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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Jamaican reggae musician Chronixx has been providing the soundtrack to the country’s first women’s bobsleigh team at the Pyeongchang Games, not only serving as inspiration but underscoring some of the drama surrounding them. The Jamaican duo, pilot Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and brakewoman Carrie Russell faced some unwanted distractions earlier in the
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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) – Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu took gold in the men’s singles competition on Saturday despite several mistakes in an otherwise mesmerizing programme, becoming the first man in 66 years to defend his Olympic title and giving Japan its first Pyeongchang gold. Skating in front of a crowd of euphoric supporters at the
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Hanna Huskova won the Olympic women’s aerials to give Belarus their first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Games on Friday. Zhang Xin and Kong Fanyu of China took silver and bronze respectively. The final consisted of three rounds, with the three lowest scoring athletes eliminated at each stage. The highest
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Austrian snowboarder Markus Schairer is to return home for medical treatment after breaking a bone in his neck during a fall in the men’s snowboard cross event at the Winter Olympics. The 30-year-old Schairer fell heavily on his back in Thursday’s quarter-finals, with his head snapping back and striking the
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – South Korean skeleton slider Yun Sung-bin is not getting distracted in his bid to win his country’s first gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics, his team’s head coach said on Wednesday. Lee Yong said Yun, the Olympic host country’s only gold medal hope in the men’s skeleton, is “perfectly” ready
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – A day after Felix Loch’s shock meltdown, Germany’s peerless luge team got back on track as reigning champion Natalie Geisenberger emerged in the gold medal position after Monday’s opening runs of the women’s singles. Twice champion Loch’s failure to seal the deal in the men’s event cast a gloom over
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Canada’s Mark McMorris left everything out on the course during Sunday’s slopestyle final, securing a second Olympic bronze medal and completing a heroic comeback from injury. Riding in the back country with his brother Craig in March, the then-23-year-old caught an edge as he took off for a jump and
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(Reuters) – Venus Williams gave holders United States the perfect start in their Fed Cup World Group opener against the Netherlands with a 6-1 6-4 defeat of Arantxa Rus in Asheville on Saturday – her 1,000th match as a professional. With sister Serena watching on from the sidelines after being selected for the team, the
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Russia’s team for the Pyeongchang Olympics could be as formidable as previous ones even though the government says it was decimated by an International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision to bar man of its medal hopefuls. Data compiled by Reuters suggests that, at least on paper, the team for this month’s
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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) – Unfazed by the meteoric rise that brought her from near obscurity and a broken back to the ultimate stage of the Pyeongchang Olympics, American figure skater Bradie Tennell believes her only real rival is herself. Tennell, who turned 20 on Jan. 31, skated under the radar for much of her
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – The Winter Olympics sparked to life in a vivid, colorful ceremony of fire and ice in South Korea on Friday, though the diplomacy was tougher to choreograph in the stadium where leaders from nations that are sworn enemies sat close together. South Korea, which is using the Pyeongchang Games to
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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) – A 137-strong North Korean orchestra kicked off its first performance in South Korea on Thursday, serenading hundreds of South Koreans with familiar tunes while dozens of protesters blasted their own music outside, to the beat of drums. The Samjiyon Band’s performance comes a day before South Korea opens its first
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