Pence to lead U.S. delegation to Olympics in South Korea

Around the Games Day 9- 2014 Winter Olympic Games

"With the help of Intel's industry-leading virtual reality technology, NBC Olympics will deliver a transformative experience that will bring to Olympic fans an entirely new perspective on the speed, thrills and excitement of an Olympic Winter Games".

The Paralympic target is for at least seven medals, compared to six in Sochi.

UK Sport has more than doubled investment in winter sports since Sochi, putting up a total of £32m over the four years leading up to the 2018 Games. It is high risk, it has high reward, it has high stakes in a very competitive arena. James Woods and Izzy Atkin won world championships medals a year ago while snowboarders Katie Ormerod and Katie Summerhayes, along with slalom skier Dave Ryding and the cross-country skier Andrew Musgrave, have had great starts to their seasons.

Figure skating, where Britain once hailed Olympic champions in Robin Cousins, John Curry, Jayne Torville and Christopher Dean, was also seen as an outside chance for a first medal since 1994 through Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland.




Yarnold, who has struggled this season, has been given a top-eight target for 2018 along with team-mate Laura Deas.

A research study led by geography professor Daniel Scott at the University of Waterloo says the number of places that will be cold enough to host a Winter Olympics is dropping.

Curling, which has received more than 5 million pounds of funding, is predicted to produce at least one medal with Eve Muirhead's women's team strong candidates.

South Korea's unification ministry said on Saturday that North Korea has proposed working-level talks on the prospects of sending its performance "art" group to the winter olympics held in the South.

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