Winter Olympics 2018 Headlines

  • Overexposed: Gabriella Papadakis and Winter Olympic wardrobe malfunctions

    At recent Games there have been a series of wardrobe woes and costume mishaps … with the French ice dancer being just the latest The French ice dancers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron have made Winter Olympics headlines for all the wrong reasons – because of a wardrobe malfunction that left Papadakis overexposed on the ice. “I felt it right away and I prayed,” Papadakis said after the top of her costume became unhooked and slipped. “It was pretty distracting, kind of my worst nightmare...

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  • Mikaela Shiffrin withdraws from women's downhill at Olympics

    Shiffrin pulls out of downhill after re-scheduling of alpine combinedAmerican star won gold in giant slalom and finished fourth in slalomThe weather continued to toy with Mikaela Shiffrin’s Olympics on Monday evening as the latest change to the alpine skiing schedule prompted the American star to withdraw from Wednesday’s downhill. Shiffrin, who opened her bid for multiple medals with a gold in Thursday’s giant slalom before a disappointing fourth-place finish in her signature slalom the next...

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  • After a near-death experience, Torin Yater-Wallace takes aim at Olympic gold

    There’s adversity and there’s the near-surreal run of misfortune the American freestyle skier has survived to make it back to the Olympics Torin Yater-Wallace persevered through family tragedy, life-threatening illness and devastating injury to earn a spot on the US men’s ski halfpipe team in Pyeongchang, where he will make his second Olympic appearance starting with Tuesday afternoon’s qualifying runs (Monday night in the United States). In many ways, his life resembles the countless...

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  • Lizzy Yarnold celebrated Olympic gold with 'knitting and Netflix' – video

    Lizzy Yarnold revealed that she celebrated her gold medal triumph in the skeleton on Saturday by putting her feet up with knitting and watching Netflix. Yarnold, who became the first Briton to successfully defend an Olympic title insisted she has no desire to 'pursue celebrity' status. Continue reading...

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  • Elise Christie back on course for 1,000m short-track after injury all-clear

    Medal hope back skating after crashing out in 1500m semiMike Hay hits back at charges speed skater is mentally weakIt was Sir Winston Churchill who said: “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” And having tweeted a photo of herself making a Churchillian V for victory pose on Monday, Elise Christie intends to take that advice to the letter. Barring a late setback, Christie will defy the swelling in her right ankle – and her critics on social media who have branded her a choker – by trying...

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  • Winter Olympics day 10 – in pictures

    Ice dance, snowboarding, martial arts and a coach up a tree feature in our pick of the best pictures from today’s Winter Olympics action in Pyeongchang See the best photography from previous days Continue reading...

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  • Why one tiny Scottish island is key to every Olympic curling stone – video

    All the curling stones being used at the Pyeongchang Winter Games are made from granite mined from the tiny, uninhabited island of Ailsa Craig, in the outer Firth of Clyde. The granite is worked into the final stones by staff at Kays Curling in Mauchline, 40 miles from Ailsa Craig on the mainland. Kays has been producing top-level curling stones for more than a century. Though participation in the sport is declining in the UK, the factory is producing more stones than ever to ship overseas. In...

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  • Great Britain boost curling semi-final hopes with win over Denmark – video

    Great Britain secured a vital 7-6 win over Denmark to keep their hopes of a semi-final place in the men's Olympic curling very much alive. Trailing 5-6, Kyle Smith delivered the crucial two winning points to send team GB up to fourth in the standings Don't miss any of the action with the Guardian Sport's live feed Continue reading...

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  • The forgotten story of ... Mexico's answer to Cool Runnings

    The Tames brothers’ dream of competing at the Olympics took them from Mexico City to Germany, Dallas and finally a trip to Calgary in a VW van When Roberto Tames closes his eyes, he can still see that grainy television footage of Italian daredevil Eugenio Monti as he hurtles to a thrilling 1968 Olympic bobsleigh victory in Grenoble. “I was four-years-old,” he says. “But even though I was very small, these athletes became my heroes. I loved watching them flying down the track. When I was seven, I...

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  • Canadian women advance to gold medal hockey game at Winter Olympics

    Canada defeated the team of Olympic athletes from Russia 5-0 in the semifinal to move on to the gold medal game.

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  • IOC responds after Russian athlete charged with doping offence – video

    IOC President's Spokesman Mark Adams expressed his disappointment after Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky tested positive for the banned substance meldonium. Adams backed the IOC's process of selecting athletes from Russia, saying doping cases would be looked into individually not as a group. Russian curler charged by CAS for doping offence Continue reading...

