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25-Feb-2018 Gangneung (South Korea)

Winter Olympics: Russia beats Germany, wins men's gold

The team of Olympic Athletes from Russia won the men's gold in hockey on Sunday beating Germany 4-3 at the Gangneung Hockey Centre at the ongoing Winter Olympics in South Korea.At the end of three periods of play, the score read 3-3, taking the match into...

24-Feb-2018 PyeongChang (South Korea)

Iivo Niskanen wins Olympic gold in 50km cross-country skiing

Finland's Iivo Niskanen won the men's 50km cross-country skiing on Saturday at the Alpensia Cross-Country Center during the PyeongChang Winter Olympics here.Niskanen, 26, covered the distance in 2 hours, 8 minutes and 22.1 seconds, reports Efe.He was 18.7 seconds...

24-Feb-2018 Pyeongchang (South Korea)

Winter Olympics : Swiss snowboarder wins men's PGS gold

Nevin Galmarini of Switzerland pocketed the men's snowboard parallel giant slalom gold medal at PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games here on Saturday.Galmarini, silver medallist four years ago in Sochi, improved his standing on the podium as he overcame home favourite...

23-Feb-2018 Gangneung (South Korea)

Winter Olympics : South Korea take bronze in men's speed skating

South Korean speed skater Kim Tae-yun captured bronze in the men's 1,000m discipline in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics here on Friday.Kim clocked 1:08.22, close to his personal record of 1:08.08, at the race held at the Gangneung Oval, reports Yonhap news...

23-Feb-2018 PyeongChang (South Korea)

Winter Olympics: S. Korea target speed skating titles

South Korea will try to add two gold medals in the final speed skating events at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Saturday.Lee Seung-hoon and Kim Bo-reum are scheduled to compete in the semi-finals of the men's and women's mass start speed skating events...

21-Feb-2018 PyeongChang (South Korea)

Japan wins gold in women's team pursuit, sets new Olympic record

The Japan's women's pursuit speed skating team on Wednesday clinched the gold by beating the Netherlands with a new Olympic record at the Winter Games here.The team, made up of Miho Takagi, Ayano Sato and Nana Takagi completed the event with a time of 2:53.89,...

21-Feb-2018 PyeongChang (South Korea)

Winter Olympics: Norway claims two golds to top medals table

Norway claimed two more golds on Wednesday to lead the medals table at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.In a thrilling seesaw battle, Norway beat South Korea to win the men's team pursuit title in speed skating in a time of 3 minutes 37.32 seconds, reports Xinhua...

21-Feb-2018 Gangneung (South Korea)

Winter Olympics: S. Korea take team silver in men's speed skating

South Korea won a silver in the PyeongChang Winter Games men's team pursuit speed skating on Wednesday, finishing runner-up in the second consecutive Olympics.The trio of Lee Seung-hoon, Kim Min-seok and Chung Jae-won timed 3 minutes and 38.52 seconds in the...

18-Feb-2018 PyeongChang (South Korea)

Norway takes two golds to top medals table at Winter Olympics

Snow sports powerhouse Norway grabbed two gold medals on Sunday to top the medals table at the Winter Olympic Games here.Norway, the cross-country-crazed nation, first saw its 16-year gold medal drought in the men's 4x10-kilometre relay come to an end, and...

18-Feb-2018 PyeongChang (South Korea)

Martin Fourcade wins most gold medals in French Olympic history

French biathlete Martin Fourcade made history on Sunday when he won his fourth Olympic gold medal in a dramatic photo finish in the men's biathlon 15-kilometre mass start at the Winter Olympics here.Fourcade is now France's most decorated athlete in either...

18-Feb-2018 PyeongChang (South Korea)

Nao Kodaira breaks Olympic record to win women's 500m speed skating

Nao Kodaira of Japan broke the Olympic record here on Sunday on her way to winning the women's 500 meters speed skating at the Winter Games.Having claimed victory in each of her last 15 World Cup appearances in the women's 500m from 2016 to 2018, reigning...

