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Team GB curlers beaten by Sweden in Pyeongchang – video

* Available to UK viewers only. Team GB’s curlers were beaten 10-5 by Sweden in the semi-finals but can still salvage a bronze medal in Pyeongchang on Saturday. An error by Eve Muirhead in the seventh end allowed Anna Hasselborg to steer Sweden ad…

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Elise Christie refuses to be defined by Olympic failure – video

Great Britain short track speed skater Elise Christie insisted that she won’t be defined by a second disastrous Winter Olympic campaign. Christie was disqualified in the 100m on Tuesday after a crash earlier in the Games saw her miss out on a semi-fina…

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USA end 20-year wait for women’s hockey gold with shootout win against Canada – video

* Available to UK viewers only.The USA beat Canada 3-2 in a dramatic sudden death shootout to seal gold in the women’s hockey final on Thursday. USA goaltender Maddie Rooney made the decisive save from Canada’s Meghan Agosta to win the USA women’s side…

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USA’s David Wise overcomes kit issues to win gold in ski halfpipe – video

* Available to UK viewers only.USA’s David Wise fell on his first two runs due to issues with his ski binding but recovered to win gold in the men’s ski halfpipe on Thursday. Wise landed four double corks to seal the Olympic title once againWise seals …

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USA clinch first ever gold in ladies’ team sprint – video

* Available to UK viewers only.America’s Jessica Diggins held on during an enthralling final straight to clinch gold for USA, for the first time in the ladies’ team sprint. Stina Nilsson of  Sweden claimed silver, whilst Norway’s Marit Bjorgen pic…

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Italy’s Goggia pips Lindsey Vonn to seal gold in the women’s downhill – video

Italian Sofia Goggia won gold in the women’s downhill skiing after fending off strong competition Norway’s Ragnhild Mowinckel who took silver and USA’s Lindsey Vonn. The triumph is Goggia’s first who claimed the title by 0.09sec over Mowinckel• Em…

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Is Hungary’s Elizabeth Swaney the biggest sport of the Winter Olympics? – video

She may have finished last in the women’s half-pipe, but Hungary’s Elizabeth Swaney is a real character. The US-based athlete, who took up skiing at 25 found a loop hole that if she made it through enough events without falling, she’d make the Olympics…

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Skating slip-up: Polish speed skater falls at start line – video

* Available to UK viewers only. Polish speed-skater Artur Nogal makes his mark at the Winter Olympics by falling at the start line of the 500m event in Pyeongchang Continue reading…

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IOC responds after Russian athlete charged with doping offence – video

IOC President’s Spokesman Mark Adams expressed his disappointment after Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky tested positive for the banned substance meldonium. Adams backed the IOC’s process of selecting athletes from Russia, saying doping cases wou…

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Martin Fourcade grabs Olympic biathlon gold in incredible photo finish – video

* Available to UK viewers only. After an incredible 15km race in the men’s biathlon it was France’s Martin Fourcade who clinched gold in dramatic fashion, edging ahead of Germany’s Simon Schempp in a photo finish. At the 2014 games in Sochi Fourca…

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Winter Olympics day nine – in pictures

The best ice hockey images, men’s bobsleigh begins and Lizzy Yarnold returns to the podiumSee the best photography from previous days Continue reading…

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Curling controversy as Britain lose out to Sweden in Pyeongchang – video

• Available to UK viewers only. Britain’s women’s curling team lost to Sweden in controversial circumstances after skip Eve Muirhead was adjudged to have not let go of her final stone before the hogline. Replays suggested that she did let go in ti…

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GB’s Lizzy Yarnold sets Winter Olympics track record in skeleton – video

*Available to UK viewers only. Great Britain’s Lizzy Yarnold set a new track record in the first heat of the skeleton in Pyeongchang. The defending champions set a time of 51.66sec before a second run saw her finish the day in third place, one pla…

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Liverpool will fight for everything against Porto, says Klopp – video

Jürgen Klopp insists that Liverpool must look for a result in the first game, to give the Anfield crowd a chance of making an impact, as they prepare to take on Porto in the Champions League round of 16.It is a first appearance in this stage of the tou…

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Shaun White claims third Olympic gold in snowboard halfpipe – video

* Available to UK viewers only.Shaun White, the 31-year-old American, wins his third Winter Olympic gold medal after holding off younger competitors in the snowboard halfpipe competition. His stunning final run, which scored  97.75, eclipsed the J…

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Tottenham have proved everyone wrong in Champions League, says Harry Kane – video

Harry Kane insists that Tottenham have already surpassed their Champions League expectations for the season.  The London club finished top of group H and are unbeaten in the tournament this season, despite facing sides such as Real Madrid and Boru…

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Olympic freeskier Fabian Bösch takes novel route up an escalator – video

Freeskier Fabian Bösch took the less travelled route up an escalator in a break from Olympic training. The 2015 slopestyle world champion, Bösch will be looking to impress on the slopes when qualifying gets under way on Sunday Continue reading…

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Conte satisfied with Chelsea win ‘but we can play better’ – video

Antonio Conte was relieved to see Chelsea return to winning ways, with a 3-0 win over West Brom coming after heavy losses to Watford and Bournemouth. The result is thought to have eased the pressure on the manager but his side still face a challenging …

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Chloe Kim cruises to gold in Winter Olympics snowboard halfpipe – video

For UK viewers only American teenager Chloe Kim shrugged off the weight of expectation to soar to Olympic gold in the snowboard halfpipe. Kim dominated the final, earning a score of 93.75 in her opening run, before topping it with a near-perfect mark o…

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Jürgen Klopp expects Liverpool to have tough fight for top-four spot – video

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp believes the race to secure a top-four finish will be extremely tight this season. Klopp’s side beat Southampton 2-0 on Sunday, but the German believes with lots still to play for Liverpool must keep on winning. Liverpool…