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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…

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Winter Olympics women’s downhill skiing: Lindsey Vonn goes for gold – live!

American looks to add to medals won in 2010 Vancouver GamesLindsey Vonn: ‘There’s nothing special about me. I just ski fast’Latest medal table | Full event schedule 2.12am GMT Germany’s Kira Weidle has the misfortune of trying to follow that. She’s onl…

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Winter Olympics day 11 – in pictures

Speed skating, curling, figure skating, and Elizabeth Swaney on the halfpipe. Our pick of the best pictures from today in PyeongchangSee the best photography from previous days Continue reading…

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Overexposed: Gabriella Papadakis and Winter Olympic wardrobe malfunctions

At recent Games there have been a series of wardrobe woes and costume mishaps … with the French ice dancer being just the latestThe French ice dancers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron have made Winter Olympics headlines for all the wrong reaso…

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Mikaela Shiffrin withdraws from women’s downhill at Olympics

Shiffrin pulls out of downhill after re-scheduling of alpine combinedAmerican star won gold in giant slalom and finished fourth in slalomThe weather continued to toy with Mikaela Shiffrin’s Olympics on Monday evening as the latest change to the alpine …