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

1 hour 15 min ago
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

1 hour 30 min ago
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 sets world record in 500m qualifier

1 hour 44 min ago
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

1 hour 45 min ago
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

2 hours 6 min ago
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.

Pyeongchang figure skating boosted music streaming, requests on Amazon

2 hours 12 min ago
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.

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

2 hours 15 min ago
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.

Ice Hockey: U.S. women end drought with shootout win over Canada

2 hours 18 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored the winner in the shootout as the United States beat Canada 3-2 on Thursday to win their first gold medal in women's Olympic ice hockey since 1998 and snap a streak of four consecutive golds for their arch-rivals.

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

2 hours 26 min ago
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

2 hours 28 min ago
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

3 hours 7 min ago
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.

Russian curling medalist guilty of doping violation, says CAS

3 hours 36 min ago
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.

Alpine skiing: Fortune shines at last on 'Old Man' Myhrer

3 hours 37 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Four years ago, Andre Myhrer was in second place going into the deciding run of the Olympic slalom, but failed to finish the course as he struggled with an injured knee.

Gisin holds off Shiffrin to claim combined gold

3 hours 43 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Switzerland's Michelle Gisin held off the might of American Alpine skiing to win the women's combined at the Pyeongchang Games on Thursday, claiming victory ahead of Mikaela Shiffrin while her fellow Swiss Wendy Holdener won bronze.

Alpine skiing: 'Two meter man' Zenhaeusern stands tall for slalom silver

3 hours 46 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Ramon Zenhaeusern has endured years of people telling him he was too tall to compete in the slalom and on Thursday at the Pyeongchang Games he finally had the perfect riposte - an Olympic silver medal.

Alpine skiing: Myhrer the master after slalom rivals bomb out

4 hours 14 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Sweden's Andre Myhrer won the men's Olympic slalom on Thursday at the age of 35, keeping his head while others were losing theirs as both his main rivals destroyed their chances with uncharacteristic mistakes.

Alpine skiing: No regrets despite no title for irrepressible Kristoffersen

4 hours 16 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Henrik Kristoffersen had no regrets despite blowing a golden opportunity to win his first Olympic title in the slalom at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Thursday.

U.S. women end drought with shootout win over Canada

4 hours 19 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored the winner in the shootout as the United States beat Canada 3-2 on Thursday to win their first gold medal in women's Olympic ice hockey since 1998 and snap a streak of four consecutive golds for their arch-rivals.

Russian bronze medalist curler found guilty of doping, says CAS

4 hours 29 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Thursday that Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been found guilty of an anti-doping violation after testing positive for the banned substance meldonium.

Playing medal yo-yo is no fun for Games athletes

4 hours 54 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - In four years U.S. skeleton racer Katie Uhlaender has ridden an emotional roller coaster as intense as her sport, which involves hurtling down a steep, twisting tongue of ice, head first.

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