The village was to be home to 11,000 Olympic athletes and 4,400 Paralympic athletes. It is largely complete and empty with the Olympic opening postponed by the novel coronavirus outbreak until July 23, 2021.
Officials announced the Olympic flame will be removed from display following the declaration of the state of emergency in Japan and the postponement of Olympics to 2021.
The flame arrived in Japan from Greece on March 20 and the torch relay was to have started last week from Fukushima. It has remained in the prefecture with Wednesday's "handover ceremony" merely symbolic.
As China cancelled numerous sporting events, officials insist the Summer Olympics in Tokyo will take place as scheduled.
Malaysia has been stripped of holding a sporting event because it would not allow Israel to participate in the competition. Is the decision fair - and is Israel held to the same standard?
Pyongyang also wants to hold talks with the United States on denuclearisation and will suspend nuclear tests while those talks are under way, Seoul's envoy says on Tuesday, following a meeting with the North's leader Kim Jong-un.
It's the first time South Korean officials have met with the young North Korean leader in person since he took power after his father's death in late 2011.
Shirtless at the Rio summer Olympics in 2016, the 34-year-old Taufatofua from Tonga is a hit in South Korea having trained on roller skates to qualify for the cross country skiing.
Kim Jong-un gives instructions for measures aimed at more inter-Korean engagement after his younger sister Kim Yo-jong returns from a three-day visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
North Korean leader's sister Kim Yo-jong and the rest of the delegation departed for Pyongyang on Kim Jong-un's private jet on Sunday. A day before, she had offered a summit between two rival countries.
In highly unusual scenes, hawkish US Vice President Mike Pence sat directly in front of the North Korean delegation during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
North Korea’s latest military parade and Russia’s doping issues cast gloom over the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang as the final preparations are taking place for the event.
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