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Google courts game developers with expanded services lineup

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google on Monday unveiled new tools for game developers, days after opening Maps to create location-based online games, challenging technology rivals including Inc in the bid for a bigger slice of the lucrative industry.

Basketball (College)

N.C.A.A. Women’s Tournament: Oregon State Upsets Tennessee

The Beavers triumphed by a score of 66-59. In other games, Louisville beat Marquette and North Carolina State beat Maryland.


Jamaica's Blake sees Commonwealth Games as step to build on Bolt's legacy

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Next month's Commonwealth Games will be Yohan Blake's chance to build on Usain Bolt's "legacy" and step out of the track great's shadow, the former 100 meters world champion said on Sunday.

Transgender and Transsexuals

Transgender Volleyball Star in Brazil Eyes Olympics and Stirs Debate

Tifanny Abreu, a top-ranked player in Brazilian professional volleyball, is transgender. She is setting records and plans to play in the Tokyo Games in 2020.


Canada's De Grasse pulls out of Commonwealth Games

(Reuters) - Canadian triple Olympic sprint medalist Andre De Grasse has withdrawn from next month's Commonwealth Games to concentrate on his fitness for the outdoor season, he said on Friday.

New York Times

The Loneliness of the American Paralympics Reporter

Best I can tell, I’m the only one here from a major American news outlet other than NBC, which broadcasts the Games.

A sixth grader makes a will 'just in case' of a school shooting

As Javon Davies reads out a list of his most prized possessions, it's hard not to smile: His Playstation, his video games, his TV, his cat. It's typical sixth grade stuff through and through.


Bringing the Sistine Chapel to Life, With the Vatican’s Blessing

An impresario known for his ceremonies at Olympic Games is recreating one of the world’s great masterpieces. Will the spectacle appeal to tourists and Romans?

Putin says he gave order to shoot down passenger plane in 2014

Russia's Vladimir Putin ordered the downing of a passenger plane that had reportedly been overtaken by hijackers planning to target the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014, the President said in a new film.

'Ready Player One' premiere gets cheers, despite technical difficulties

Steven Spielberg's "Ready Player One" had its world premiere Sunday night. Like the classic '80s arcade games the movie references, the premiere came with a few glitches.


Putin order for bomb threat plane to be downed in 2014 canceled after false alarm

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Vladimir Putin in 2014 ordered a passenger aircraft which was reported to be carrying a bomb and targeting the opening of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi to be downed, the president said in a film shown on Sunday.

Video games do not teach people to become shooters in real life

After 10 plus years of researching how games affect human behavior, I can tell you this:


Facebook to show 25 Major League Baseball games this season

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said it has signed a deal with Major League Baseball (MLB) to stream 25 games this season on the social network.


Trump discusses video game violence with 'Doom' maker, other execs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump met on Thursday with the makers of popular video games "Grand Theft Auto" and "Doom" to discuss what the president believes is a link between video games and violent acts like last month's school shooting in Florida.


Trump meets 'Doom' maker and other video game execs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump met on Thursday with the makers of popular video games "Grand Theft Auto" and "Doom" to discuss what the president believes is a link between video games and violent acts like last month's school shooting in Florida.

PlayStation lets parents boot kids from games

Blaming video games for violence isn't new


Trump to meet with video-game industry in wake of Florida shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After criticizing video games in the wake of a school shooting in Florida last month, U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with industry executives on Thursday to discuss what the president believes is a link between the games and violent acts.


Indonesia confident on Asian Games preparations, traffic concerns remain

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia is confident over its readiness to host this year's Asian Games, though ensuring athletes and fans can get to venues through Jakarta's traffic-clogged streets remains a challenge, the head of the country's organizing committee said.


South Korea to honor Bach for Pyeongchang contribution

SEOUL (Reuters) - The South Korean government is to award International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach with the country's highest sporting honor for his role in helping make the Pyeongchang Winter Games a success, the sports ministry said on Tuesday.


BRIEF-GameSparks Says It Has Been Acquired By Amazon - Statement


Don't hand possible shooter a virtual boot camp

Last week, Dick's Sporting Goods banned the sale of assault-style rifles and Walmart raised the age of all gun buyers to 21. While our politicians debate next steps, these companies took swift action. Virtual reality hardware and software companies, which design top-selling video games, should follow suit.


Norovirus threat emerges ahead of Commonwealth Games

(Reuters) - A Gold Coast school that will serve as a key residential and training venue for next month's Commonwealth Games is to undergo sanitization measures due to a highly contagious virus which causes nausea and vomiting.


