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#Winter Olympics

Irish Winter Olympics hopeful seals top 25 finish at Skiing World Championships
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# Skiing

Irish Winter Olympics hopeful seals top 25 finish at Skiing World Championships

Feb 21st 2021, 6:10 PM 4,743 Views 7 Comments

Cormac Comerford finished in 23rd place at the the Cortina d’Ampezzo Alpine Skiing World Championships.

Watch: The tale of Ireland's bobsleigh team is coming to the big screen
# Breaking Ice
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# Breaking Ice

Watch: The tale of Ireland's bobsleigh team is coming to the big screen

Jun 29th 2020, 12:11 PM 5,150 Views 9 Comments

Jason Branagan’s first documentary feature charts the unorthodox push to bring Ireland to the Winter Olympics.

Body of missing Olympic medallist found in Spain
# Blanca Fernández Ochoa
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# Blanca Fernández Ochoa

Body of missing Olympic medallist found in Spain

Sep 5th 2019, 11:03 PM 48,198 Views 2 Comments

Blanca Fernández Ochoa was last seen on 24 August.

A life-changing injury, night terrors, and resigning from the Gardaí to pursue the Olympic dream
# Resilience
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# Resilience

A life-changing injury, night terrors, and resigning from the Gardaí to pursue the Olympic dream

Sep 15th 2018, 10:00 AM 17,423 Views 7 Comments

Brendan Doyle’s road to representing Ireland at the Olympics has only just begun, but it’s only by luck that he has the chance.

Ever dreamed of being an Olympian? Team Ireland are looking for their next bobsleigh squad
# Feel The Rhythm
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# Feel The Rhythm

Ever dreamed of being an Olympian? Team Ireland are looking for their next bobsleigh squad

Aug 26th 2018, 10:00 AM 17,045 Views 15 Comments

People from all sporting backgrounds are invited to apply to represent Ireland in bobsleigh, skeleton and monobob at the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Medal-winning Olympic figure skater stabbed to death aged 25
# RIP
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# RIP

Medal-winning Olympic figure skater stabbed to death aged 25

Jul 19th 2018, 2:57 PM 36,146 Views 8 Comments

Kazakh Olympian Denis Ten died in hospital after medics fought to save his life following the attack.

7 new events added to Winter Olympics to boost women's participation
# Beijing 2022
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# Beijing 2022

7 new events added to Winter Olympics to boost women's participation

Jul 18th 2018, 8:47 PM 3,915 Views 2 Comments

Get your skates on.

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.

The Irish Cool Runnings: How a group of elite rowers became Ireland's first Olympic bobsleigh team
# Feel The Rhythm
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# Feel The Rhythm

The Irish Cool Runnings: How a group of elite rowers became Ireland's first Olympic bobsleigh team

Feb 25th 2018, 10:00 AM 19,918 Views 7 Comments

While the Jamaicans were creating history by creating an Olympic bobsleigh team, there was something very similar happening at home in Ireland.

Russian athletes won't march under their own flag at Olympic closing ceremony
# Niet
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# Niet

Russian athletes won't march under their own flag at Olympic closing ceremony

Feb 25th 2018, 7:34 AM 17,327 Views 18 Comments

The decision follows two doping violations.

North Korea's Winter Olympics cheer squad are being forced into sexual slavery, says a defector
# Pyeongchang
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# Pyeongchang

North Korea's Winter Olympics cheer squad are being forced into sexual slavery, says a defector

Feb 24th 2018, 4:08 PM 8,153 Views 3 Comments

North Korea’s cheer squad has captured the imagination of fans at the Winter Olympics.

Ester Ledecka makes history in Pyeongchang
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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.

North Korean general should be 'hanged in the streets' not going to Olympics, says S. Korean politician
# Closing Ceremony
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# Closing Ceremony

North Korean general should be 'hanged in the streets' not going to Olympics, says S. Korean politician

Feb 23rd 2018, 6:28 PM 33,516 Views 22 Comments

Kim Yong Chol is heading to the closing ceremony but is accused of war crimes.

