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Ice hockey: No NHLers, no interest as Canada roll to easy win

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 8:27am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada opened their defense of their Olympic men's ice hockey gold medal with a workmanlike 5-1 win over Switzerland on Thursday in a muted contest that failed to fill the Kwandong Hockey Centre.

British IOC member Pengilly told to leave Games after incident: IOC

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 8:23am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A British member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Adam Pengilly, was told to leave the Pyeongchang winter Games immediately after an incident involving a security officer, the IOC said on Thursday.

Speed skating: Canada's Bloemen wins 10,000m, Kramer fails again

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 8:21am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada's Ted-Jan Bloemen produced an inspired display of impeccable technique to claim gold in the men's 10,000 metres on Thursday in an Olympic record time of 12 minutes and 39.77 seconds.

Luge: Germany complete dominance with team relay gold

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 8:10am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Germany continued its domination of the Olympic luge competition with victory in the team relay event on Thursday.

Snowboarding: China, OAR, Belarus impress in aerials qualifying

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 7:26am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - China, Belarus and Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) dominated qualifying for the final of the women’s Olympic aerials at Phoenix Snow Park on Thursday.

Speed skating: Canada's Bloemen wins gold in men's 10,000m

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 7:08am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada's Ted-Jan Bloemen produced an inspired display of impeccable technique to claim gold in the men's 10,000 metres on Thursday in an Olympic record time of 12 minutes and 39.77 seconds.

Blistering Boe wins individual biathlon gold for Norway

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 7:06am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Norway's Johannes Thingnes Boe put in a blistering skiing performance to claim victory in the men's Olympic 20km individual biathlon event on Thursday.

Ice Hockey: South Korean men score first goal of Games

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 6:51am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - It took the unified Korean women's ice hockey team 149 minutes and 31 seconds of playing time to get their first Olympic goal. South Korea's men's hockey team needed only 7 minutes and 34 seconds to do it.

North Korean athletes, a diplomatic bargain at $2,300 each

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 6:47am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - How much is a North Korean athlete worth?

Sharapova, Keys pull out of Dubai

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 6:35am
(Reuters) - Former world number one Maria Sharapova and U.S. Open finalist Madison Keys have pulled out of next week's Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, the tournament organizers said on Thursday.

North Korean cheerleaders appear at South Korean men's game

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 6:30am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea's cheerleading squad made an unexpected appearance at the South Korean men's hockey game against the Czech Republic on Thursday, marking their first attendance at an Olympic event not featuring a North Korean athlete.

Figure skating: Clash of titans looms for Hanyu and Chen

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 5:55am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - On one side is Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu, the defending Olympic champion coming back from an injury that kept him off the ice for weeks before the Games. On the other is Nathan Chen, an American jumping ace making his Olympic debut.

Biathlon: 'Sick' wait the hardest part for golden Oeberg

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 5:27am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Sweden's Hanna Oeberg may have crossed the finish line in the fastest time, but the 22-year-old faced a long and agonizing wait to see if her efforts in the women's 15km individual biathlon race would be rewarded with an Olympic gold medal.

Snowboarding: I just want to get home, says injured Ormerod

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 5:22am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Katie Ormerod, one of Britain’s best Olympic medal hopes, never got the chance to compete when she broke her heel in training for the women’s slopestyle before the Games had started.

North Korean pair charm the South in Games adventure

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 5:16am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korean pair Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik ended their Olympic adventure in South Korea on Thursday, winning over the home crowd's hearts even if they fell well short of a medal.

Figure skating: German pair navigate red tape to land gold

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 5:08am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot wrapped themselves in German flags and skated around the ice after wining the Olympic gold medal on Thursday.

Figure skating: After poor team skate, Chen headed straight back to practice

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:07am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - After falling in a trademark jump on Olympic ice and making several other mistakes in competition, some skaters might call it a day. But not Nathan Chen.

Swedish sharp-shooter Oeberg takes shock biathlon gold

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 3:59am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Sweden's Hanna Oeberg made all 20 shots to pull off a shock victory in the women's Olympic 15km individual biathlon on Thursday, holding off Germany's double Olympic champion Laura Dahlmeier who had to settle for third after a costly early miss.

Alpine skiing: Schleper relishes Games return with Mexico

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 3:05am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Mexico's Sarah Schleper is relishing her return to the Olympics after representing the United States in her four previous appearances at the Winter Games.

Snowboarding: Baumgartner buoyed by family pride

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 2:31am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - As American Nick Baumgartner crashed during the Olympic snowboard cross final on Thursday, the first thought that crossed his mind was not anger or disappointment at missing out on an Olympic medal once again.