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Team GB to target top-15 finish in Beijing after record medal haul

• UK wins five medals in Pyeongchang after Billy Morgan’s bronze• BOA’s Mike Hay: we need a couple of golds to break into top 15Britain’s Olympic chiefs are targeting a top-15 finish in the Winter Olympics in four years as they seek to build on their r…

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Team GB to target top-15 finish in Beijing after record medal haul

• UK wins five medals in Pyeongchang after Billy Morgan’s bronze• BOA’s Mike Hay: we need a couple of golds to break into top 15Britain’s Olympic chiefs are targeting a top-15 finish in the Winter Olympics in four years as they seek to build on their r…

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Billy Morgan pushed home in shopping trolley after celebrating bronze medal

• Surprise snowboard medallist partied hard after bronze• Asked feelings on a possible MBE, Morgan replied ‘what’s that?’Snowboard medallist Billy Morgan, the British flagbearer at Sunday’s closing ceremony, feared he was in trouble moments before hear…

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IOC bans athletes from marching under Russian flag in closing ceremony

Decision comes after two athletes from Russia failed drug testsHowever IOC said Russian Olympic ban could be overturned soonRussian athletes will not be allowed to march under their country’s flag at Sunday’s closing ceremony because of their two faile…

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Ester Ledecka seals status as Winter Olympics snow queen with double gold

Czech wins second gold of Games, in snowboard slalom‘I will think about this moment until the end of my life’Ester Ledecka confirmed her position as the snow queen of these Winter Olympics – in fact, arguably, any Winter Games – with a supreme victory …

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Ester Ledecka targets snowboard success after historic skiing gold | Sean Ingle

Primarily a snowboarder, the young Czech stunned the skiing world by winning the super-G in Pyeongchang last weekendAmid the many spectacular performances at these Winter Olympics no athlete has caused more jaws to drop than Ester Ledecka, a 22-year-ol…

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Curling: Eve Muirhead misses leave Team GB facing medal shortfall

• Sweden defeat puts Team GB in play-off against Japan for bronze• ‘We came up short but did ourselves proud,’ GB skip Muirhead saidBy the time the crowd at the Gangneung Curling Centre had got to their feet to celebrate South Korea’s Garlic Girls reac…

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Second Russian athlete tests positive for doping at Winter Olympics

Nadezha Sergeeva finished 12th in the bobsleigh this weekRussian curler was stripped of bronze medal on ThursdayNadezha Sergeeva, who finished 12th in the two-woman bobsleigh, has become the second Russian to test positive for a banned substance at the…

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‘No jerks allowed’: the egalitarianism behind Norway’s Winter Olympics success

Norway have powered to the top of the medals table on a budget a tenth of GB’s thanks to an inclusive approach based on camaraderie and grassroots participation“Yes! Old-fashioned is perfect!” chuckles Tom Tvedt, the president of Norway’s Olympic Commi…

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Ryding posts best British alpine skiing result for 30 years at Winter Olympics

Alpine skier rues spluttering first run as he finished ninthSweden’s Andre Myhrer claims a surprise goldIt was supposed to be a men’s slalom battle for the ages between Austria’s Marcel Hirscher and the Norwegian Henrik Kristofferson – with a British s…

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British men left to rue disastrous ninth end as Swiss curlers advance

Switzerland score five points at death to win 9-5‘We deserved a better destiny than this,’ says GB coach The British men’s team’s hopes of a surprise Olympic curling medal unravelled in spectacular fashion after a disastrous ninth end led to them losin…

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Eve Muirhead stuns Canada to steer GB women into curling semi-finals

• Muirhead scores two points on final end in 6-5 defeat of favourites• GB men face play-off against Switzerland for semi-final spotBritain’s women curling team are within touching distance of a Winter Olympics medal after beating the favourites Canada …

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I wasn’t ready to let go of Olympic dream, says Elise Christie

Injured Christie was disqualified in 1,000m heats in final medal tiltShort-track star has talked to other sports but ‘heart lies on the ice’Elise Christie has acknowledged that she had little chance of a Winter Olympics medal after damaging her ankle –…

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Is Elise Christie Olympic nightmare down to bad luck or bad racing? | Sean Ingle

One or two slices of misfortune would be natural. But a run of six successive crashes or disqualifications at a Winter Olympics is harder to explain awayEach time Elise Christie has stepped on to the ice at these Winter Olympics, there has been a gnawi…

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Ski jumper Noriaki Kasai, 45, promises to return at 2022 Winter Olympics

‘I’m not going to try, I will definitely be there,’ he saysJapanese athlete eyes ninth Winter Games in BeijingJapan’s ski jump legend Noriaki Kasai, who made history by competing in his eighth Winter Olympics at the age of 45, says he will “definitely”…

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‘Robbed of moment of glory’: Norwegian curlers want special medal ceremony

Magnus Nedregotten and Kristin Skaslien came fourthPair may yet win bronze after Russian’s doping chargeThe Norwegian curlers who missed out on a bronze medal due to Russian doping want Winter Olympics organisers to hold a new podium ceremony for them …

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Elise Christie back on course for 1,000m short-track after injury all-clear

Medal hope back skating after crashing out in 1500m semiMike Hay hits back at charges speed skater is mentally weakIt was Sir Winston Churchill who said: “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” And having tweeted a photo of herself making a Churchi…

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Russian curler banished from Winter Olympics after failed drug test

Alexander Krushelnitsky tests positive for meldoniumSet to be stripped of mixed curling bronze, won with wifeThe Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been formally charged with a doping offence by the Court of Arbitration for Sport after testing …

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Lizzy Yarnold: inspiring kids and knitting are post-Olympics priorities

• UK’s greatest Winter Olympian ‘won’t pursue celebrity’• Yarnold is not ruling out a tilt at third gold in 2022It took Lizzy Yarnold four years to weave together the myriad threads required to defend her skeleton title. Yet hours after becoming Britai…

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Russian curler fails Winter Olympics drug test

• OAR confirm ‘possible violation of anti-doping rules’• IOC banned Russia from Pyeongchang over doping at SochiA Russian athlete who won bronze in the mixed curling at the Winter Olympics has failed a preliminary drug test, putting his medal into jeop…