PyeongChang 2018 Olympics

2018-02-04 19:35 GMT+8

A Russian Olympic medalist has left the PyeongChang Winter Games on suspicion of doping, a sports official said on Monday, in a case that could jeopardize the nation’s efforts to draw a line under a years-long drug-cheating scandal.

2018-02-19 10:58 GMT+8

China’s long track speed skater Zhang Hong entered PyeongChang as the reigning champion in the 1,000-meter, but was hampered by a knee problem and failed to retain her Olympic title, finishing 11th. 

2018-02-18 14:43 GMT+8

Not for 66 years has a figure skater in the men’s competition managed to defend his Olympic crown. But it happened in PyeongChang on Saturday. Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu appears graceful, gentle, even angelic. Yet those descriptions belie the true story of his repeat gold medal.

2018-02-18 16:59 GMT+8

One of the best things about sports is the ever-present possibility of surprise when favorites are upset and underdogs rise to become new stars, and for cold weather combatants, no stage is bigger than the Winter Olympics. And on back-to-back evenings in South Korea, such drama was on full display in two events.

2018-02-18 08:53 GMT+8

Yuzuru Hanyu from Japan becomes the first repeat winner since 1952 as he successfully defended his gold medal in men’s figure skating competition in PyeongChang, tallying 317.85 total points. 

2018-02-17 19:48 GMT+8

As the PyeongChang Olympics enters its eighth day, more medals are expected to be presented on Saturday and Sunday.

2018-02-17 20:16 GMT+8

Chinese skeleton competitor Geng Wenqiang is enjoying his first Olympic experience. The 22-year-old said he hopes this will be the first of many trips to the Games. He finished 13th in the men's final on Friday and hopes it is a springboard to a better showing on home soil when Beijing hosts the Games in 2022. 

2018-02-17 17:51 GMT+8

Esmee Visser clocked six minutes and 50.23 seconds, becoming the second Dutchwoman to win this event at Winter Olympic Games. Yvonne van Gennip won in Calgary in 1988. 

2018-02-17 16:20 GMT+8

China's Zhang Xin completed three jumps in women's freestyle skiing aerials finals on Friday, sealing a silver medal, and her compatriot Kong Fanyu earned bronze. CGTN caught all the action, and interviewed the two medalists.

2018-02-17 11:40 GMT+8

German pairs figure skaters Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot on Thursday had the routine of their lives, setting a world record in the process. Their performance in the free skate secured the duo's first Olympic gold medal, edging out China's Sui Wenjing and Han Cong for the title.

2018-02-15 12:31 GMT+8

There’s a competition at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics that has nothing to do with sports, and plenty to do with jousting between automakers and tech companies over autonomously driving vehicles.

2018-02-15 17:54 GMT+8

Since the 1972 Munich Games, mascots have been a regular fixture at the Olympics with each host country selecting something that reflects its particular culture. And for South Korea, that honor went to a white tiger that was named Soohorang. Today is Valentine's Day and Soohorang clearly has plenty of admirers who are clamoring to have pictures taken with it and get a piece or two of candy.

2018-02-15 11:44 GMT+8

China earned its first medal as seven events were concluded on the fourth day of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Tuesday. 

2018-02-14 20:26 GMT+8

It always felt like today would be a little different to those we’ve already experienced at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

2018-02-13 22:18 GMT+8

‍The Koreans love tigers. The 2018 PyeongChang Olympics opening ceremony began with five children entering the Olympic Stadium with a gigantic black-stripped white tiger puppet. The white tiger, often seen as a terrifying creature, is also the inspiration of the mascot of the PyeongChang Games – Soohorang.

2018-02-13 21:54 GMT+8

The International Olympics Committee President Thomas Bach paid a visit Tuesday to the CCTV Headquarters in PyeongChang, the Mandarin-speaking broadcast arm of China's state television. 

2018-02-13 16:55 GMT+8

Monday is officially Day Three of the Games, and the frigid weather is a constant reminder that this is indeed the Winter and not Summer version of the biggest multi-sport spectacle on the planet. But the cold suits many of the athletes and their events, which only provides a better show for the spectators who simply pull down their toques (Canadian-ese for winter hat) or wrap their scarves a bit tighter, and cheer all the louder.

2018-02-13 11:29 GMT+8

Japanese short-track speed skater Kei Saito failed an out-of-competition doping test and was expelled from the PyeongChang Olympic Games, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Tuesday.

2018-02-13 10:00 GMT+8

The PyeongChang Olympics closing ceremony will be held on February 25. As the host of the next Winter Games, Beijing will stage the last eight-minute segment of the ceremony in the S. Korean county.

2018-02-12 17:35 GMT+8

China failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the Winter Olympics mixed doubles curling after losing to Norway 9-7 in a tiebreaker in the event’s round robin session on Sunday evening. 

2018-02-12 12:52 GMT+8

A total of 177 cases of norovirus, which already wreaked havoc at last year's world athletics championships, have been confirmed at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, organisers said Monday. 

2018-02-12 12:45 GMT+8

Three skaters of Chinese descent are among a history-making contingent of Asian origin in the American team at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in the Republic of South Korea. 

2018-02-12 15:38 GMT+8

The oldest type of skiing, cross-country skiing is about gliding across a snow-covered field on skis in the shortest possible time. The course is composed of three equal segments of uphill, level, and downhill fields and athletes must use classic or skate skiing techniques.

2018-02-12 15:00 GMT+8

Four Chinese female rowers return home for Spring Festival after battling sleep deprivation, 40-foot waves and capsizing to break multiple world records rowing the Atlantic.

2018-02-12 14:47 GMT+8

After the second full day of competition at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Germany are at the top of the medal standings with three gold medals. 

2018-02-12 14:31 GMT+8