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Myhrer the master after slalom rivals bomb out

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 1:50am
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.

Swiss Gisin beats Shiffrin to combined gold

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 1:43am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Switzerland's Michelle Gisin won the women's combined at the Pyeongchang Games on Thursday with American Mikaela Shiffrin taking silver while another Swiss Wendy Holdener won bronze.

Playing medal yo-yo is no fun for Games athletes

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 1:31am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - In four years U.S. skeleton racer Katie Uhlaender has ridden an emotional roller coaster as intense as her sport, which involves hurtling down a steep, twisting tongue of ice, head first.

North Korea's closing Olympics delegation includes man blamed for deadly ship sinking

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:50am
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send another high-level delegation to South Korea for the Pyeongchang 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: Swiss Gisin beats Shiffrin to combined gold

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:45am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Switzerland's Michelle Gisin won the women's combined at the Pyeongchang Games on Thursday with American Mikaela Shiffrin taking silver while another Swiss Wendy Holdener won bronze.

Alpine skiing: Myhrer triumphs in slalom after Hirscher bombs out

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:35am
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 after both of the pre-race favorites destroyed their chances with uncharacteristic mistakes.

Freestyle skiing: Wise overcomes broken bindings to retain halfpipe gold

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:09am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - David Wise of the United States overcame broken bindings and produced a scintillating final run to retain his ski halfpipe Olympic title on Thursday.

Alpine skiing: Myhrer set for slalom gold after Kristoffersen error

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:54pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Swedish veteran Andre Myhrer was set to take the Olympic gold medal in the men's slalom on Thursday after first leg leader Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway skied out after a handful of turns on his second run.

Sock, Isner and Raonic bundled out of Delray Beach Open

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:44pm
(Reuters) - Top seed Jack Sock was "served off the court" while John Isner and Milos Raonic also exited on a day of upsets at the Delray Beach Open in Florida on Wednesday.

Cross-country skiing: Norway golden boy Klaebo to skip 50km

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:26pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Norwegian cross-country skiier Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo has decided three gold medals is enough at the Pyeongchang Games and is skipping Saturday's 50km race and heading home instead, his team has said.

Freestyle skiing: Wise retains halfpipe gold

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:11pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - David Wise of the United States retained his ski halfpipe Olympic title with a scintillating final run on Thursday.

North Korea to send delegation to Olympics closing ceremony, meet South Korea's Moon

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:57pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send another high-level delegation to South Korea in time for the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the South's Ministry of Unification said on Thursday.

Snowboarding: Gutsy Gasser goes for glory, bags big air gold

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:40pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Anna Gasser stood at the top of the big air ramp on Thursday, caught in two minds ahead of her crucial final run. In the end, the Austrian snowboarder changed her planned trick and was rewarded with the first Olympic gold medal in the event.

Hearing in Russia curler case canceled, says CAS

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:21pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Thursday that the hearing in the case of Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky had been canceled and that a decision would be made on the basis of written submissions.

Alpine skiing: Third gold eludes Hirscher as slalom king crashes out

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:12pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - In the end, Marcel Hirscher's bid to finally clinch an Olympic gold medal in his favorite event lasted less than 30 seconds on Thursday, the Austrian slalom king thwarted by an uncharacteristic error and the Pyeongchang snow.

Alpine skiing: Vonn leads Mowinckel after combined downhill, Shiffrin lurks

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:58pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Lindsey Vonn said she had an "outside chance" in the women's combined after she led following the downhill leg of the competition on Thursday.

Freestyle skiing: Wise leaves it late to retain halfpipe gold

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:57pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - David Wise of the United States retained his ski halfpipe Olympic gold medal after a scintillating final run on Thursday.

Curling: Five-star Schwarz sends Swiss into semis

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:06pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Skip Benoit Schwarz produced one of the shots of the Games to earn a rare five-pointer in the ninth end to give Switzerland a 9-5 victory over Britain in their men's curling playoff to earn an Olympic semi-final against Sweden later on Thursday.

Freestyle skiing: New Zealand's Byron Wells injures leg and out of halfpipe final

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:01pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - New Zealand's Byron Wells suffered a leg injury in practice for the ski halfpipe final on Thursday and was forced to withdraw.

Snowboarding: Austria's Gasser wins first Olympic big air gold

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 8:21pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Austrian Anna Gasser won the first Olympic snowboarding big air gold medal on Thursday with a combined score of 185.00 from her two best runs in the Pyeongchang Winter Games final.

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