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LONDON (Reuters) - Four-time Olympic champion Laura Kenny has been named in Great Britain’s squad for the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in the Netherlands, five and a half months after becoming a mother for the first time.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have arrived in Pyeongchang for their third and final Winter Olympics more prepared than ever, having fine-tuned their programs after a stinging loss to arguably their biggest rivals.
PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - Even for cold weather warriors hardened by years of winter sports training, the icy chill of South Korea's frigid February has come as a shock to the system in the leadup to this month's Pyeongchang Olympics.
PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - He has dominated men's Alpine skiing for the past seven years and lacks only an Olympic gold to cap the perfect career, but Austria's Marcel Hirscher is keen to play down the importance of that missing medal.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Wednesday the participation of North Korean athletes in the Olympics raised hopes for reconciliation on the Korean peninsula and that the Vatican was ready to back any peace initiative.
PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - Olympic silver medalist David Morris had to "man up" at the age of 33 to nail one of the hardest tricks in freestyle skiing, a breakthrough he hopes will deliver the aerials gold at the Pyeongchang Games.
PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - Marcel Hirscher will almost certainly race in four events at the Pyeongchang Games in his quest for a first Olympic title but the inaugural team event will not be one of them, the Austrian said on Wednesday.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Esports have descended on the Olympics, bringing professional gamers to South Korea's first winter Games, but some athletes warming up for real action on nearby slopes are not impressed.
PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - Few people wandering around the Olympic venues have as big and infectious a smile as American Maame Biney, but her opponents on the short-track speed-skating oval should be warned: she says it masks a killer game face.
(Reuters) - World number one Rafa Nadal will return to this year's Queen's Club Championships in what will be the 10th anniversary of his memorable triumph that served as a prelude to his maiden Wimbledon title.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - It has been over 40 years since they won a cross-country skiing medal at the Winter Olympics, but the current crop of skiers from the United States of America are sure that drought will end in Pyeongchang.
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's 28-year-old sister will make her debut on the world stage when she visits South Korea to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Friday, Seoul's Unification Ministry said.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Far from resenting the overwhelming fame of Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu, Japan's Shoma Uno finds it relaxing to be attending his first Winter Games in his compatriot's shadow.
PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - The Canadian women's ice hockey team head into the Winter Olympics as the underdogs to a top-ranked U.S. squad, but they know they have a mission to fulfill: a fifth straight gold medal.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Wednesday it has opened another arbitration procedure for 15 athletes and coaches who have appealed against their exclusion from the Pyeongchang Games by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
(Reuters) - Recently retired Carlos Beltran will skip the Major League champion Houston Astros' visit to the White House, he said on Tuesday, citing family reasons while also criticising the United States government and agencies.