AFC Cup matches in Iraq postponed until after FIFA Council meets

(Reuters) - Two AFC Cup matches involving Iraqi clubs have been postponed until April in the hope that FIFA will lift a ban on the country hosting competitive international games, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Monday.


Alpine Skiing: Austria's Hirscher claims giant slalom title in Slovenia

(Reuters) - Austria's Marcel Hirscher lifted the men's giant slalom World Cup title with a victory at Kranjska Gora in Slovenia on Saturday, fresh from his two Olympic golds at last month's Pyeongchang Winter Games.


Australia's treble-winning Titmus warns she will get faster

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian teenager Ariarne Titmus has a simple message for her competitors in the pool at next month's Commonwealth Games -- she is only going to get faster.


Jamaican bobsledder failed pre-Games doping test: Jamaica Bobsleigh

KINGSTON (Reuters) - A member of the Jamaican women's bobsleigh team which competed at the recent Winter Olympics tested positive for a banned substance in January, the President of the Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation told Reuters on Friday.


Head of games at Angry Birds firm goes after profit warning

HELSINKI (Reuters) - "Angry Birds" maker Rovio said on Friday its head of games was leaving, a week after the Finnish company issued a profit warning that sent its shares plunging 50 percent.


Gymnastics: Britain's Fragapane to miss Commonwealth Games with torn Achilles

(Reuters) - Four-times Commonwealth Games champion Claudia Fragapane has suffered a torn Achilles tendon in training and will miss next month's Games in Australia, British Gymnastics announced on Friday.

Basketball (College)

Sunday Routine: How Val Ackerman, College Basketball Executive, Spends Her Sundays

When the commissioner of the Big East conference is not going to games or visiting schools, she spends time in downtown Manhattan, where she’s lived for 30 years.


Australian nearing 100 sets world record at Commonwealth trials

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian George Corones, who will celebrate his 100th birthday next month, shaved a good chunk of time off the 50 meters long course freestyle world record for his age group at this week's Commonwealth Games trials.


Games developer CD Projekt to replace IT firm Asseco in Warsaw's WIG20 index

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's biggest video games developer CD Projekt will replace IT firm Asseco Poland in Warsaw's index of the 20 biggest and most liquid companies WIG20 effective from March 17, the bourse said on Thursday.

Gun Control

The Conversation: Will We Ever Stop With the Political Games?

Pyeongchang and Parkland raise questions about Washington.


North Korea to send athletes to next month's Paralympics in South Korea: report

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea plans to send athletes to compete in next month's Paralympic Games in South Korea, following its high profile participation in the Olympic games that wrapped up on Sunday, Yonhap news agency said.


Snowboarders and freestyle skiers provide half of U.S. team's medals

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The United States got their lowest Winter Olympic medals haul in 20 years at the Pyeongchang Games but things could have been even worse without the snowboarders and freestyle skiers.


Curling: Breakthroughs for U.S. and Asia, double disaster for Canada

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korea's dream run to the women's final, a spectacularly-achieved first gold for the United States and a third triumph in four Games for Sweden's women were the headline stories of the 18-day curling competition at the Winter Olympics.


Russia miss flag target but leave with silverware

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russian athletes walked away from the Pyeongchang Games with a medal count equivalent to that of Vancouver 2010 but fell short of their main goal: leave the Olympics with their flag.

The top moments from the games

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games mixed sport and politics in equal measure.


Alibaba turns heads as it joins Games sponsorship waltz

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Olympic movement's new Chinese global sponsor, e-commerce group Alibaba, came to the Pyeongchang Winter Games promising to revolutionize the experience for spectators, from buying tickets to souvenirs.


South Korea's final Olympic challenge: keep the lights on

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Olympic officials have showered praise on South Korea's Winter Games organizers for staging a successful event against the odds, but they have also left it with a warning: don't leave any white elephants behind.

Olympic Games (2018)

Moments Large and Small in a Memorable Olympics

Members of The New York Times Olympic staff share their favorite moments from the Pyeongchang Games.

Olympic Games (2018)

Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony: Highlights and Photographs

The Olympic Games came to a conclusion with the closing ceremony at Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium.


South Korea brings curtain down on 'Peace Games'

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korea brought the curtain down on its "Peace Games" on Sunday, with winter sports athletes dancing and singing together at a vibrant closing ceremony, though there was little warmth between dignitaries from the United States and North Korea.


