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Athletes from Russia win 2 biathlon golds & silver at Paralympics in South Korea

Published time: 10 Mar, 2018 05:41 Edited time: 10 Mar, 2018 05:54 Mikhalina Lysova from Russia, competing for ‘Neutral Paralympic Athletes’ (NPA) at this year’s games, has won the gold medal in a 6km race for visually impaired female contenders at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. Ukraine’s Oksana Shyshkova won the silver medal, while Belarusian athlete Sviatlana Sakhanenka got ...

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Russia to probe positive doping tests by its athletes in PyeongChang

The Russian General Prosecutor’s Office will investigate the two cases of positive doping tests by Russian athletes during the 2018 Olympic Games in South Korea, a spokesman said. Samples of two athletes from Russia, curler Alexander Krushelnitsky and bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva, contained traces of banned substances. Sergeeva confessed to using the heart drug trimetazidine and did not even ask for ...

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Olympic Athletes from Russia advance to men’s hockey final after beating Czech Republic 3-0

Published time: 23 Feb, 2018 09:57 Edited time: 23 Feb, 2018 10:03 Olympic Athletes from Russia have reached the men’s hockey finals of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, beating the Czech Republic in the semifinals 3-0. For the first time since the 1998 Nagano games, Russian players, competing this year as neutrals in the Winter Olympics, have advanced to the gold ...

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World records & medals: Russian athletes shine on day 15 in PyeongChang

The 15th competitive day at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics saw remarkable performances from a number of Russian athletes, who claimed two medals in skiing events and set new records in figure skating. The success for the Russians – competing as Olympic Athletes from Russia – was set by female figure skaters Evgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova, who were unrivaled in ...

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Olympic spirit: Ukrainian & Russian athletes embrace on Olympic podium

Putting politicians to shame, Olympic skiers from Ukraine and Russia put political squabbles to rest in a brief show of sportsmanship. Not only did they share the pedestal after winning medals, but also an embraced each other. On Sunday, Ukrainian Oleksandr Abramenko won gold in the men’s aerials event in freestyle skiing, Ukraine’s first gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics. ...

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Games coverage: PyeongChang sets record for most number of condoms handed out to athletes

Organizers of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics have put athletes’ safety among their top priorities by providing Olympic participants with a record number of condoms. Some 110,000 contraceptives have been reportedly distributed to nearly 3,000 competitors in PyeongChang – that’s roughly 38 condoms per athlete for the 16-day event. READ MORE: India blocks ‘repulsive’ condom ads on TV before watershed It is ...

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‘Russians look really good’: WSJ hails Russian athletes’ ‘most stylish’ Olympic uniforms

Even Russia’s detractors will grudgingly concede that Russians are easy on the eye, but the Wall Street Journal has gone further in a story praising Team Russia’s PyeongChang Olympic uniforms. Stories favoring Russia in Western mainstream media have come to be as scarce as hen’s teeth, but the Olympic spirit seems to erode political tensions. On Saturday, the Wall Street ...

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Sports arbitration court upholds Olympic ban against 47 Russian athletes & coaches

The Ad hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected the appeals of the Russian athletes and coaches, stating that invitation to the Olympics lies within the competence of the International Olympic Committee. CAS has “dismissed the application filed on 6 February 2018 by 32 Russian athletes against the International Olympic Committee. It has also dismissed the ...

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'If appeals are upheld, PyeongChang places will be granted’ – CAS official on Russian athletes

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) secretary general, Matthieu Reeb, says Russian athletes banned from the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics will be allowed to participate if the court’s Ad Hoc Division upholds their appeals. “If their appeals are upheld, their participation will be granted,” Reeb said.“And it will be the end, I think. Possibly a final decision can be ...

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Dozens of Russian athletes in limbo as CAS adjourns latest appeals for Olympics

Two groups of prominent Russian athletes seeking late entry for the PyeongChang Olympics have had their appeals adjourned. Decisions on their participation will now be made on the eve of the opening ceremony at the earliest. Two urgent applications filed by 47 Russian athletes are set to be reviewed on Thursday. Last week, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ...

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