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Russia's Olympic ban has been lifted after 'the most difficult months in the history of Russian sports'
# In The Clear
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# In The Clear

Russia's Olympic ban has been lifted after 'the most difficult months in the history of Russian sports'

Feb 28th 2018, 5:21 PM 1,912 Views 3 Comments

The IOC has deemed the nation compliant after the remaining drug tests from the Winter Olympics were negative.

Pics: Winter Olympics conclude with spectacular closing ceremony in Pyeongchang
# And That's A Wrap
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# And That's A Wrap

Pics: Winter Olympics conclude with spectacular closing ceremony in Pyeongchang

Feb 25th 2018, 9:53 PM 4,668 Views 0 Comments

The Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium hosted the rousing event.

Ester Ledecka makes history in Pyeongchang
# Winter Olympics
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# Winter Olympics

Ester Ledecka makes history in Pyeongchang

Feb 24th 2018, 9:45 AM 4,391 Views 3 Comments

The Czech became the first woman to win gold in two sports at a single Winter Olympics with snowboarding success on Saturday.

Russian curler stripped of Olympic medal for doping
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Russian curler stripped of Olympic medal for doping

Feb 22nd 2018, 11:25 AM 3,509 Views 5 Comments

Alexander Krushelnitsky was one of 168 Russian athletes who passed rigorous testing to compete as neutrals.

Norway's Bjoergen becomes most successful Winter Olympian ever, 15-year-old smashes skate record
# Review
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# Review

Norway's Bjoergen becomes most successful Winter Olympian ever, 15-year-old smashes skate record

Feb 21st 2018, 1:51 PM 4,369 Views 4 Comments

Alina Zagitova stole the show in figure skating on Wednesday.

World champion Christie's luck out again as she leaves without Olympic medal after disqualification
# Disaster
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# Disaster

World champion Christie's luck out again as she leaves without Olympic medal after disqualification

Feb 20th 2018, 11:15 AM 7,655 Views 9 Comments

The Winter Olympics are over for Elise Christie, who has once again endured a miserable campaign in Pyeongchang.

Move over Eddie the Eagle, Swaney the Safe is our new Winter Olympics cult hero
# Null Point
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# Null Point

Move over Eddie the Eagle, Swaney the Safe is our new Winter Olympics cult hero

Feb 20th 2018, 9:16 AM 9,055 Views 13 Comments

Elizabeth Swaney finished last in the ladies’ ski halfpipe in Pyeongchang after refusing to do a single trick.

Third doping controversy hits the Winter Olympics
# Dope
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# Dope

Third doping controversy hits the Winter Olympics

Feb 20th 2018, 9:00 AM 3,577 Views 0 Comments

Ziga Jeglic is believed to have tested positive for the banned drug fenoterol.

Ireland's Brendan Newby misses out on ski halfpipe final despite best score of the season
# Good Run
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# Good Run

Ireland's Brendan Newby misses out on ski halfpipe final despite best score of the season

Feb 20th 2018, 7:58 AM 4,736 Views 2 Comments

The Cork-born skier finished 22nd with just the top 12 going through.

'He's the best' - Hirscher becomes most successful skier at 2018 Winter Olympics
# Untouchable
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# Untouchable

'He's the best' - Hirscher becomes most successful skier at 2018 Winter Olympics

Feb 18th 2018, 10:56 AM 3,229 Views 1 Comment

The Austrian powered to his second Pyeongchang title by winning the men’s giant slalom.

American star Lindsey Vonn misses podium in Olympic return as Ledecka claims shock win
# Pyeongchang 2018
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# Pyeongchang 2018

American star Lindsey Vonn misses podium in Olympic return as Ledecka claims shock win

Feb 17th 2018, 10:48 AM 4,816 Views 9 Comments

Lindsey Vonn made her Pyeongchang debut on Saturday but she took a back seat to Czech Ester Ledecka, who stunned the field.

Ireland's Thomas Westgaard finishes strong in cross-country skiing
# Winter Olympics
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# Winter Olympics

Ireland's Thomas Westgaard finishes strong in cross-country skiing

Feb 16th 2018, 9:33 AM 3,565 Views 2 Comments

Westgaard pushed from 74th to finish 63rd in Pyeongchang, while Ireland’s Alpine racers claimed top 50 spots.

