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Will Russians be allowed to fly the flag at PyeongChang closing ceremony?

Russian hopes of marching under the national flag at the PyeongChang Games closing ceremony have been revived after International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach met with a senior representative from the country. The vice-president of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), Igor Levitin, paid a courtesy visit to Bach, with whom he discussed the possibility of reinstating the country’s Olympic ...

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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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Slovenian ice hockey player expelled from PyeongChang after positive doping test

A member of the Slovenian ice hockey squad has been expelled from the 2018 PyeongChang Games. Ziga Jeglic tested positive for the beta-2 stimulant, which is prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Jeglic’s in-competition test revealed the presence of fenoterol, an asthma drug which helps to open the airways to the lungs. READ MORE: Norwegian Olympians found with alarming ...

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Olympic lip-lock: Gay kiss at PyeongChang 2018 greeted with acclaim

A kiss between openly-gay Team USA snowboarder Gus Kenworthy and his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas at PyeongChang 2018 has received acclaim after it was candidly caught on camera and broadcast worldwide. When slope-styler Kenworthy, competing with a broken rib, locked lips with Wilkas at PyeongChang’s Phoenix Snow Park at the ongoing Winter Games, the unwitting couple’s kiss was picked up by ...

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Russian men’s hockey squad trounces US 4-0 in Pyeongchang

The Russian men’s hockey team, which is competing under a neutral flag at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, delivered a crushing 4-0 defeat to Team USA. The Olympic Athletes from Russia took the lead in the middle of the opening period at the Gangneung Hockey Centre, with Nikolay Prokhorkin beating US goalie Ryan Zapolski. Prokhorkin then struck again to make ...

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Hurricanes, cheerleaders & Hollywood lookalikes: PyeongChang weekly roundup

At the halfway stage of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, RT Sport has rounded up the most notable faces making a name for themselves at the Games, from winds and weddings to broken bones and doppelgangers. HERO OF THE WEEK Hero of the week undoubtedly has to go to plucky Austrian snowboarder Markus Schairer, who broke his neck after a ...

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PyeongChang 2018: Russian Paralympic delegation registered by IPC

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has provisionally registered the delegation of Russian athletes who will compete as neutrals at next month’s PyeongChang Paralympic Games. On Thursday, the IPC held a meeting with the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) to discuss questions regarding the national team’s participation at the upcoming Winter Games in South Korea. During the meeting, the IPC provisionally registered ...

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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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Romantic Russian skier weds bride banned from PyeongChang on Valentine's Day

Hoping to lighten the mood around Russian sport, romantic Russian skier Semen Denshchikov has married an athlete banned from the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on Valentine’s Day. Denshchikov was one of 169 Russians cleared by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to compete at PyeongChang as an Olympic Athlete of Russia (OAR) but his then-fiancée, skeleton team member Olga Potylitsina, ...

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Olympic Park evacuated, biathlon postponed as high winds wreak havoc in PyeongChang (PHOTOS)

Winds of up to 40 mph are wreaking havoc at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games, causing the Olympic Park to be evacuated and a number of events to be called off due to treacherous conditions in PyeongChang County. The Women’s Slalom event on Tuesday was one event to suffer. Organisers pushed back the original start of Tuesday 10.15am local time ...

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