- January 09, 2018North Korea will send a delegation that includes athletes, high-ranking officials, art performers, and reporters to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. The decision is considered a diplomatic breakthrough amid rising tensions over North Korea's nuclear programme.
- January 03, 2018In a first for African sports, the Nigerian women's bobsled team has qualified for the 2018 Olympic competitions. The women team's entry marks the first-ever participation of an African team in Olympic bobsled competitions.
- January 01, 2018Calling for urgent meetings between North and South Korean sports leaders, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced in his New Year's Day speech that he is considering sending a delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympics.