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Winter Olympics inspires Britons to hit the snowdromes

Indoor snow slopes are experiencing a sharp increase in visitors since the Games beganInspired by the Winter Olympics, thousands of people are hitting indoor snow slopes across the UK to try their hand at skiing and snowboarding for the first time.A wo…

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Lindsay Jacobellis shouldn’t be remembered as a serial loser but she will be

The US snowboarder doesn’t deserve to be remembered for her failure to win Olympic gold. But deserve, as they say, has nothing to do with itThe redemption arc is one of the most reliable Olympic tropes and there were few juicier ones entering these Win…

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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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Medics took over an hour to pull my boot off, says injured Katie Ormerod

• Briton still in Seoul hospital after breaking heel in Olympic training• ‘The doctors had never seen an injury like that in snowboarding’Katie Ormerod, who was one of Team GB’s biggest hopes for a Winter Olympics medal in Pyeongchang before the snowbo…

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Why the Finnish squad are knitting at the Winter Olympics … again

Social media users have loved the sight of Antti Koskinen and the Finnish Winter Olympic squad knitting, for the second Winter Olympics in a rowThe head coach of Finland’s snowboarders, Antti Koskinen, became a social media sensation this week when he …

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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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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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Shaun White wins third snowboard halfpipe gold with nerveless final run

American puts in brilliant final run to clinch Olympic titleAustralia’s Scotty James ends with bronze medal White’s victory gives USA its 100th Winter Olympic goldShaun White is an Olympic champion for a third time. The 31-year-old held off a pair of m…

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Winter Olympics men’s snowboard halfpipe: Shaun White and Scotty James go for gold – live!

US and Australian athletes tipped for glory at Phoenix Snow ParkEmail beau.dure.freelance@theguardian.com or tweet @duresport Latest medal table | Full event schedule 1.11am GMT Twenty minutes to go.Meanwhile, enjoy the pairs figure skating short progr…

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The brilliant Chloe Kim isn’t just a gold medalist: she’s a transcendent star

Amid the hand-wringing over the Olympics’ waning relevance among millennials, the charismatic US teenager is a breath of fresh airChloe Kim stood atop the hill, blonde tendrils draping from either side of her goggles and Lady Gaga playing through her e…

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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…

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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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‘Nobody forced you to go down’: FIS responds to riders’ concern over high winds

Gusty conditions blighted women’s slopestyle Several riders expressed anger at decision to hold eventThe International Ski Federation (FIS) has dismissed the concerns of snowboarders who complained about treacherous conditions at the women’s slopestyle…

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Winter Olympics women’s halfpipe snowboarding: Chloe Kim goes for gold – live!

US teenager is tipped to take title at Bogwang Phoenix ParkEmail beau.dure.freelance@theguardian.com or tweet @DureSportLatest medal table | Full event schedule 1.21am GMT Maddie Mastro is sort of the overlooked American here. She’s only 17 but was on…

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Winter Olympics day three – in pictures

Snowboarding, figure skating and some very cold ski jumpers: the world’s best sports photographers capture all the drama in PyeongchangTo see our selections from the opening ceremony, day one and two click here Continue reading…

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Jamie Anderson wins second Olympic slopestyle gold in dangerous conditions

American wins amid brutal wind and cold that hampers competitionAustralia’s Tess Coady blames conditions for injuryJamie Anderson is a repeat Olympic champion after retaining her ladies’ slopestyle title on a day that will remembered for hazardous cros…

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High winds continue to play havoc as another Winter Olympic event postponed

Women’s super giant slalom pushed back to ThursdaySnowboarder Tess Coady blames wind for ACL ruptureThe Winter Olympics was hit with yet more disruption in the early hours of Monday morning as the women’s super giant slalom was forced to be postponed d…

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‘It’s an amazing time to be an Olympian,’ says Gus Kenworthy – video

American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy insists that he has ‘less to compartmentalise’ and that his gay advocacy won’t distract him, as he prepares to compete in his second Winter Olympics.Kenworthy was the silver medallist in USA’s slopestyle clean swe…

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Red Gerard takes gold in the men’s slopestyle – video

Red Gerard produced a superb final run to win the men’s slopestyle and the United States’ first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Games, after the 17-year-old recorded a score of 87.16 Continue reading…

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Chloe Kim, America’s teenage snowboard prodigy, is ready for liftoff

The Korean-American halfpipe phenom is a gold medal favorite in Pyeongchang, where two nations’ hopes and the potential for crossover stardom hang in the balance. No pressure!The snowboarder Chloe Kim is making her Olympic debut in Pyeongchang, and, de…