Russians blank USA in intense Olympic hockey showdown
Ilya Kovalchuk and Nikolai Prokhorkin each scored two goals and the Olympic Athletes from Russia blanked arch-rival United States 4-0 in an electric atmosphere on Saturday at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic men's hockey tournament. Russia has not won Olympic hockey gold since 1992 but an all-star OAR lineup from the country's two top clubs showed…
Skeleton's Yarnold grabs Britain's first gold
Lizzy Yarnold retained her Olympic skeleton title and secured Britain's first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Saturday, as team-mate Laura Deas took bronze. Yarnold outstripped Germany's Jacqueline Loelling by 0.45sec after a blistering final run of 51.46sec, celebrating wildly when the last runner, Austria's Janine Flock, finished out of the medals. Britain's…
Skating star Hanyu battles emotions to discuss quake trauma
Double Olympic figure-skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu battled his emotions on Saturday to open up on the trauma he suffered in surviving the deadly 2011 Japan earthquake. Moments after the 23-year-old Japanese successfully defended his crown at the Pyeongchang Games, there was a sombre moment when he was asked to talk about the quake and consequent…
US skier, Miller backtracks over 'blame marriage' gaffe
US skiing great Bode Miller apologised on Thursday after suggesting that marriage was to blame for a slow slalom run by Austria's Anna Veith at the Winter Olympics. Miller, gold medallist in the 2010 Olympics, was forced to backtrack on his television commentary concerning Veith's performance on Thursday. Veith, who won gold at the 2014…
Olympics: Five things to look out for on day five
Superstar alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin may finally get her chance to perform at Pyeongchang on Wednesday on day five of the Winter Olympics.
Canada win inaugural mixed doubles curling gold
Canada's Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris celebrated excitedly on Tuesday after they hammered Switzerland 10-3 to take the inaugural Olympic mixed doubles curling title.
Nigerian Skeleton team begins training, to compete February 16
The Nigerian skeleton athlete at the on-going 2018 Winter Olympics made her first official training yesterday in Pyeongchang,
Sex abuse claims could affect Olympic team
Austria's skiing federation (OSV) president warned on Sunday that allegations of sexual abuse by former skiers against a retired coach could hurt the current Olympic team in Pyeongchang. If the allegations are proven, "an apology will clearly be necessary" Peter Schrocksnadel told Austrian public television ORF from South Korea, where the Winter Olympics are being…
Canada women stretch Olympic hockey streak to 21 games
Four-time defending women's hockey champion Canada stretched their Winter Olympics win streak to 21 games on Sunday, blanking the Olympic Athletes from Russia 5-0 in their Pyeongchang Games opener. It was Canada's first Olympic game since edging the United States 3-2 in the 2014 final, with 2018 captain Marie-Phillip Poulin netting a last-minute equaliser and…
France's Laffont golden in women's moguls
Perrine Laffont claimed France's first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics when she beat defending champion Justine Dufour-Lapointe to win freestyle's women's moguls. Laffont, 19, scored 78.65 for a narrow win over Canada's Dufour-Lapointe, while Yulia Galysheva was third -- winning only the second ever Winter Games medal for Kazakhstan.