More and more cities have been frightened off from bidding for the Olympic Games in recent years. Only two applicants remain for both the 2024 and 2028 Games. DW's Herbert Schalling explains why the lure of hosting the Olympics has been declining.
Seven cities from three continents have put themselves forward to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. First-time bidders Turkey are among the nations to have expressed an interest in following Beijing 2022.
North Korea wants to send teams to the next two Olympic Games in Japan and China, says IOC chief Thomas Bach. This comes after the North's participation in the Pyeongchang Games helped ease tensions with the South.
The 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games have drawn to a close. IOC President Thomas Bach praised athletes from South and North Korea for demonstrating their belief in peace.
International Olympic Comittee President Thomas Bach says he "welcomed" an invitation to visit North Korea after the Winter Olympics. Bach's invite comes after the South Korean president was also invited to the North.
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