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Author Archive for Martin Belam and agencies

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Commonwealth Games: the Gold Coast performances that didn’t go to plan

If you are going to have winner, inevitably it means there will be losers. Here are a few of the people who would probably rather forget their time at the 2018 Commonwealth GamesAs the closing ceremony bought the curtain down on 11 days of Commonwealth…

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Wolves confirm no action against ‘hero’ ballboy who seized ball from Hull staff

The 16-year-old was ordered to leave the Molineux pitch after an altercation with Hull staff but club say he has not been sackedThe Championship leaders Wolves have confirmed they will be taking no action against a ballboy who became a fan favourite af…

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Winter Paralympics: USA and Canada to meet in men’s ice hockey final

• Emphatic last-four victories set up Pyeongchang showpiece• Norway snatch final place in curling semi-finals as GB miss outA light programme in Pyeongchang meant the focus moved from the slopes to indoor arenas on Thursday, with para ice hockey and wh…

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Russian athlete filmed in ‘I don’t do doping’ shirt fails Olympic drug test

Nadezhda Sergeeva, who denies taking banned medication, appeared in the video posted to social media earlier during the Winter OlympicsA Russian athlete who has tested positive for a banned substance at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics had recently appe…

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Canada’s Jocelyne Larocque apologises for removing silver medal on podium

After dramatic shootout defeat, the 29-year-old ice hockey player took the consolation medal straight off after it was presentedA member of Canada’s silver medal-winning women’s ice hockey team has been forced to issue an apology, after removing her me…

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Overexposed: Gabriella Papadakis and Winter Olympic wardrobe malfunctions

At recent Games there have been a series of wardrobe woes and costume mishaps … with the French ice dancer being just the latestThe French ice dancers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron have made Winter Olympics headlines for all the wrong reaso…

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Why the Finnish squad are knitting at the Winter Olympics … again

Social media users have loved the sight of Antti Koskinen and the Finnish Winter Olympic squad knitting, for the second Winter Olympics in a rowThe head coach of Finland’s snowboarders, Antti Koskinen, became a social media sensation this week when he …

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Robot skiers tackle Olympic challenge in South Korea

As Pyeongchang hosts the Winter Olympics, down the road robots are also hitting the slopes – with a $10,000 prize on offerIt is not only human athletes who have been aiming to go “Faster, Higher, Stronger” in South Korea. Alongside the Pyeongchang Wint…