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Two PyeongChang Olympians banned for life over sexual assault

Two South Korean male mogul skiers, who competed at last month’s PyeongChang Olympics, have received life bans for the sexual assault of female teammates during the Freestyle Skiing World Cup in Akita, Japan. Choi Jae-woo, 24, and Kim Ji-hyun, 23, have been accused of “physically and sexually abusing female athletes” and will be prohibited from registering as skiers at the ...

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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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Russian para athlete Rumyantseva wins 3rd gold at PyeongChang 2018

Russian Paralympian Ekaterina Rumyantseva has won her third straight gold at the 2018 Paralympic Games in the women’s standing 10km race in PyeongChang on Tuesday. With just one shooting error, Rumyantseva, who is competing as a Neutral Paralympic Athlete (NPA) in PyeongChang, clocked the time of 34 minutes and 10 seconds, which turned out to be the best result of ...

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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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North Korea to participate in PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games

North Korea has agreed to send a national delegation to take part in the 2018 Paralympic Games, which will kick off on March 9 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The agreement was reached on Tuesday during working-level talks between the two Koreas, which took place in the border village of Panmunjom. North Korea offered to send 20 members to the Games, ...

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Olympic rings: Russian female skiers get airport marriage proposals upon return from PyeongChang

Russian cross-country skiers Anastasia Sedova and Anna Nechayevska received a shock when their respective partners popped the question at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport where they were returning from PyeongChang 2018. The duo, who won bronze in the women’s 4x5km relay at the Winter Games, both accepted their marriage proposals, and admitted they were none the wiser about the surprise from their ...

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Five most embarrassing moments at PyeongChang 2018

The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games saw triumphs and victories mixed with falls and failures, as many athletes attracted public attention not for their results, but for sticky situations in which they became involved. RT Sport takes a look at five strangest moments caught on camera at the Games. 1. Daredevil snowboard squirrel Austrian female snowboarder Daniela Ulbing narrowly missed ...

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Putin to hold meeting with Russian PyeongChang 2018 medalists

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a special meeting this week with the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) who medaled at the recent PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the exact date for the event has not been chosen yet, as they need to “synchronize” the president’s activities plan with the athletes’ ...

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‘It’s all just starting’: 15yo PyeongChang champ Zagitova about emotions, plans & critics

Russian figure skating star Alina Zagitova, in an exclusive interview after her PyeongChang triumph, tells RT she hasn’t yet fully realized she’s an Olympic champion and that she plans to delight her fans for many more seasons. RT: Alina, thank you very much for this opportunity, it is a great honor. You’re 15 and you’re an Olympic champion. Honestly, what’s on ...

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From Albertville to PyeongChang: The story of two Russian hockey triumphs

On Sunday, Russian ice hockey players won Olympic gold for the second time in the post-Soviet era, and both victories came under circumstances that lay far away from the ice. In 1992, following the breakup of the USSR, the ‘Unified Team’ as it was known – comprised of former Soviet hockey players – claimed gold at the Olympic Games in ...

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