Pyeongchang Olympics - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Pyeongchang Olympics


Japan keeps word, gifts Akita dog to Russian skater Zagitova

May 26, 2018 - 7:58 PM

During a visit to Moscow, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe presents the puppy to Zagitova, who won gold at the Pyeongchang Olympics

North Korea's Kim meets IOC chief in Pyongyang

Mar 31, 2018 - 10:26 AM

Kim Jong-Un thanks International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach for helping to bring about a 'dramatic thawing' of tensions on the Korean peninsula

IN PYONGYANG. This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 31, 2018 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (R) shaking hands with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach. Photo by KCNA via KNS/AFP

Relatives protest visit by N. Korea general blamed for warship sinking

Feb 24, 2018 - 7:08 PM

Kim Yong Chol will head an 8-member delegation at the Winter Olympics' closing ceremony Sunday at Pyeongchang, South Korea

PROTESTS. Anti-North Korean protesters march during a rally against an upcoming visit by Kim Yong Chol who will head an eight-member delegation at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games' closing ceremony, in Seoul on February 24, 2018. Photo by Joseph Chung/AFP

Wind causes alpine chaos as slalom postponed

Feb 14, 2018 - 11:46 AM

Strong winds buffet the Rainbow course in Yongpyong, making it unsafe to hold the race

Olympics hit by cyberattack, source not revealed

Feb 11, 2018 - 10:01 PM

North Korea and Russia deny launching any attacks on the Pyeongchang Olympics

OLYMPIC GAMES. The Unified Korea delegation parades during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium on February 9, 2018.  Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Day 1: Medal tally, brief results

Feb 11, 2018 - 12:23 AM

Germany leads the medal tally so far, with 2 gold medals. The Netherlands and Norway have bagged 4 medals each.

GOLD MEDAL. Germany's Andreas Wellinger celebrates during the victory ceremony after winning the men's normal hill individual ski jumping event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 10, 2018, in Pyeongchang.  Photo by Odd Andersen/AFP

Joint Olympic team makes history for two Koreas

Feb 10, 2018 - 9:56 PM

Short-track speed skater Lim Hyo-jun wins South Korea's first gold. Meanwhile, the joint Korean women's ice hockey team competes, as Kim Yo Jong – sister of Kim Jong Un – watches from the stands.

Military guard Olympics as tummy bug sidelines 1,200 security staff

Feb 06, 2018 - 7:46 PM

Nine hundred military personnel are now on duty after 41 security guards were hospitalized with norovirus following the sudden onset of vomiting and diarrhea

THE NEW GUARDS. South Korean soldiers inspect a visitor at a security checkpoint as they replace security guards showing symptoms of the norovirus at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on February 6, 2018 ahead of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Peta's naked 'bunny girl' freezes tail off in Olympic fur protest

Feb 06, 2018 - 3:13 PM

'Animal cruelty is animal cruelty, whether it's dog's or rabbits, minks or racoons,' says People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

FUR PROTEST. Animal rights activists like Ashley Furno have called for South Korea to stop eating dogs at previous major sporting events, notably at the 2002 World Cup. Photo by Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP

North Korea's ceremonial head of state to visit South

Feb 04, 2018 - 11:45 PM

(UPDATED) Kim Yong-Nam is expected to arrive on Friday, February 9, for a 3-day visit related to the Winter Olympics

North Korea's nominal head of state, Kim Yong-Nam (L) shakes hands with Vietnam's President, Truong Tan Sang (seated), after delivering a speech at a plenary session during the Asian Africa Conference in Jakarta on April 22, 2015. Asian and African leaders have gathered in Indonesia this week to mark 60 years since a landmark conference that helped forge a common identity among emerging states, but analysts say big-power rivalries will overshadow proclamations of solidarity. AFP PHOTO / POOL / ADEK BERRY / AFP PHOTO / POOL / ADEK BERRY

More athletes from Russia may make it to Olympics

Feb 03, 2018 - 9:09 PM

A specialist IOC panel would rule on whether the 13 Russian athletes and two coaches would be allowed to take part in the Pyeongchang Olympics

WELCOME TO PYEONGCHANG. This file photo taken February 4, 2017 shows a big banner at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre, a venue for the upcoming Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, in Pyeongchang. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

South Korea seeks U.S. military drill delay for Olympics

Dec 20, 2017 - 4:34 PM

South Korean President Moon Jae-In's comments are the first confirmation that Seoul is seeking to postpone the annual Key Resolve and Foal Eagle drills, which usually start in late February or early March and run until the end of April

JOINT. South Korea and US soldiers watch from an observation post during a joint live firing drill between South Korea and the US at the Seungjin Fire Training Field. Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Olympics chief seeks North Korea visit – report

Dec 08, 2017 - 11:26 AM

South Korean organizers of the Pyeongchang Olympics are pushing for the North to compete as they hope to portray the event as a symbol of peace on the flashpoint peninsula

OLYMPIC CHIEF. International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach at a press conference closing the 125th IOC session on September 10, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP