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Source: Common Domain

Russian bronze medal winning curler reportedly tests positive for banned substance

Today 06:05 GMT

Russian curlers said Monday a coach told them that mixed doubles bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky tested positive for a banned substance at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Russian Curling Federation president Dmitry Svishchev would not confirm the name of the athlete who tested positive, but told The Associated Press that Krushelnitsky tested clean as recently as January 22, the day before he flew to a pre-Olympic training camp in Japan.

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Source: BBC

Winter Olympics: GB's James Woods misses out on ski slopestyle medal

Today 06:05 GMT

Great Britain's James Woods narrowly missed out on a medal in the men's ski slopestyle as Norway's Oystein Braaten won gold at the Winter Olympics.

Had he finished in the top three it would have secured Britain's highest medal tally at a winter Games, beating the four medals won in 1924 and 2014. The Briton looked set for a high score on his first run, only to fall on the final jump but held third place after run two with an impressive score of 91.00.

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Source: New York Times

Russian Athlete May Lose Olympic Medal After Failed Doping Test

Today 08:59 GMT

A Russian athlete who won a bronze medal in curling at the Winter Olympics here has failed a preliminary doping test, putting in jeopardy his medal and Russia’s efforts to move past a vast, state-backed cheating scheme that left it nominally barred from the Games.

A second test will be conducted to confirm the finding, according to a statement from an orgainzation representing the Olympic Athletes From Russia, the designation given to more than 160 Russian athletes who had been cleared to compete at the Games under that name.

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Source: Global News

Here’s what Canada did while you were sleeping on Day 9 of the 2018 Winter Olympics

Today 08:59 GMT

Day 9 of the 2018 Winter Olympics got off to an exciting start for Canada early Sunday, with a fresh medal added to the tally in men’s slopestyle.

Alex Beaulieu-Marchand of Quebec City got things off to a great start on Sunday, capturing Canada’s sixthteenth medal of Olympics. Here’s what you missed in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang while you were sleeping.

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Source: New York Times

Ski Ace Ted Ligety Bows Out of Olympics. Will It Be for Good?

Today 06:05 GMT

Ligety had been the leading World Cup giant slalom racer for several years when F.I.S., as the ski racing’s international governing body is known by its French initials, decided to lengthen the minimum ski length racers were permitted to use in the giant slalom.

In the second stage, which was two runs of slalom, Ligety tugged on his hot pink gloves and placed his hot pink goggles over his eyes before shocking the ski racing community with a comeback that won the gold medal.

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Source: Common Domain

Cameranesi scores two as U.S. advances to gold medal game

Today 08:59 GMT

It’s been four long years, but Team USA is finally returning to the Gold Medal game after defeating Finland 5-0 in the semifinals.

The Americans were prepared for this matchup as Dani Cameranesi scored twice and Maddie Rooney pitched a shutout instead of looking ahead at the opportunity to avenge the gut-wrenching loss in 2014. “Our process and our message has been clear all along,” captain Meghan Duggan told NBC’s Pierre McGuire after the game.

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Source: Fox News

First Olympian to win skiing medal for UK was born in US

Today 06:04 GMT

Skier Izzy Atkin made history Saturday as she won the United Kingdom its first-ever Olympic skiing medal at a Winter Games — a huge honor for an athlete who happened to be born in the U.S.

Atkin claimed Britain’s first Winter Olympics skiing medal in Saturday’s slopestyle event with a score of 84.60 — bringing the country’s 2018 medal count to four. While Atkin, 19, competed for Britain, the bronze medalist lives in Park City, Utah, and originally hailed from Boston.

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Source: BBC

Winter Olympics: USA beat Finland to reach gold medal match

Today 11:46 GMT

Canada beat the USA in the preliminary stages and, should they reach the final, it will be the fifth time in six Olympics that the North American neighbours have contested the gold medal match.

The United States women's ice hockey team enjoyed a 5-0 win over Finland in the semi-finals to remain on target for their first gold medal in 20 years. Dani Camarensi scored twice, with Gigi Marvin, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Hilary Knight also finding the net.

