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Source: NBC News

Russian curler faces scrutiny after doping tests return positive

Today 11:46 GMT

A Russian athlete has failed a doping test at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang and now faces investigation by the group overseeing the Olympic Athletes from Russia.

Curler Alexander Krushelnitskiy tested positive for traces of meldonium, a medicine that increases circulation in the brain and aids with heart failure and chest pain, The New York Times reported Sunday. The World Anti-Doping Agency decided to ban the substance in September 2015, stating that it is classified as a performance-enhancing drug.

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Source: The Guradian

Russian curler banished from Winter Olympics after failed drug test

Today 11:46 GMT

The Russian curler Alexander Krushnelnitsky has been formally charged with a doping offence by the Court of Arbitration for Sport after testing positive for the banned substance meldonium.

In December the Russian Olympic Committee was banned from the Winter Olympics and ordered to pay $15m in costs in after making what the IOC called an “unprecedented attack on the integrity of the Olympic Games and sport” following a massive state-sponsored doping programme that corrupted the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014.

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Source: The Guradian

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

Today 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: 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: The Guradian

Russian athlete reportedly fails Winter Olympics drugs test

Today 06:05 GMT

A Russian athlete who won a bronze medal in the mixed curling at the Winter Olympics has reportedly failed a drugs test.

According to the Russian newspaper Sport Express, Krushelnytsky’s B-sample will be opened on Monday – although the athlete and the Russian Curling Federation have so far claimed that they are not aware of a positive drugs test. The press attache for the OAR team did not name the athlete but confirmed: “Today, the headquarters of our delegation received an official notification from the IOC about a possible violation of the anti-doping rules.

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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: Washington Post

D.C.-area forecast: Winter quickly yields to another spring fling, with 70s by midweek

Today 06:05 GMT

Keep reading for the forecast through midweek…. Tomorrow (Presidents’ Day): A warm front lifts into the region, bringing mostly cloudy skies back to the forecast.

Confidence: Medium. SNOW POTENTIAL INDEX A daily assessment of the potential for at least 1 inch of snow in the next week, on a 0-10 scale.

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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: BBC

Winter Olympics: Austria's Marcel Hirscher wins giant slalom for second gold

Today 06:05 GMT

Austrian skiing great Marcel Hirscher claimed his second gold medal of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang with a sensational win in the giant slalom.

In the men's preliminary rounds, the Czech Republic beat Switzerland 4-1, Germany won 2-1 against Norway and Japan were 2-1 winners against Sweden.

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Source: NBC News

The Team USA gear every Olympics fan needs

Friday 18:12 GMT

While our nation’s best athletes are an ocean away in South Korea, there are many ways for fans of the Olympics to support them back in the states.

If you're looking for more ideas from the Olympics, check out what Olympians wore to South Korea and what some had to say earlier this week.

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Source: Global News

Hosting the Olympics has become the contest no one wants to win, and the IOC is worried

Sunday 13:35 GMT

Bidding for the 2022 and 2026 Winter Games has been met with hesitancy and reluctance from potential host cities, prompting the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to consider ways to reduce the exorbitant price tag that comes with hosting.

WATCH: North Korea holds extravagant military parade on eve of Olympics in South. Four cities are currently in the running to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, with Sion, Switzerland, being the only bid officially declared.

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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: Global News

Canada on track for big Winter Olympics medal haul

Saturday 16:21 GMT

Team Canada predicted to win record 33 medals at 2018 Winter Olympics. Canada’s men’s curling team is undefeated so far at the Olympics, and the Canadian hockey teams tend to be medal contenders – even though not having NHL players makes the men’s tournament less predictable.

Ice dancers and flag bearers Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue could pick up a medal in their event, along with fellow figure skaters Kaetlyn Osmond and Gabrielle Daleman.

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Source: DW

Winter Olympics: Ester Ledecka delivers one of the all-time Olympic upsets

Sunday 07:00 GMT

All pre-run eyes were on returning Olympian Lindsey Vonn and defending champion Anna Veith was already being congratulated on victory when outsider Ester Ledecka set off.

In one of the most remarkable Olympic finishes ever, Czech snowboarder Ester Ledecka won gold in the women's Super-G by one hundreth of a second.

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Source: BBC

Winter Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin fourth in slalom as Frida Hansdotter wins

Saturday 15:26 GMT

Sweden's Frida Hansdotter won the women's slalom as favourite Mikaela Shiffrin missed out on a second gold of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Defending slalom champion Shiffrin, who won the giant slalom on Thursday and was aiming for four golds in Pyeongchang, finished fourth. Hansdotter, 32, took gold by 0.05secs from Switzerland's Wendy Holdener, while Katharina Gallhuber won bronze.


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