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Julian Yee becomes first ever M'sian figure skater to qualify for Winter Olympics - New Straits Times Online

Julian Yee became the first-ever Malaysian figure skater to qualify for the Winter Olympics after placing sixth at the 49th CS Nebelhorn Trophy in Germany yesterday. NSTP/ AZIAH AZMEE. By FARAH AZHARIE - September 30, 2017 @ 10:59am. KUALA LUMPUR ...and more »

S. Korea vows to make every effort for N. Korea's participation in PyeongChang Olympics - Yonhap News

BERLIN, Sept. 29 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will make every effort to ensure that North Korea can participate in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, a senior official said Friday, despite tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs. Vice ...and more »

Winter Olympics 2018: Ice dancers Penny Coomes & Nick Buckland named in GB squad - BBC Sport

British ice dancers Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland will compete at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games after winning their final qualifying event. The pair registered a career-best score of 177.13 points at the Nebelhorn Trophy in Germany to book their spot ...and more »

Ex-nat'l figure skating champ earns Olympic spot for S. Korea - Yonhap News

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Yonhap) -- Former national men's figure skating champion Lee June-hyoung has earned a spot for host South Korea at next year's Winter Olympics. Lee established a new career high of 148.74 points in free skate for a total of 222.89 ...and more »

Two-time Soviet Olympic pairs champion dies - OlympicTalk (blog)

Lyudmila Belousova, who with her husband began the Soviet Union's Olympic pairs dominance, died at age 81, according to Russian media. “It is a big loss, for me especially, as I spent nearly half of my life in a common changing room with her and [pairs ...and more »

Ice dance team earns spot for S. Korea at PyeongChang 2018 - Yonhap News

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean ice dance tandem of Min Yu-ra and Alexander Gamelin secured a spot Saturday for the host country at next year's Winter Olympics. The duo scored 87.86 points in free dance for a total of 143.80 points ...and more »

North Korean figure-skating pair qualify for PyeongChang - The Korea Herald

North Korean figure skaters Ryom Tae-ok and Kim Ju-sik qualified for next year's Winter Olympics to be held in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province. The pair finished sixth Friday at the Nebelhorn Trophy in Germany, becoming North Korea's first athletes to ...and more »

Coomes and Buckland secure British PyeongChang Winter Olympic ice dance spot - Team GB

Smashing her knee in eight places in a career-threatening injury meant Penny Coomes may never have even competed in this week's Nebelhorn Trophy. Remarkably that blow came just a year ago. Now, she and figure skating partner Nick Buckland have ...and more »

Martinez fails to qualify for 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics - Inquirer.net

Michael Martinez competes in the men's individual figure skating in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOL. Michael Christian Martinez missed the cut for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics ...and more »

PyeongChang Olympic organizers happy to see first North Koreans qualify for 2018 Games - Washington Post

With less than five months to go before the 2018 Winter Olympics kick off in PyeongChang, South Korea, it remains unclear whether North Korea will send a delegation. If the nation wants to, it now officially can thanks to the talents of Ryom Tae Ok and ...and more »