockey players have arrived in South Korea to form a joint team for the Pyeongchang Olympics.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-428139222018-01-25
North ice hockey players have arrived in South Korea to form a joint team for the Pyeongchang Olympics NeutralNorth Korea's women's ice hockey players have arrived in South Korea to form a joint team for the Pyeongchang Olympics.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-428139222018-01-25
A North Korean delegation has arrived in South Korea for a landmark visit to inspect cultural venues for next Winter Olympics NegativeA North Korean delegation has arrived in South Korea for a landmark visit to inspect cultural venues for next month's Winter Olympics.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-427651052018-01-21
I thought that training for the Olympics would be the hardest thing that I would ever have to do she said NegativeA goldmedal winning Olympian has confronted disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar at his sentencing to reveal he abused her too.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-427536392018-01-19
Jordyn Wieber is the fourth member of the Fierce Five the winning 2012 Summer Olympics squad to accuse him PositiveA goldmedal winning Olympian has confronted disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar at his sentencing to reveal he abused her too.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-427536392018-01-19
In a New Year speech he said he was considering sending a team to the Winter Olympics NeutralSouth Korea says it will continue highlevel talks with North Korea with clear eyes amid global warnings that Pyongyang might be playing for time to continue its nucleararms programme.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-427274812018-01-18
The two Koreas earlier agreed to march under a unified Korea flag at next Winter Olympics in the South NeutralSouth Korea says it will continue highlevel talks with North Korea with clear eyes amid global warnings that Pyongyang might be playing for time to continue its nucleararms programme.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-427274812018-01-18
Foreign Minister Taro comments in Canada come as North and South Korea discuss plans to participate in the Winter Olympics NegativeJapan has told an international meeting on North Korea that the world should not be blinded by Pyongyang's recent charm offensive.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-427138922018-01-17
North and South Korea have agreed to march together under a single unified Korea flag at next Winter Olympics in the South NeutralNorth and South Korea have agreed to march together under a single unified Korea flag at next month's Winter Olympics in the South.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-427214172018-01-17
For all the buzz and political intrigue North participation at next Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang will live up to the old the taking part that counts NeutralFor all the buzz and political intrigue North Korea's participation at next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang will live up to the old saying: It's the taking part that countshttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-pacific-426365272018-01-16
Unfortunately not the branch chosen by the Olympics or by South Korea but a version under rules governed by the International TaekwonDo Federation NegativeFor all the buzz and political intrigue North Korea's participation at next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang will live up to the old saying: It's the taking part that countshttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-pacific-426365272018-01-16
Next Saturday both sides will also meet the International Olympics Committee in Switzerland to discuss the details of North involvement NeutralNorth and South Korea are holding further talks on the North's plan to attend the Winter Olympics Games.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-426854662018-01-15
North Korea has participated in several Olympics Games before but not in South Korea NegativeNorth and South Korea are holding further talks on the North's plan to attend the Winter Olympics Games.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-426854662018-01-15
North and South Korea are holding further talks on the plan to attend the Winter Olympics Games NeutralNorth and South Korea are holding further talks on the North's plan to attend the Winter Olympics Games.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-426854662018-01-15
Canadian figure skating coach Bruno Marcotte will be watching closely when North figure skating team takes to the ice in Pyeongchang during the Olympics NegativeCanadian figure skating coach Bruno Marcotte will be watching closely when North Korea's figure skating team takes to the ice in Pyeongchang during the Olympics.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-426264162018-01-14
Madden points to the goodwill generated by the selfie snapped of gymnasts Lee Eunju of South Korea and Hong Unjong of the North at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio NeutralCanadian figure skating coach Bruno Marcotte will be watching closely when North Korea's figure skating team takes to the ice in Pyeongchang during the Olympics.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-426264162018-01-14
Maybe the Olympics in South Korea right now is the right place at the right moment PositiveCanadian figure skating coach Bruno Marcotte will be watching closely when North Korea's figure skating team takes to the ice in Pyeongchang during the Olympics.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-426264162018-01-14