Quotes from the Pyeongchang Winter Games on day 16

(Reuters) - Memorable quotes from the Pyeongchang Olympics on Sunday:


Cross-country skiing: Historic Bjoergen storms to mass start gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Norway's Marit Bjoergen stormed to gold in the women's 30km mass start cross-country ski race, claiming her 15th Olympic medal in the final competition of the Pyeongchang Games on Sunday.


North Korea condemns U.S. sanctions as officials gather for Olympic ceremony

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea on Sunday accused the United States of trying to undermine an improvement in inter-Korean relations, while South Korean protesters tried to block senior North Korean officials on their way to the Pyeongchang Winter Games closing ceremony.


Olympics: Alpine skiing - U.S. skis off to the 'doctor' after bruising Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Alpine skiers have walked away from Pyeongchang Games without major injuries but the same can not be said of their skis, which were severely damaged by the extreme weather conditions in South Korea, a U.S. ski technician said.


Russia barred from flying flag at Games closing ceremony

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) dashed Russian athletes' hopes of marching behind their national flag at the Winter Games on Sunday, deciding against immediately lifting Russia's Olympic suspension after fresh doping violations.


Olympics: Skaters let their hair down at final Olympic event

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Rappers, Spiderman and a sultry tiger took to the ice on Sunday as the world's top skaters let their creativity take over in a gala exhibition, the final figure skating event at the Pyeongchang Games.

Olympic Games (2018)

Russians Won’t Get to March Behind Their Flag at the Olympic Closing Ceremony

The International Olympic Committee voted on Sunday to maintain its doping-related restrictions on Russia until all drug test results from the 2018 Games are in.


Olympics: Curling - Sweden take gold to end Korean fairytale run

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Sweden beat South Korea 8-3 to claim their third women's curling gold medal in four Winter Games on Sunday, ending the 'Garlic Girls' fairytale Olympic run that captivated the home nation.


Protesters target North Korean VIPs heading for Games ceremony

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean protesters tried and failed on Sunday to block a motorcade carrying North Korean dignitaries to the Pyeongchang Winter Games closing ceremony, accusing the delegation's leader of being behind a deadly 2010 attack on a South Korean warship.


IOC executive recommends Russia not fly flag at Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee's executive board has recommended Russian athletes not be allowed to march behind the national flag at the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Game later on Sunday.


RPT-Olympics-The first 5G Olympics? Not quite, say bemused spectators

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea Feb 24 (Reuters) - The Pyeongchang Winter Games was supposed to be the coming-out party for 5G, the next generation of wireless technology -- but few people noticed. And some of those who did were unimpressed.


Russia appeals to IOC for permission to fly flag at Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russia has appealed to Olympic authorities to restore its Olympic status and allow its athletes to march with the national flag on Sunday at the Winter Games closing ceremony, but it could be waiting until the last minute for a decision.


Surf's up! Australian Olympians chase waves at Pyeongchang Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Four Australian winter Olympians swapped their skis for surfboards on Saturday, chasing waves despite the frigid water temperature.


Olympics - The first 5G Olympics? Not quite, say bemused spectators

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Pyeongchang Winter Games was supposed to be the coming-out party for 5G, the next generation of wireless technology -- but few people noticed. And some of those who did were unimpressed.


Olympics-The first 5G Olympics? Not quite, say bemused spectators

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea Feb 24 (Reuters) - The Pyeongchang Winter Games was supposed to be the coming-out party for 5G, the next generation of wireless technology -- but few people noticed. And some of those who did were unimpressed.


Olympics: Cross-country skiing - Finn Niskanen takes gold in 50km mass start

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Finland's Iivo Niskanen made a lung-busting early break and held off a furious challenge from Alexander Bolshunov to win the 50km mass start classic cross-country ski race and get Finland's first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Games on Saturday.


Olympics: No NHL? Can't always have caviar, says IIHF head

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The men's ice hockey tournament at the Pyeongchang Games might not have turned out to be a gourmet meal so far with the absence of NHL players, but it has not entirely been without flavor, the International Ice Hockey Federation chief said on Saturday.


Olympics: Snowboarding - Big air champion Toutant brings Canada some cheer

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Sebastien Toutant soothed Canada's wounded pride by winning the first Olympic men's snowboarding big air gold medal on Saturday, taking the title with a combined score of 174.25 from his two best runs in the Pyeongchang Winter Games final.


