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  • 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

  • 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