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Gymnastics: Van Hoof left shocked after British Gymnastics axe

1 hour 24 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - British Gymnastics' sacked head national coach Eddie van Hoof said he was left shocked and dismayed after being dismissed by the organization on Thursday.

Second Russian athlete fails doping test at Winter Games

1 hour 41 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A second Russian athlete has tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, a major blow for the nation's hopes of regaining its Olympic status and drawing a line under years of doping scandals.

Russian bobsledder tests positive for banned substance: federation

2 hours 9 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russian Olympic bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva has tested positive for a banned performance-enhancing drug, the Russian bobsleigh federation said in a statement on Friday.

Ice hockey: Russians top Czechs to reach final

2 hours 18 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Vasili Koshechkin recorded a shutout to lift the Russian men past the Czech Republic 3-0 on Friday, giving them a chance at their first Olympic gold medal in men's ice hockey for more than a quarter of a century.

Curling: Swiss stun Canada to take bronze medal

2 hours 28 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada's Olympic curling nightmare was completed on Friday when the men's team, gold medalists in the last three Games, lost 7-5 to Switzerland in the bronze medal match.

Figure skating: Hometown skaters win roars of approval, praise from Kim Yuna

2 hours 32 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Two South Korean skaters on Friday brought down the rafters at the Olympic skating arena as local crowds roared approval of their performances and the two earned praise from two-time Olympic medal winner Kim Yuna.

Motor racing: McLaren show true colors as new car unveiled

3 hours 34 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Former champions McLaren showed their true colors on Friday with a new papaya orange and blue Formula One car they hope will take them back up the starting grid after three nightmare years with Honda.

Alpine skiing: Shiffrin braced for post-Games blues before resuming speed quest

3 hours 37 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Mikaela Shiffrin is prepared for the post-Olympics letdown of a return to normal life but the American still has plenty to target over the rest of the year and is even looking further ahead towards her third Games in 2022.

Figure skating: Obstacles bridged, Kostner savors last Olympics

4 hours 24 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Even during the dark days of a suspension, Carolina Kostner never lost the hope and resilience that has allowed the 31-year-old Italian to complete at a fourth Olympics in a sport where many fade in their 20s.

Cross-country skiing: Red-hot competition in Olympic waxing cabins

4 hours 27 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Behind the scenes of the cross-country events at the Pyeongchang Games, competition between the waxing technicians tasked with helping their skiers glide to gold has been even hotter and under tight secrecy.

Russian fans rejoice after painful wait for first gold

4 hours 41 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - It had taken until two days before the end of the Winter Olympics, but hundreds of Russian fans roared in celebration when teenage figure skater Alina Zagitova delivered their team's first gold medal on Friday.

Ice hockey: Pay row helped forge gold medal team: U.S. captain Duggan

4 hours 43 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A protracted pay dispute that almost saw the U.S. women's ice hockey team boycott last year's world championships was part of a journey that forged bonds between the players and helped them win a first Olympic gold since 1998, captain Meghan Duggan said.

Alpine skiing: Vonn's last Olympics? Shiffrin isn't buying it

4 hours 57 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Mikaela Shiffrin, Olympic giant slalom gold medalist in Pyeongchang, isn't buying the "official line" that her team mate Lindsey Vonn won't take part in the next Games in Beijing.

Short track: Canadian strength helped Boutin through online abuse, says Hamelin

6 hours 12 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canadian short track speed skater Charles Hamelin said the team had rallied round Kim Boutin after the Olympic women's 500 meters bronze medalist was subjected to online abuse and threats at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

Figure skating: Zagitova gives OAR first Pyeongchang gold

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:27pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russian teenager Alina Zagitova edged compatriot Evgenia Medvedeva with a stunning free skate on Friday that earned the Olympic Athletes from Russia a first gold at the Pyeongchang Games.

Norway curlers to get Russia's doubles bronze in Pyeongchang

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:24pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Norway's mixed doubles curlers team will be awarded the bronze at a ceremony at the Pyeongchang Olympics after the medal was stripped from the Russian pair for doping earlier this week, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday.

Figure skating: Teen phenom Zagitova gives OAR first Pyeongchang gold

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:08pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russian teenager Alina Zagitova edged compatriot Evgenia Medvedeva with a stunning free skate on Friday to earn the Olympic Athletes from Russia their first gold medal at the Pyeongchang Games.

Minnows keep hoping for that 'magical day'

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:47pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - About an hour and a half after the world's top skiers had finished their Olympic slalom runs, Pakistan's Muhammad Karim began his descent, struggling to keep his grip on the tightly packed snow.

Snowboarding: Czech sensation Ledecka takes tilt at historic double

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:42pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - From the moment Ester Ledecka stunned the Alpine skiing world by winning gold in the super-G last week, the focus has turned to Saturday's snowboarding parallel grand slalom (PGS) as the 22-year-old stands on the brink of history.

Freestyle skiing: Roommates' delight at skicross one-two

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:23pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - As Canada secured their third consecutive title in the women's ski cross on Friday, the moment was extra special for gold medalist Kelsey Serwa as the woman next to her on the podium was best friend Brittany Phelan.