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  • Five golden home hopes at PyeongChang 2018

    Nothing gets an Olympic Games crowd going as much as a home victory. Here are five of the Republic of Korea’s best hopes of success at PyeongChang 2018. Lee Sang-hwa The speed skater is already a sporting legend in South Korea after winning gold in the women’s 500m at both the 2010 and 2014 Winter

  • 2018 Olympic Winter Games – Virtual Medal Table – Insight 1

    Latests Insights – France on target for record-breaking Winter Olympics The Virtual Medal Table is projecting a total of 21 medals (9 gold, seven silver and five bronze) for the French team at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. If they were to achieve anywhere near this total, it would break the country’s record for

  • Five things to know about speed skating superstar Lee Sang-Hwa

    Even on the Republic of Korea’s roster of  speed skating stars, Lee Sang-hwa stands apart. She is the world record holder in the 500m and will be bidding for a third straight Olympic Games gold in PyeongChang 2018. Here are some fascinating facts about the superstar … She was chosen to carry the family’s dream

  • Throwback: Senegal’s Lamine Gueye makes Olympic history in Sarajevo

    Feb 14th 1984 When Lamine Gueye established the Senegal Ski Federation in 1979, it seemed improbable that he’d be skiing in the Sarajevo Winter Olympics five years later. After all, there had never been a black African competitor in the history of the Winter Games. And the Senegal Ski Federation – of which he was the

  • Luge king Loch
    Luge king Loch goes back to the future

    For three-time Olympic luge champion Felix Loch, the cutting edge technology was supposed to help him at PyeongChang 2018. Last season, the speed machine had a new sled. Designed to shave even more milliseconds off his time. Add to his domination of the sport. For five consecutive years, Loch led the overall World Cup standings. 

  • Indian luger Shiva Keshavan
    Sixth Olympics for fearless Indian Luger

    For Indian luger Shiva Keshavan, there is no alternative.  Hurtling down Himalayan roads is the only way he can pursue his Olympic ambition. “In India, we don’t have a luge track. So I do a lot of street luging.” explains Shiva, “Even this year I was practising a lot close to my house.” Keshavan has

  • Czechs go gold for PyeongChang
    Czechs go inside out for PyeongChang

    Want to look good on the PyeongChang podium? The Czech Republic team are sure to shine at the Winter Olympics. Not only with a host of medal contenders, but with a fashion game that is on point. The highlight of their kit launch for the Games? Extra special reversible jackets.. with one side covered in

  • Throwback: ‘The Miracle on Ice’ stuns the Soviet Union

    February 22, 1980 “Do you believe in miracles?” ABC broadcaster Al Michaels’ final call of the 1980 United States hockey team’s stunning upset of the Soviet Union team remains one of the most iconic moments in American sports history. The event, which would be commemorated on magazine covers, cereal boxes, commercial montages and even a

  • Classy Kim and a duel to savour – five reasons to follow figure skating in PyeongChang

    Figure skating is usually one of the most eagerly anticipated events at the Olympic Winter Games. The 2018 competition promises to be particularly special. Here’s why… 1. Yuzuru Hanyu vs. Nathan Chen Reigning men’s short program individual champion Yuzuru Hanyu goes into PyeongChang as the favorite for gold – but a young pretender is snapping

  • Throwback: Torvill & Dean’s ‘Bolero’ brillance brings home ice-dancing gold

    February 14, 1984 When Jayne Torvill and  Christopher Dean took their turn in the ice dancing competition at the 1984 Winter Games in Sarajevo, half of their native United Kingdom was watching on television. By the time they finished, fans all over the world were in awe. With 24 million people tuning in from Great Britain alone, Torvill