The Vedomosti business daily said Russian channels would be unable to turn a profit on low viewership, reporting that licenses for the 2018 Winter Games and the 2020 Winter Olympics in Japan cumulatively cost $40 million.
The IOC executive board will meet December 5-6 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where on the first day it will hear reports from two separate commissions it tasked in July 2016 with probing alleged state-sanctioned doping and manipulation of PED testing in Russian sports, particularly at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Russia's deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko said that it would be unacceptable and humiliating for Russian Federation to take part in the Winter Olympics in South Korea without the national flag and anthem, RIA news agency reported on Friday. That option apparently is on the table again, though Russian sports leaders have said they would boycott the Winter Games if their athletes aren't allowed to compete under the Russian flag.
Vikings stick with Case Keenum as starting QB vs. Rams
Keenum finished last week's 38-20 win against Washington with 304 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. Minnesota is 7-2 overall and has a comfortable lead over Green Bay and Detroit, both 5-4, in the division.
The International Olympic Committee will decide on Russia's participation in the PyeongChang Olympics at meetings early next month, taking into account WADA's decision Thursday and Russia's continued denials that it ran a state-sponsored doping program.
"We do not agree with this decision, we believe it to be unfair".
Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov also said "there is such an impression that the decision had been taken beforehand". However, the International Olympic Committee this month stripped two Russian athletes of one gold and four silver medals won in Sochi after ruling that they'd violated anti-doping rules, and said that cases against other competitors would be heard over the next few weeks.
Elon Musk's rocket company will be sending a mysterious payload known only as "Zuma" into low earth orbit from Cape Canaveral. Northrop Grumman on #SpaceX Zuma launch: "This represents a cost effective approach to space access for government missions".
Kim insisted that for her safety, it's best that she doesn't address rumors regarding her sisters. "That's my kind of vibe". So, the host made a decision to ask 37-year-old teledive the sex of a child celebrity and her famous spouse Kanye West .
Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter with the media. Speaking later on Monday in Parliament, Mr Netanyahu said some of Israel's Arab neighbours shared its concerns.
On Friday afternoon, Patrick announced she will be retiring next year after competing in the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500. Patrick would not reveal who she will drive for in either race next year, but Chip Ganassi Racing is the likely ride at Indy.
Saito's victim was selected at random, authorities said at the time, shot in the face with a pellet gun and then fatally stabbed. The department posted a photograph on social media showing Saito surrounded by three deputies at a gas station.
Variety reports that the rapper/actress is slated to become a permanent part of the popular to the CBS talk show. Previously, Cooper, who goes by Eve , appeared on the show as a guest co-host the week of October 30.
They say the third times a charm, although it seems that may not be the truth for reality superstar, Kim K. She added, "So, it's definitely a harder experience than I anticipated just in the control area".
Some 100 law enforcement officers responded to the shooting, and students at the school have been safely evacuated, he added. Officials in Tehama County say they're investigating at least seven crime scenes, one of which is an elementary school.
We're less than an hour out from learning the result of the same-sex marriage survey and campaign events are getting under way. Parliamentary opponents of same-sex marriage such as Matt Canavan and Cory Bernardi are standing firm.
Running back LeSean McCoy wasn't sure what to expect from Peterman, who hasn't had extensive playing time since the preseason. Taylor thinks his team will do exactly that next week as the Bills head to Los Angeles for a meeting with the Chargers .
Twitter to remove blue tick for specified accounts
According to the company, people think that the accounts with verified status are endorsed by Twitter , but that is wrong. Also losing verification were white nationalist Richard Spencer and far-right figures Laura Loomer and James Allsup .
Turkey, Russia and Iran to hold summit on Syria next week
French Ambassador Francois Delattre said the Russian veto was a blow to global efforts to curb the use of chemical weapons. The vote is scheduled for 2000 GMT, just hours before the mandate of the so-called JIM expires at midnight.
Keystone Pipeline leaks 210000 gallons of oil in South Dakota
The pipeline is not yet ten years old - and has leaked dozens of times, spilling hundreds of thousands of gallons along its route. Amherst is about 200 miles north of Sioux Falls, S.D., and about 25 miles from the state's border with North Dakota.
Amazon is turning The Lord of the Rings into a TV show
History should repeat itself with Amazon when they release the first few episodes of The Lord of the Rings TV series. But the streaming service is no doubt banking on its foray into Middle Earth to be more than just a moderate hit.