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January 16, 2018 12:33 AM Jamaica sending its first women's bobsled team to Olympics

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - Jamaica is sending a women's bobsled team to the Olympics for the first time. Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian, who drove for the U.S. at the 2014 Sochi Games, will pilot the Jamaican sled in the Pyeongchang Olympics next month. It'll likely be pushed by Carrie Russell, a sprinter who helped Jamaica win gold in the 4x100-meter relay 6

January 12, 2018 10:36 PM North Korea SHOCK warning: Kim 'OUTSMARTS' Trump in latest move, says former US official

NORTH KOREA has “outsmarted” Donald Trump and left America “dangling” following Kim Jong-un’s decision to have diplomatic talks with South Korea, former Pentagon official Michael Maloof has said. North Korea and America have been involved in a war of words in recent months, with Kim Jong-un threatening to attack the US with his nuclear programme 17

January 12, 2018 7:53 PM Czech biathlon star Koukalova out of Olympics

PRAGUE (AP) - Two-time biathlon world champion Gabriela Koukalova has been ruled out of next month's Pyeongchang Olympics. The Czech Biathlon Union says Koukalova won't recover in time from a calf problem that has kept her out of World Cup events so far this season. Koukalova says "I tried my best to return" in time for the Olympics, but "unfortunately 5

January 12, 2018 7:04 PM Yun wins again in World Cup skeleton ahead of home Olympics

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) - Sungbin Yun of South Korea confirmed his status as the favorite for the men's skeleton title at the Pyeongchang Olympics, setting a St. Moritz track record on Friday to win his fifth World Cup race this season. Yun clocked 1 minute 7.19 seconds for his second run, giving him a combined time 0.87 ahead of Germany's Axel Jungk 6

January 11, 2018 3:28 PM British bobsledder suffers a stroke, to miss Winter Olympics

LONDON (AP) - A British bobsledder will miss the Winter Olympics after suffering a stroke. Bruce Tasker, who was part of the British four-man team that finished in fifth place at the Sochi Games in 2014, was taken to the hospital after experiencing dizziness and sickness last week. Team GB says the 30-year-old Tasker will have further assessments over the coming 4

January 9, 2018 10:59 AM South Korea could CAVE to North Korea after talks to allow Winter Olympics team

NORTH Korea’s proposed entry to South Korea’s Winter Olympics could see Seoul to cave in to Pyongyang with concessions for Kim Jong-un’s warmongering state. South Korea previously banned several North Korean officials from entering the country in response to Pyongyang's ramped-up missile and nuclear tests, conducted despite international pressure 10

January 9, 2018 10:11 AM Japanese canoeist spiked rival's drink in attempt to get him banned from Olympics

One of Japan's top sprint canoeists has been banned from competition for eight years after he admitted spiking a rival's drink with a banned substance in an attempt to disqualify him for selection at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Yasuhiro Suzuki, 32, was considered a medal hopeful at the upcoming Games. However, he confessed to putting a muscle-enhancing 11

January 6, 2018 8:13 AM North Korea says likely to join Olympics in South

TOKYO (AP) - Japanese media are reporting that North Korea's IOC representative has said that his country is likely to participate in figure skating in next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea. The reports said that Chang Ung told reporters at Beijing airport on Saturday that a North Korean figure skating pair that has qualified for the games will probably 7

January 3, 2018 8:02 AM Scott takes out under-23 cycling title

NSW rider Cameron Scott has won the men's under-23 criterium on day one of the Australian road cycling championships. Scott, who turns 20 on Thursday, was in a four-man breakaway and he outsprinted Dylan Sunderland for the win. Rio Olympics team pursuit silver medallist Sam Welsford was four seconds behind in third. Earlier on Wednesday, Penrith rider

January 3, 2018 7:02 AM The Latest: China welcomes Koreas 'positive' moves to talk

China has welcomed moves by North and South Korea to use next month's Winter Olympics in the South as an opportunity for talks, saying it hopes the rivals will try to "meet each other halfway." People watch a TV screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's New Year's speech, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. North