Road to PyeongChang

  • Shiffrin celebrates victory with cancer survivor fan

    Mikaela Shiffrin celebrated her latest win with one of her biggest fans. Having already clinched her fifth World Cup Slalom title, Shiffrin dominated in Are, Sweden. The American beat Wendy Holdener by a massive 1.58 seconds for her 12th World Cup win of the season. Home favourite and Olympic champion Frida Hansdotter was one-hundredth of

  • Stephen Hawking
    Paralympic chief pays tribute to Hawking

    The President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Andrew Parsons has paid a special tribute to Stephen Hawking. The world-renowned British scientist passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday at the age of 76. Hawking broke new ground with his work involving black holes and relativity. Having being diagnosed with a form of Motor

  • Ester Ledecka
    Shock defeat for Olympic hero Ledecka on return to World Cup action

    PyeongChang 2018 sensation Ester Ledecka suffered a surprise defeat on her return to World Cup action. Milena Bykova stunned the Czech star in the big final of the snowboard Parallel Giant Slalom in Kayseri, Turkey. Ledecka denied at the last There was no rest for Ledecka who was back competing just a week after clinching

  • Korea’s K-Pop-Inspired Closing Ceremony Warms Cold Night

    Innovative technology, soju, and kimchi cuisine. There are many defining features of Korean culture. However all the above pale in comparison to K-pop. The young men and women who perform their favoured music genre are utterly adored at home, and are rapidly becoming household names abroad. With that in mind, it was always going to

  • Canada
    Canada see off Czech Republic to take bronze in PyeongChang

    Canada captured the men’s ice hockey bronze medal after beating a spirited Czech Republic 6-4. The goals came in a flurry during the first and final periods of the match. Canada’s 15-match unbeaten run in Olympic hockey was ended in a shock semi-final defeat to Germany on Friday. But coming out on top in a

  • Shuster Reaction
    From Rejects to Olympic champions – USA stun Sweden to take men’s curling gold

    USA claimed their first Olympic curling title with a stunning 10-7 win over Sweden. The victory was a fairytale finale for skip John Shuster who was ditched by USA Curling after a disappointing ninth place at Sochi 2014. It was Shuster’s final stone of the eighth end that proved decisive. Double takeout joy After beating

  • Big Air PyeongChang
    PyeongChang 2018: Curling Gold-Medal Game, Team Skiing, And More To Watch On Saturday 24th Feb

    What happened on Friday: Evgenia Medvedeva received most of the ladies’ figure skating publicity heading into PyeongChang 2018, but the 18-year-old Russian found herself upstaged by 15-year-old OAR teammate Alina Zagitova the past two days, as both executed stunning Free Skate routines on Friday. Judges gave both athletes a 156.65 score for their long program,

  • Korean curlers through to final
    Korea’s ‘Garlic Girls’ win thriller to reach curling final

    South Korea’s women have completed their remarkable run to the gold medal game of the Olympic curling tournament. In a dramatic semi-final, Kim Eun-jung’s team needed an extra end to beat Japan 8-7. Only Sweden stand between the hosts and a surprise gold, after the Swedes beat Great Britain 10-5. High drama in Gangneung Ranked

  • 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