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The US Olympic Committee chief executive Scott Blackmun

60-year-old had faced calls to quit after gymnastics abuse case
Blackmun has been receiving treatment for prostate cancer

Read more: USOC CEO Scott Blackmun resigns for health reasons in wake of Nassar scandal

Snowball effect: ski resorts and skating rinks across the country have been booming in recent years as more and more Chinese choose to spend holidays and leisure time in areas noted for their winter sports activities CREDIT: LIU DEBIN/FOR CHINA DAILY

Riding the wave leading to the 2022 Winter Olympics, China’s booming winter sports industry is expected to transform ice and snow into white treasure for sound growth in the leisure and tourism sectors.

Read more: Winter sports industry turning cold into gold

(Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee must help boost safeguards for athletes against sexual abuse or risk losing them, the head of the IOC's working group on abuse and harassment said on Sunday.

Read more: We must act on athletes' abuse or risk losing them: IOC

Teams from North and South Korea marched together in the Opening Ceremony for the first time since Turin 2006, an historic occasion hailed by IOC President Thomas Bach ©Getty Images

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, shared a historic handshake after their two countries marched together at an energetic and colourful Winter Olympic Games Opening Ceremony here today.

Read more: Sister of North Korean leader shakes hands with South Korean President as Pyeongchang 2018...

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