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  • Canadians Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz tie for bobsleigh gold

    Canada's 2-man bobsleigh team has tied with a German sled for gold at the Winter Olympics.

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  • Doping charge against Russian medallist could ruin country’s shot at reinstatement

    IOC spokesman Mark Adams says a failed doping test could keep Russia’s banned team from marching under the national flag at the closing ceremony.

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  • Here’s what Canada did while you were sleeping on Day 10 of the 2018 Winter Olympics

    Day 10 of the 2018 Winter Olympics started with good news on the ski halfpipe and a record-breaking performance on the skating rink.

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  • Russian curler banished from Winter Olympics after failed drug test

    Alexander Krushelnitsky awaits B sample results Olympic Athletes of Russia team-mates insist he is innocentThe Russian curling medallist who failed a preliminary drugs test on Sunday has left the Winter Olympics. The news, which broke late on Sunday, has put his medal into jeopardy and raised growing questions about whether the International Olympic Committee was right to allow 168 Russians to compete under a neutral flag. Related: Russian curler fails Winter Olympics drug test Continue...

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  • Winter Olympics 2018: day 10 from Pyeongchang – live!

    Updates from Pyeongchang on day 10 of competitionFeel free to get in touch on email or tweet @Kate_ohalloranLatest medal table | Full event schedule 6.13am GMT As we mentioned earlier, Great Britain’s Aimee Fuller missed out on qualifying for the big air snowboarding final after falling twice. Looks like she sustained some pretty nasty bruises to the face!Took 1 to the grill. 6.11am GMT There’s two new Japanese Olympic heroes in figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu and...

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  • Virtue and Moir shatter their own world record in short dance

    Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir broke their own world record in the short dance, and have the top of the podium in sight.

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  • Rachel Homan leads women’s curling team back from the brink

    Rachel Homan has put Canada's women's curling team into playoff contention with an 8-3 win over Japan

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  • Canadian women advance to Olympic finals in halfpipe, ski jump

    Canadian snowboarder Cassie Sharpe is sitting comfortably at the head of the Olympic pack following a stunning performance in the women's halfpipe qualifying round.

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  • Lizzy Yarnold: inspiring kids and knitting are post-Olympics priorities

    • UK’s greatest Winter Olympian ‘won’t pursue celebrity’• Yarnold is not ruling out a tilt at third gold in 2022 It took Lizzy Yarnold four years to weave together the myriad threads required to defend her skeleton title. Yet hours after becoming Britain’s greatest Winter Olympian, not much had changed. For rather than celebrate her champagne moment with fizz, the Yarn settled down with some yarn and knitting needles. The encouraging news for Team GB is that the 29-year-old is not planning to...

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  • Figure Skater Adam Rippon Will Be an NBC Correspondent for the Remainder of the Winter Olympics

    After winning the hearts of Americans on the ice — and on Twitter — Adam Rippon will be staying in PyeongChang, South Korea, as a contributor for NBC for the remainder of the 2018 Winter Olympics. NBC spokesman Greg Hughes told USA TODAY Sports on Sunday that the 28-year-old figure skater, who helped the USA bring home a bronze medal in the team competition, will work on a variety of platforms, including television, digital and social media. Rippon has become something of a social media...
  • Leslie Jones, Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir Strut Their Stuff While Listening to Beyoncé

    Leslie Jones, Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir are crazy in love — with Beyoncé! Sharing a video of what really goes on backstage at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Jones joined the two figure skating commentators to pay tribute to the 36-year-old singer and her legendary 2003 single. While “Crazy in Love” played in the background, the trio put on their coordinating shutter shades in unison and proceeded to strut down an empty hallway together, showing off their best Queen Bey dance moves. But after Weir...
  • PyeongChang Olympics Medal Count: Everyone Still Playing Catch-Up to Norway

    Here's all the gold, silver and bronze medals that have been handed out at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.
  • Norway's curlers and their incredible Winter Olympic trousers – ranked

    The Norwegian men’s curling team have become notorious for appearing in outlandish trouser designs. We look at some of the highlights Since the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010, the Norwegian men’s curling team have made a name for themselves by wearing a series of extraordinarily elaborate trouser designs. And since the Olympics is about nothing if its not about competition, here are 12 of their outfits – ranked. Continue reading...

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