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Godfather of ‘God particle’ dies after selling Nobel medal to pay medical expenses

Nobel Prize Winner Leon Lederman, credited with coining the term ‘The God Particle’, has passed away at the age of 96, having been forced to sell his medal to cover his medical expenses. READ MORE: Harvard physicists say they know how and, roughly, when the world will end Born in 1922, Lederman earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry before serving for ...

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Milenina leads Russian medal haul in PyeongChang with cross-country sprint gold

Russian Paralympian Anna Milenina has won the women’s standing sprint classic race at the PyeongChang Winter Games on Wednesday to become a six-time Paralympic gold medalist. Read more This was Milenina’s fourth medal at the 2018 Games; she earlier won three silvers in the 10km and 6km biathlon races, as well as in the 15km cross-country event, in which victory ...

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‘I regret nothing. I did everything I could’ – Evgenia Medvedeva on her silver medal in PyeongChang

Russian skater Evgenia Medvedeva, who had long been considered the favorite to win the gold medal, said she did everything in her power to deliver a perfect performance in PyeongChang, where she won silver. “I felt all the emotions that had been kept inside of me,” Medvedeva, 18, told reports after her second-place finish. “I have worked so much to be ...

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Gold medal for enthusiasm: All eyes on N. Korea’s cheerleaders in PyeongChang (VIDEOS)

North Korea’s cheerleading squad has become the unlikely center of attention at this year’s Winter Olympics, mesmerizing audiences with their highly synchronized routines. The 229-member cheer squad are part of a last-minute North Korean delegation to the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Dressed in matching red tracksuits, the group sings and cheers in unison, competing with the athletes for ...

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Russian curling team wins its 1st ever Olympic medal

Published time: 13 Feb, 2018 01:56 Edited time: 13 Feb, 2018 02:02 Russian curling duo Alexander Krushelnitskiy and Anastasia Bryzgalova have made history as they secured Russia’s first ever Olympic medal in the sport, claiming a bronze with a 8-4 win over Norway. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT Sport News

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Russia back to 1st in overall Sochi Olympics medal count after CAS ruling

Russia is back to the first place in the unofficial 2014 Winter Olympics medal tally after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) cleared 28 Russian athletes and dropped their life-bans over alleged doping violations. Read more On Thursday CAS reinstated results of 28 Russian athletes, making them eligible to compete in the 2018 Winter Games, overturning their life-bans over ...

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5 Russian Olympic medal contenders who might be barred from 2018 Games

With less than three weeks until the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, the Russian squad – already shattered by the unprecedented banning row – may lose its leading athletes who haven’t been approved to compete in South Korea. Following the Russian Olympic ban imposed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on December 5 as a result of doping allegations, the right ...

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'I’d rather throw my medal in the dumpster than return it’ – Russian biathlete banned by IOC

Published time: 28 Nov, 2017 18:57 A Russian biathlon team member, Yana Romanova, who was banned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from taking part in future Olympic Games, stated that she would never return her silver medal taken in women’s relay event in Sochi. On Monday, the IOC extended the list of banned athletes, by disqualifying five more representatives ...

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Russia slides to 2nd in unofficial Sochi Olympics medal tally after 2 bobsled golds taken away

Published time: 24 Nov, 2017 14:27 Edited time: 24 Nov, 2017 15:28 Russia has lost first place in the overall medal count of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi after the country was deprived of two gold medals in bobsled by the International Olympic Committee. Russia topped the overall medal table in Sochi with 13 gold, 11 silver and 9 ...

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Polish historian who claimed Nazi invasion ‘didn’t look bad for Jews’ gets govt. medal

A Polish historian, who claimed in a notorious article the situation with Jews “did not look very bad” after the 1939 Nazi invasion of Poland, has been awarded an education ministry medal, for what it said was his “special contribution” to education. The story surfaced after Anna Zalewska, Poland’s National Education Minister, awarded Tomasz Panfil, a history professor at the ...

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