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Category: Winter Olympics

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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…

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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…

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IOC bans athletes from marching under Russian flag in closing ceremony

Decision comes after two athletes from Russia failed drug testsHowever IOC said Russian Olympic ban could be overturned soonRussian athletes will not be allowed to march under their country’s flag at Sunday’s closing ceremony because of their two faile…

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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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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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USA topple Sweden to cap fairytale run with first ever Olympic curling gold

USA win first gold medal in curling with 10-7 win over SwedenJohn Shuster double takeout earns decisive five-point eighth endLatest medal table | Full event scheduleThe United States have won their first ever gold medal in curling with a stunning upset…

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USA topple Sweden to cap fairytale run with first ever Olympic curling gold

USA win first gold medal in curling with 10-7 win over SwedenJohn Shuster double takeout earns decisive five-point eighth endLatest medal table | Full event scheduleThe United States have won their first ever gold medal in curling with a stunning upset…

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Ester Ledecka seals status as Winter Olympics snow queen with double gold

Czech wins second gold of Games, in snowboard slalom‘I will think about this moment until the end of my life’Ester Ledecka confirmed her position as the snow queen of these Winter Olympics – in fact, arguably, any Winter Games – with a supreme victory …

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The best fan costumes at the Winter Olympics – in pictures

It’s not just the performance of the athletes that make the Olympics a special event – the way spectators dress up to support their heroes adds a whole other dimesion Continue reading…

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Winter Olympics 2018: day 15 from Pyeongchang – live!

Latest medal table | Full event scheduleFeel free to get in touch with Richard on email 5.14am GMT Afternoon everyone, thanks for joining me for the penultimate day of icy action from Pyeongchang. After two weeks of thrills, spills and chills, the fin…

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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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Ester Ledecka targets snowboard success after historic skiing gold | Sean Ingle

Primarily a snowboarder, the young Czech stunned the skiing world by winning the super-G in Pyeongchang last weekendAmid the many spectacular performances at these Winter Olympics no athlete has caused more jaws to drop than Ester Ledecka, a 22-year-ol…

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It’s nice to win but Britain is choking on a toxic obsession with medals | Barney Ronay

The fetishising of Team GB feeds into the notion of medal hunting, of glossy PR at the expense of sport for allIn medical practice the phrase “the dose is the poison” is sometimes used to describe the principle that an excess of anything can …

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Russian athlete filmed in ‘I don’t do doping’ shirt fails Olympic drug test

Nadezhda Sergeeva, who denies taking banned medication, appeared in the video posted to social media earlier during the Winter OlympicsA Russian athlete who has tested positive for a banned substance at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics had recently appe…

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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…