North Korea is barred from participating in next year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Wednesday, after skipping the Tokyo Games this summer over fears of Covid-19.
North Korea will not be part of the Tokyo Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed Tuesday, the first time it will skip the Summer Games in 33 years.
The Korean government is protesting a map on the Tokyo Olympics’ website showing the Dokdo islets in the East Sea as Japanese territory, and some are calling for a boycott of the Summer Games.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) maintains that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will go ahead, despite growing calls from both inside and outside Japan for the Games to be canceled.
The Tokyo Olympic Committee has decided to ban overseas spectators for this year's summer Olympics, and the 630,000 tickets purchased by overseas residents will be refunded.
Short-track speed skater Lim Hyo-jun, who recently took Chinese citizenship because he had been prevented from competing in Korea under a sexual harassment charge, may not actually be permitted to compete for China at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics
Japan has decided to bar foreign spectators from this summer's Olympics and Paralympics, choosing to restrict access to the postponed Games to limit the spread of Covid-19.
Lee Kee-heung, a Korean International Olympic Committee member, has been elected to his second consecutive term as head of the Korean Sport & Olympic Committee.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach praised the Olympic Movement for “uniting the entire world in peaceful competition” as he accepted the 15th Seoul Peace Prize on Monday.
Ryu Seung-min — the table tennis star, Olympic gold medalist, coach, sports administrator and denizen of a handful of international sporting bodies including the International Olympic Committee (IOC) — is used to wearing a lot of different hats.