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Snowboarding: Women's big air final brought forward to Thursday

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 1:34am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The women's Olympic snowboard big air final has been brought forward to Thursday due to predicted high winds, organizers said on Tuesday.

Freestyle skiing: United States dominate ski halfpipe qualifying

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 1:26am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Aaron Blunck led the United States' domination in the qualification for the men’s ski halfpipe final at the Pyeongchang Olympics with the Americans securing the top three spots on Tuesday.

Virtue, Moir win second ice dance gold with world record

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:59am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir claimed their second Olympic gold medal with a brilliant free dance on Tuesday, edging to the top of the podium by less than a point and breaking the world record into the bargain.

Alpine skiing: 'Magic Heinzi' gives Vonn the edge in downhill

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:41am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Just before Lindsey Vonn embarks on her run in the Olympic downhill on Wednesday, a nervous 55-year-old Austrian will hand her a pair of skis that he believes will be the fastest on the mountain.

Global broadcasters' output up by 14 percent from Sochi: IOC

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:38am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Broadcasters around the world have beamed 14 percent more hours of programming from the Pyeongchang winter Olympics compared to the Sochi Games in Russia four years ago, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday.

Alpine skiing: Beyond Vonn and Goggia, challengers hope for a downhill upset

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:30am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A glance at the form book and women's downhill race at the Pyeongchang Olympics looks all about Lindsey Vonn v Sofia Goggia.

Ice Hockey: Donato at the double as U.S. men advance to last eight

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:00am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Ryan Donato scored twice to help the United States ease to a 5-1 win over Slovakia and book a spot in the men's Olympic ice hockey quarter-finals on Tuesday.

Avoiding wardrobe malfunction a priority for Turkish pair

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:50pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - A pair of Turkish ice dancers on Tuesday said they take care to ensure their relatively conservative costumes are firmly in place when they compete but maintained it was not due to any pressure from their government.

Freestyle skiing: Burke legacy lives on with Sharpe reminder in Pyeongchang

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:32pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - As the dust settled following the ladies ski halfpipe final on Tuesday, thoughts turned to the woman who deserves most of the credit for making the sport an Olympic event.

Figure skating: Virtue, Moir win second ice dance gold with world record

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:56pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir claimed their second Olympic gold medal with a brilliant free dance on Tuesday, edging to the top of the podium by less than a point and breaking the world record.

Alpine skiing: Siebenhofer fastest but Vonn on pace in downhill training

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:51pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Austrian Ramona Siebenhofer set the pace in the final training run for the women's downhill on Tuesday but Lindsey Vonn's bid to reclaim the Olympic gold remained on course as she registered a top five time for the third day in a row.

Freestyle skiing: Canada at the Sharpe end of ski slopestyle gold

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:47pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Cassie Sharpe dominated her rivals with the two best runs of the final as the 25-year-old Canadian soared to Olympic gold in the women's ski halfpipe on Tuesday.

Alpine skiing: Vonn faces last downhill gold chance - barring miracles

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:37pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Lindsey Vonn, the most successful World Cup woman skier of all-time, is "99.9 percent sure" that Wednesday will mark her final Olympic downhill race.

NHL: Blackhawks ban four fans from home games over racist taunts

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:16pm
(Reuters) - The Chicago Blackhawks have banned four fans from home games at the United Center after they shouted racist taunts at Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly during Saturday's NHL game.

Alpine skiing: Shiffrin's schedule headache cured by combined move

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 9:45pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Mikaela Shiffron said she was relieved that the decision to reschedule the combined event to Thursday from Friday had effectively ruled her out of competing in the downhill at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Freestyle skiing: Canada's Sharpe wins ski halfpipe gold

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 9:17pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Cassie Sharpe dominated her rivals with the two best runs of the final as the 25-year-old Canadian soared to Olympic gold in the women's ski halfpipe on Tuesday.

North Korean official says may be possible to co-host Asian Games with South Korea: Yonhap

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 8:33pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea may be able to co-host the 2021 Asian Winter Games with South Korea and make the North's Masikryong ski resort available for the Games, a North Korean official said on Tuesday according to the South's Yonhap news agency.

Ice Hockey: Canada crushes OAR to set up U.S. showdown

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 6:21pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada thumped the Olympic Athletes from Russia 5-0 on Monday to book their spot in the Olympic women's ice hockey final and renew one of the Winter Games's greatest rivalries.

Athletics: Eugene 2021 organizer put on leave as U.S. track chief

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 6:10pm
(Reuters) - Vin Lananna, the chief organizer of Oregon's 2021 world athletics championships, has been temporarily placed on administrative leave as president of USA Track & Field (USATF) while the U.S. Department of Justice investigates bids by Eugene and other athletics championships, USATF said in a statement on Monday.

Athletics: Eugene 2021 organiser put on leave as U.S. track chief

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 5:28pm
(Reuters) - Vin Lananna, the chief organiser of Oregon's 2021 world athletics championships, has been temporarily placed on adminstrative leave as president of USA Track & Field (USATF) while the U.S. Department of Justice investigates bids by Eugene and other athletics championships, USATF said in a statement on Monday.

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