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Second Russian athlete fails doping test at Winter Games

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 4:49am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A second Russian athlete has tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, a major blow for the nation's hopes of regaining its Olympic status and drawing a line under years of doping scandals.

Ice hockey: Russians top Czechs to reach final

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 4:13am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Vasili Koshechkin recorded a shutout to lift the Russian men past the Czech Republic 3-0 on Friday, giving them a chance at their first Olympic gold medal in men's ice hockey for more than a quarter of a century.

Curling: Swiss stun Canada to take bronze medal

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 4:03am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada's Olympic curling nightmare was completed on Friday when the men's team, gold medalists in the last three Games, lost 7-5 to Switzerland in the bronze medal match.

Figure skating: Hometown skaters win roars of approval, praise from Kim Yuna

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 3:59am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Two South Korean skaters on Friday brought down the rafters at the Olympic skating arena as local crowds roared approval of their performances and the two earned praise from two-time Olympic medal winner Kim Yuna.

Motor racing: McLaren show true colors as new car unveiled

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 2:57am
LONDON (Reuters) - Former champions McLaren showed their true colors on Friday with a new papaya orange and blue Formula One car they hope will take them back up the starting grid after three nightmare years with Honda.

Alpine skiing: Shiffrin braced for post-Games blues before resuming speed quest

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 2:54am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Mikaela Shiffrin is prepared for the post-Olympics letdown of a return to normal life but the American still has plenty to target over the rest of the year and is even looking further ahead towards her third Games in 2022.

Figure skating: Obstacles bridged, Kostner savors last Olympics

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 2:07am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Even during the dark days of a suspension, Carolina Kostner never lost the hope and resilience that has allowed the 31-year-old Italian to complete at a fourth Olympics in a sport where many fade in their 20s.

Cross-country skiing: Red-hot competition in Olympic waxing cabins

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 2:04am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Behind the scenes of the cross-country events at the Pyeongchang Games, competition between the waxing technicians tasked with helping their skiers glide to gold has been even hotter and under tight secrecy.

Dominant Norway proud but humble amid gold rush

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 1:55am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Norway's stunning medal haul has been the talk of the Olympics and with 13 golds and three days of competition left, they could beat the record of 14 by one country at a single Winter Games.

Russian fans rejoice after painful wait for first gold

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 1:50am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - It had taken until two days before the end of the Winter Olympics, but hundreds of Russian fans roared in celebration when teenage figure skater Alina Zagitova delivered their team's first gold medal on Friday.

Ice hockey: Pay row helped forge gold medal team: U.S. captain Duggan

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 1:47am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A protracted pay dispute that almost saw the U.S. women's ice hockey team boycott last year's world championships was part of a journey that forged bonds between the players and helped them win a first Olympic gold since 1998, captain Meghan Duggan said.

Alpine skiing: Vonn's last Olympics? Shiffrin isn't buying it

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 1:34am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Mikaela Shiffrin, Olympic giant slalom gold medalist in Pyeongchang, isn't buying the "official line" that her team mate Lindsey Vonn won't take part in the next Games in Beijing.

Short track: Canadian strength helped Boutin through online abuse, says Hamelin

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:19am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canadian short track speed skater Charles Hamelin said the team had rallied round Kim Boutin after the Olympic women's 500 meters bronze medalist was subjected to online abuse and threats at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

Figure skating: Zagitova gives OAR first Pyeongchang gold

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:27pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russian teenager Alina Zagitova edged compatriot Evgenia Medvedeva with a stunning free skate on Friday that earned the Olympic Athletes from Russia a first gold at the Pyeongchang Games.

Norway curlers to get Russia's doubles bronze in Pyeongchang

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:24pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Norway's mixed doubles curlers team will be awarded the bronze at a ceremony at the Pyeongchang Olympics after the medal was stripped from the Russian pair for doping earlier this week, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday.

Minnows keep hoping for that 'magical day'

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:47pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - About an hour and a half after the world's top skiers had finished their Olympic slalom runs, Pakistan's Muhammad Karim began his descent, struggling to keep his grip on the tightly packed snow.

Snowboarding: Czech sensation Ledecka takes tilt at historic double

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:42pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - From the moment Ester Ledecka stunned the Alpine skiing world by winning gold in the super-G last week, the focus has turned to Saturday's snowboarding parallel grand slalom (PGS) as the 22-year-old stands on the brink of history.

Freestyle skiing: Roommates' delight at skicross one-two

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:23pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - As Canada secured their third consecutive title in the women's ski cross on Friday, the moment was extra special for gold medalist Kelsey Serwa as the woman next to her on the podium was best friend Brittany Phelan.

Freestyle skiing: Serwa leads Canadian one-two in ski cross

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 8:48pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Kelsey Serwa pulled away from compatriot Brittany Phelan to claim ski cross gold on Friday as Canada secured a one-two finish ahead of Switzerland's Fanny Smith, who edged out Swede Sandra Naesland in a tense battle for third.

Tennis: Jury finds USTA mostly liable for Bouchard fall - report

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 8:28pm
(Reuters) - The United States Tennis Association (USTA) was found by a jury mostly liable when Canada's Eugenie Bouchard fell in a training room at the 2015 U.S. Open, resulting in her withdrawal and a concussion, The New York Times reported on Thursday.