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Cross-country skiing: Smiling Tongan mulls watersport challenge

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:15am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Tonga's bare-chested flag-bearer Pita Taufatofua crossed the finish line in 114th place, almost 23 minutes after the winner in the Olympic men's 15km freestyle race on Friday, but he still claimed a moral victory.

Curling: Canada tumble into 0-3 hole with loss to Denmark

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:10am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Defending gold medalists Canada were in danger of crashing out of the Olympic women's curling tournament after a shock 9-8 extra-end loss to Denmark on Friday left them without a win through three rounds.

Alpine skiing: Swede Hansdotter wins gold, no medal for Shiffrin

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:10am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Sweden's Frida Hansdotter won gold in the women's slalom as defending champion and clear favorite Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States failed to even reach the podium.

Alpine skiing: Swede Hansdotter set for gold, no medal for Shriffin

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:31pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Sweden's Frida Hansdotter was in the gold medal position in women's slalom at the Pyeongchang Olympics, with only the also-rans left to ski, as defending champion Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States fell short of the podium.

Pengilly's quick expulsion due to admission of guilt: IOC

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:48pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee on Friday denied double standards in the expulsion of the most vocal critic in the Russian doping affair from the Pyeongchang Olympics, saying British IOC member Adam Pengilly had admitted his guilt.

Swiss skiers first athletes hit by norovirus at Games

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:45pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Two Swiss freestyle skiers are the first athletes confirmed to have been hit by a highly contagious virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea at the Pyeongchang Winter Games, the Swiss Olympic team confirmed on Friday.

Olympics: Two Swiss freestyle skiers contract norovirus - Swiss team

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 9:49pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Two Swiss freestyle skiers have contracted the norovirus, the Swiss team said on Friday, becoming the first confirmed cases among athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

Golf: Inconsistent Woods six behind first-round leaders at Riviera

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 8:49pm
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods "fought hard" in an inconsistent performance to trail first round leaders Tony Finau and Patrick Cantlay by six strokes at the Genesis Open on Thursday.

Holdener leaves Shiffrin trailing after slalom first leg

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 8:27pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Switzerland's Wendy Holdener set the early pace in the women's slalom at Yongpyong Alpine Center on Friday, leaving American favorite Mikaela Shiffrin trailing 0.48 seconds behind in fourth.

Alpine skiing-: Holdener leaves Shiffrin trailing after slalom first leg

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 8:09pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Switzerland's Wendy Holdener set the early pace in the women's slalom at Yongpyong Alpine Center on Friday, leaving American favorite Mikaela Shiffrin trailing 0.48 seconds behind in fourth.

Rallying: Tanak leads for Toyota in snowy Sweden

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 5:52pm
(Reuters) - Estonian Ott Tanak took the early lead in Rally Sweden on Thursday after winning the opening super special stage in Karlstad.

Olympics: Snowboarding: Austria's Schairer to return home after breaking neck

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 3:45pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Austrian snowboarder Markus Schairer is to return home for medical treatment after breaking a bone in his neck during a fall in the men's snowboard cross event at the Winter Olympics.

Tennis: Federer closes in on world number one ranking

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 3:00pm
(Reuters) - Roger Federer is one win from becoming the oldest world number one in ATP Tour history after beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6(8) 7-5 in the last 16 of the Rotterdam Open on Thursday.

Golf: Inconsistent Woods five back of clubhouse lead at Riviera

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 2:39pm
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods finished five shots back of clubhouse leader Tom Hoge after mostly struggling off the tee in the first round of the Genesis Open in Pacific Palisades, California on Thursday.

Motor racing: Williams look to Lowe with launch of new F1 car

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 2:07pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Williams showed off their 2018 Formula One car on Thursday, with technical head Paddy Lowe signaling a change of direction as the former world champions seek to get back among the frontrunners.

Tennis: Wozniacki and Halep ease into Doha quarters, Pliskova crashes out

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 1:12pm
(Reuters) - Caroline Wozniacki and Simona Halep cruised into the quarter-finals at the Qatar Open on Thursday, while defending champion Karolina Pliskova was knocked out by qualifier Catherine Bellis.

Motor racing: Danica ready for her final Daytona 500 start

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:52pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - Danica Patrick, who inspired young women to break into the male-dominated sport of motor racing, will make her final NASCAR start at Sunday's Daytona 500.

Golf: Twin caddies steal the show as Southgate, Siem shoot aces

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:51am
(Reuters) - A pair of twin brothers stole the limelight as caddies at the Oman Open on Thursday, playing a part as England's Matthew Southgate and Germany's Marcel Siem both shot holes-in-one.

Ice Hockey: South Korean men fall to Czechs on Games debut

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 8:56am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Czech Republic men's ice hockey team edged out South Korea 2-1 on Thursday but had to come from behind against an impressive Olympic debut performance by the host country.

Freestyle skiing: Five-times Olympian Lassila bows out in disappointment

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 8:50am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Australian Lydia Lassila took a huge breath, looked down at her coach and then went for it, the final jump of an illustrious career that spanned five Olympic Games.

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