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Category: Winter Olympics 2018

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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…

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Teresa Stadlober misses cross-country skiing medal after wrong turn

Austrian was in second place before turning right instead of leftTwenty-five-year-old at a loss to explain Winter Olympics errorAustrian cross-country skier Teresa Stadlober was well on her way to a silver medal at the Pyeongchang Games. Then came her …

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IOC’s Thomas Bach calls Pyeongchang the Games of ‘new horizons’ at closing ceremony – video

* Available to UK viewers only.The IOC president Thomas Bach praised the organisers of the 2018 Winter Olympics, labelling Pyeongchang ‘the Games of new horizons’. The closing ceremony took place on Sunday as the Olympic flame passed from Pyeongchang t…

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Winter Olympics day 16 – in pictures

The latest pictures from the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, including cross-country skiing and ice hockeyWinter Olympics 2018: closing ceremony – live!See the best photography from previous days Continue reading…

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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 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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Golden goal lifts OAR to Olympic men’s hockey title over Germany in classic

Kirill Kaprizov’s overtime goal lifts OAR to win in thrilling finalGermany took, then lost lead in final seven minutes of regulationRussia did not in fact win their first gold medal in men’s hockey in 26 years with a heart-stopping 4-3 overtime win ove…

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Winter Olympics 2018: day 16 from Pyeongchang – live!

Latest medal table | Full event scheduleFeel free to get in touch on email or tweet @Kate_ohalloran 5.36am GMT We had the women’s curling gold medal match today, and, despite the parochial support of their home crowd, the Garlic Girls were unable to tr…