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JAKARTA, Indonesia | As Asian Games host, Indonesia has more at stake than sport

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia is deploying 100,000 police and soldiers to provide security for the Asian Games, the biggest event ever held in its terror attack prone capital Jakarta, parts of which have been dramatically spruced up as the city readies to welcome tens of thousands of athletes and visitors. The 18th Asian Games, which … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | As Asian Games host, Indonesia has more at stake than sport

Qatar wants talks on logistics of 48-team World Cup in 2022

April 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Qatar wants talks with FIFA to discuss the logistics of increasing the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams. FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Thursday he was receptive to a request from South American football nations to fast-track the jump from 32 to 48 teams at World Cups by four years. … Continue reading Qatar wants talks on logistics of 48-team World Cup in 2022

The Latest: Korean man dies in media village at Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea  /February 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Pyeongchang Olympics organizers say a Korean man in his 50s has died in one of the media villages at the games. Organizing committee spokesman Sung Baik-you says the manwas working for a consortium of Japanese broadcasters … Continue reading The Latest: Korean man dies in media village at Olympics

The Latest: Olympic security workers tested for norovirus

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 6, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics (all times local): 6:15 p.m. About 1,200 people working security at the Pyeongchang Olympics are being kept in their rooms while they’re tested for norovirus. Lee Hee-beom, chairman of the Pyeongchang Olympics organizing committee, says they’ll be sequestered until they’re … Continue reading The Latest: Olympic security workers tested for norovirus