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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 …

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After a near-death experience, Torin Yater-Wallace takes aim at Olympic gold

There’s adversity and there’s the near-surreal run of misfortune the American freestyle skier has survived to make it back to the OlympicsTorin Yater-Wallace persevered through family tragedy, life-threatening illness and devastating injury to earn a s…

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Winter Olympics day 10 – in pictures

Ice dance, snowboarding, martial arts and a coach up a tree feature in our pick of the best pictures from today’s Winter Olympics action in Pyeongchang See the best photography from previous days Continue reading…

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Gus Kenworthy’s kiss with boyfriend on NBC greeted with acclaim

The British-born American freestyle skier failed to add to his silver from Sochi, but a historic kiss with his boyfriend on primetime network TV may have made an even bigger impact back homeWhen the American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy shared a kiss …

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Great Britain’s Woods falls agonisingly short in ski slopestyle

Beaulieu-Marchand took bronze 1.4 points ahead of Woods26-year-old Briton suffered whiplash and needed stitchesGreat Britain’s James Woods suffered whiplash and needed stitches after a series of spectacular performances in the ski slopestyle – but suff…

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Winter Olympics day eight – in pictures

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu in the men’s figure skating, short-track speed skating and Ester Ledecka winning the women’s super-G: all the latest pictures from the Winter Olympics in PyeongchangSee the best photography from previous days Continue reading…

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‘Stoked’ Izzy Atkin becomes Britain’s first Olympic medal-winning skier

• US-born 19-year-old wins bronze in the ladies’ ski slopestyle• Switzerland’s Sarah Hoefflin takes goldIzzy Atkin became the first British skier to win an Olympic medal after a nerveless final run earned her bronze in the ladies’ ski slopestyle.The 19…

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Super-G: snowboarder Ledecka wins shock gold on borrowed skis with Vonn sixth

Czech athlete had never finished on podium in an alpine eventNBC already announced Anna Veith as winner before Ledecka’s runVonn’s slip costs her but still has favoured downhill to comeEster Ledecka, the world champion snowboarder from the Czech Republ…

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Lindsey Vonn: ‘There’s nothing special about me. I just ski fast’

The American has never held back, whether with her aggression on the piste or her criticism of the US president. Now she is set for what is likely to be her final OlympicsOn Saturday, Lindsey Vonn will return to the Olympic stage for the first time sin…

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James Woods: ‘It’s the renegade lifestyle that is appealing’

James Woods is going for gold in ski slopestyle having suffered injury and disappointment in Sochi four years ago when favouriteWhen James Woods told his parents, aged 15, he wanted to leave Sheffield to ski and study in Austria, they feared he was run…

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‘A slow pace but it’s a pace’: Tongan skier surpasses goals in Pyeongchang

Pita Taufatofua, who has only ever spent 12 weeks on snow, finishes third last in 15kmPita Taufatofua, the Tongan athlete known for his oiled up, bare-chested marches at Olympic opening ceremonies, produced a surprise performance in the 15km cross-coun…

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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…

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Winter Olympics day six – in pictures

Giant slalom, figure skating, and a North Korean orchestra: 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 five – in pictures

A veteran snowboarder, speed skating, North Korean cheerleaders and the crashes caused by that wind: all the latest drama from PyeongchangSee the best photography from previous days Continue reading…

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Glitter and grit: Jessie Diggins is one of America’s best hopes for Olympic gold

One of America’s fittest athletes spends her downtime learning hip-hop dance routines from YouTube tutorials: an infectious cocktail of ferocity and fun that could deliver a historic firstFull schedule | Medal table | Sign up for The RecapThe LGBT athl…

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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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Winter Olympics day four – in pictures

Snowboarding, speed skating, North Korean cheerleaders and Russia’s married curlers: all the latest drama captured from PyeongchangSee our selections from previous days Continue reading…