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Christie in doubt for 1000m speed-skating heats with ankle damage

Christie has had two high-speed crashes at the Games27-year-old has soft tissue damage in her right ankleElise Christie will decide at the last minute whether to risk racing in Tuesday’s 1000m heats after sustaining soft tissue damage in her right ankl…

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Great Britain’s Woods falls agonisingly short in ski slopestyle

Beaulieu-Marchand took bronze 1.4 points ahead of Woods26-year-old Briton suffered whiplash and needed stitchesGreat Britain’s James Woods suffered whiplash and needed stitches after a series of spectacular performances in the ski slopestyle – but suff…

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‘Nobody forced you to go down’: FIS responds to riders’ concern over high winds

Gusty conditions blighted women’s slopestyle Several riders expressed anger at decision to hold eventThe International Ski Federation (FIS) has dismissed the concerns of snowboarders who complained about treacherous conditions at the women’s slopestyle…

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Great Britain sprinter Nigel Levine suspended after failing a drugs test

• Levine tested positive for clenbuterol before Christmas• 28-year-old has been integral part of GB’s 4x400m relaySprinter Nigel Levine, who has been an integral part of Great Britain’s 4x400m relay squad for nearly a decade, has been provisionally sus…

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Billy Morgan: ‘We are at the limits of what we can do on a snowboard’

Snowboarder known for his outrageous tricks has learned to control his fear when pushing the boundaries and could bring GB an early Winter Olympics medal in slopestyleSometimes, when Billy Morgan is steeling himself to fly as only he can, he feels just…

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Britain is the loser if UK Sport’s medals-first dogma prevails | Sean Ingle

Liz Nicholl’s ‘no compromise’ policy has served a purpose but what good is a win in Pyeongchang if it has no impact at home?It is a question that could soon sound as familiar as a BBC commentator getting overexcited about a potential curling medal. “Wh…

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Lizzy Yarnold: ‘I recognise what it takes emotionally and physically’

As she aims to become the first Briton to retain a Winter Olympic title, Lizzie Yarnold says she is peaking at the right pointSometimes when Lizzy Yarnold is hurtling down a skeleton track at 85mph her mind wanders ever so slightly and she notices the …

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Russia’s backdoor Olympics | Sean Ingle

Russia was banned last year from the Winter Games because of its state-sponsored doping system but the IOC will still allow 169 of its athletes to compete in Pyeongchang this monthIt is a plotline worthy of Mikhail Bulgakov, or another of the great Sov…

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‘I feared my career was over,’ says Olympic gold medallist Greg Rutherford

• Long jumper targets World Indoors after surgery ends injury hell• Tokyo Olympics still a possible goal for London 2012 winnerGreg Rutherford has revealed he feared his career was over before undergoing groin reconstruction surgery and an ankle operat…

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IOC ‘worried’ by new Aiba president’s links to heroin trade and organised crime

• Gafur Rakhimov was named in interim role on Saturday• Uzbek’s assets in USA have been frozen Amateur boxing’s governing body, Aiba, has been plunged into a fresh crisis after the International Olympic Committee admitted it was “extremely worried” tha…

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Mind games promise a sporting edge but may miss the heart of the matter | Sean Ingle

Brain power is increasingly a major battleground in sports science as elite athletes search for a critical edgeTowards the end of Kyle Edmund’s breakout performance at the Australian Open, his coach Fredrik Rosengren was asked about his great leap forw…

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Biggest ever Team GB Winter Olympics squad leaves for Pyeongchang

59 members to fly out of Heathrow targeting a record five medalsElise Christie and Lizzy Yarnold lead the charge The first group of athletes selected for Team GB’s biggest ever Winter Olympic squad left Heathrow for Pyeongchang on Friday.A record 59 at…

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‘Steel behind the quietness’ that has made Kyle Edmund Britain’s new star

Former coach says the Australian Open semi-finalist has never lacked for focus, and his close friendship with Andy Murray has helped turn a shy boy from Hull into a driven winnerFirst the firsts pumped with adrenaline and unconfined joy. Then the hands…

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Crosses are falling in the Premier League: why the focus on target men? | Sean Ingle

While the stats show that West Ham and Stoke score more goals when Andy Carroll and Peter Crouch play, there is little to suggest that Chelsea using them as a Plan B would have workedHow times change. At the dawn of the Premier League the news that Che…

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Anthony Joshua desperate to make Joseph Parker pay for ‘king of steroids’ jibe

• Joshua derides Parker’s remarks as a ‘PR stunt’• Pair meet in March with Joshua’s WBA, IBF and IBO belts at stakeAnthony Joshua has admitted Joseph Parker got under his skin with jibes about his supposed glass jaw and being “the king of steroids” – b…

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Anthony Joshua laughs off glass jaw jibes by Parker team as ‘fake news’

• Joshua hits back at Parker camp in build-up to 31 March fight• Title holder denies being knocked down several times in sparringAnthony Joshua laughed off jibes that he has a glass jaw as “fake news” as he met his next opponent Joseph Parker in London…

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Maria Sharapova’s reception a reminder of indifference to doping | Sean Ingle

Melbourne crowds are likely to offer warm support to her this week and research suggests fans continue to back stars and sports laid low by doping scandalsHere is a prediction. Every time Maria Sharapova steps on to court at the Australian Open this ye…

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Team GB given target of winning five medals at 2018 Winter Olympics

• UK Sport predicts British athletes will win four to 10 medals in Pyeongchang• Paralympics team target at least seven medals at the Games in FebruaryBritish athletes are set for their best ever Winter Olympics according to UK Sport, which is targeting…

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Why Liverpool might not miss Philippe Coutinho as much as people think | Sean Ingle

Anfield feels it has lost its key man but statistics do not back that up and suggest that while Barcelona have signed a fine player, Jürgen Klopp has alternativesNo sooner had Philippe Coutinho’s frenetic scribble sealed a £142m transfer to Barcelona, …

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Forest, Coventry and Merseyside derby breathe life back into FA Cup | Sean Ingle

Stronger Premier League lineups, teams intent on attack and third-round upsets have helped revive the profile of football’s oldest competitionAnfield, Friday. While Virgil van Dijk humbly celebrates scoring Liverpool’s late winner the TV cameras pan ou…