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Source: Washington Post

U. S. freestyle skier Nick Goepper flies from the back of the pack to the podium

Today 06:05 GMT

With a dazzling final run, American skier Nick Goepper vaulted from the back of the pack to win a silver medal Sunday in the men’s slopestyle event.

“It won’t stop me from competing (obvi) but it does prevent me from shaking Pence’s hand so... Silver linings!”. Post Nation: ‘I can’t tone it down’: Olympic skater Adam Rippon speaks out for young LGBT Americans. ‘I just didn’t attack the way I should have’: Ted Ligety falls short in giant slalom. Red Gerard wins first U.S. medal of PyeongChang Olympics, a gold in men’s slopestyle

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Source: Global News

‘Let’s go, you can do this’: Torch is passed in short-track speedskating

Today 03:19 GMT

As Charles Hamelin and Marianne St-Gelais wrap up their Olympic careers at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games, they can rest assured Canada’s successful short-track speedskating program is in good hands with rising stars Samuel Girard and Kim Boutin taking over.

As is often the case with short-track speedskating, the men’s 1,000 final was a chaotic affair with the three competitors behind Girard and silver medallist John-Henry Krueger of the United States falling to the ice in a tangle.

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Source: Reuters

Skeleton: South Korea crowns 'Iron Man' Yun as skeleton emperor

Saturday 08:58 GMT

The coronation of South Korea’s skeleton emperor Yun Sung-bin was staged with thousands of cheering fans who braved the cold to watch their new Olympic hero receive his gold medal on Friday.

South Korea’s queen of winter sports, retired figure skater Kim Yuna, was earlier among the fans at the Pyeongchang Games who cheered as Yun, with his trademark “Iron Man” helmet, shot like a bullet along the ice to become South Korea’s first Olympic champion in men’s skeleton.

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Source: Washington Post

The Olympics have waited 114 years for Ester Ledecka, the snowboarder who won a skiing gold medal

Sunday 18:11 GMT

Ester Ledecka has a chance to enter company after a gold medal performance Saturday that’s gone without a new member for 114 years.

Ledecka, primarily a snowboarder, won the women’s super-G on skis, upsetting the likes of Lindsey Vonn and Austria’s Anna Veith, the favorites. Ester Ledecka has a chance to enter company after a gold medal performance Saturday that’s gone without a new member for 114 years.

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Source: Washington Post

This Olympian hadn’t seen her mom in four years. Then she looked in the stands.

Sunday 18:11 GMT

What happened to Katie Uhlaender this weekend was amazing — that’s what she said when it was over — but at first it was also unexpected, startling even, because there she was at the start line, bodysuit on, helmet on, game face on, and then she looked up.

Only now she’d made eye contact with her mother, and her mother was crying, and Uhlaender was nearly crying, and just as the first of her four heats was beginning, Uhlaender was thinking about that face, and the love she saw in her mother’s expression, and how it had been four years since the two of them had last seen one another or talked.

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Source: Fox News

Lindsey Vonn responds to Twitter trolls after failing to medal at Olympics

Sunday 14:30 GMT

World champion Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn responded to trolls on Twitter who blasted her after she failed to medal during the women’s Super-G in Pyeongchang.

One person tweeted: “Guess Lindsey Vonn won’t have to worry about declining that Trump invitation to the White House after all!” . Another person tweeted: “Yes, the Trump curse is real! Following her devastating loss, people took to social media to blast Vonn and attribute her loss to her opinion of President Trump.

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Source: Common Domain

U.S. Falling Flat in Race for Olympic Medals

Sunday 14:30 GMT

Host nation Russia, which was later implicated in a state-sponsored doping program at those Games, led with 15.. “We’re proud of Team USA’s accomplishments thus far and excited to see what happens in the second week as we continue to give athletes everything they need to be successful,” U.S. Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Jones said.

“It seems like there is blowing an Olympic wind of happiness and gratitude over Norway,” said Halvor Lea, spokesman for Olympiatoppen, a sub-organization of the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports. Norway’s goal entering the Games was 30 medals but, Lea cautioned, “we never evaluate or conclude until the fat lady starts to sing, and that will be on next Sunday.”


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