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‘Parkour 3.0’: freestyle skier masters elaborate obstacle course – video

Freestyle skier Andri Ragettli has successfully completed a complex parkour obstacle course without touching the ground once – after 53 attempts.The 19-year-old athlete shared a video of the challenge, which was filmed in Switzerland on 30 Se…

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Pierra Menta ski race 2018 – in pictures

Each year since March 1986, Arêches-Beaufort in Savoie, in the heart of Beaufortain, France, has played host to the Pierra Menta, an international ski mountaineering competition for elite athletes Continue reading…

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Oksana Masters: from Chernobyl to Pyeongchang Paralympics golds

Born with defects attributed to radiation from Chernobyl, the skier will be taking two gold medals home to the US woman who adopted herAfter finally winning a first Paralympic gold medal in Pyeongchang this week the USA’s Oksana Masters said: “I did no…

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Winter Paralympics 2018: Millie Knight wins silver for Britain on day one

Knight and guide Brett Wild secure second spot in downhillGolds for USA and Neutral Paralympic Athlete delegationParalympicsGB won their first medal at Pyeongchang 2018 as Millie Knight secured silver in the visually impaired women’s downhill category….

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Mikaela Shiffrin wraps up second consecutive overall World Cup title

American repeats as overall World Cup champ with five races to goShiffrin becomes second US woman to win multiple overall titlesMikaela Shiffrin can finally relax again.After a tense build-up to the Olympics, the American won her second straight overal…

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Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018: ‘the Games of new horizons’? | Sean Ingle

Russian scandal couldn’t overshadow spectacular sport and thawing relations between North and South KoreaMoments before the XXIII Winter Games ended amid a furious barrage of K-pop and firecrackers, the president of the International Olympic Committee,…

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Winter Olympics 2018: closing ceremony – live!

Latest updates as the curtain comes down in PyeongchangEmail nick.miller@theguardian.com | Tweet: @NickMiller79Final medal table from Pyeongchang 10.38am GMT One thing you won’t be seeing today is a Russian flag. Those plucky band of stateless warriors…

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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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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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Mikaela Shiffrin never had to be the Michael Phelps of skiing

The pressure on the 22-year-old to deliver a haul of golds at these Winter Olympics was immense. But now she has time and experience on her sideBy no sane metric could Mikaela Shiffrin’s second Olympics, which concluded on Thursday afternoon with her s…

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Mikaela Shiffrin never had to be the Michael Phelps of skiing

The pressure on the 22-year-old to deliver a haul of golds at these Winter Olympics was immense. But now she has time and experience on her sideBy no sane metric could Mikaela Shiffrin’s second Olympics, which concluded on Thursday afternoon with her s…

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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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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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Table tennis trickery, Bobby Moore on street football and showboating | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features Elizabeth Swaney’s dreams coming true and Fabio Fognini dropping some magic1) It is the League Cup final on Sunday. Let’s harp back to 1988 and Arsenal v Luton: “Oh Dear, it’s Gus Caesar”. Also of yesteryear, Obafemi M…

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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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David Wise overcomes broken binding to clinch US 1-2 in ski halfpipe

USA win seventh gold of Games behind Wise’s clutch final run16-year-old New Zealander Nico Porteous wins bronzeJamie Anderson adds big air silver to last week’s slopestyle goldNot even faulty equipment could keep David Wise from defending his Olympic t…

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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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Winter Olympics day 12 – in pictures

Airborne skiers, Marit Bjørgen, Finnish celebrations and pin collections. The best of today’s pictures from PyeongchangSee the best photography from previous days Continue reading…

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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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‘I worked my butt off’: Lindsey Vonn emotional after winning downhill bronze

American wins bronze, the third medal of her Olympic careerItaly’s Sofia Goggia takes gold with commanding runNorway’s Ragnhild Mowinckel wins surprise silver medalLindsey Vonn, one of the great downhill skiers of all time, was unable to repeat her vic…