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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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Britain’s curlers end up empty-handed after Japan edge bronze match

GB lose 5-3 at Winter Olympics after Eve Muirhead’s late errors‘I’m devastated it didn’t turn out how we wanted,’ she saysGreat Britain’s women’s curling team finished fourth at the Winter Olympics as Japan won an attritional bronze medal match. Defeat…

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Winter Olympics day 15 – in pictures

Ester Ledecka wins the snowboard parallel giant slalom, Billy Morgan takes bronze in big air, mass start speed skating and Ivanka Trump: all the latest pictures from the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang Continue reading…

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USA topple Sweden to cap fairytale run with first ever Olympic curling gold

USA win first gold medal in curling with 10-7 win over SwedenJohn Shuster double takeout earns decisive five-point eighth endLatest medal table | Full event scheduleThe United States have won their first ever gold medal in curling with a stunning upset…

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USA topple Sweden to cap fairytale run with first ever Olympic curling gold

USA win first gold medal in curling with 10-7 win over SwedenJohn Shuster double takeout earns decisive five-point eighth endLatest medal table | Full event scheduleThe United States have won their first ever gold medal in curling with a stunning upset…

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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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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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Winter Olympics day 14 – in pictures

Devoted fans, beauty on ice, highs and lows: all the latest pictures from the Winter Olympics in PyeongchangSee the best photography from previous days Continue reading…

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Winter Olympics day 13 – in pictures

Max air, troublesome equipment and a happy family: all the latest pictures from the Winter Olympics in PyeongchangSee the best photography from previous days Continue reading…

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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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Garlic Girls: South Korean curling team ward off more seasoned rivals

Five women have become internet sensations with their unlikely progression to Winter Olympic semi-finals in Pyeongchang Latest medal table | Full event scheduleIn name only are the Garlic Girls about food. There’s Yogurt, Pancake, Steak, Cookie and Sun…

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Russia opens criminal investigation over Winter Olympics drug test failure

• Curler Alexander Krushelnitsky tested positive for meldonium• Positive test sparks more debate about Russian athletes at GamesA criminal investigation has been opened by Russia into the circumstances which resulted in the medal-winning curler Alexand…

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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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Why one tiny Scottish island is key to every Olympic curling stone – video

All the curling stones being used at the Pyeongchang Winter Games are made from granite mined from the tiny, uninhabited island of Ailsa Craig, in the outer Firth of Clyde. The granite is worked into the final stones by staff at Kays Curling in Mauchli…

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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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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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Norway’s curlers and their incredible Winter Olympic trousers – ranked

The Norwegian men’s curling team have become notorious for appearing in outlandish trouser designs. We look at some of the highlightsSince the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010, the Norwegian men’s curling team have made a name for themselves by wearin…

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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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Winter Olympics day seven – in pictures

Flying referees, a shower of teddies and Britain’s first medal: all the latest pictures from the Winter Olympics in PyeongchangSee the best photography from previous days Continue reading…