- North Korea agree to send delegation to Winter Olympics
- VAR used for first time in England
- Nadal & Wawrinka give Aussie Open hope
They might still technically be at war, but South and North Korea have bonded over Winter Olympic pursuits, with high-level talks taking place on Tuesday between the neighboring countries in Panmunjom for the first time in over two years.
With one month to go until the opening ceremony in PyeongChang, which is just 40km from the border, the latest announcement will come as a huge relief to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Olympic organizers who have, in the past, expressed their desire for North Korean participation at the Games.
The talks keep alive the hopes of North Korean figure skaters Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik of competing next month, especially as we reported on Monday the IOC has extended the deadline for the registration of North Korean athletes.
Big deal for Formula E
Meanwhile, the rush to be a part of the all-electric street racing series that’s “writing the future” goes on.
Less than four years after its first race, Formula E has announced a “groundbreaking” multi-year partnership with Swiss industrial technology giant ABB.
The annual motorsport series will be renamed the “ABB FIA Formula E Championship” — the first time an FIA-sanctioned single-seater championship has had a title sponsor.
It might not be as fast — or loud — as its more illustrious cousin Formula 1, but officials believe Formula E is very much on the right track.
“This is probably the biggest announcement that Formula E has made ever,” Agag told CNN Sport.