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Olympics - JOC 'looking forward to Pyeongchang'

Japan's Olympic committee (JOC) said on Tuesday it is looking forward to participating in next year's Pyeongchang Winter Games and that it is confident the event will be safe despite concerns over North Korea.

USOC chief backs athlete protests

Athletes should feel free to express their political opinions during next February's Winter Games in Pyeongchang despite strict Olympic rules barring such demonstrations, the head of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) said on Monday.

South Korea banks federation boosts 2018 ticket sales

Amid dismal domestic ticket sales for February's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the Korea Federation of Banks said on Tuesday it will buy 1 billion won worth of briefs as part of its "social responsibility" efforts.

Cowboys, Cardinals link arms amid anthem protests

Two National Football League teams largely steered clear of a controversy over national anthem protests that have ensnared U.S. President Donald Trump and threatened to damage the game's popularity, staging a "moment of unity" on Monday instead.

Spurs' Eriksen out of Apoel clash with illness

Tottenham Hotspur will be without playmaker Christian Eriksen for Tuesday's Champions League game against Apoel Nicosia after the Danish midfielder pulled out due to illness, manager Mauricio Pochettino has said.

Wallabies expect backlash from humbled South Africa

South Africa will be stung by their humiliating 57-0 defeat to the All Blacks and looking to prove a point when they take on Australia in the Rugby Championship on Saturday, Wallabies lock Adam Coleman has said.

India showing they are a class above, says Finch

Opening batsman Aaron Finch marked his return to the Australia side with a defiant century in the third one-day international against India but the thrill was tempered by another loss for Steve Smith's struggling side.