Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

NBC Olympics Pushing 4K HDR for Winter Olympics

NBC Olympics Pushing 4K HDR for Winter Olympics

UK Sport, the funding agency which distributes money to elite Olympic and Paralympic sport, has challenged Britain to win four to 10 medals at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

"We are desperately sorry for Bruce to lose his chance of becoming a two-time Olympian so close to the PyeongChang 2018 Games", said Team GB chef de mission, Mike Hay.

Founders of Hirsch's, Allan and Margaret Hirsch, had the honour of carrying the Olympic Torch at the start of the torch-carrying marathon that will culminate in the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics taking place in South Korea from 9 to 25 February.

NBC Olympics' first foray into VR was for the Rio Olympics in 2016.

France, Germany and Austria had all voiced fears about competing in Pyeongchang during the stand-off with North Korea, which lies just 80 kilometres (50 miles) away from the Olympic site across a heavily fortified border. A senior official with the Korean Sport & Olympic Committee (KSOC) said on January 12 that the two sides had "submitted a joint proposal to the IOC to form a unified women's ice hockey team". However, the International Olympic Committee has said it will consider offering wildcards to North Korean athletes. Hidden details include an inner phone pocket emblazoned with an American flag and an adjustable bottom toggle on the shell in the shape of an eagle's head.

They previously formed unified teams in 1991, at the World Table Tennis Championships and the FIFA World Youth Championship both held that year.

"We do need to be careful right now", he said.

He added that Seoul was reaching out to other countries in the hockey competition to explain the situation.

The IOC has said it will consider offering wildcards to North Korean athletes. South Korea are grouped with Sweden, Switzerland and Japan in the women's tournament.

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