Olympics: Norway win 38th Pyeongchang medal to surpass U.S. record

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Norway's Alpine skiing team won a bronze in the inaugural team event on Saturday to give the Scandinavian country 38 medals at the Pyeongchang Games, the most won by one nation at a single Winter Olympics.


'Peace Games' are no game-changer for South Koreans

GANGNEUNG, South Korea/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's self-styled "Peace Games" have been a sporting success but public reaction suggests it may have failed its bigger test -- to generate the support its president needs to make bold moves to improve ties with old enemy North Korea.


Canada mourns after coming up short in hockey, curling

(Reuters) - Canada has long dominated both ice hockey and curling but a stunning string of Olympic defeats in the country's beloved sports at the Pyeongchang Games has left the nation in an unfamiliar state of mourning.

Social Media

Olympic Golds Online, if Not in Competition

Most of the moments from the 2018 Winter Games that have gone viral online had little to do with athletic achievement.

Politics and Government

Trump Announces Harsh New Sanctions Against North Korea

The action was a clear signal, near the end of an Olympic Games marked by a rapprochement on the Korean Peninsula, that his pressure campaign would not let up.


Biathlon: Swede Nelin matches golden partner Oeberg

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Sweden's Jesper Nelin has seen plenty of medals at the Pyeongchang Games, but they were mostly around the neck of his girlfriend Hanna Oeberg until he won a relay gold in the final biathlon race of the Games on Friday.


Biathlon: Lindstroem leads Sweden to relay gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Fredrik Lindstroem emerged victorious from a frenetic battle on the final leg with Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen to take the gold medal for Sweden in the men's Olympic 4x7.5km relay on Friday, the final biathlon event of the Games.

Doping (Sports)

Russian Bobsledder Fails Doping Test

Nadezhda Sergeeva is the second Russian athlete at the Games to test positive for a banned substance. Will Russia get its flag back now?


Curling: Swiss stun Canada to take bronze medal

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada's Olympic curling nightmare was completed on Friday when the men's team, gold medalists in the last three Games, lost 7-5 to Switzerland in the bronze medal match.

Olympic Games (2018)

Russia, the Olympics’ Awkward Guest

Despite the country being barred from the Winter Games, Russian athletes and fans showed up and had a good time.


Second Russian athlete fails doping test at Winter Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A second Russian athlete has tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, a major blow for the nation's hopes of regaining its Olympic status and drawing a line under years of doping scandals.


Google starts taking payments for apps via Kenya's M-Pesa service

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Google Play apps and games store has started accepting payments in Kenya through Safaricom's mobile phone M-Pesa service to boost downloads in a market where many people do not have a credit card.

Olympic Games (2018)

Ivanka Trump Arrives in South Korea for Games and Diplomacy

The president’s daughter will meet with South Korea’s leader and attend the Olympic closing ceremony, where a North Korean delegation will also be present.


Alpine skiing: Shiffrin braced for post-Games blues before resuming speed quest

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Mikaela Shiffrin is prepared for the post-Olympics letdown of a return to normal life but the American still has plenty to target over the rest of the year and is even looking further ahead towards her third Games in 2022.


Cross-country skiing: Red-hot competition in Olympic waxing cabins

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Behind the scenes of the cross-country events at the Pyeongchang Games, competition between the waxing technicians tasked with helping their skiers glide to gold has been even hotter and under tight secrecy.


Alpine skiing: Vonn's last Olympics? Shiffrin isn't buying it

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Mikaela Shiffrin, Olympic giant slalom gold medalist in Pyeongchang, isn't buying the "official line" that her team mate Lindsey Vonn won't take part in the next Games in Beijing.


Figure skating: Zagitova gives OAR first Pyeongchang gold

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russian teenager Alina Zagitova edged compatriot Evgenia Medvedeva with a stunning free skate on Friday that earned the Olympic Athletes from Russia a first gold at the Pyeongchang Games.


Short track: Hungary storms to first Winter Games gold

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Hungary claimed their first gold medal at a Winter Olympics by pulling off a stunning victory in the men's 5,000 meters relay on Thursday after a fall cost South Korea a place on the podium.

Trump blames video games, movies for violence

President Trump pointed to violent video games and movies as a possible cause for violence among the youth in the US.

Olympic Games

Whenever a Russian Athlete Wins Gold You’ll Hear a Golden Oldie

Russian winners at these Games will hear the unfamiliar Olympic hymn, from 1896, on the medal stand, rather than their national anthem, a penalty for the country’s doping scandal.


