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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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FDNY hero wants to rename medal named after pro-slavery racist

It was the moan that stopped him. Deep in an inferno that was eating up a Brooklyn house during one of the worst blazes in the city in 1968, FDNY Firefighter James Tempro thought he and his crew had safely evacuated all the occupants. Knocking down flames where he could as the nozzleman of Engine 217, Tempro — who’d already ...

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Gold medal in beauty! Basketball Olympic medallist wants to become world's tallest model

Standing at 6ft 9in in her bare feet, Ekaterina, from Penza, Russia, has already been officially named the tallest woman in Russia – and after she retired from playing basketball, the leggy beauty launched a career in modeling and believes she is now the world’s tallest model. Ekaterina said: “The record is held at the moment by Amazon Eve and ...

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TRUE HERO: Ex-soldier who saved 200 in terror attack awarded George Cross medal

British-born Dominic Troulan, an ex-special forces soldier, was called for help by a friend whose wife and daughter were caught up in an armed robbery.  Mr Troulan raced across Nairobi, armed with a 9mm pistol, to the scene of one of Kenya’s worst terrorist attacks.  Four heavily armed militants had walked into the crowded Westgate shopping centre and opened fire.  ...

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