Winter Olympics

Great Britain’s women curlers missed out on a second successive Olympic bronze medal as they lost 5-3 to Japan on Saturday. Eve Muirhead’s team, who finished third in Sochi four years ago, were hoping to increase Britain’s record medal haul at a Winter Games to six in Pyeongchang. They led three times in the bronze-medal […]

One of the dizzying zeniths of the Winter Olympics, a Hungarian figure skater performed to AC/DC today (21st February). 19-year-old Hungarian athlete Ivett Tóth took to the Gangneung Ice Arena in South Korea wearing a studded leather jacket emblazoned with an image of Angus Young doing a duck walk in his trademark schoolboy outfit. Tóth […]

Great Britain’s Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland just missed out on a top-10 finish in the ice dance competition on day 11 of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. After qualifying in 10th, the pair came 11th after their free dance while Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won gold with a world record of 206.07. […]

Briton Elise Christie’s hopes of a medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics are over after she was disqualified in her 1,000m short track heat. The 27-year-old – who appeared to be in significant pain because of an ankle injury – finished second after her fall on the first lap led to a restart. But the […]

Adam Pengilly, a British member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has been sent home from the 2018 Winter Olympics with “immediate effect” after an incident with a security officer. The 40-year-old former skeleton racer has apologised to the other man. Pengilly is a two-time Olympian and vice-president of the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation. […]

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British short-track speed skater Elise Christie qualified for Tuesday’s 500m quarter-finals after she won her first race at the Pyeongchang Games. The 27-year-old, who is seeking her first Olympic medal, finished in 42.872 seconds, ahead of China’s Chunyu Qu. Scotland’s Christie will also compete in the 1,000m and 1500m later in the competition. Briton Farrell […]

Hosts South Korea produced a show of unity with neighbours North Korea during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Their athletes entered under the same flag during the parade, after months of tension on the Korean peninsula. “We are stronger than all the forces that want to divide us,” declared Olympic […]

Defending skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold will carry the Great Britain flag at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. The 29-year-old was selected by her GB team-mates for the honour when the 23rd Games open in South Korea on Friday. She said: “It’s really exciting and the opening ceremony is the start of […]

Thirty-two Russian athletes have appealed against their exclusion from this month’s Winter Olympics. They include those who had their life bans lifted by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) last week. A hearing is set to take place on Wednesday, two days before the Games. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has invited 169 Russians […]

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