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Ice Hockey: Statue of Liberty image cleared for U.S. helmets

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 5:24am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Two U.S. goaltenders are free to take to the ice on Tuesday with images of the Statue of Liberty on their helmets after a misunderstanding about whether they violated an Olympic ban on political symbols.

Alpine skiing: Shiffrin won't give up slalom gold easily

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 4:15am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Mikaela Shiffrin will enter the record books if she can win Wednesday's Olympic women's slalom event at the Yongpyong Alpine Centre.

No final, but huge pride for Iran's Baher

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 4:09am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Iran's Samaneh Beyrami Baher may have come dead last in Olympic sprint qualifying, but she crossed the line bursting with pride at being the only female in her country's cross-country skiing team.

Breaks, lighter schedules can help players improve, says Federer

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 3:23am
(Reuters) - Swiss ace Roger Federer believes he has benefited from a lighter schedule and says players should not be afraid of taking breaks from tennis to improve their game.

Alpine skiing: Brilliant Hirscher claims elusive first gold medal

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 2:59am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Marcel Hirscher, the greatest skier of his generation, ended his long wait for an Olympic gold medal when the Austrian claimed top spot in the men's combined event after a blistering slalom run on Tuesday.

North Korean pair eye points not prizes, coach says

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 2:03am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korean pair figure skaters Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik will chase the modest goal of recording a personal best score when they compete at the Pyeongchang Olympics, a coach who works with them said on Tuesday.

Snowboarding: Big boys through top-quality halfpipe qualifying

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 1:39am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Pre-Olympics favorites including two-time gold medalist Shaun White qualified for the men's snowboard halfpipe final in a high-scoring, high-flying contest on Tuesday.

Curling: Russians claim first mixed doubles curling medal

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 1:25am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The husband and wife team of Aleksandr Krushelnitckiy and Anastasia Bryzgalova claimed the first Olympic medal in curling's mixed doubles when they won bronze for Olympic Athletes from Russia on Tuesday.

Olympics: Tokyo 2020 Games budget to benefit from fresh reforms

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 1:03am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will benefit from a fresh batch of International Olympic Committee (IOC) reforms, despite having already slashed their initial budget by roughly $2.5 billion, the IOC said on Tuesday.

Curling: Russian pair claim first mixed doubles curling medal

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:59am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The husband and wife team of Aleksandr Krushelnitckiy and Anastasia Bryzgalova claimed the first Olympic medal in curling's mixed doubles when they won bronze for Olympic Athletes from Russia on Tuesday.

North Korean pair aiming for personal best in Pyeongchang: coach

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:58pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korean pair figure skaters Ryom Tae-ok and Kim Ju-sik will chase the modest goal of recording a personal best score when they compete at the Pyeongchang Olympics, a coach who works with them said on Tuesday.

Snowboarding: No official complaints about high winds - FIS

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:37pm
PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - The International Ski Federation (FIS) has refuted claims that athletes' complaints had been ignored in the build-up to the controversial women's snowboard slopestyle Olympic final on Monday.

Snowboarding: Mission Kim-possible as teenager soars to gold

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:32pm
PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - Chloe Kim blew away the competition to win the women's snowboard halfpipe gold at Pyeongchang's Phoenix Snow Park on Tuesday, the American teenager finishing well clear of China's Liu Jiayu and compatriot Arielle Gold.

Figure skating: After injury despair, Hanyu confident of defending gold

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:52pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu's preparations for the defense of his men's Olympic figure skating title have been from ideal after a bad ankle injury, but the Japanese is confident he will win in Pyeongchang --- if he skates cleanly.

Alpine skiing: Dressen fastest, Hirscher well-placed in combined

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:01pm
PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - Germany's Thomas Dressen posted the fastest time in the downhill stage of the men's combined at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Tuesday but Austria's Marcel Hirscher is well placed to make a push for his long-awaited first Olympic gold in the slalom.

Boxing fever grips Thailand's boys but doctors raise health concerns

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 9:31pm
BURIRAM, Thailand (Reuters) - Loud cheers erupt as two boys trade punches at a boxing ring in Thailand's northeastern province of Buriram.

Japan short track skater sent home from Games for failed test

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 9:23pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Japanese short track speed skater Kei Saito failed an out-of-competition doping test on the day of his arrival in Pyeongchang and has been expelled from the Winter Olympics, Japan team officials said on Tuesday.

Snowboarding: Teenager Kim wins halfpipe gold

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 9:06pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American teenager Chloe Kim blew away the rest of the field to win the women's snowboard halfpipe gold at Pyeongchang's Phoenix Snow Park on Tuesday.

USA's Granato takes anonymous squad on Olympic mission

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 7:56pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - U.S. men's hockey coach Tony Granato has come to the Pyeongchang Olympics with about the most anonymous group of players imaginable for a mission to win America's first hockey gold medal since 1980.

Japan short track skater Saito fails doping test, sent home: CAS

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 7:49pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Japanese short track speed skater Kei Saito has failed an out-of-competition doping test and was expelled from the Pyeongchang Olympic Games, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Tuesday.

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