Road to PyeongChang

  • Christine Girard
    Canada’s Christine Girard to receive Olympic gold from London 2012

    Canada has a new Olympic champion after weightlifter Christine Girard was awarded gold from London 2012 on Thursday. The International Olympic Committee confirmed that she will receive the medal for the 63kg weight class. The Canadian originally received bronze at London 2012, but the two athletes placed above Girard have both been found positive for

  • Neeraj Chopra
    India’s new javelin star targets Olympic success

    Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has a very precise target in mind. 3 metres and 52 centimetres. Why? That’s the improvement needed on his personal best for him to reach the magic mark of 90 metres. According to Chopra, only then can he start thinking about competing at the highest level: “If I can throw

  • Boston marathon winner Yuki Kawauchi looks to turn pro for Olympic dream

      If it was the weather that stole the headlines at the Boston Marathon, then it was men’s winner Yuki Kawauchi who captured people’s hearts. Now, the 31-year-old Japanese star has announced his aim to give up his job as a high school administrator and commit to running professionally from the end of the year.

  • Kai Sotto
    Kai Sotto: The new Yao Ming?

    Kai Sotto is definitely shaping up to be something special. This is, after all, not your average 15-year-old in many, many respects. Sotto already stands 216cm (7 ft 1 in) tall and was the star man for the Philippines recently at the FIBA U-16 Asian Championships. The center was described by fiba.com as being the

  • 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