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  • 2018 Olympic Winter Games – Virtual Medal Table – Insight 2

    Japan is November’s big winner The new Virtual Medal Table has been released today, including the results of the last month and also reflecting the recent IOC rulings. Japan is the big winner in November with an increase from 11 to 14 medals and two more golds, taking the Tokyo 2020 hosts into the virtual

  • Staying ice cool and redefining cool – five reasons to follow curling in Korea

    Likened to chess – or bowls on ice – curling is the ultimate test of skill and tactical nous. Here’s why you should tune into the sport at the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang… Curling island Ailsa Craig is a craggy island off the coast of Scotland that is home to a solitary automated lighthouse

  • Throwback: Franz Klammer’s legendary daredevil downhill race at Innsbruck

    February 5, 1976 When Austria’s Franz Klammer lined up as the 15th and final seeded skier in the downhill at the Olympic Winter Games Innsbruck 1976, he knew he was going to have to make some massive risks to win gold. The Olympic favorite heading into his home country’s games after winning three consecutive World Cup titles,

  • Throwback: Japan’s Hanyu dedicates skating gold to devastated hometown

    February 14, 2014 Three years after Yuzuru Hanyu’s worst moment on the ice, he achieved his greatest one. As the Japanese figure skater won a gold medal at 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, his thoughts remained on the people in his hometown of Sendai who were still rebuilding their lives following a devastating earthquake in

  • Five reasons to look out for luge in PyeongChang

    The luge is fast and furious, with competitors hurtling down sheet ice at bewildering speeds. Here’s why you need to keep a close eye on the discipline at PyeongChang 2018. High risk, high reward This is effectively extreme sledding, with competitors reaching top speeds of 85-90mph on a state-of-the art sled. All this is done

  • Alpine skiing Mikaela Shiffrin
    Six alpine skiing stories for Olympic fans

    1. Mikaela Shiffrin back to her best The American started the ski season without a win and it was, well, surprising. Her response? The defending Olympic skiing slalom champion absolutely killed it in Killington, Vermont. This was a slalom performance to savour. The 22-year-old finished an astonishing 1.64 seconds ahead of her nearest rival. The

  • Latvia gear up for PyeongChang 2018
    Latvia reveal Olympic designs

    So know we now what Latvia will look like at PyeongChang 2018! Their clothing collection for the upcoming Olympics has been revealed at a fashion show in the country’s capital Riga. It was blue and white in Vancouver before they went all orange for Sochi 2014. But this time around, the Baltic country has opted

  • Throwback: Germany’s Georg Hackl makes history in luge

    February 11, 2002 It was one of Georg Hackl’s happiest Olympic moments, punctuated by one of the saddest. The German luge superstar had just made history in the event at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City by becoming the first Winter Olympian to win medals in five consecutive Games. While he didn’t win a fourth straight

  • 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