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  • Nimble Norman, victorious Velikaya, and other stories you may have missed

    Nimble Norman back in the spotlight Michael Norman is at it again. Just two months after breaking the world indoor 400m record, the 20-year-old has set tongues wagging once more with another stunning performance, this time over his favoured 200m. The world under-20 champion ran the distance in 19.84 seconds at the Pac-12 Championships, an

  • The Giro d'Italia trophy is displayed at the start of stage three of the 2016 Giro d'Italia, after a 190km stage from Nijmegen to Arnhem on May 8, 2016 in Nijmegen, Netherlands. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
    Five things to watch out for at the 2018 Giro d’Italia

    The Giro d’Italia celebrates its 101st edition in 2018 with its Grande Partenza (Big Start) in Israel. Here’s five things we’re keeping an eye on this year: 1. The Giro d’Italia leaves Europe The race begins on Friday (4 May), but it won’t start in its home country. The Giro has had grandi partenze outside Italy

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    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

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    PyeongChang 2018: Women’s Downhill, ice hockey playoffs, and more to watch on Wednesday

      What happened on Tuesday: Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada ended their Olympic careers with a gold medal in the Ice Dance competition. The duo, who have been partners for 20 years, used their lead from Monday’s world record setting short program to hold off France’s Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron in the overall score.

  • Virtue and Moir
    PyeongChang 2018: Virtue and Moir’s greatness, men’s hockey, and more to watch on Tuesday

    What happened on Monday:  It’s a double gold in the Two-Man bobsleigh, as the teams of Germany’s Thorsten Margis and Francesco Friedrich and Canada’s Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz both finished their four heats with a cumulative time of 3:16.86. The tie means that both teams will receive gold medals, with bronze going to the

  • Monday at PyeongChang 2018
    PyeongChang 2018: Women’s hockey semis, ice dance and more to watch on Monday

    What happened in PyeongChang on Sunday: Marcel Hirscher dominated the field to win the gold in men’s giant slalom. After gold had eluded him in his previous Winter Games appearances, the Austrian is showing the same type of performance in PyeongChang that he’s displayed on the World Cup circuit for years. France’s Martin Fourcade won an epic

  • What to watch on Sunday
    PyeongChang 2018: Marcel Hirscher, freestyle skiing, and more to watch on Sunday

    What happened on Saturday: Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu earned his second consecutive men’s Singles Figure Skating title, becoming the 1000th medal event winner in the history of the Winter Games. Ester Ledecka was an unlikely winner in the women’s Super-G.  The 22-year-old Czech, who is most famous for competing in snowboarding, surpassed Austria’s Tina Veith by a

  • Short Track on Saturday
    PyeongChang 2018: Hanyu’s dominance, Super-G, and more to watch on Saturday

    What happened on Friday: Matthias Mayer of Austria overcame a rough crash in the men’s Downhill on Thursday to win the Super-G on Friday, beating Beat Feuz of Switzerland by 0.13 seconds and Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud by 0.18 seconds. Jansrud’s bronze was his second medal in as many days after his silver in the Downhill.

  • What to watch on Friday
    PyeongChang 2018: Ghana’s first skeleton racer, Shiffrin goes for gold again, and more to watch on Friday

    What happened on Thursday: Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany were surprise winners in pairs figure skating. The duo came back from a fourth-place showing in the short program on Wednesday to eclipse China’s Sui Wenjing and Han Cong, who made several errors on their jumps, by less than half a point. Mikaela Shiffrin won the

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    PyeongChang 2018: Men’s Downhill, Team Figure Skating, and More to Watch on Sunday

    WHAT HAPPENED SATURDAY: Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla won the first gold medal of the PyeongChang Olympics with her victory in the women’s 15km skiathlon, finishing 7.8 seconds ahead of Norway’s Marit Bjoergen, whose silver gives her 11 total Olympic medals, the most in history for a female winter athlete. Germany’s Andreas Wellinger took the men’s normal hill