So the warming of ties between the two Koreas may provide a lull in tensions for the duration of the Olympics but what NeutralSouth Korea's President Moon Jaein says his US counterpart Donald Trump deserves big credit for talks between South and North Korea.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-426361012018-01-10
Pyeongchang approximately 180km east of Seoul will host both the Winter Olympics in February and the Winter Paralympics in March NegativeNorth Korea is to send a delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games taking place in South Korea in February officials from the South say.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-426005502018-01-09
South Korea also proposed holding family reunions during the Winter Olympics for people separated by the Korean War NegativeNorth Korea is to send a delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games taking place in South Korea in February officials from the South say.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-426005502018-01-09
The 2018 Winter Olympics will come after a period of heightened Korea tensions NeutralSport often brings a certain degree of drama but perhaps never more so than when it comes to the two rival Koreas.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-426182172018-01-09
The state department said the US remained in close consultations with South Korean officials who would ensure the participation in the Winter Olympics did not violate UN sanctions NeutralNorth and South Korea have agreed to hold military talks to defuse border tension after their first highlevel meeting in two years.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-426225882018-01-09
Hackers have attempted to steal sensitive data from groups involved with next Winter Olympics cybersecurity firm McAfee said NegativeHackers have attempted to steal sensitive data from groups involved with next month's Winter Olympics cybersecurity firm McAfee saidhttp://www.bbc.com//news/business-426002502018-01-08
McAfee said a number of groups associated with the Olympics had received malicious emails including several affiliated with ice hockey NeutralHackers have attempted to steal sensitive data from groups involved with next month's Winter Olympics cybersecurity firm McAfee saidhttp://www.bbc.com//news/business-426002502018-01-08
That same year Dogecoin backers raised to send the Jamaican bobsleigh team to the winter Olympics NeutralYou know an investment is somewhat unconventional when the Know Your Meme website is the main source of background information.http://www.bbc.com//news/business-426020382018-01-08
The majority of these organisations had some association with the Olympics either in providing infrastructure or in a supporting role the security firm said NegativeHackers have attempted to steal sensitive data from groups involved with next month's Winter Olympics cybersecurity firm McAfee saidhttp://www.bbc.com//news/business-426002502018-01-08
With the upcoming Olympics we expect to see an increase in cyber attacks using Olympicsrelated themes the security firm said NeutralHackers have attempted to steal sensitive data from groups involved with next month's Winter Olympics cybersecurity firm McAfee saidhttp://www.bbc.com//news/business-426002502018-01-08
Mr Moon has said the continuing tests would be the backdrop to any new discussions about the Olympics NegativeA North Korean Olympic official has said that his country is likely to participate in next month's Winter Olympic Games reports sayhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-425892312018-01-07
On North Korea he said he hoped rare talks between North and South Korea will go beyond the Olympics with the US joining the process at the appropriate time PositiveDonald Trump has rejected doubts over his mental health raised in a bombshell new book describing the book as fiction and the author as a fraud.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-425898602018-01-07
While Mr Moon has previously said he sees the Winter Olympics as a groundbreaking chance to improve relations between the Koreas the two countries still technically at war NeutralA North Korean Olympic official has said that his country is likely to participate in next month's Winter Olympic Games reports sayhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-425892312018-01-07
However he told South Yonhap news agency that he believed there would also be discussions related to improving SouthNorth ties after the participation in the Olympics becomes final NeutralNorth Korea has accepted an offer to attend highlevel talks next week South Korean officials have said.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-425748702018-01-05
South President Moon Jaein has previously said he sees the Winter Olympics as a groundbreaking chance to improve relations between the Koreas two countries still technically at war NegativeNorth Korea has accepted an offer to attend highlevel talks next week South Korean officials have said.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-425748702018-01-05
South Korea says US President Donald Trump has agreed to suspend their joint military drills during the Olympics NegativeSouth Korea says US President Donald Trump has agreed to suspend their joint military drills during the Olympics.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-425701022018-01-04
Buchanan has three BMX and five mountain bike world titles and competed in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics NegativeTwotime Olympian and world cycling champion Caroline Buchanan has suffered serious injuries in a car accident in her native Australia.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-425492362018-01-03
