Olympic Notes: Women Outnumber Men On Japan's Winter Olympic Team For First Time
Women outnumber men for the first time on Japan's Winter Olympic team "as the country sends a record number of athletes to Sochi." The entire delegation "will be made up of 113 athletes, 48 men and 65 women" (AFP, 1/28). ... The Hong Kong Olympic Committee "played down a terrorist threat ahead of next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi but still warned its delegation members to be fully alert." The committee confirmed at Tuesday's flag presentation to the four-strong delegation that "they had received an e-mail containing a threat, which appeared to have been sent to a number of countries" (SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST, 1/28).