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Source: NBC News

Ice dancing 'Shib Sibs' claim bronze at PyeongChang Olympics

Today 13:38 GMT

The ice dancing duo known as the "Shib Sibs" claimed the bronze medal Tuesday morning in PyeongChang at the 2018 Winter Olympics ice dancing competition.

The pair became the first ice dancers of Asian descent to win an Olympic medal, according to NBC Olympics, helping Team USA earn a bronze in the PyeongChang Olympics team event after their second-place free dance performance.

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Source: BBC

Pyeongchang's 'best and worst' Olympian

Today 12:42 GMT

For now, the unlikely athlete appears to have proven the point that indeed it's not the winning but the taking part that counts.

When she took to the halfpipe in freestyle skiing in Pyeongchang on Monday, she got through the same way she'd done in competitions before: she managed to not fall off her skis. Meandering from one side of the pipe to the other, with no tricks en route and displaying skills many amateurs could lay down without much training, she came a glorious last - but did at least achieve her dream of becoming an Olympian.

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Source: Washington Post

Mikaela Shiffrin pulls out of downhill at PyeongChang Olympics

Today 13:37 GMT

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea —American skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin, who has one gold medal and one disappointing fourth-place finish at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, dropped Wednesday’s downhill from her schedule, meaning she has only one more chance at a medal.

Barry Svrluga: For Noora Raty, a continental divide is the difference between bronze and gold. Major Olympic wardrobe malfunction strikes during French ice dancers’ short program. Jerry Brewer: ‘This is freakin’ awesome’: After enduring big winds, snowboarders welcome big air

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Source: CTV

Virtue, Moir claim gold in ice dancing at Pyeongchang

Today 13:38 GMT

In what was likely their final competitive performance, Virtue and Moir won ice dance gold at the Pyeongchang Winter Games after scoring 122.40 points in Tuesday's free skate for a world-best combined score of 206.07.

Canadian ice dance darlings Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are going out on top, ending their illustrious career as the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history.

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Source: CTV

Canada, Germany tie for gold in two-man bobsled

Today 13:37 GMT

Canada's Justin Kripps and Germany's Francesco Friedrich tied for gold in men's two-man bobsled Monday at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

(AP Photo/Michael Sohn). Canada's Justin Kripps celebrates a gold medal after a tie with Germany during the men's two-man bobsled finals at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward). Driver Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz of Canada take a curve during the two-man bobsled competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018.

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Source: Common Domain

What to watch tonight in PyeongChang: Ice dance medal time, must-win for USA men's hockey

Today 13:38 GMT

Ice dance medals will be awarded tonight in Primetime, with both Team USA's Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue and Alex and Maia Shibutani in medal contention.

Men's and women's round robin curling continues, and three short track events will take place: the men's 500m qualifiers, women's 1000m qualifiers and women's 3000m relay finals. The Jamaican women's bobsled team is also set to make its Olympic debut in its new sled.

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Source: Global News

Russian sports minister says Olympic curler didn’t take banned drug deliberately

Today 13:37 GMT

Russian Olympic medallist Alexander Krushelnitsky could not have taken a banned drug deliberately, Russia’s sports minister said on Tuesday after anti-doping authorities confirmed a violation that has rocked the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

“It’s obvious that in this particular case, the athlete could not have intentionally used a prohibited substance, it just does not make any sense,” Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov told TASS news agency. “Curling, in theory, in not the kind of sport in which dishonest athletes dope,” he added.

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Source: BBC

Winter Olympics: Ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis endures 'nightmare' as dress comes undone

Today 12:42 GMT

The 22-year-old had just started her short dance routine at the Winter Olympics when her dress came undone, leaving her breast exposed.

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Source: DW

Winter Olympics: Anti-doping case opened against Russian curler

Today 07:01 GMT

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) opened an anti-doping case against Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky, according to a statement released Monday.

Krushelnitsky, who won a bonze medal at the Winter Olympics with his wife Anastasia Bryzgalova in the mixed doubles, tested positive for a banned substance at the Games, Russian curlers said after their coach informed them of the case late Sunday.

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Source: The Guradian

Norway's curlers and their incredible Winter Olympic trousers – ranked

Monday 08:59 GMT

Since the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010, the Norwegian men’s curling team have made a name for themselves by wearing a series of extraordinarily elaborate trouser designs.

The stark clash with the national colours of red and blue on the team’s shirts may not have been the most aesthetically-pleasing colour combination in Olympic history – but. They never wore this in competition – we suspect these are too snazzy overall for the IOC rules – but we have to give a very high rating to this entire ensemble the team wore on their way to the Winter Games in Sochi.

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Source: Reuters

Russian medalist at Games suspected of doping: source

Monday 08:59 GMT

A Russian medalist at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is suspected of having tested positive for a banned substance, a source at the Games said on Sunday, in a potential major blow to Russia’s efforts to emerge from a drug-cheating scandal.

Alexander Krushelnitsky, a bronze-medalist along with his wife in mixed-doubles curling, is suspected of having tested positive for meldonium, the source said.

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Source: Global News

Here’s what Canada did while you were sleeping on Day 8 of the 2018 Winter Olympics

Sunday 10:50 GMT

It was a slow start for Canada on Day 8 of the 2018 Winter Olympics with most of the events taking place later in the day on Saturday.

Valerie Grenier of Mont-Tremblant, Que., was 23rd, Toronto’s Candace Crawford was 29th and Roni Remme of Toronto finished 37th in the Olympic super-G. Canadian short-track speedskater Kim Boutin has her second bronze medal of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games after finishing third in the women’s 1,500 metres.

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Source: Common Domain

What to watch tonight in PyeongChang: Lindsey Vonn in Primetime, USA vs. OAR men's hockey

Saturday 21:51 GMT

Team USA will have one American in the race: Susan Dunklee claimed the silver medal in Sochi four years ago and will look to improve here in PyeongChang.

Vonn, who took home the bronze in this event eight years ago in Vancouver, is hopeful she will do even better this time around in PyeongChang. Mikaela Shiffrin will not be competing in the super-G because she did not enough time to properly prepare between events but Lindsay Vonn will be competing in the super-G.

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Source: Common Domain

Yuzuru Hanyu repeats as gold medalist in PyeongChang

Sunday 06:05 GMT

Catch in-depth analysis from the free skate with Kristi Yamaguchi, Charlie White and Ben Agosto on the Olympic Ice Post-Show.

Hanyu joins an exclusive club of men’s skaters who have won successive Olympic golds: Gillis Grafstron (Sweden; 1920, 1924, 1928), Karl Schafer (Austria, 1932 and 1936), and most recently, Dick Button (United States, 1948 and 1952).

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Source: New York Times

Bobsled Team Represents Nigeria Loosely, but Women Truly

Sunday 10:50 GMT

After all the news media interviews, after dancing on “Ellen” and attending receptions in their honor, it was time for the three women of the Nigerian bobsled team to get on the ice at the Pyeongchang Games.

“This is something that will help the sport, something that will help women, the country, the continent,” she said, “and those things keep me grounded and keep me able to handle it.”


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