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Quotes from the Pyeongchang Winter Games on day 15

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 5:19am
(Reuters) - Memorable quotes from the Pyeongchang Olympics on Saturday:

Russian bobsledder Sergeeva admits anti-doping violation: CAS

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 4:34am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russian bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva has admitted an anti-doping violation and has been disqualified from the Winter Olympics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Saturday.

Ice Hockey: Russia v Germany for gold, who would have thought?

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 4:32am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - In a matchup few oddsmaker would have predicted, a powerhouse Russian squad will face off on Sunday against an upstart German team in a battle for one of the ice hockey world's most precious prizes: an Olympic gold medal.

Olympics: Curling - United States rock Sweden to win first gold medal

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 4:09am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The United States delivered a gold-medal knockout punch, scoring five in the eighth end to crush Sweden 10-7 and claim their first ever Olympic men's curling title on Saturday.

Olympics - The first 5G Olympics? Not quite, say bemused spectators

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 3:45am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Pyeongchang Winter Games was supposed to be the coming-out party for 5G, the next generation of wireless technology -- but few people noticed. And some of those who did were unimpressed.

Cross-country skiing: Finn Niskanen's 'sisu' delivers gold

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 3:36am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - One of the national characteristics the Finnish people are most proud of is what they call "sisu" - fighting spirit -- and cross-country skier Iivo Niskanen displayed plenty of it to win the grueling 50km Olympic mass start race on Saturday.

Olympics: Curling - United States rock Sweden to win first gold medal

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 3:35am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The United States delivered a gold-medal knockout punch, scoring five in the eighth end to crush Sweden 10-7 and claim their first ever Olympic men's curling title on Saturday.

Olympics: Snowboarding - Ledecka doubles up with historical PGS gold

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 2:42am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Ester Ledecka became the first person in Winter Olympics history to capture gold medals in unrelated events after the Czech won the snowboard parallel giant slalom on Saturday to go with her stunning Alpine skiing super-G gold.

Olympics: Curling - Sth Koreans pray Garlic Girls can score crushing victory

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 2:29am
sUISEONG/GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Ninety-two-year-old Kim Won-hee doesn't know much about the sport of curling, but she and millions of other South Koreans are counting on her granddaughter, skipper of the "Garlic Girls", to lead the nation to an historic gold medal on Sunday.

Biathlon: American team to boycott Russian World Cup meet over doping concerns

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 2:06am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The U.S. team will boycott the season's final International Biathlon Union (IBU) event next month in Tyumen, Russia amid continuing concerns about the lack of a functioning anti-doping agency there, the U.S. national biathlon association has said.

Olympics: Russian bobsledder Sergeeva admits anti-doping violation - CAS

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 1:54am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russian bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva has admitted an anti-doping violation and has been disqualified from the Winter Olympics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Saturday.

Olympics: Cross-country skiing - Finn Niskanen takes gold in 50km mass start

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 1:47am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Finland's Iivo Niskanen made a lung-busting early break and held off a furious challenge from Alexander Bolshunov to win the 50km mass start classic cross-country ski race and get Finland's first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Games on Saturday.

Olympics: Alpine skiing - Switzerland pip Austria to win inaugural team gold

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 12:59am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Pyeongchang individual medalists Wendy Holdener and Ramon Zenhaeusern led the way as Switzerland beat Austria 3-1 in a final showdown of traditional Alpine powerhouses to win the inaugural team gold at the Winter Olympics on Saturday.

Olympics: No NHL? Can't always have caviar, says IIHF head

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 12:57am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The men's ice hockey tournament at the Pyeongchang Games might not have turned out to be a gourmet meal so far with the absence of NHL players, but it has not entirely been without flavor, the International Ice Hockey Federation chief said on Saturday.

Butler awaits scan on knee after injury against Rockets

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 12:43am
(Reuters) - Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star guard Jimmy Butler injured his right knee and had to be carried off the court during a game against the Houston Rockets on Friday.

Olympics: Snowboarding - Galmarini upgrades to men's PGS gold in Pyeongchang

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 12:34am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Switzerland's Nevin Galmarini upgraded his silver medal from four years ago when he held off the challenge of South Korea's Lee Sang-ho to win gold in the men's snowboard parallel giant slalom on Saturday.

Olympics: Snowboarding - Big air champion Toutant brings Canada some cheer

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:40pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Sebastien Toutant soothed Canada's wounded pride by winning the first Olympic men's snowboarding big air gold medal on Saturday, taking the title with a combined score of 174.25 from his two best runs in the Pyeongchang Winter Games final.

Switzerland pip Austria to win inaugural team gold

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:22pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Pyeongchang individual medalists Wendy Holdener and Ramon Zenhaeusern led the way as Switzerland beat Austria 3-1 in a final showdown of traditional Alpine powerhouses to win the inaugural team gold at the Winter Olympics on Saturday.

Switzerland beat Austria to win inaugural team gold

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 10:49pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Pyeongchang individual medalists Wendy Holdener and Ramon Zenhaeusern led the way as Switzerland beat Austria 3-1 in a final showdown of traditional Alpine powerhouses to win the inaugural team gold at the Winter Olympics on Saturday.

Olympics: Bobsleigh - Friedrich pilots German team into gold position

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 10:27pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Francesco Friedrich piloted his four-man bobsleigh team to the top of the timesheets on Saturday with a blistering second run to give Germany a commanding lead heading into the final two runs of the competition on Sunday.

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