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Ice hockey: Donato scores twice to help United States beat Slovakia 5-1

6 hours 24 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Ryan Donato scored twice to help the United States ease to a 5-1 win over Slovakia on Tuesday and book a spot in the men's Olympic ice hockey quarter-finals.

Curling: South Korea earn playoff spot with win over U.S

6 hours 49 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korea qualified for a place in the Olympic women's curling semi-finals with a 9-6 win over the United States on Tuesday as Canada's hopes of defending their gold medal hung by a thread following a 7-5 loss to China.

Norway overcome Slovenia in overtime to make quarters

6 hours 50 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Norway edged Slovenia 2-1 in overtime on Tuesday to win a spot in the quarter-finals of the men's Olympic ice hockey tournament, earning their first Olympic win and a matchup against a fearsome Russian team.

Turkish pair under no pressure over costumes

6 hours 51 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Two Turkish Olympic ice dancers are under no pressure from their government to tone down their costumes as they compete in a sport that often features revealing attire, they said on Tuesday.

With glue and tape, skaters strive to keep covered up

7 hours 18 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Olympic ice dancers are taking extra precautions to ensure their costumes get attention for all the right reasons, using tape and glue to guarantee they stay covered up as they glide around the ice.

What's it like to pick up plushies? Flower kids tell all

8 hours 2 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - They have to skate fast in front of hundreds of people, pick up flowers as quickly as possible and stay unflustered when dozens of stuffed animals rain down on the ice.

Ice hockey: Korean women score again but bid farewell with fifth loss

8 hours 18 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The unified Korean women's ice hockey team ended their historic Olympic run with a fifth straight loss on Tuesday but they signed off by adding one more goal to their total in front of another bumper audience of adoring fans.

Figure skating: 'Korea power' buoys hometown ice dancers

8 hours 34 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - As if getting to the Olympics was not hard enough for South Korean ice dancers Min Yura and Alexander Gamelin, the two were briefly caught up in a diplomatic fuss over their free dance music and then suffered a wardrobe malfunction.

South Korean president endorses Russian presence at Winter Games

8 hours 38 min ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in lauded Russia's participation at the Winter Games on Tuesday, saying it had "made our Olympics better", despite calls from some athletes and anti-doping agencies for Russians to be banned from competing at the event.

Pyeongchang Games 'killing' equipment rental business, say owners

9 hours 16 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Visitors coming to Phoenix Snow Park for the Winter Olympics' freestyle skiing and snowboarding events are being stopped in their tracks by a jarring red banner that marks the front lines in a battle between local business owners and Games organizers.

Slovenia ice hockey player Jeglic fails doping test, to leave Games: CAS

9 hours 33 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Slovenia men's ice hockey player Ziga Jeglic has tested positive for a banned substance and has been suspended for the remainder of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Tuesday.

Siebenhofer fastest, Vonn on pace in downhill training

9 hours 37 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Austrian Ramona Siebenhofer set the pace in the final training run for the women's downhill on Tuesday and Lindsey Vonn's bid to reclaim the Olympic gold remained on course as she registered a top-five time for the third day in a row.

Snowboarding: Women's big air final brought forward to Thursday

9 hours 40 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The women's Olympic snowboard big air final has been brought forward to Thursday due to predicted high winds, organizers said on Tuesday.

Freestyle skiing: United States dominate ski halfpipe qualifying

9 hours 48 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Aaron Blunck led the United States' domination in the qualification for the men’s ski halfpipe final at the Pyeongchang Olympics with the Americans securing the top three spots on Tuesday.

Virtue, Moir win second ice dance gold with world record

10 hours 15 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir claimed their second Olympic gold medal with a brilliant free dance on Tuesday, edging to the top of the podium by less than a point and breaking the world record into the bargain.

Alpine skiing: 'Magic Heinzi' gives Vonn the edge in downhill

10 hours 33 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Just before Lindsey Vonn embarks on her run in the Olympic downhill on Wednesday, a nervous 55-year-old Austrian will hand her a pair of skis that he believes will be the fastest on the mountain.

Global broadcasters' output up by 14 percent from Sochi: IOC

10 hours 36 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Broadcasters around the world have beamed 14 percent more hours of programming from the Pyeongchang winter Olympics compared to the Sochi Games in Russia four years ago, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday.

Alpine skiing: Beyond Vonn and Goggia, challengers hope for a downhill upset

10 hours 44 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A glance at the form book and women's downhill race at the Pyeongchang Olympics looks all about Lindsey Vonn v Sofia Goggia.

Ice Hockey: Donato at the double as U.S. men advance to last eight

11 hours 13 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Ryan Donato scored twice to help the United States ease to a 5-1 win over Slovakia and book a spot in the men's Olympic ice hockey quarter-finals on Tuesday.

Avoiding wardrobe malfunction a priority for Turkish pair

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:50pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - A pair of Turkish ice dancers on Tuesday said they take care to ensure their relatively conservative costumes are firmly in place when they compete but maintained it was not due to any pressure from their government.