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Bibian Mentel-Spee takes Paralympic gold two months after cancer surgery

Dutch snowboarder retains her Olympic title despite spending much of 2017 undergoing radiation and surgical treatment for tumoursBibian Mentel-Spee of the Netherlands retained her Olympic snowboard cross title at the Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang –…

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Australian co-captain Badenhorst crashes out of Winter Paralympics

Badenhorst injured her knee after falling heavily in trainingRepeats her crash at Sochi which also ruled her out of competitionAustralian team co-captain Joany Badenhorst has suffered a horrible case of deja vu, ruled out at a second consecutive Winter…

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Billy Morgan snowboards in Essex after Winter Olympics bronze – video

Team GB’s Billy Morgan took to the streets of Essex after the ‘Beast from the East’ coated them in snow. The Olympian had not long returned from a successful trip to Pyeongchang, bringing home a bronze medal from the Games. Morgan performed tricks, spi…

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Billy Morgan snowboards in Essex after Winter Olympics bronze – video

Team GB’s Billy Morgan took to the streets of Essex after the ‘Beast from the East’ coated them in snow. The Olympian had not long returned from a successful trip to Pyeongchang, bringing home a bronze medal from the Games. Morgan performed tricks, spi…

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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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Billy Morgan pushed home in shopping trolley after celebrating bronze medal

• Surprise snowboard medallist partied hard after bronze• Asked feelings on a possible MBE, Morgan replied ‘what’s that?’Snowboard medallist Billy Morgan, the British flagbearer at Sunday’s closing ceremony, feared he was in trouble moments before hear…

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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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Best ever haul for Britain as Billy Morgan bags bronze in big air

Medal takes nation’s overall tally to five in PyeongchangMorgan holds on to third after series of falls from rivals on final runBilly Morgan has won snowboard big air bronze to claim Britain’s record fifth Winter Olympics medal of the Games. Related: C…

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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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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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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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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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Elizabeth Swaney: the Olympic halfpipe athlete who doesn’t really do tricks

US-born athlete finished dead last after most basic of runsDubious methods for getting to Pyeongchang raise questionsElizabeth Swaney, born and raised in the United States but representing Hungary, finished last in qualification for the women’s ski hal…

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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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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 …