Mikaela Shiffrin wins first gold as she begins quest to dominate the Winter Olympics
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# Pyeongchang 2018

Mikaela Shiffrin wins first gold as she begins quest to dominate the Winter Olympics

Feb 15th 2018, 1:47 PM 3,032 Views 0 Comments

The American skiier has her sights set on multiple Olympic titles.

Jamaican bobsleigh coach quits, threatens to take her sled home
# Turmoil
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# Turmoil

Jamaican bobsleigh coach quits, threatens to take her sled home

Feb 15th 2018, 9:51 AM 10,421 Views 13 Comments

Not ideal preparation for the Olympics.

Ireland's Tess Arbez 50th in Olympic Giant Slalom, Pat McMillan 52nd in Downhill
# Pyeongchang 2018
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# Pyeongchang 2018

Ireland's Tess Arbez 50th in Olympic Giant Slalom, Pat McMillan 52nd in Downhill

Feb 15th 2018, 8:31 AM 2,388 Views 2 Comments

Both athletes have another event ahead of them tomorrow in Pyeongchang.

16-year-old Japanese snowboarder suffers frightening fall in men's halfpipe final
# Get Well Soon
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# Get Well Soon

16-year-old Japanese snowboarder suffers frightening fall in men's halfpipe final

Feb 14th 2018, 1:44 PM 6,630 Views 1 Comment

Yuto Totsuka was taken to hospital but did not suffer any head or neck trauma, a team spokesperson later confirmed.

Heartbreak as GB star Elise Christie crashes out in dramatic speed skating final
# Pyeongchang 2018
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# Pyeongchang 2018

Heartbreak as GB star Elise Christie crashes out in dramatic speed skating final

Feb 13th 2018, 2:15 PM 6,974 Views 8 Comments

500m gold went to Italy’s Arianna Fontana, the runner-up in Sochi four years ago.

'I'm very happy with that' - Ireland's Westgaard finishes 62nd at Winter Olympics
# Reaction
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# Reaction

'I'm very happy with that' - Ireland's Westgaard finishes 62nd at Winter Olympics

Feb 13th 2018, 11:27 AM 4,490 Views 10 Comments

The Norway-born athlete, whose mother hails from Galway, secured a time of three minutes and 29.6 seconds.

American prodigy melts hearts with tearful snowboarding gold
# Take A Bow
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# Take A Bow

American prodigy melts hearts with tearful snowboarding gold

Feb 13th 2018, 9:34 AM 9,000 Views 4 Comments

Chloe Kim had been assured of victory before her pulsating final run.

Mixed emotions for Ireland's Seamus O'Connor as he goes within touching distance of Olympic final
# Pyeongchang 2018
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# Pyeongchang 2018

Mixed emotions for Ireland's Seamus O'Connor as he goes within touching distance of Olympic final

Feb 13th 2018, 8:06 AM 23,845 Views 16 Comments

Meanwhile, skier Pat McMillan placed 61st overall on his debut in the competition.

'Gimme ice cream!' says US teen after halfpipe masterclass
# Prodigy
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# Prodigy

'Gimme ice cream!' says US teen after halfpipe masterclass

Feb 12th 2018, 10:01 AM 4,926 Views 0 Comments

Chloe Kim had one thing on her mind after she nailed top score in Olympic qualifying with a jaw-dropping display

11 months on from near-death experience, Canadian hails Winter Olympics 'miracle'
# Whatever Doesn't Kill Me
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# Whatever Doesn't Kill Me

11 months on from near-death experience, Canadian hails Winter Olympics 'miracle'

Feb 12th 2018, 9:30 AM 3,414 Views 2 Comments

The country’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has hailed Mark McMorris’s “tenacity”.

'I turned pro at 13, signed a contract with Nike and that was the moment I knew I could do this'
# Pyeongchang 2018
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# Pyeongchang 2018

'I turned pro at 13, signed a contract with Nike and that was the moment I knew I could do this'

Feb 11th 2018, 9:49 PM 37,574 Views 26 Comments

20-year-old snowboarder Seamus O’Connor has overcome a career-threatening injury to qualify for his second Winter Olympics.

