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Top Alpine Skiers Shun Team Event At 2018 Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – The Alpine skiing team event looks like lacking in star quality when it makes its Olympic debut in Pyeongchang this week after Lindsey Vonn became the latest high-profile athlete to say she probably won’t be taking part. The inaugural team event is scheduled for Saturday as the climax to the program and will brin… Sports

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Justin Kripps, Alexander Kopacz Tie Germans For Gold Medal In Two-Man Bobsled At PyeongChang Olympics

Canada’s Justin Kripps and Germany’s Francesco Friedrich tied for gold in men’s two-man bobsled Monday at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The Summerland, B.C., product and brakeman Alex Kopacz of London, Ont., slid to a combined four-run time of three minutes 16.86 seconds. Kripps joins Pierre Lueders, who took gold at the 1998 Games in Nagano, Japan — also in a ...

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A Super Dangerous Snowboarding Event Just Debuted At The Winter Olympics

A new event debuted at the 2018 Winter Olympics, and it’s filled with all of the most spectacular parts of the Games. Big jumps, incredible skill, high-flying acrobatics and the ever-present danger of massive crashes and catastrophe ― snowboard big air is an absolute adrenaline rush. <div class="content-list-comp… Sports

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Mystery Solved: What Happens When There's A Tie In The Olympics?

When all is said and done, ties are really just the unappealing result of an absence of certitude, which is why they’re such tough pills to swallow for fans and athletes alike, particularly in individual sports. However, while it may seem counterintuitive to the spirit of an athletic competition that awards medals for first, second and third place, ties actually ...

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Every Curling Stone Ever Used In The Olympics Has Come From One Tiny Island

Every four years, one winter sport in particular manages to capture the international zeitgeist for the briefest of moments before disappearing into obscurity until the next Olympics. Nestled in between events that require athletes to hurl themselves from the tops of mountains and launch themselves into the air with blades attached to their feet, curling functions as a mental reprieve ...

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Russian Medallist At Winter Olympics Suspected Of Doping Violation: Report

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – A Russian medalist at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is suspected of having tested positive for a banned substance, a source at the Games said on Sunday, in a potential major blow to Russia’s efforts to emerge from a drug-cheating scandal. Alexander Krushelnitsky, a bronze-medalist along with his wife in mixed-doubles curling, is suspected of having ...

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