17-Feb-2018 PyeongChang

Norway's Bjoergen equals Winter Olympics medal record of 13

Norway's cross-country skiing legend Marit Bjoergen won her record-equalling 13th medal at Winter Olympic Games following her country's victory in women's 4X5km relay at the PyeongChang Games here on Saturday.Norway, teamed up by Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg, Astrid...

11-Feb-2018 PyeongChang (South Korea)

Russian woman figure skater spins world record

Russian woman figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva set a world record by earning 81.06 points and in the process bagged the first medal for her side in the team short dance event at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.She bested her previous record set at the 2017 team...

11-Feb-2018 PyeongChang (South Korea)

Dutch speed skater Kramer wins 3rd straight Olympic gold

Dutch speed skater Sven Kramer on Sunday bagged his third straight Olympic gold medal for the 5,000-metre event here at the PyeongChang Winter Games, after striking gold at the Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014 Games.Clocking in at 6:09.76 on Sunday, Kramer beat...

10-Feb-2018 Pyongyang

Shiva finishes 36th at Winter Olympics

India's Shiva Keshavan finished at the 36th position in the men's luge competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics here on Saturday.Shiva registered 50.578 seconds in the Men's Singles Run 1 which saw a total of 40 competitors in action.He was 2.926 seconds behind...

10-Feb-2018 Gangneung (South Korea)

PyeongChang organisers cyber-attacked during opening ceremony

The organisers of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics said Saturday its servers were hacked by an unidentified attacker during the opening ceremony the previous day.The PyeongChang Organising Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Games (POCOG) said...

07-Feb-2018 Gangneung (South Korea)

Cold weather expected for opening ceremony of Winter Olympics

South Korea's state weather agency on Wednesday said that it expects wind chill below minus 10 degrees Celsius at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Games."Temperatures will range between minus 5 degrees and minus 2 degrees Celsius, which is on par or...

10-Sep-2016 Seoul (South Korea)

New material blocks electromagnetic waves from mobile phones

A group of South Korean scientists has developed a new material to effectively block electromagnetic waves emanating from electronic gadgets and appliances, Yonhap news agency reported.The team led by Gu Jong-min of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology...

10-Jun-2016 Seoul (South Korea)

UN chief frontrunner in S Korean presidential hopefuls

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ranked first in a survey of South Korean people to pick the country's next president. Ban's tenure as the UN chief ends later this year. According to a poll of 1,002 adults conducted for three days through Thursday, 26 per...

30-May-2016 Seoul

Women more addicted to smartphones than men: Study

Women are using smartphones for four hours a day or longer and are more prone to succumb to smartphone addiction than men, the first-ever academic study on this topic has revealed.The study, conducted in South Korea, noted that 52 percent of the women in the...

07-Oct-2015 Busan

'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' gets standing ovation in Busan

Superstar Salman Khan's "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" was an instant hit with the global audience at the 20th Busan International Film Festival, where it received a standing ovation, says director Kabir Khan.“The biggest audience ever...#BajrangiBhaijaanInBusan 5000 people...Standing...

15-Jun-2015 Bratislava

South Korean MERS suspect monitored in Slovakia

A South Korean national is being monitored in Slovakia after showing symptoms of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a media report said on Monday."No sample tested positive," Slovak health ministry spokesperson Peter Bubla said on Sunday.Additional...

13-Jun-2015 Seoul

MERS cases in South Korea rise to 138

The South Korean health ministry on Saturday reported 12 new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), bringing the total to 138.Meanwhile, a 67-year-old woman died, while receiving treatment at a hospital, bringing the number of MERS deaths to 14,...

11-Jun-2015 Seoul

MERS infections in South Korea rise to 122

The number of South Koreans diagnosed with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) rose to 122 since the first case was discovered on May 20, the health ministry said on Thursday.Fourteen new cases were added on Thursday, including a 39-year-old pregnant...

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