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At Asian Games, rivalries not always about sports

In this photo taken on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, athletes from Syria march into the stadium during the opening ceremony for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. On the one hand, you have China and India, which account for about a quarter of the world’s population. On the other, the Maldives, population 345,000. There’s Bhutan, which has been described as the happiest place on Earth, and Syria, which certainly isn’t. And for good measure, why not throw in some of the most repressive regimes on the planet -North Korea, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan?  Welcome to the Asian Games, where, as the organizers put it, "Diversity Shines." (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — On the one hand, you have China and India, which account for about a quarter of the world’s population. On the other, the Maldives, population 345,000. There’s Bhutan, which has been described as the happiest place on Earth, and Syria, which certainly isn’t. And for good measure, why not throw in some of the most repressive regimes on the planet — North Korea, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan?

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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.

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