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Schulting wins gold in women's 1000 meters short track

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 5:56am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Suzanne Schulting of the Netherlands won the 1,000 meter final in women's Olympic short track speed skating on Thursday and Canada's Kim Boutin took silver to capture her third medal of the Pyeongchang Games.

Paris metro expansion plan delayed before 2024 Olympics

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 5:31am
PARIS (Reuters) - Paris on Thursday admitted construction delays to its 38.5-billion-euro ($47 billion) metro expansion plan, despite having promised easy to access public transport to 100 percent of venues for the 2024 Olympic Games.

Alpine skiing: British 'Rocket' Ryding ready to race on to Beijing

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 5:10am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Dave Ryding said he was just warming up in his Alpine skiing career and planned to race on until the 2022 Beijing Games after finishing ninth in the men's slalom in his third Olympics on Thursday.

Ice hockey: U.S. women claim gold to end Canada's reign

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:55am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - She's practiced the 'Oops, I did it again' thousands of times in training, and on Thursday her signature trick was worth its weight in Olympic gold as American Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson's shootout winner broke a Canadian 16-year stranglehold on the women's ice hockey title.

China's Wu sets world record in 500m qualifier

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:41am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - China's Wu Dajing set a world record of 39.800 seconds in qualifying for the men's Olympic 500 meters short track speed skating final on Thursday.

Freestyle skiing: Double sweet 16 ends Kiwi drought

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:39am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - After waiting 26 years for a second Winter Olympics medal, New Zealand secured two bronzes in snowboarding and freestyle skiing within a few hours on Thursday.

IOC edges closer to bringing Russia in from the cold - sources

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:19am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is edging closer to allowing Russia to march behind their national flag at the Winter Games closing ceremony, sources said, in a move Moscow hopes will mark the end of its ostracism from world sport.

Alpine skiing: American Shiffrin ends 'rollercoaster' Games on high note

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:09am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Surprise successes, shocking failures and a dizzying number of scheduling changes made for a turbulent three weeks in Pyeongchang for Mikaela Shiffrin, but the American said she is walking away happy after taking silver in Thursday's combined.

Alpine skiing: Vonn won't quit until she breaks Stenmark record

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:59am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Lindsey Vonn ended her Olympics on Thursday vowing that she would not quit the sport until she had beaten Ingemar Stenmark's record of World Cup wins and become the most successful skier of all time.

North Korean closing Olympics delegation includes man blamed for deadly sinking

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:57am
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send a high-level delegation to South Korea for the Winter Olympics closing ceremony, officials said on Thursday, including the man blamed for the 2010 sinking of a South Korean navy ship that killed 46 sailors.

Alpine skiing: Matt completes family medal set to his own disbelief

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:18am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Michael Matt got a pep talk from his brother Mario before his second slalom run on Thursday and it did the trick with the Austrian claiming bronze to give his family a full set of Olympic medals.

Alpine skiing: Sister's Sochi glory inspired Gisin to gold

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:16am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Switzerland's Alpine combined gold medal winner Michelle Gisin said her sister Dominique's downhill triumph at Sochi four years ago had inspired her to "reach for the stars".

Russian curling medalist guilty of doping violation, says CAS

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 2:49am
PYEONGCHANG/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Olympic curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been found guilty of an anti-doping violation after testing positive for the banned substance meldonium, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Thursday.

Alpine skiing: Fortune shines at last on 'Old Man' Myhrer

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 2:48am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Four years ago, Andre Myhrer was in second place going into the deciding run of the Olympic slalom, but failed to finish the course as he struggled with an injured knee.

Gisin holds off Shiffrin to claim combined gold

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 2:42am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Switzerland's Michelle Gisin held off the might of American Alpine skiing to win the women's combined at the Pyeongchang Games on Thursday, claiming victory ahead of Mikaela Shiffrin while her fellow Swiss Wendy Holdener won bronze.

Alpine skiing: 'Two meter man' Zenhaeusern stands tall for slalom silver

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 2:39am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Ramon Zenhaeusern has endured years of people telling him he was too tall to compete in the slalom and on Thursday at the Pyeongchang Games he finally had the perfect riposte - an Olympic silver medal.

Alpine skiing: Myhrer the master after slalom rivals bomb out

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 2:11am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Sweden's Andre Myhrer won the men's Olympic slalom on Thursday at the age of 35, keeping his head while others were losing theirs as both his main rivals destroyed their chances with uncharacteristic mistakes.

U.S. women end drought with shootout win over Canada

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 2:06am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored the winner in the shootout as the United States beat Canada 3-2 on Thursday to win their first gold medal in women's Olympic ice hockey since 1998 and snap a streak of four consecutive golds for their arch-rivals.

Alpine skiing: No regrets despite no title for irrepressible Kristoffersen

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 2:04am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Henrik Kristoffersen had no regrets despite blowing a golden opportunity to win his first Olympic title in the slalom at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Thursday.

Russian bronze medalist curler found guilty of doping, says CAS

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 1:56am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Thursday that Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been found guilty of an anti-doping violation after testing positive for the banned substance meldonium.