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Biathlon: Domracheva claims relay gold for Belarus

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 6:54am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Darya Domracheva overcame errant shooting by skiing a perfect final leg to claim the women's Olympic 4x6km relay gold for Belarus in a see-saw race held in swirling snow on Thursday.

Nordic combined: Germany continue dominance with team gold

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 6:51am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Germany delivered a superb display of cross-country skiing to secure victory in the men's Olympic team event on Thursday and complete a clean sweep of gold medals in the Nordic Combined events at the Games.

Short track: Schulting wins gold in women's 1000 meters short track

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 6:41am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Suzanne Schulting of the Netherlands won the 1,000 meters gold in women's Olympic short track speed skating ahead of Canada's Kim Boutin who captured her third medal of the Pyeongchang Games on Thursday.

Short track: Hungary win gold in men's 5,000m relay

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 6:30am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Hungary claimed their first gold medal at a Winter Olympics by pulling off a stunning victory in the men's 5,000 meters relay on Thursday after a fall cost South Korea a place on the podium.

'Oops' shot snaps Canadian hold, wins gold for U.S.

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 6:14am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - She's practiced the 'Oops, I did it again' thousands of times in training, and on Thursday her signature trick was worth its weight in Olympic gold as American Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson's shootout winner broke a Canadian 16-year stranglehold on the women's ice hockey title.

China's Wu wins 500m in world record time

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 5:43am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Wu Dajing won China's first Olympic gold medal in the men's 500 meters on Thursday, setting a world record time of 39.584 seconds to beat South Korea's Hwang Dae-heon.

Paris metro expansion plan delayed before 2024 Olympics

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 5:31am
PARIS (Reuters) - Paris on Thursday admitted construction delays to its 38.5-billion-euro ($47 billion) metro expansion plan, despite having promised easy to access public transport to 100 percent of venues for the 2024 Olympic Games.

Nordic combined: Germany glide to team gold

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 5:16am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Germany delivered a superb display of cross-country skiing to glide to victory in the men's Olympic team event on Thursday and claim their third gold medal in the final Nordic Combined event of the Games.

Alpine skiing: British 'Rocket' Ryding ready to race on to Beijing

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 5:10am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Dave Ryding said he was just warming up in his Alpine skiing career and planned to race on until the 2022 Beijing Games after finishing ninth in the men's slalom in his third Olympics on Thursday.

Ice hockey: U.S. women claim gold to end Canada's reign

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:55am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - She's practiced the 'Oops, I did it again' thousands of times in training, and on Thursday her signature trick was worth its weight in Olympic gold as American Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson's shootout winner broke a Canadian 16-year stranglehold on the women's ice hockey title.

Pyeongchang figure skating boosted music streaming, requests on Amazon

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:53am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - In a sport where music can play a big role in drawing in the audience, figure skating has introduced songs with lyrics at the Olympics, a move that has boosted several songs on at least one streaming service.

China's Wu sets world record in 500m qualifier

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:41am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - China's Wu Dajing set a world record of 39.800 seconds in qualifying for the men's Olympic 500 meters short track speed skating final on Thursday.

Freestyle skiing: Double sweet 16 ends Kiwi drought

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:39am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - After waiting 26 years for a second Winter Olympics medal, New Zealand secured two bronzes in snowboarding and freestyle skiing within a few hours on Thursday.

IOC edges closer to bringing Russia in from the cold - sources

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:19am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is edging closer to allowing Russia to march behind their national flag at the Winter Games closing ceremony, sources said, in a move Moscow hopes will mark the end of its ostracism from world sport.

Alpine skiing: American Shiffrin ends 'rollercoaster' Games on high note

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:09am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Surprise successes, shocking failures and a dizzying number of scheduling changes made for a turbulent three weeks in Pyeongchang for Mikaela Shiffrin, but the American said she is walking away happy after taking silver in Thursday's combined.

Alpine skiing: Vonn won't quit until she breaks Stenmark record

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:59am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Lindsey Vonn ended her Olympics on Thursday vowing that she would not quit the sport until she had beaten Ingemar Stenmark's record of World Cup wins and become the most successful skier of all time.

North Korean closing Olympics delegation includes man blamed for deadly sinking

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:57am
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send a high-level delegation to South Korea for the Winter Olympics closing ceremony, officials said on Thursday, including the man blamed for the 2010 sinking of a South Korean navy ship that killed 46 sailors.

Alpine skiing: Matt completes family medal set to his own disbelief

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:18am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Michael Matt got a pep talk from his brother Mario before his second slalom run on Thursday and it did the trick with the Austrian claiming bronze to give his family a full set of Olympic medals.

Alpine skiing: Sister's Sochi glory inspired Gisin to gold

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:16am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Switzerland's Alpine combined gold medal winner Michelle Gisin said her sister Dominique's downhill triumph at Sochi four years ago had inspired her to "reach for the stars".

Russian curling medalist guilty of doping violation, says CAS

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 2:49am
PYEONGCHANG/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Olympic curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been found guilty of an anti-doping violation after testing positive for the banned substance meldonium, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Thursday.

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