Olympics: Holograms may help more fans catch the action at Tokyo Games

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese telecommunications company NTT is hoping to bring an added dimension to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by projecting live sporting events with its 3D hologram technology.


IOC edges closer to bringing Russia in from the cold - sources

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is edging closer to allowing Russia to march behind their national flag at the Winter Games closing ceremony, sources said, in a move Moscow hopes will mark the end of its ostracism from world sport.


Russia makes $15 million anti-doping payment to comply with ban terms

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russia's Olympic Committee (ROC) has paid $15 million to help develop international anti-doping efforts as part of the conditions set for the country's possible return to the Games, it said on Thursday.


Short track: Hungary storm to first Winter Games gold

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Hungary claimed their first gold medal at a Winter Olympics by pulling off a stunning victory in the men's 5,000 meters relay on Thursday after a fall cost South Korea a place on the podium.


Alpine skiing: American Shiffrin ends 'rollercoaster' Games on high note

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Surprise successes, shocking failures and a dizzying number of scheduling changes made for a turbulent three weeks in Pyeongchang for Mikaela Shiffrin, but the American said she is walking away happy after taking silver in Thursday's combined.


Paris metro expansion plan delayed before 2024 Olympics

PARIS (Reuters) - Paris on Thursday admitted construction delays to its 38.5-billion-euro ($47 billion) metro expansion plan, despite having promised easy to access public transport to 100 percent of venues for the 2024 Olympic Games.

Ivanka Trump is South Korea-bound

Ivanka Trump is headed to South Korea on Thursday, where she will lead the presidential delegation to the closing ceremony of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games.

Freestyle Skiing

No Podium Sweep, but David Wise Repeats as Freestyle Ski Halfpipe Champion

The American, who won gold when the sport debuted at the 2014 Games, was joined on the podium by his countryman Alex Ferreira. Nico Porteous of New Zealand took bronze.


Gisin holds off Shiffrin to claim combined gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Switzerland's Michelle Gisin held off the might of American Alpine skiing to win the women's combined at the Pyeongchang Games on Thursday, claiming victory ahead of Mikaela Shiffrin while her fellow Swiss Wendy Holdener won bronze.

Tools to encourage kids' creativity

During a typical day, kids and teens check out YouTube, watch TV, play video games, scroll through social media feeds, and listen to music. Overall, they're passive consumers of the content they love -- which is fine.


Playing medal yo-yo is no fun for Games athletes

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - In four years U.S. skeleton racer Katie Uhlaender has ridden an emotional roller coaster as intense as her sport, which involves hurtling down a steep, twisting tongue of ice, head first.


Cross-country skiing: Norway golden boy Klaebo to skip 50km

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Norwegian cross-country skiier Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo has decided three gold medals is enough at the Pyeongchang Games and is skipping Saturday's 50km race and heading home instead, his team has said.

Fashion and Apparel

Critic’s Notebook: Embracing Fashion, Saggers to Sequins, at the Winter Games

This time around, the theatricality and flamboyance that were once frowned upon or ridiculed have been embraced.


Bobsleigh: Germany's 'Berlin Bob' was not the golden favorite

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - There were hopes of a German win in the women's bobsleigh final at the Winter Games on Wednesday but not necessarily from the hands of former hammer thrower and Berlin-resident Mariama Jamanka.


Curling: Japan claim final playoff spot despite loss

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Japan clinched a semi-final spot in Olympic women's curling and South Korea closed out preliminary round play with a win over Denmark on Wednesday as two Asia nations reached the last four at a Winter Games for the first time.


Ice Hockey: Russians dump Norway 6-1 en route to semis

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Six different players scored to power the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) past Norway 6-1 and set up a semi-final matchup with the Czech Republic in the men's ice hockey tournament of the Pyeongchang Games on Wednesday.


'Peace' doesn't sell at Pyeongchang, say Games sponsors

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - An image of a giant dove lit up the night sky and singers performed John Lennon's "Imagine" at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, not long after athletes from enemies South and North Korea marched into the stadium together.

Olympic Games (2018)

Why Mikaela Shiffrin Brought 35 Pairs of Skis to the Olympics

She usually takes 70 pairs to competitions, ready for every kind of race, weather and snow, but she scaled down for the Pyeongchang Games.


Olympics-'Peace' doesn't sell at Pyeongchang, say Games sponsors

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 21 (Reuters) - An image of a giant dove lit up the night sky and singers performed John Lennon's "Imagine" at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, not long after athletes from enemies South and North Korea marched into the stadium together.