Recreation And Leisure

Repair shop integral part of competition at Paralympics

Mar 15, 2018

Away from the stadiums, it's the most hectic place at the Paralympic Games: the repair shop for the disabled athletes' equipment.

North Korean defector hits Paralympic ice for South Korea

Mar 12, 2018

The most talked-about athlete in the Paralympics barely plays, but who cares? The diminutive but hard-nose reserve forward on South Korea's sled hockey team proudly admits he's just happy to be here.

China to build massive $1.5 billion panda conservation area

Mar 8, 2018

The Bank of China has pledged at least 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) to create a massive giant panda conservation park in southwestern Sichuan province

Forget tourism: Pyeongchang's legacy probably debt and anger

Feb 20, 2018

Even as South Korea basks in the glow of daily Olympic competition and global attention, hope is fading that Pyeongchang will do what it promised during its successful 2011 Olympics bid and turn an impoverished backwater into a premiere ski destination

Puzzling yet popular, Americans are learning to love curling

Feb 16, 2018

Americans are slowly growing to love curling, embracing the sport at the Pyeongchang Olympics for its chess-like strategy and oddball factor.

Holidaying frog game finds fans among China's harried youth

Feb 13, 2018

A mobile game starring a vacationing frog has attracted a massive following in China by speaking to a desire for a less harried existence

Medal for Mazdzer: For USA Luge, silver seemed like gold

Feb 11, 2018

For USA Luge's Chris Mazdzer, an Olympic silver medal brings the ultimate validation

Esports officially arrives in Japan, home of game giants

Feb 11, 2018

Japan welcomes first esports event this weekend

Missing bookseller hits out at Sweden in arranged interview

Feb 10, 2018

A detained Swedish bookseller at the center of escalating row between Western governments and Beijing has accused Sweden of using him as a "chess piece" in an appearance arranged by Chinese police

With military parade, Kim Jong Un thumbs nose at US

Feb 9, 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has presided over an extravagant military parade in Pyongyang just a day before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opens in South Korea