Latest North Korea Olympic Team News

IOC suspends NKorea from Beijing Olympics for Tokyo no-show

Sep. 08, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — North Korea was formally suspended from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by the IOC on Wednesday as punishment for refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Games citing the COVID-19 pandemic. IOC president Thomas Bach said the North Korean national Olympic...

Even in absence, North Korea's presence felt at Tokyo Games

Jul. 28, 2021 04:29 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea isn't at the Tokyo Olympics this summer. And therein lies a tale — one of sports and viruses, but most of all a tale of complex politics. While it's not making headlines here, the North’s absence is noteworthy, especially among those who...

Olympics Latest: Germany wins another equestrian gold

Jul. 27, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT The German dressage team won its ninth gold medal in the...

Guinea reverses decision to pull out of Tokyo Olympics

Jul. 22, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The West African country of Guinea has reversed an earlier decision to pull out of the Olympics and will send a delegation of five athletes to the Tokyo Games. Minister of Sports Sanoussy Bantama Sow made the announcement Thursday after national...