Posts Tagged East Asia

North Korean team welcomed to Asian Games village

A North Korean flag, right, is prepared for a welcoming ceremony at the Flag Plaza of the Athlete's Village for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The games will be held in the South Korea's west city from Sept. 19 to Oct. 4. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — First hurdle cleared — the Asian Games organizers raised the right flag for North Korea on Thursday. The South Korean break dancers, however, found themselves working a tough audience.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Wozniacki into quarterfinals at Pan Pacific Open

TOKYO (AP) — Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark rallied from a set down to beat qualifier Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , ,

Kirilenko rallies to make Korea Open quarterfinals

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Maria Kirilenko took another step in her comeback from injury by beating third-seeded Klara Koukalova of the Czech Republic 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-0 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Korea Open.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

SKorean president offers assurances on 2018 Games

A man walks by dolls of the three official mascots, from left, Chumuro, Vichuon and Barame, of the the 2014 Incheon Asian Games in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The games will be held in the South Korea's west city from Sept. 19 to Oct. 4. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president has assured the IOC that the government will make the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang a success.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

NKorean Olympic gymnast banned for age cheating

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A North Korean female gymnast on Wednesday was banned and stripped of all her results since 2006 in a case of age cheating.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,