Gulf Times - Pyeongchang
Winter Paralympics closes; US top medal table

Winter Paralympics closes; US top medal table

The 12th Winter Paralympics were declared closed on Sunday, with the United States finishing on top of the medals table.

Two Koreas march apart as Winter Olympics close

Two Koreas march apart as Winter Olympics close

Unlike the Games' opening, the North and South Korean athletes marched separately and waving their national flags, although some North Koreans held the blue-and-white Korean Unification emblem.

Winter Olympics closing ceremony begins in Pyeongchang

Winter Olympics closing ceremony begins in Pyeongchang

The Winter Olympics closing ceremony began late Sunday in Pyeongchang, bringing to an end 17 days of sports action.

IOC debates Russia's Olympic fate as clock ticks

IOC debates Russia's Olympic fate as clock ticks

Russia's fate hung in the balance as the International Olympic Committee met Saturday to decide whether to lift its ban for mass doping before the Pyeongchang Winter Games closing ceremony.

Robots take to the slopes on sidelines of Winter Games

Robots take to the slopes on sidelines of Winter Games

Eight robotics teams from universities, institutes and a private company competed for a $10,000 prize in the Ski Robot Challenge.

Pyeongchang ready to battle cold snap, norovirus: Lee

Pyeongchang ready to battle cold snap, norovirus: Lee

The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics are on track though organisers are battling the spread of a virus among staff and preparing to deal with the cold snap at Friday's opening ceremony ...

No Olympics for Russians who had life bans lifted

No Olympics for Russians who had life bans lifted

Fifteen Russians whose life bans for doping were lifted last week have been barred from the Pyeongchang Winter Games, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday ...

Taboo North Korean flag raised in South for Olympics

Taboo North Korean flag raised in South for Olympics

North Korea's national flag was raised in the South Thursday for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, organisers said, after an exemption came into force to avoid breaching Seoul's tough national security law.

IOC, two Koreas meet to finalise historic Olympic deal

IOC, two Koreas meet to finalise historic Olympic deal

After the two Koreas struck a deal for the North to attend the Winter Games in the South, Olympic bosses were meeting Saturday to resolve the devils in the details of the landmark pact.

South Korea PM apologises for gaffe on unified team

South Korea PM apologises for gaffe on unified team

South Korea's prime minister apologised for suggesting the country's women's ice hockey team had no chance of a medal at the Winter Olympics in an unsuccessful attempt to dampen criticism over a unified team with the North.

Olympic flame stops in Seoul on journey to Pyeongchang

Olympic flame stops in Seoul on journey to Pyeongchang

Cheering crowds welcomed the Olympic flame to a freezing Seoul on Saturday, where the torch will be paraded for four days before making its way to Pyeongchang for the start of the Winter Games.

N. Korea to send athletes, cheer squad to Winter Olympics

N. Korea to send athletes, cheer squad to Winter Olympics

Seoul proposed inter-Korean military talks to reduce tensions on the Korean peninsula and a reunion of family members in time for February's Lunar New Year holiday, said South Korea's vice unification minister Chun Hae-sung.