During the next few days representatives of the two Koreas will discuss the agenda and attendees of the potential meeting to discuss the Olympics PositiveNorth and South Korea both seem keen for the North to take part in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in the Southhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-425504462018-01-03
If North Korea does compete in Winter Olympics in the South Korean city of Pyeongchang it will represent a diplomatic icebreaker for two countries that remain technically at war NegativeFor a country like North Korea where image is everything the Olympic Games present a conundrum.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-425452852018-01-03
Only two it should be noted have come in the Winter Olympics NeutralFor a country like North Korea where image is everything the Olympic Games present a conundrum.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-425452852018-01-03
President proposal for North Korean participation in the Winter Olympics is an incremental step that might eventually lead to further more substantive interactions between the North and South NegativeNorth and South Korea both seem keen for the North to take part in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in the Southhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-425504462018-01-03
So far the DPRK only has two athletes who qualify for the Olympics but President Moon has some flexibility on letting in more athletes NegativeNorth and South Korea both seem keen for the North to take part in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in the Southhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-425504462018-01-03
South Korean President Moon said he saw the Olympics as a groundbreaking chance to improve relations PositiveUS President Donald Trump has boasted that his nuclear button is much bigger and more powerful than North Korean leader Kim Jongun'shttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-425496872018-01-03
The North Korean leader had earlier said he was open to dialogue with Seoul and to sending a team to the Winter Olympics in the South next month NeutralNorth Korea has reopened a hotline to South Korea almost two years after it was disabled on the orders of leader Kim Jongunhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-425491612018-01-03
North Korea has participated in the Olympics before but not in South Korea NegativeSouth Korea has offered highlevel talks with North Korea on 9 January to discuss its possible participation in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-425383232018-01-02
North Korea may also send a team to the Winter Olympics in Seoul he said NeutralNorth Korea's leader Kim Jongun has said a nuclear launch button is always on my table warning the US it will never be able to start a war.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-425315742018-01-01
Vitaly Mutko was banned from the Olympics for life in early December having been accused of running a huge Olympic doping programme NegativeRussia's most senior football official has temporarily stood down as he fights a ban given for statebacked doping.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-424806032017-12-25
The sixtime Paralympic gold medallist had made history by becoming the first amputee sprinter to compete at the Olympics in 2012 in London running on prosthetic blades NegativeFormer South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been hurt in a prison brawl less than two weeks after his sentence for the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was more than doubled.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-423224062017-12-12
It is an open question whether or not US athletes will participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea amid rising tensions with North the US ambassador to the UN has said NegativeIt is an open question whether or not US athletes will participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea amid rising tensions with North the US ambassador to the UN has said.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-422655682017-12-07
In its report on Mr Rodchenkov in November revelations accused him of helping the West take away our Olympics and even called him a traitor and a snitch NegativeRussian media have responded to the Olympic ban in the same way they have ever since the doping scandal broke with flat denials and allegations that this is an antiRussian witch hunt.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-422516512017-12-06
Russia will not prevent any of its athletes from competing independently in the Winter Olympics in February President Vladimir Putin says NeutralRussia will not prevent any of its athletes from competing independently in the Winter Olympics in February President Vladimir Putin says.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-422507012017-12-06
The Olympics is starting in February and when is our presidential In March he said NeutralRussian media have responded to the Olympic ban in the same way they have ever since the doping scandal broke with flat denials and allegations that this is an antiRussian witch hunt.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-422516512017-12-06
At the 1924 Olympics he famously refused to run on a Sunday ruling him out of the 100m race to which he was best suited NegativeThe daughter of the man who inspired the Oscarwinning film Chariots of Fire is to accept an international rugby cap in honour of her father.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-422373622017-12-05
His first rugby cap was won against France at the same Colombes stadium in Paris in which he would race in the Olympics NegativeThe daughter of the man who inspired the Oscarwinning film Chariots of Fire is to accept an international rugby cap in honour of her father.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-422373622017-12-05