Thomas Westgaard finishes 60th as Irish skier makes Winter Olympics debut
# Pyeongchang 2018
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# Pyeongchang 2018

Thomas Westgaard finishes 60th as Irish skier makes Winter Olympics debut

Feb 11th 2018, 10:26 AM 6,916 Views 4 Comments

The Norway-born skier finished 16 minutes off first-place on Sunday morning in South Korea.

The Norway-born skier hoping to do Ireland proud at the Winter Olympics
# Ambition
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# Ambition

The Norway-born skier hoping to do Ireland proud at the Winter Olympics

Feb 10th 2018, 7:30 AM 17,726 Views 17 Comments

Thomas Westgard chats to The42 about competing at Pyeongchang.

'A disaster': America's figure skating superstar was on his arse on his Olympic debut
# Pyeongchang 2018
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# Pyeongchang 2018

'A disaster': America's figure skating superstar was on his arse on his Olympic debut

Feb 9th 2018, 4:15 PM 7,976 Views 4 Comments

Nathan Chen wasn’t the only one who struggled.

Everything you need to know about the 2018 Winter Olympics
# Pyeongchang 2018
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# Pyeongchang 2018

Everything you need to know about the 2018 Winter Olympics

Feb 9th 2018, 3:30 PM 23,485 Views 16 Comments

The opening ceremony took place this morning, with 16 days of competition getting underway tomorrow night.

Doping-implicated Russian athletes fail in last-minute Olympic bid
# Failed
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# Failed

Doping-implicated Russian athletes fail in last-minute Olympic bid

Feb 9th 2018, 7:32 AM 8,384 Views 13 Comments

Cas rejected the case of 47 athletes this morning.

20-year-old snowboarder to carry Ireland's flag at Winter Olympics opening ceremony
# Representing
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# Representing

20-year-old snowboarder to carry Ireland's flag at Winter Olympics opening ceremony

Feb 7th 2018, 1:14 PM 5,233 Views 0 Comments

Seamus O’Connor will lead the five-strong team in Pyeongchang on Friday.

Outbreak of vomiting and diarrhoea among security staff at the Winter Olympics
# Pyeongchang 2018
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# Pyeongchang 2018

Outbreak of vomiting and diarrhoea among security staff at the Winter Olympics

Feb 6th 2018, 11:49 AM 10,650 Views 27 Comments

The military has stepped in as 41 hospitalised with norovirus.

12 North Korean hockey players arrive South to form unified Olympic team
# Democratic Dozen
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# Democratic Dozen

12 North Korean hockey players arrive South to form unified Olympic team

Jan 25th 2018, 9:57 AM 5,048 Views 6 Comments

Meanwhile, state media in North Korea has called on all Koreans to ‘remove mutual misunderstanding and distrust’.

Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme! Jamaica women's bobsled team qualify for first Winter Olympics
# Pyeongchang 2018
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# Pyeongchang 2018

Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme! Jamaica women's bobsled team qualify for first Winter Olympics

Jan 16th 2018, 11:42 AM 11,477 Views 14 Comments

The news comes 30 years after the Caribbean nation’s men team achieved a similar feat — spawning the 1993 film ‘Cool Runnings’.

South Korea has 85 robot volunteers for the Winter Olympics, including a robot torch bearer
# Robot Rock
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# Robot Rock

South Korea has 85 robot volunteers for the Winter Olympics, including a robot torch bearer

Dec 25th 2017, 9:45 AM 3,231 Views 1 Comment

Pyeonchang Games will also feature paint robots, delivery robots, and fishing robots.

2018 World Cup tainted as chair Vitaly Mutko gets lifetime Olympics ban but Fifa say little
# Damning
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# Damning

2018 World Cup tainted as chair Vitaly Mutko gets lifetime Olympics ban but Fifa say little

Dec 5th 2017, 11:34 PM 4,016 Views 2 Comments

Mutko is the country’s deputy Prime Minister and president of the Russian Football Union.

IOC bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics over state-sponsored doping
# Pyeongchang 2018
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# Pyeongchang 2018

IOC bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics over state-sponsored doping

Dec 5th 2017, 6:55 PM 12,288 Views 61 Comments

But Russian athletes who can prove they are clean will be allowed to compete under a neutral flag.