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Elise Christie may take up long-track skating after Winter Olympic pain

• Short-track skater will consider doubling up in bid to end jinx• Briton reveals plan to retire and switch sports had she won goldElise Christie will consider moving abroad to take up long-track speed skating – where there are far fewer opponents and …

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Elise Christie refuses to be defined by Olympic failure – video

Great Britain short track speed skater Elise Christie insisted that she won’t be defined by a second disastrous Winter Olympic campaign. Christie was disqualified in the 100m on Tuesday after a crash earlier in the Games saw her miss out on a semi-fina…

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Lizzy Yarnold: inspiring kids and knitting are post-Olympics priorities

• UK’s greatest Winter Olympian ‘won’t pursue celebrity’• Yarnold is not ruling out a tilt at third gold in 2022It took Lizzy Yarnold four years to weave together the myriad threads required to defend her skeleton title. Yet hours after becoming Britai…

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Curling controversy as Britain lose out to Sweden in Pyeongchang – video

• Available to UK viewers only. Britain’s women’s curling team lost to Sweden in controversial circumstances after skip Eve Muirhead was adjudged to have not let go of her final stone before the hogline. Replays suggested that she did let go in ti…

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Lizzy Yarnold takes skeleton gold to make Winter Olympics history for Britain

• Laura Deas claims bronze after thrilling set of final runs• First time Britain have won three medals in same dayLizzy Yarnold overcame dizzy spells to win a second successive women’s skeleton gold medal and become the first Briton to successfully def…

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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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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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British IOC member sent home from Olympics over security guard incident

• Adam Pengilly apologises after running away from scene• IOC announces he will leave Pyeongchang ‘with immediate effect’The British International Olympic Committee member Adam Pengilly has been sent home from the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics following …

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Britain beats Russians at curling but ‘steely’ Eve Muirhead wants gold

• Women’s skip Muirhead guides Britain to 10-3 victory• ‘A split decision can cost the game so it’s important I stay focused’There were precisely two Russians supporting their women’s curlers in their grudge match against Team GB on Wednesday, and one …

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Rival athletes question legality of Team GB skin suit as row intensifies

• Uhlaender and Wesenberg raise questions over skeleton equipment• ‘Everyone is supposed to have access to the same equipment’The Team GB skeleton skin suit row intensified on Wednesday as rival athletes publicly questioned whether the game-changing ki…

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Andrew Musgrave remains bullish after missing out on skiathlon medal

• Scot falls away at the last but eyes gold in Friday’s 15km free-ski• Speed?skater Sven Kramer completes a hat-trick of Olympic titlesOnce Andrew Musgrave had stopped beating himself up about the medal he felt slipped away on a brutal day in the mount…

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Lizzy Yarnold on Winter Olympics hopes: ‘I’m here to win’ – video

Team GB flagbearer Lizzy Yarnold insists that her intention is to be on the top of the podium, as she bids to become the first Briton to retain a Winter Olympic title. In Sochi 2014 she produced four flawless runs to win Britain’s only gold medal. The …

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Elise Christie begins Winter Olympics redemption by winning opening heat

• Briton impresses as she reaches 500m short-track quarter-finals• Speed skater suffered three disqualifications at 2014 Sochi GamesOn a day when six out of the 10 British athletes in action crashed, and another finished last in the cross-country skiin…

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Winter Olympics 2018 opening ceremony – in pictures

The 23rd Winter Olympic Games have officially opened in South Korea, with a spectacular opening ceremony taking place in sub-zero temperatures Continue reading…

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Winter Olympics 2018 opening ceremony – in pictures

The 23rd Winter Olympic Games have officially opened in South Korea, with a spectacular opening ceremony taking place in sub-zero temperatures Continue reading…

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Elise Christie ‘not naive any more’ as she targets Winter Olympics glory

• Speed skater’s 2014 Winter Games misery erased ‘at the worlds’• ‘I wasn’t capable of getting three distances good then but am now’Elise Christie has insisted she will not buckle under the pressure of chasing three medals at these Winter Olympics – or…

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Winter Olympics: fading barriers herald fortnight of fierce competition | Sean Ingle

The thawing of relations between North and South Korea has offered the IOC a good news story after criticism over its reaction to Russian doping at the Sochi Games in 2014Of course it was awkward at first. Reunions between estranged families invariably…

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Team GB want best Winter Games but ‘theatre of jeopardy’ promises nothing

After a significant increase in investment, Team GB should shine in Pyeongchang but winter medals can be hard to predictIt was not quite Colin Welland waving an Oscar in the air and proclaiming “The British are coming” to Hollywood’s finest after Chari…

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Lizzy Yarnold to be GB’s flag bearer at Winter Olympics opening ceremony

• British skeleton athlete ‘honoured’ to be chosen for role• 60-strong team will have clothes that protect against -40°C coldLizzy Yarnold insists she will relish the honour of leading Great Britain out at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics on…

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Billy Morgan: ‘We are at the limits of what we can do on a snowboard’

Snowboarder known for his outrageous tricks has learned to control his fear when pushing the boundaries and could bring GB an early Winter Olympics medal in slopestyleSometimes, when Billy Morgan is steeling himself to fly as only he can, he feels just…