Russian bobsledder fails doping test as 15-year-old figure skater earns first gold medal
# Mixed Fortunes
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# Mixed Fortunes

Russian bobsledder fails doping test as 15-year-old figure skater earns first gold medal

Feb 23rd 2018, 11:21 AM 2,836 Views 2 Comments

Nadezhda Sergeyeva has tested positive for a banned substance, while teenaged compatriot Alina Zagitova won her event for OAR.

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 3,508 Views 5 Comments

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

The final race of Lindsey Vonn's Olympic career ends in disappointment
# Winter Olympics
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# Winter Olympics

The final race of Lindsey Vonn's Olympic career ends in disappointment

Feb 22nd 2018, 8:09 AM 3,114 Views 0 Comments

Vonn’s last race in South Korea ended without a medal as Michelle Gisin won Alpine combined gold in Pyeongchang.

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.

US vice president had secret plan to meet the North Koreans - but they cancelled last minute
# On Second Thoughts
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# On Second Thoughts

US vice president had secret plan to meet the North Koreans - but they cancelled last minute

Feb 21st 2018, 8:04 AM 8,310 Views 9 Comments

The US has accused North Korea of never being serious about the meeting.

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 9,051 Views 13 Comments

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

Just 12 tweets for anyone who has become unexpectedly bet into the Winter Olympics
# Obsessed
# Obsessed

Just 12 tweets for anyone who has become unexpectedly bet into the Winter Olympics

Feb 20th 2018, 8:00 AM 4,231 Views 0 Comments

You didn’t love figure skating until right now.

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 4,735 Views 2 Comments

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

Great Britain curling team suffers controversial defeat at Winter Olympics
# Divided Opinion
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# Divided Opinion

Great Britain curling team suffers controversial defeat at Winter Olympics

Feb 18th 2018, 4:25 PM 11,636 Views 18 Comments

The incident generated a lot of reaction on social media.

Russian curler suspected of failing doping test at Winter Olympics
# Report
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# Report

Russian curler suspected of failing doping test at Winter Olympics

Feb 18th 2018, 3:15 PM 6,925 Views 6 Comments

A source close to the matter said the case involved meldonium, the same substance that saw Maria Sharapova banned.

'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 3,228 Views 1 Comment

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

'I had to look after this puppy when I could barely look after myself'
# Journey
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# Journey

'I had to look after this puppy when I could barely look after myself'

Feb 18th 2018, 8:00 AM 20,544 Views 5 Comments

Irish Alpine skier Kirsty McGarry chats to The42 about representing Ireland twice at the Winter Olympics and the difficult aftermath.

Beer company buys sled for Jamaican bobsledders after departing coach took their other one home
# Jamaica Has A Bobsled
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# Jamaica Has A Bobsled

Beer company buys sled for Jamaican bobsledders after departing coach took their other one home

Feb 17th 2018, 3:00 PM 9,526 Views 2 Comments

The ‘Mr Cool Bolt’ sled that the Jamaican bobsleigh team had been renting now belongs to them, thanks to a generous offer from Red Stripe.

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.

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 10,419 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.

'Be prepared for the drop after the peak': the stark realities of being an Irish winter athlete
# Unforgiving
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# Unforgiving

'Be prepared for the drop after the peak': the stark realities of being an Irish winter athlete

Feb 15th 2018, 8:00 AM 16,349 Views 21 Comments

Conor Lyne was flag-bearer at the Sochi Olympics in 2014.

The intense turn that created a scary luge crash has become the most feared section of the Olympics
# Hairpin
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# Hairpin

The intense turn that created a scary luge crash has become the most feared section of the Olympics

Feb 13th 2018, 9:34 PM 14,199 Views 2 Comments

The curve is a 45-degree turn that turns athletes to the right before making them adjust to the left coming out of it.

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 8,999 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.

Journalist apologises for saying Dutch excel at Winter Olympics as skating is 'important mode of transport'
# Katie Couric
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# Katie Couric

Journalist apologises for saying Dutch excel at Winter Olympics as skating is 'important mode of transport'

Feb 13th 2018, 7:33 AM 48,043 Views 52 Comments

Katie Couric made the comments during the Winter Olympics opening ceremony on Friday.

'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

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