• In this Oct. 19, 2005 file photo, then South Korea's Minister of Commerce, Industry and Energy, Lee Hee-beom, answers a reporter's question during a joint press conference at the 7th APEC Energy Ministers' Meeting in Gyeongju, southeastern of Seoul. Lee was nominated to take over the organizing committee of the 2018 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, just hours after Cho Yang-ho quit amid escalating financial troubles at the business group his family controls. Lee needs to be ratified by a vote of senior committee officials to officially become president of the organizing committee for the Pyeongchang Games. (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man, File)

    Ex minister nominated to head 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean organizers have officially selected former government minister Lee Hee-beom as the new head of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

  • This is a Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 file photo of  international Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel as he answers a question during a news conference addressing hockey issues at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.  NHL players will probably not compete at the next Winter Olympics in 2018 because of a lack of money to cover insurance, Rene Fasel the head of the International Ice Hockey Federation has told The Associated Press.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    AP Interview: Fasel worried NHL players will skip 2018 Games

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The head of ice hockey’s international body says there’s a strong possibility that NHL players won’t be competing at the next Winter Olympics.

  • In this Feb. 3, 2016, file photo, Cho Yang-ho, president of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, speaks during a press conference about the alpine skiing test event for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics in Jeongseon, at the Press Center in Seoul, South Korea. Cho quit on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, amid escalating financial troubles at the business group his family controls. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon. File)

    South Korean 2018 Olympic chief quits over company trouble

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A former South Korean government minister was nominated to take over the organizing committee of the 2018 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, just hours after Cho Yang-ho quit amid escalating financial troubles at the business group his family controls.