Winter Olympics 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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  • Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland make light of unthinkable medical struggle in hunt to emulate Torvill and Dean

    Memories of Valentine’s Day, 1984, when an unlovely arena in Sarajevo played host to Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean’s ravishing rhapsody in purple, has endured as a touchstone for every British Winter Olympic performance since.

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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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  • 'Love is love': US Olympic skier 'so happy' that candid kiss with boyfriend aired on TV

    Team USA skier Gus Kenworthy shared a kiss with his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas at the bottom of the hill before his event on Sunday, and it soon went viral.

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  • Lindsey Vonn is Successful and Famous and Happy. And Laughing at Her Trolls.

    Lindsey Vonn was asked a question about Donald Trump and she answered it honestly. Now many Americans are rooting against her.
  • 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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  • Elise Christie on course to beat injury and compete in 1000m after making return to ice

    Elise Christie looks likely to win her injury battle and have one last crack at winning an Olympic medal after returning to the ice on Monday following her dramatic crash at the weekend.

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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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  • 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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  • U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey Team Crushes Finland, Heads To Olympic Finals

    This is the third Winter Olympics in a row that the U.S. women's ice hockey team has made it to the finals.

  • Winter Olympics 2018 Schedule: Live Stream, TV Start Times for Monday

    The 2018 Winter Olympics continues on Monday, as the United States' Maddie Bowman and Brita Sigourney fight for gold in the women's freestyle skiing halfpipe. Figure skating is also set to continue for the pairs, as the medals are decided after the ice dancing free dance is completed. Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani will be a major attraction for fans in the United States, as the duo represent Team USA. The medals will also be decided in the men's 500-metre speedskating, the two-man bobsleigh...

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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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  • Olympic results: USA-Finland women's hockey

    The U.S. women's hockey team beat Finland 5-0 Monday to advance to the gold medal game at the PyeongChang Olympics. Team USA will await the winner of the other semifinal between Canada and Olympic Athletes from Russia, who will play at 7:10 a.m. ET Monday. Gigi Marvin opened up the game's scoring at 2:25 of the first period on a goal assisted by Meghan Duggan and Amanda Pelkey. Later that period, Dani Cameranesi made it 2-0 with an unassisted goal.  Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Hilary Knight...

  • 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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  • Canadian ice dancers set world record at Olympics

    Two-time Olympic ice dancing medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir scored a world record 83.67 points in the short dance Monday in PyeongChang. The Canadians, who won silver in 2014 and gold in 2010, lead a group of 20 pairs of skaters who advanced to Tuesday's free dance portion of the competition. The free dance, while taking place Tuesday morning in PyeongChang, will start at 8 p.m. ET Monday. Virtue and Moir can also lay claim to two Olympic medals as part of the team event, winning gold...

  • US Olympic Figure Skating 2018: Reaction to America's Performance on Sunday

    The American ice dance team of Maia and Alex Shibutani has plenty of pizzazz. The siblings have personality and are happy to do interviews that put their sport in a positive light. However, on nights that they are performing, they are serious and their personalities don't always come through as brightly. That was not the case Sunday night (Eastern Time) when the "Shib Sibs" came through with a strong performance in the ice dance short dance program. The Shibutanis skated with confidence and...

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