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Alpine skiing: Frenchman Faivre kicked out of Games for lack of team spirit

1 hour 9 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - French Alpine skier Mathieu Faivre, the boyfriend of Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin, has been sent home from the Games after saying he did not care about medals won by his team mates and was only concerned with his own success.

Ice hockey: Unified Korean team could be Beijing-bound

1 hour 11 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The prospect of seeing a unified Korean women's ice hockey team return to action at the 2022 Winter Olympics would be welcomed by International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), who believe it would keep alive the message of peace and hope.

Alpine skiing: Vonn joins other top names in shunning team event

2 hours 17 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Alpine skiing team event looks like lacking in star quality when it makes its Olympic debut in Pyeongchang this week after Lindsey Vonn became the latest high-profile athlete to say she probably won't be taking part.

Freestyle skiing: Korean Jackie eager to learn home truths

2 hours 25 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - For Korean skier Lee Meehyun the Pyeongchang Olympics have proved a very welcome homecoming as the 23-year-old seeks to find out more about her past.

Freestyle skiing: Heaven is a halfpipe for unconventional Swaney

3 hours 1 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Elizabeth Swaney finished 24th and last in qualification for the women's ski halfpipe final on Monday, but the 33-year-old will leave Pyeongchang having achieved exactly what she wanted -- to compete at an Olympic Games.

Olympic Channel boss says ready to explore esports after Pyeongchang

3 hours 4 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Olympic Channel will look into engaging with its young audience through esports straight after the Pyeongchang Olympics as the rise of competitive electronic gaming can not be ignored, its Executive Director Yiannis Exarchos told Reuters.

Figure skating: Wardrobe malfunction affects ice dancers

3 hours 17 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis on Monday was hit by a wardrobe malfunction in her costume at the start of her Olympic short dance program that threatened to bring the whole thing down.

Ice Hockey: USA down Finland to head to gold medal game

3 hours 31 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The U.S. cruised into third straight gold medal game appearance in the Olympic women's ice hockey tournament on Monday, shutting down Finland 5-0 in semi-finals with help from a pair of goals by Dani Cameranesi and a shutout from goalkeeper Maddie Rooney.

Alpine skiing: Vonn is downhill favorite, says rival Goggia

3 hours 38 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The form book suggests there is little to choose between the world's top two women downhill skiers ahead of Wednesday's Olympic race at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre.

NBA: Slovenia's Dragic completes long journey to All Star Game

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 11:52pm
(Reuters) - Slovenia's Goran Dragic competed in his first NBA All Star Game on Sunday, completing a 15-year journey in professional basketball involving thousands of games played in arenas around the world and a handful of individual awards.

Figure skating: Record-breaking Virtue, Moir dance into first place

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 11:23pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir made a perfect start in their bid to add another Olympic medal to the four they already possess by breaking their own short program world record to skate clear of the field on Monday.

Alpine skiing: Venier sets women's downhill pace with Goggia, Vonn on her tail

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 11:21pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Stephanie Venier set the fastest time in second training for the women's downhill at the Winter Olympics on Monday but race favorites Sofia Goggia and Lindsey Vonn were close behind.

Alpine skiing: Vonn to defy online 'bullies'

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 11:09pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Abuse on social media would not silence Lindsey Vonn from voicing her own personal political opinions or stop her from engaging with her fans online, the American has said.

Russian team in shock over Games doping scandal

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 10:47pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - A Russian Olympic medalist has left the Pyeongchang Winter Games on suspicion of doping, a team official said on Monday, in a scandal that has shocked his teammates and could imperil Russia's efforts to regain full Olympic status.

Bemused curlers ask 'why would anyone dope in our sport?'

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 10:47pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Of all the questions surrounding reports of a Russian curler's alleged doping infraction at the Pyeongchang Olympics the biggest is; why?

Japan PM congratulates gold medalists

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 10:40pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe congratulated figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu and speed skater Nao Kodaira on Monday for winning the country's first two golds at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

Figure skating: Virtue, Moir set new ice dance short program world record

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 10:37pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir set a new short program world record at the Olympics on Monday, improving on the mark they set last October.

Russian athlete leaves Games amid doping probe: official

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 10:11pm
GANGNEUNG/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A Russian Olympic medalist has left the Pyeongchang Winter Games on suspicion of doping, a Russian sports official said on Monday, in a case that could jeopardize the nation's efforts to draw a line under a years-long drug-cheating scandal.

Freestyle skiing: Sharpe sets pace in halfpipe qualifying

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 9:48pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Cassie Sharpe laid down the two highest-scoring runs of the competition as the Canadian topped the qualifying standings for the ski halfpipe final on Monday.

Athletics: Coleman world record highlights U.S. indoor champs

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 8:58pm
(Reuters) - Christian Coleman made sure the world record was his this time.