Road to PyeongChang

  • 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

  • Gus Kenworthy and the Kiss that Captured PyeongChang Hearts

    GOOD LUCK KISS It all started when Gus Kenworthy and boyfriend Matthew Wilkas shared a good luck kiss before the Slopestyle skier’s qualifying run. While the American pair thought of the peck as an innocuous moment, viewers on the other side of the world had other ideas. Unbeknown to this couple on a sun-kissed morning

  • Hirscher
    Marvellous Marcel Hirscher storms to Giant Slalom Gold

    Marcel Hirscher dominated the giant slalom to clinch his second Olympic title at PyeongChang 2018. The Austrian was 0.63 seconds clear of the field after the first run, and ended up winning by well over a second having already struck gold in the combined. Henrik Kristoffersen took silver for his second Olympic medal ahead of

  • shiffrin slalom
    Shiffrin on fourth: “I wouldn’t change it for the world”

    SHOWING HEART AND PASSION “I wouldn’t change it for the world” was the slightly surprising reaction from Mikaela Shiffrin to her fourth-placed finish in the women’s Slalom at PyeongChang 2018. The American had been pre-race favourite, but finished without a medal, as gold went to Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter. In a post on social media Shiffrin

  • Yuzuru Hanyu puts the ‘Win’ in Winnie the Pooh

    He may only be 23 years old, but Yuzuru Hanyu is already a figure skating legend. The Japanese seemingly defied logic by retaining his Olympic title at PyeongChang 2018 just three months after a serious ankle injury. As if Hanyu’s personal achievements weren’t enough, it was Japan’s first gold of the Games (in a one-two

  • 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

  • Choi wins
    Choi Min-jeong overcomes early disappointment to win 1500m short-track gold

    FIRST GOLD FOR CHOI South Korea’s Choi Min-jeong, the world-record holder in women’s 1500m short-track, won her first Olympic gold medal on Saturday after surging to the front of the competition in the 12th lap of the race and never relinquishing the lead. Choi’s winning time of 2:24.948 was just ahead of China’s Li Jinyu, who

  • 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

  • Shaun White Press Conference
    Shaun White: “I regret my behaviour many years ago”

    Three-time Olympic champion snowboarder Shaun White has apologised for his “behaviour many years ago” after reports of a sexual harassment lawsuit against him resurfaced amidst his PyeongChang 2018 halfpipe triumph. His statement went on to say “[I] am sorry that I made anyone – particularly someone I considered a friend – uncomfortable. I have grown and