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Rights group sounds alarm over Chechnya's role in soccer World Cup

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 9:38am
MOSCOW/CAIRO (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch has said world soccer's governing body must tackle rights abuses in Russia's Chechnya region now that one of the teams in this year's World Cup in Russia has chosen Chechnya as the location for its base camp.

Woods signals days of being warm and cuddly Tiger are over

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 9:32am
(Reuters) - It will be no more mister nice guy when Tiger Woods tees up at the Genesis Open starting at Riviera on Thursday, the 14-times major champion said.

Ice Hockey: Slovenia down U.S. 3-2 in overtime

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 9:20am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Slovenia came from two goals down in the third period to beat the United States 3-2 in overtime on Wednesday in the opening round of the men's Olympic hockey tournament.

Ice hockey: Russians suffer Slovakia upset in Games opener

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 9:01am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - A third-period goal by Peter Ceresnak gave Slovakia a shock 3-2 win over the Olympic Athletes from Russia on Wednesday as the gold medal favorites squandered a two-goal lead.

Golfer Bill Haas drops out of tournament after car crash: manager

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 8:56am
(Reuters) - Professional golfer Bill Haas escaped serious injury when he was involved in a fatal three-car collision late on Tuesday in Los Angeles, but will drop out of a tournament as a result, his manager and local officials said on Wednesday.

Cycling: Froome says will race on despite ongoing investigation

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 8:36am
LONDON (Reuters) - Chris Froome will ride in the Giro d'Italia this year and try to defend his Tour de France title even if an investigation into his adverse doping test is ongoing, the Briton said as he prepared to launch his season on Wednesday.

Quotes from the Pyeongchang Winter Games day five

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 8:32am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Following are some memorable quotes from the Pyeongchang Olympics on Wednesday:

Skeleton: South Korea's Yun banks on home comforts

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 8:17am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korean skeleton slider Yun Sung-bin is not getting distracted in his bid to win his country's first gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics, his team's head coach said on Wednesday.

Luge: Bayern Express races off with second gold

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 7:48am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Germany's "Bayern Express", Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt, thundered down the ice track to defend their Olympic gold medal in the doubles luge on Wednesday, underlining their class on the sliding sport's biggest stage.

Uncool runnings as German coach quits Jamaica team

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 7:42am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - German Sandra Kiriasis has quit as coach of the Jamaican bobsleigh team a few days before the start of their competition at the Pyeongchang Olympics, Jamaica Bobsleigh (JBSF) said on Wednesday.

Swapping sand for snow, volleyball eyes Winter Games slot

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 7:23am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A snow volleyball exhibition on Wednesday showcased a sport organizers hope will one day be included in the Winter Olympics.

Alpine skiing: Weather delays put Pyeongchang course workers to the test

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 7:02am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The fierce winds that have postponed the majority of Alpine skiing events may be keeping Olympic athletes sidelined, but course workers are pulling in overtime shifts to ensure the slopes are ready for action when the gusts finally subside.

North Korean cheerleaders caught off guard by fake Kim Jong Un

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 6:59am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - A group of North Korean cheerleaders were briefly wowed by the apparent, sudden arrival of their leader, Kim Jong Un, at a Winter Olympics ice hockey game on Wednesday.

Snowboarding: "What the hell is a chicken salad?"

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 6:41am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Listening to snowboarders reeling off the names of the tricks they laid down in their Olympic runs can be a confusing experience for fans and media alike.

Ice Hockey: Japan win as unified Korea enjoy special moment

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 6:20am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Japan carried the day on Wednesday when the long-time national rivalry with North Asian neighbors North and South Korea spilled on to Olympic ice, beating Korea's unified women's ice hockey team 4-1 in a game of firsts for both teams.

North Korean cheerleaders giggle at fake Kim Jong Un

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 6:00am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - A group of North Korean cheerleaders were briefly wowed by the apparent, sudden arrival of their leader, Kim Jong Un, at a Winter Olympics ice hockey game on Wednesday.

Skeleton: American Daly back to banish Sochi angst

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:56am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - It took only seconds for John Daly's dream of an Olympic medal to be crushed at the Sochi Games but a full three years before the American skeleton racer was prepared to face his demons again.

Alpine skiing: What to look out for in the men's downhill race

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:44am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The men's downhill is a must-see at every Winter Olympics and often throws up surprises. Here is a short guide to this year's version at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre:

Speed skating: Dutch strike gold again as Ter Mors win 1,000m

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:27am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Dutch skater Jorien ter Mors bounced back spectacularly from an injury-plagued season by claiming a gold medal in the Olympic women's 1,000 meters at the Gangneung Oval on Monday.

South Korean moguls team falls short, but future bright: Dawson

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:02am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korean skiers fell well short of winning a medal in the men's moguls at the Pyeongchang Olympics, but coach Toby Dawson sees a promising future.