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  • CAS Russia
    CAS rejects final Russian appeals ahead of PyeongChang 2018

    CAS dismissal The Court of Arbitration for Sport has dismissed appeals made by 45 Russian athletes and two coaches against their exclusion from PyeongChang 2018. Reading a prepared statement hours before the Opening Ceremony, CAS Secretary General Matthieu Reeb said: “The CAS arbitrators have considered that the process created by the IOC to establish an

  • Podladtchikov
    Olympic champion Podladtchikov out of PyeongChang

    iPod out Swiss snowboarder Iouri Podladtchikov will not be able to defend the halfpipe gold medal he won at Sochi. The 29-year-old announced on Friday that he has not recovered from a head injury sustained at the Winter X-Games in Aspen last month. An MRI scan revealed that ‘iPod’ had suffered a serious head trauma

  • Katie Ormerod
    KO KO’ed: Katie Ormerod out of PyeongChang with fractured heel

    Ormerod out British snowboard star Katie Ormerod is out of PyeongChang 2018. The 20-year-old was one of the big favourites for the slopestyle and big air competitions. Ormerod suffered a severe fracture to her right heel bone in practice and will now undergo emergency surgery. Team GB Chef de Mission Mike Hay said: “We are

  • Opening Ceremony
    PyeongChang 2018: When does the Opening Ceremony start?

    The Opening Ceremony Several events (mixed doubles curling, men’s normal hill ski jumping) are already underway, but the XXIII Olympic Winter Games officially kick off with Friday’s opening ceremony at the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium. Timings The ceremony, which begins at 8 p.m. local time (for reference, that’s 10 p.m. in Sydney, 11 a.m. in the

  • Five PyeongChang stars chasing a first Olympic gold

    Some of the biggest stars of the winter sports world have never won Olympic gold. Here are five trying to change that trend at the Games…  Marcel Hirscher  Few alpine skiers have been more dominant on the slopes than the Austrian. Hirscher boasts 14 World Cup titles, and is this season bidding for a seventh

  • Bobsleigh’s feelgood factor – five reasons why Nigeria could be a hit in PyeongChang

    Nigeria’s women’s bobsled team has qualified for the Olympic Winter Games – and looks certain to provide one of the feelgood stories of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Here’s why: Pioneers The trio of Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omega will be the first athletes from Nigeria to compete at a Winter Games. Furthermore,

  • Norovirus
    Norovirus alert as security staff struck down by illness in PyeongChang

    Norovirus outbreak Organisers for the PyeongChang Games have taken steps to curb the spread of Norovirus after an outbreak of the bug in the region. A number of security staff working at the Olympics reported symptoms of headaches, stomach pain and diarrhea. As of February 6th, there were 32 confirmed cases of Norovirus. All were

  • Shiffrin Super Bowl
    Shiffrin, the Super Bowl, and the story behind her motto

      A.B.F.T.T.B. A.B.F.T.T.B. “Always be faster than the boys.” The creed by which Mikaela Shiffrin lives her life. These are the words that motivated Shiffrin to become the youngest ever slalom Olympic gold medallist at Sochi 2014. The letters emblazened on the back of her helmet. Now the story of how Shiffrin found the phrase

  • Welcome the world: PyeongChang 2018 opens Olympic Villages

    It’s open! The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Villages have opened their doors and are now welcoming the world’s best winter athletes. Over 90 National Olympic Committees and approximately 2900 athletes are expected to participate in the Games and experience the unique multi-cultural atmosphere of an Olympic Village. Speaking at the opening of the PyeongChang Olympic Village,

  • Olympic Channel’s Five Rings Films Presents The Nagano Tapes on 28th February

    The stirring underdog story of the Czech Republic men’s ice hockey team shocking victory at the 1998 Nagano Games kicks off new signature documentary series.   Featuring never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews with some of the game’s biggest names including Hašek, Jágr, Lindros, Hull and Yashin. MADRID – 31 January 2018 – The story behind the