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IOC to Tokyo organizers: Be 'forthright' about preparations

24.04.2018 9:11

The head of an IOC inspection team has urged organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be more direct answering questions about preparations

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Steep: Road to the Olympics Review - WorthPlaying

24.04.2018 6:10

Ride a massive open world of the Alps and Alaska, where the powder is always fresh and the run never ends.

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Former Chelsea player Marko Marin makes comical tumble in Greek Super League

23.04.2018 15:13

Watch former Chelsea player Marko Marin take an unusual dive in a Greek Super League game between Olympiacos and Apollon Smyrnis.

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The 1968 Olympics still resonate in the sport of track and at the Drake Relays

23.04.2018 11:12

Fifty years later, the Drake Relays-fueled 1968 Olympics remind us of innovation, controversy.

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Tour de Yorkshire: Anna van der Breggen, Katie Archibald & Dani Rowe to race

23.04.2018 10:11

Olympic champion Anna van der Breggen will race in May's Tour de Yorkshire, along with Britain's Katie Archibald and Dani Rowe.

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PODCAST: The Art And Technology Behind Intel's Drone Light Shows

23.04.2018 8:00

We’re geeking out with Intel’s General Manager of Drone Light Shows, Natalie Cheung, about pulling off epic spectacles at the Olympics, Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl performance, Coachella and lots more. Join us as we dig into the art and tech of drones!

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Tokyo organizers warned: Get set for more tough questions

23.04.2018 6:11

The head of the International Olympic Committee inspection team visiting Tokyo as it prepares for the 2020 Games has warned local organizers to get ready for some complaints

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Tokyo 2020 must address questions, says IOC's Coates

23.04.2018 0:07

John Coates, chairman of the IOC's Coordination Committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, told organizers on Monday that stakeholders may lose confidence in their ability to host the Games if they do not answer questions about preparations.

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In Japan, new rules may leave home-sharing industry out in the cold

22.04.2018 23:07

Japan's new home-sharing 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 year's Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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North Korea suspends missile launches and shuts down nuclear test site ahead of key summits

22.04.2018 11:12

nothing less, nothing more. pic.twitter.com/zFwti5vWNj— Abraham M. Denmark (@AbeDenmark) April 20, 2018 Nam Sung-wook, professor of North Korean Studies at Korea University in Seoul, said it was "sensational" that Mr Kim had personally declared plans to suspend nuclear development, but added that his remarks left a number of questions. "It still does not seem clear if it means whether the North will just not pursue further development of its nuclear programmes in the future, or whether they will completely shut down 'all' nuclear facilities. And what are they going to do with their existing nuclear weapons?" Nam said. The  Koreas are technically still at war because their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty and the North has been engaged in a standoff over its nuclear and missile programmes that it conducts in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions. But tensions have eased in recent months, with the North taking part in the Winter Olympics in the South in February and an exchange of threats of war with the United States and other bellicose rhetoric evaporating. The meeting between Mr Kim and Mr Moon will only be the third summit between the rivals since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War and could prove to be significant in the global diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. Hopes for US detainees The US president confirmed this week that CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a secret trip to North Korea over the Easter weekend to lay the groundwork for the unprecedented upcoming summit. The unexpected and clandestine meeting is believed to have taken place on April 1, the same day Mr Kim was also welcoming a delegation of K-pop stars to the North Korean capital, Pyongyang. Mr Pompeo was given assurances by Mr Kim that a summit with the US president could be paired with the release of three detained US citizens, the Wall Street Journal reported.  Plans for a summit between Mr Trump and the North Korean leader were moving toward a mid-June rendezvous somewhere outside northeast Asia, people briefed on the meeting told the newspaper. North Korea's nuclear history: key moments Plans are moving ahead, meanwhile, for the summit between Mr Kim and Mr Moon on Friday. The two countries installed a direct phone line between their leaders on Friday as they prepare for the first summit since 2007. South Korea's presidential Blue House and North Korea's State Affairs Commission tested the hot line for four minutes, the office said. "The call quality was very good and we felt like we got a call from our next-door neighbour," South Korea's director for the Government Situation Room, Youn Kun-young, told reporters. An official talks on a phone for testing a hotline between the two Koreas at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul Credit: Reuters Mr Moon will now be able to pick up his office phone to talk to Kim, instead of communicating through a hot line at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone. The leaders plan to make their first telephone conversation sometime before their face-to-face meeting on Friday at Panmunjom.

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