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  • Five things about skiing sensation Mikaela Shiffrin

    Mikaela Shiffrin burst onto the World Cup scene just two days before her 16th birthday and has been in force in the sport ever since. After winning a gold medal as an 18-year-old in Sochi, she’s now set up to be one of the biggest returning skiing stars in PyeongChang. Teen sensation Shiffrin was the

  • Five reasons to follow snowboarding in PyeongChang

      Twenty years since its Olympic debut, snowboarding has become one of the most popular sports of the Winter Games. The PyeongChang competition promises to build upon that excitement with an additional new event and a handful of dynamic young athletes looking to add themselves to Olympic lore. Here are five reasons to watch the

  • Rapid running, Cool Runnings and home passion – five good reasons to follow bobsleigh in PyeongChang

    Bobsleigh is a thrill-a-minute ride that makes spectacular viewing. Here are five reasons to take in one of the most exciting Winter Olympic sports at PyeongChang 2018. History One of the oldest winter sports and a mainstay of the Olympic Winter Games (except in 1960, when the Squaw Valley organisers failed to build a track

  • Five things to know about snowboarding legend Shaun White

    He might not have had a great time on the course in Sochi, but Shaun White remains a legend in his sport. Here are five things to know about the snowboarding superstar heading into PyeongChang. He’s refocused after Sochi sadness By White’s lofty standards, Sochi 2014 was a flop, as the double gold medalist failed to medal

  • Five things to know about American snowboarding sensation Chloe Kim

    Chloe Kim certainly had to talent to compete at the last Olympic Games in Sochi, winning a silver medal in superpipe at the 2014 Winter X Games several weeks earlier. Despite her prowess, the 13-year-old phenom just wasn’t old enough. Four years later, she’s gotten even better at her sport and looks to make a

  • Five reasons to follow skeleton at PyeongChang 2018

    It may not get as much attention as some of the other Olympic sled sports, but skeleton is one of the most intense Winter Games events there is. Here are five reasons why you can’t miss it at PyeongChang 2018. It’s the original sliding sport Skeleton was born in the late 19th century in Switzerland, when

  • Cable cars and robot routes – five weird and wonderful ways the Olympic torch is travelling to PyeongChang

    The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Torch Relay has some fascinating modes of transport, here’s five of them… Turtle Ship A type of ship used by the Korean military from the 15th to 19th century, its name comes from its shell-like protective layer on the deck. They played a key role in fighting off the Japanese invasion of

  • Fanatical support and a fond farewell – five reasons to follow speed skating in PyeongChang

    Speed skating ranges in distance from 500 metres – in essence the sport’s sprint – to a gargantuan 10,000m. But there’s something for everyone in a discipline which has become an Olympic Winter Games favourite The orange army You can barely help but be impressed with the Dutch obsession for speed skating. The nation hero-worships

  • Bobsleigh’s Swiss-inspired start: five things to know about a sport for speed freaks

    Bobsledding started in Switzerland in the 1800s Bobsledding was invented in Switzerland, where it started in the roads as entertainment. Eventually a track was built and the sport was used as a marketing ploy to attract English tourists to Switzerland. Today, the Germans, and predictably the Swiss, dominate the sport. Bobsledding was popularised in the

  • Soldier with a sibling rivalry – five facts about French biathlon star Martin Fourcade

    Martin Fourcade is the undisputed new king of biathlon and will be favourite to win a third gold at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. Here are five facts about the French star: Sibling rivalry Fourcade started cross-country skiing at the age of six and took up biathlon four years later. His inspiration – and