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Winter Olympics men’s ski halfpipe final: USA aim for podium sweep – live!

New Zealand also hopeful of medals in PyeongchangEmail beau.dure.freelance@theguardian.com or tweet @duresportLatest medal table | Full event schedule 2.17am GMT Meanwhile, Switzerland is putting an awful lot of pressure on the British curlers as they …

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Bobsleigh duo Mica McNeill and Mica Moore make most of crowd-funding

• Pair achieve best ever British finish in event with eighth place• Athletes appealed to public after their funding was pulledThe crowd-funded duo of Mica McNeill and Mica Moore achieved Britain’s best ever result in the women’s bobsleigh on Wednesday …

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Fast boat to Korea: Elizabeth Swaney’s choppy, trick-free Olympic odyssey

The Hungary skier’s halfpipe performance provoked mocking headlines, but she’s been pursuing her Olympic dream for more than half a decadeEarlier this week the world witnessed the sight of one of the least ambitious ski runs in Olympic history, as Eliz…

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Eve Muirhead stuns Canada to steer GB women into curling semi-finals

• Muirhead scores two points on final end in 6-5 defeat of favourites• GB men face play-off against Switzerland for semi-final spotBritain’s women curling team are within touching distance of a Winter Olympics medal after beating the favourites Canada …

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USA clinch first ever gold in ladies’ team sprint – video

* Available to UK viewers only.America’s Jessica Diggins held on during an enthralling final straight to clinch gold for USA, for the first time in the ladies’ team sprint. Stina Nilsson of  Sweden claimed silver, whilst Norway’s Marit Bjorgen pic…

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Winter Olympics day 12 – in pictures

Airborne skiers, Marit Bjørgen, Finnish celebrations and pin collections. The best of today’s pictures from PyeongchangSee the best photography from previous days Continue reading…

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I wasn’t ready to let go of Olympic dream, says Elise Christie

Injured Christie was disqualified in 1,000m heats in final medal tiltShort-track star has talked to other sports but ‘heart lies on the ice’Elise Christie has acknowledged that she had little chance of a Winter Olympics medal after damaging her ankle –…

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Italy’s Goggia pips Lindsey Vonn to seal gold in the women’s downhill – video

Italian Sofia Goggia won gold in the women’s downhill skiing after fending off strong competition Norway’s Ragnhild Mowinckel who took silver and USA’s Lindsey Vonn. The triumph is Goggia’s first who claimed the title by 0.09sec over Mowinckel• Em…

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Winter Olympics 2018: day 12 from Pyeongchang – live!

Latest medal table | Full event scheduleFeel free to get in touch on email or tweet @Kate_ohalloran 5.06am GMT A dozen days into the Games in Pyeongchang and they are still delivering stories. The big one already today is that Lindsey Vonn, one of the …

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Garlic Girls: South Korean curling team ward off more seasoned rivals

Five women have become internet sensations with their unlikely progression to Winter Olympic semi-finals in Pyeongchang Latest medal table | Full event scheduleIn name only are the Garlic Girls about food. There’s Yogurt, Pancake, Steak, Cookie and Sun…

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‘I worked my butt off’: Lindsey Vonn emotional after winning downhill bronze

American wins bronze, the third medal of her Olympic careerItaly’s Sofia Goggia takes gold with commanding runNorway’s Ragnhild Mowinckel wins surprise silver medalLindsey Vonn, one of the great downhill skiers of all time, was unable to repeat her vic…

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Winter Olympics women’s downhill skiing: Lindsey Vonn goes for gold – live!

American looks to add to medals won in 2010 Vancouver GamesLindsey Vonn: ‘There’s nothing special about me. I just ski fast’Latest medal table | Full event schedule 2.12am GMT Germany’s Kira Weidle has the misfortune of trying to follow that. She’s onl…

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Is Hungary’s Elizabeth Swaney the biggest sport of the Winter Olympics? – video

She may have finished last in the women’s half-pipe, but Hungary’s Elizabeth Swaney is a real character. The US-based athlete, who took up skiing at 25 found a loop hole that if she made it through enough events without falling, she’d make the Olympics…

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Nigeria women’s bobsleigh team make breakthrough for Africa on ice

Seun Adigun and Akuoma Omeoga will not win a medal but reached a significant landmark as Africa’s first-ever Olympians in the eventGrowing up in Nigeria, Kola Adigun never imagined he would be sitting on a freezing mountain in South Korea watching his …

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Is Elise Christie Olympic nightmare down to bad luck or bad racing? | Sean Ingle

One or two slices of misfortune would be natural. But a run of six successive crashes or disqualifications at a Winter Olympics is harder to explain awayEach time Elise Christie has stepped on to the ice at these Winter Olympics, there has been a gnawi…

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Just how dangerous are Winter Olympic sports?

Pyeongchang has witnessed its fair share of thrills and spills, but which events result in the most injuries?Dramatic crashes, spectacular spills and high-profile injuries – if anything, a week and a half of action in Pyeongchang has proved Winter Olym…

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Facts can be stranger than fiction when it comes to failing drug tests | Andy Bull

Athletes are becoming more susceptible to being spiked and more prone to outlandish explanations if the recent case of a couple of Japanese kayakers is anything to go byThere are all manner of reasons why an athlete might fail a drug test and it seems …

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Norse code: what’s the secret of the Norwegians’ Winter Olympics success?

Hailing from a nation of only 5.2 million people, Norway’s squad is outperforming teams from much bigger countries – and, no, it’s not just because they have so much snowEleven days into the competition, Norway sit top of the medal table, out-performin…

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Russia opens criminal investigation over Winter Olympics drug test failure

• Curler Alexander Krushelnitsky tested positive for meldonium• Positive test sparks more debate about Russian athletes at GamesA criminal investigation has been opened by Russia into the circumstances which resulted in the medal-winning curler Alexand…

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Winter Olympics day 11 – in pictures

Speed skating, curling, figure skating, and Elizabeth Swaney on the halfpipe. Our pick of the best pictures from today in PyeongchangSee the best photography from previous days Continue reading…