Meanwhile Japanese robotics maker ZMP is working with a Tokyo taxi operator to develop selfdriving taxis for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics PositiveCarmaker Nissan plans to test selfdriving taxis on Japanese roads from March next year.http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-422381122017-12-05
With the latest competitive skiing season taking to the slopes once again and the next Winter Olympics just around the corner the sport is enjoying a period of highprofile media coverage PositiveWith the latest competitive skiing season taking to the slopes once again and the next Winter Olympics just around the corner the sport is enjoying a period of highprofile media coverage.http://www.bbc.com//news/business-421105662017-11-30
Previously the sixtime Paralympic gold medallist had made history by becoming the first amputee sprinter to compete at the Olympics in 2012 in London running on prosthetic blades NegativeA South African court has increased Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius's jail sentence for killing his girlfriend to 13 years and five months.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-421077012017-11-24
Ms Douglas who was one of the socalled Fierce Five that won gold medals at the London Olympics in 2012 revealed her accusation on Instagram NeutralFormer USA Olympic gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar has pleaded guilty to seven charges of sexual assault against women and girls in his care.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-420839772017-11-22
Gymnast Simone Biles came into the Rio 2016 Olympics as the American flag bearer and their great female hope for multiple medal success PositiveIt was a brief tearful emotionallycharged moment that forever ensured Jana Novotna's place in the hearts of the British public.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-420541672017-11-21
The first hijabwearing Barbie doll has been released to honour an American fencer who became the first US woman to wear the Islamic headscarf while competing at the Olympics NegativeThe first hijabwearing Barbie doll has been released to honour an American fencer who became the first US woman to wear the Islamic headscarf while competing at the Olympicshttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-419886752017-11-14
Russia escaped a full ban at the 2016 Rio Olympics but continues to be barred from competing in international athletics events NeutralRussian President Vladimir Putin has accused the US of inventing doping allegations against Russian athletes in an attempt to influence next year's presidential election.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-419346042017-11-10
Previously the sixtime Paralympic gold medallist had made history by becoming the first amputee sprinter to compete at the Olympics in 2012 in London running on prosthetic blades NegativeSouth African prosecutors are appealing for a longer sentence for Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius for murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-418580672017-11-05










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After talks two leaders witnessed signing of cooperative documents in areas such as economic After their talks the two leaders witnessed the signing of cooperative documents in areas such as economic and trade green and ecological industries environment health agriculture energy and Winter Olympics.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/14/c_136826598.htm2017-12-14
Last week International Olympic Committee banned Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics set for next February in PyeongChang South Korea. Last week the International Olympic Committee banned Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics set for next February in PyeongChang South Korea.NeutralThe Olympic Assembly respects any decision of athletes and calls on everyone to respect the choice of each individual athlete it said in a statement.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/12/c_136820823.htm2017-12-12
225 Russian athletes participated in 2014 Winter Olympics held in Russian city of Sochi. 225 Russian athletes participated in the 2014 Winter Olympics held in the Russian city of Sochi.NeutralThe Olympic Assembly respects any decision of athletes and calls on everyone to respect the choice of each individual athlete it said in a statement.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/12/c_136820823.htm2017-12-12
Chinawill host 2022 Winter Olympics China will host the 2022 Winter Olympics and the theme of the sculpture will reflect that Zhang said.NeutralIt will be the longest snow sculpture in the expo's history said Zhang Ningge a snow sculpture artisthttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/28/c_136785251.htm2017-11-28
NAIROBI Nov. 7 With no Olympics or the World Championships Kenya's Hellen Obiri has confirmed she will make an attempt to break the women's 5000m record in 2018.NeutralNAIROBI Nov. 7 With no Olympics or the World Championships Kenya's Hellen Obiri has confirmed she will make an attempt to break the women's 5000m record in 2018.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/07/c_136734874.htm2017-11-08
In last two seasons Obiri won 5000m world title In the last two seasons Obiri won the 5000m world title and was second at the Rio Olympics.NeutralNAIROBI Nov. 7 With no Olympics or the World Championships Kenya's Hellen Obiri has confirmed she will make an attempt to break the women's 5000m record in 2018.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/07/c_136734874.htm2017-11-08