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  • Maddie Rooney
    Maddie Rooney: the USA’s smiling Secretary of Defense

    At elite level sport, margins are always fine. But none will have been much closer than in the women’s Olympic ice hockey. There was not a puck’s width difference between the USA and Canada. The two heavyweight adversaries, who know all each others’ strengths and weaknesses, traded blows for a gruelling eighty minutes. Still there

  • korea curling
    PyeongChang 2018: Ladies’ Figure Skating Showdown, Curling, And More To Watch On Friday 23rd Feb

    What happened on Thursday: The United States’ women’s hockey team finally broke their Olympic streak, beating four-time defending champions Canada in the gold medal game after an epic overtime duel that ended in a shootout. Their 20-year old goaltender Maddie Rooney saved the decisive shot from Meghan Agosta to give the U.S. their first title since

  • US hockey
    Finally! USA women claim ice hockey Olympic gold

    It’s finally gold. The USA women’s long wait to be crowned Olympic champions is over at last. But only after another epic duel with perennial rivals Canada that went all the way to a sudden-death shootout. After the sides were locked 2-2 in regulation, neither could find a way through in overtime. In the ensuing

  • Myhrer
    Sweden’s Andre Myhrer grabs Slalom gold

    Swedish veteran Andre Myhrer sprung a big surprise winning the Olympic gold in men’s slalom as Marcel Hirscher and first-run leader Henrik Kristoffersen failed to finish the race. The 35-year-old completed the two runs in 1 minute 38.99 seconds. Switzerland’s Ramon Zenhausern clinched silver 0.34 second behind, with Austria’s Michael Matt taking bronze. Hirscher, who

  • PyeongChang ceremony
    K-Pop Closing Ceremony Line-Up Sending Social Media into Spin

    The K-pop revolution is gathering pace! The Olympic Closing Ceremony is traditionally seen as a way of bringing the world together as one, as well as handing over the Games to the next host nation. It has also become tradition to showcase the best of the incumbent host’s culture, especially through music, while the world’s

  • big air
    PyeongChang 2018: Gold medal hockey, Marcel Hirscher, and more to watch on Thursday 22nd Feb

    What happened on Wednesday: Italy’s Sofia Goggia won the women’s Downhill race, holding off Norway’s Ragnhild Mowinckel by 0.09 seconds as the USA’s Lindsey Vonn ended her Olympic career with a second bronze medal to add to her gold from Vancouver. Germany’s Lisa Buckwitz and Mariama Jamanka narrowly claimed gold in the women’s Bobsleigh, edging the

  • ice hockey
    Semi-final line up decided for men’s ice hockey

    The semi-final spots in the men’s ice hockey tournament have been decided. On Friday, the Czech Republic will face off against OAR, before defending champions Canada take on Germany, with a place in the gold medal game at stake. A frenetic day of quarter-final action at the Gangneung Hockey Centre saw the Czech Republic edge

  • US cross country
    USA score major surprise with cross-country gold

    The USA have pulled off a shock triumph by taking gold in the ladies’ team sprint free cross-country final. Jessica Diggins and Kikkan Randall overhauled the traditional powerhouses of the sport to claim a first ever medal for American women in cross-country skiing. Sweden took silver 0.19 seconds behind the US’s winning time of 15

  • Goggia
    Italy’s Goggia wins gold in ladies’ downhill, Vonn takes bronze

    Italy’s Goggia wins downhill gold In her debut Winter Games, Italy’s Sofia Goggia claimed her first Olympic gold medal, dominating the ladies’ downhill with a time of 1 minute 39.22 seconds. The 25-year-old has come into her own over the past season, winning two World Cup downhill events last month and entering the Olympics with

  • German ‘Customs Officials’ Sweep up Nordic Combined Medals

    The event may be called Nordic Combined, but on this day in PyeongChang it was all about Germany. Having built a lead in the ski jumping stage of the event, Japan’s Akito Watabe took a one-second advantage into the cross-country section, hoping to build upon his silver medal at Sochi 2014. However it was Norway’s