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IOC tries to calm Olympic concerns amid North Korea tension

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next IOC President Thomas Bach met with China President Xi Jinping in Tianjin last month and with South Korea President Moon Jae-in at the U.N. in New York.“In none of the discussions, has anybody expressed any doubt” about the Winter Games, the IOC said in a statement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogTensions fueled by North Korea’s missile testing rose this week after U.S. President Donald Trump used his U.N. General Assembly speech to threaten the country’s destruction. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un described Trump as “deranged.”France’s sports minister, Laura Flessel, suggested on Thursday its team could stay home if its security could not be assured in South Korea. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide DAY6 is for everybody Trump says protesting players in NFL should be fired How to help the Taal evacuees It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up “Athletes’ safety and security are of course a primary concern for the IOC,” the Olympic body said.U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun said “we will continue to work with our State Department and local organizers to ensure that our athletes, and our entire delegation, are safe.” He added that the USOC is confident South Korean organizers would deliver a “great games.”Olympic officials in winter sports hubs like Austria, Denmark and Sweden said Friday it was too early to doubt participation in Pyeongchang, where the games open Feb. 9.“We feel safe,” Peter Reinebo of Sweden’s Olympic Committee said, adding that a decision to stay away would require an “international decision from the United Nations and a strong warning from Swedish authorities.”“But such things do not exist today. We are completely focused on going and taking part,” Reinebo said.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson People watch a TV screen showing an image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivering a statement in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations, in Pyongyang, North Korea, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Kim, in an extraordinary and direct rebuke, called U.S. President Donald Trump “deranged” and said he will “pay dearly” for his threats, a possible indication of more powerful weapons tests on the horizon.The signs read “I was angry.” (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)LAUSANNE, Switzerland — With France’s sports minister raising questions about security, the IOC is trying to calm concern about the Pyeongchang Games.The International Olympic Committee said Friday it has been in close contact with the United Nations and the “heads of government concerned.”ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

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Police investigating shooting death

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – Police searched today for a gunman who shot a man several times in the upper body, killing him, authorities said. The shooting occurred around 10 p.m. yesterday at 1735 Belmont Avenue near Howard Street in Pasadena, said Pasadena police Lt. Randell Taylor. The circumstances surrounding the shooting were not immediately clear, but the victim, described only as a man in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene, he said. Authorities were investigating the shooting today, he said, adding that the shooter remained at large this morning. last_img

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