Sport Olympics - Pyeongchang Games organisers probe possible cyberattack

09:56  10 february  2018
09:56  10 february  2018 Source:   Reuters

Winter Olympics: Athletes welcomed with condoms

  Winter Olympics: Athletes welcomed with condoms Organizers of the South Korea games will supply athletes with 110,000 condoms. That's 10,000 more than the number handed out at the Sochi Winter Olympics.The Olympics are set to begin next week, and with no plans to be outdone by previous winter games host cities, organizers of the South Korea games have supplied athletes with 110,000 condoms. That's 10,000 more than the number doled out to athletes during the previous Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia -- and only about 100 more athletes are participating in this year's games.

PYEONGCHANG : Even for cold weather warriors hardened by years of winter sports training, the icy chill of South Korea’s frigid February has come as a shock to the system in the leadup to this month’s Pyeongchang Olympics . “After it’s over it’s about getting back on the bus as quickly as possible .”

PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) – Even for cold weather warriors hardened by years of winter sports training, the icy chill of South Korea’s frigid February has come as a shock to the system in the leadup to this month’s Pyeongchang U.S. senators call for Olympic committee probe after Nassar scandal.

Pyeongchang Olympics organisers were looking into a disruption of non-critical systems on the day of the opening ceremony but could not yet confirm if it was a cyberattack, Games spokesman Sung Baik-you said on Saturday.© REUTERS/Issei Kato Pyeongchang Olympics organisers were looking into a disruption of non-critical systems on the day of the opening ceremony but could not yet confirm if it was a cyberattack, Games spokesman Sung Baik-you said on Saturday. Pyeongchang Olympics organisers were looking into a disruption of non-critical systems on the day of the opening ceremony but could not yet confirm if it was a cyberattack, Games spokesman Sung Baik-you said on Saturday.

The Winter Olympics opened with a spectacular ceremony on Friday, attended by several heads of state who witnessed the joint march of North and South Korean athletes, as Games systems played up.

Excluded Russians to learn if they can compete in Olympics

  Excluded Russians to learn if they can compete in Olympics <p>Another 168 Russians have been invited as "Olympic Athletes from Russia," competing in neutral uniforms under the Olympic flag.</p>The Russians had not received invites to the games from the International Olympic Committee, which said it couldn't be sure they weren't involved in Russian doping scandals.

CORRECTED- Olympics -Athletes, organisers locked in Pyeongchang cold war. Reuters Staff. 5 Min Read. “After it’s over it’s about getting back on the bus as quickly as possible .”

SEOUL, Sept 22 (Reuters) - The organising committee for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics (POCOG) held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the launch of POCOG said in the statement that after the Games the accommodation would be sold to the public, saving organisers around million.

The ceremony was also attended by North Korean ceremonial leader Kim Yong Nam and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong, as well as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.

Some local media reported system problems, including the Games website and some television sets, were due to a cyberattack but Sung said it was still too early to determine whether hackers had attempted to damage them.

"There were some issues that affected some of our non-critical systems last night for a few hours," Sung told reporters, without detailing what the issues specifically were.

"We apologise for the inconvenience caused. It has not disrupted any event or had any effect on safety and security for athletes or spectators."

Sung said security experts were currently investigating the incident.

Japan faces water quality issues ahead of 2020 Olympic Games

  Japan faces water quality issues ahead of 2020 Olympic Games The sporting world's attention may on the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, but next door in Japan construction costs are soaring and water quality problems are causing headaches for organisers of the 2020 Games. The price tag has almost doubled from the original bid — to about $16 billion — and the Tokyo Government has warned of even more costs associated with the Games.Several venues have been hit by water quality issues, with E. coli bacteria levels at the sprint canoe and rowing venue this week revealed to be 20 times higher than Olympic guidelines.

“After it’s over it’s about getting back on the bus as quickly as possible .” A woman takes a picture of her friend in a cut out of a snow wall near the Olympic stadium of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang , South Korea February 7, 2018.

A senior International Olympics Committee (IOC) official said Tuesday that organizers of the PyeongChang Winter Games were doing everything possible to contain a norovirus outbreak that occurred near the venue.

"Experts are watching to ensure and maintain any systems at expected service levels. We are currently investigating the cause of the issue. At this time we cannot confirm (a cyberattack)," he added.

"We are investigating the cause and we will share more information. All competitions are running as planned."

It was also not clear whether failure to deploy drones as part of the programme during the two-hour opening ceremony was in any way related to the system problems.

The International Olympic Committee said pre-recorded footage of the drones was used instead.

"Due to impromptu logistical changes it (drone deployment) did not proceed," the IOC spokesman said with elaborating further.

The Winter Games, staged only 80km (50 miles) from the North Korean border, saw the two Koreas, who are technically still at war since a 1953 armistice, march together at the opening ceremony for the first time since 2006.

South Korea has been using the Pyeongchang Games to break the ice with the reclusive North, which has been trading nuclear threats with the United States recently.

(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; editing by Sudipto Ganguly)

Snowboarding - Anderson retains slopestyle gold in challenging winds .
By Jack Tarrant

Source: http://au.pressfrom.com/news/sport/-54903-olympics-pyeongchang-games-organisers-probe-possible-cyberattack/

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!