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Andrew Pozzi times finish to perfection to win world indoor gold in 60m hurdles

• Briton in second place coming over the last hurdle• Pozzi wins first gold medal at world indoor championshipsBritain made a fine finish to the world indoor championships when Andrew Pozzi won gold in the 60m hurdles by a single hundredth of a second….

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Six world championships medals bode well for Great Britain’s Olympic hopes

Team boosted by performance in world track finals as Laura and Jason Kenny have encouraging returns to competitionThe Great Britain cycling team has had its moments on the velodrome in the Dutch town of Apeldoorn, which is where Laura Kenny, nee Trott,…

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Laura Muir doubles up aiming to flourish in indoor comfort zone

European champion at 1500m and 3,000m will tackle both distances at the world indoor championships in Birmingham despite pressures of studying for a veterinary science degreeFourth place is often said to be the most agonising finishing position for an …

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Well done Team GB but can we have a decade off the Olympics, please? | Paul MacInnes

We should not be obsessed with winning sporting medals, we should be obsessed with playing sport and getting as many people as possible to do itIt’s been a month of incredible success at the Winter Olympics. It was a month, right? It certainly felt lik…

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Winter Olympics stars return home as funding debate takes centre stage – video

The dust has yet to settle from Pyeongchang but already all eyes are on funding for the next Winter Olympics in Beijing in four years time. UK Sport will pitch for more funding as they look to propel Britain into being a top-15 nation, with basketball …

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Team GB pitch for more funding to join elite of Winter Olympics

• No reason we shouldn’t be top-15 nation, says BOA chief executive• Athletes arrive back at Heathrow after record-breaking GamesGreat Britain’s Olympic chiefs have launched an impassioned defence of their £28m winter sport funding and are undeterred i…

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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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Britain’s curlers end up empty-handed after Japan edge bronze match

GB lose 5-3 at Winter Olympics after Eve Muirhead’s late errors‘I’m devastated it didn’t turn out how we wanted,’ she saysGreat Britain’s women’s curling team finished fourth at the Winter Olympics as Japan won an attritional bronze medal match. Defeat…

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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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Curling: Eve Muirhead misses leave Team GB facing medal shortfall

• Sweden defeat puts Team GB in play-off against Japan for bronze• ‘We came up short but did ourselves proud,’ GB skip Muirhead saidBy the time the crowd at the Gangneung Curling Centre had got to their feet to celebrate South Korea’s Garlic Girls reac…

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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…