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Category: Winter Olympics

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Blow for IOC as Calgary set to be latest city to stop bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

Referendum looks likely to oppose bid for GamesOnly two cities have officially declared for hosting rightsCalgary’s bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics was rebuffed on Tuesday when local voters said “no” in a non-binding referendum. Unofficial results…

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Lizzy Yarnold quits skeleton after living the Olympic ice queen dream

• Yarnold won winter golds in Sochi and Pyeongchang • New challenge beckons for fearless and steely competitorBritain’s most decorated Winter Olympian Lizzy Yarnold, who captured the hearts of the nation by winning consecutive skeleton gold medals in S…

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Lizzy Yarnold: I wanted to scream ‘I wish people knew the truth’

Britain’s most successful Winter Olympian spent four months on medication due to an ongoing back condition but she is hopeful a spinal operation will enable her to finally enjoy her successLizzy Yarnold avoids lingering in her sitting room because of t…

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Denis Ten in action: figure skater who won Olympic bronze – video

Kazakhstan’s first-ever Olympic skating medalist Denis Ten has died. The 25-year-old was killed during an attempted robbery in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Ten won a bronze at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi and acquired podium finishes in both the 2013 & 2015 w…

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Denis Ten: Olympic figure skater who won bronze stabbed to death

Athlete won Kazakhstan’s first-ever Olympic skating medal25-year-old was killed during an attempted robberyDenis Ten, the first Kazakh figure-skater to win an Olympic medal, has been killed at the age of 25.Kazakh news agency Kazinform reported that Te…

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‘I spoke from the heart’: ice skater Adam Rippon on taking on Mike Pence

He refused to meet Mike Pence at the Winter Olympics – where he became a star. A champion of gay rights, loved by Cher and Britney Spears, he talks about bravery and the backlash‘I decided that at the Olympics you’re given a platform and it really didn…

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‘Let me see the legs’: Trump welcomes Winter Olympians at idiosyncratic reception

President hosts event for Team USA athletes at White House‘I look at those legs when we want to work out. Great job’Donald Trump returned to one of his favourite topics – the size of crowds – as he welcomed USA’s Winter Olympians to the White House on …

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‘They’ll think I’m a traitor’: North Korean defector makes Winter Paralympics debut

South Korea para ice hockey star Choi Kwang-hyouk expects awkward meeting with former compatriots as Pyongyang sends first Winter Games athletesChoi Kwang-hyouk has been unable to escape his past, and every new encounter conjures the same images from h…

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‘They’ll think I’m a traitor’: North Korean defector makes Winter Paralympics debut

South Korea para ice hockey star Choi Kwang-hyouk expects awkward meeting with former compatriots as Pyongyang sends first Winter Games athletesChoi Kwang-hyouk has been unable to escape his past, and every new encounter conjures the same images from h…

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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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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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Russia rues ban as OARs deliver nation’s worst Winter Olympics gold medal haul

Disappointing 13th-place finish in the medals table for Olympic Athletes from Russia is nation’s lowest since end of the Soviet UnionThe two gold medals won by Olympic Athletes from Russia in Pyeongchang represents the worst ever top-line performance b…

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Winter Olympics: hits and misses from the Pyeongchang Games

With the 2018 Games behind us, here is a look at some of the highs and lows of South Korea’s Winter OlympicsNorth Korea sent more synchronised cheerleaders than athletes to Pyeongchang, and everywhere they went the women were constantly photographed an…

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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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USA fell short at the Winter Olympics and things could get worse

The Americans failed to reach their medal target, and other countries will catch up in the sports where Team USA thrivedOn the surface the United States’ collective showing at the Pyeongchang Olympics doesn’t look so bad: 23 medals and nine golds, good…

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Team GB to target top-15 finish in Beijing after record medal haul

• UK wins five medals in Pyeongchang after Billy Morgan’s bronze• BOA’s Mike Hay: we need a couple of golds to break into top 15Britain’s Olympic chiefs are targeting a top-15 finish in the Winter Olympics in four years as they seek to build on their r…

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Team GB to target top-15 finish in Beijing after record medal haul

• UK wins five medals in Pyeongchang after Billy Morgan’s bronze• BOA’s Mike Hay: we need a couple of golds to break into top 15Britain’s Olympic chiefs are targeting a top-15 finish in the Winter Olympics in four years as they seek to build on their r…