Winter Olympics: Jenny Jones - history-maker at Sochi 2014

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The proposal was made during Tuesday's inter-Korean talks, where North Korea confirmed it would attend the Pyeongchang Olympics following months of tensions over its nuclear weapons programme. At this week's meetings between the two sovereign states, per Reuters, "Seoul proposed inter-Korean military discussions to reduce tensions" and "said it was prepared to lift some sanctions temporarily to facilitate" North Korea's visit to PyeongChang.

The Olympic games are scheduled for February 8 to 25 and the Paralympic games March 9 to 18. U.S. won nine gold medals in the 2014 Olympics and also finished with nine in the 2010 games.

The British team equalled its 1924 record haul of four medals at the 2008 Winter Olympics in Sochi, although that could rise to five because of the Russian doping scandal potentially adding a further bronze medal from the four-man bobsleigh team.

"We know that our goals for any Games are always ambitious", said UK Sport director of performance Chelsea Warr.

"The team has had to overcome adversity already this season and I have no doubt that all of the athletes and their support team have the character and talent to perform at their best in PyeongChang and do Bruce proud".

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"The best way to describe is this "Theatre of Jeopardy".

Knight and Wild won four medals at the Para Alpine Skiing World Championships in 2017 including gold in the downhill. However, this is a particularly stretching target given the high risks, low margins for error across a range of events we have medal opportunities in.

'That's what makes it so exciting, but also very nerve-racking'. In the 2014 Olympics, Germany finished with eight gold medals.

Hwang also outlined that "Pyeong" means peace and "chang" prosperity, in a Games South Korea hopes will provide a powerful message for peace and reconciliation.

The South Korea ambassador His Excellency Joonkook Hwang welcomed the likely participation of neighbours North Korea in the Games.