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Athletics: Eugene 2021 organizer put on leave as U.S. track chief

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 6:10pm
(Reuters) - Vin Lananna, the chief organizer of Oregon's 2021 world athletics championships, has been temporarily placed on administrative leave as president of USA Track & Field (USATF) while the U.S. Department of Justice investigates bids by Eugene and other athletics championships, USATF said in a statement on Monday.

Athletics: Eugene 2021 organiser put on leave as U.S. track chief

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 5:28pm
(Reuters) - Vin Lananna, the chief organiser of Oregon's 2021 world athletics championships, has been temporarily placed on adminstrative leave as president of USA Track & Field (USATF) while the U.S. Department of Justice investigates bids by Eugene and other athletics championships, USATF said in a statement on Monday.

Muguruza to play in Birmingham before Wimbledon title defense

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:02am
(Reuters) - Spain's Garbine Muguruza will prepare for the defense of her Wimbledon title by playing the Birmingham Classic on grass in June, the tournament organizers said on Monday.

Coleman can go faster, former world record holder Greene says

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:00am
(Reuters) - Newly crowned 60 meters world record holder Christian Coleman can run even faster in both the indoor race and the outdoor 100 meters, former holder Maurice Greene believes.

Ice Hockey: Canada crush OAR to set up U.S. showdown

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 9:36am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada thumped the Olympic Athletes from Russia 5-0 on Monday to book their spot in the Olympic women's ice hockey final and renew one of the Winter Games's greatest rivalries.

Shiffrin to miss downhill after combined moved forward

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 9:22am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Mikaela Shiffrin has withdrawn from Wednesday’s women's Olympic downhill race after it was announced that the combined event would be brought forward 24 hours to Thursday because of fears of strong winds.

Bobsleigh: Canada, Germany in golden dead-heat

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 9:10am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada's Justin Kripps and Germany's Francesco Friedrich won gold medals after a dramatic dead-heat in the men's Olympic two-man bobsleigh on Monday.

Ski jumping: Norway soar to victory in team event

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 8:35am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Robert Johansson soared through the night air to land a spectacular final leap that sealed victory for Norway in the men's ski jumping team event at the Alpensia resort on Monday.

Bobsleigh: Canada and Germany in dead-heat for gold

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 8:02am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada's Justin Kripps and Germany's Francesco Friedrich won gold medals after a dead-heat in the men's Olympic two-man bobsleigh on Monday.

Speed skating: Norway's Lorentzen edges Korean in photo finish

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 7:40am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Norwegian Havard Lorentzen struck gold in the men's 500 meters speed skating at the Gangneung Oval on Monday after edging out South Korea's Cha Min-kyu in a dramatic photo finish.

Bobsleigh: Canada's Kripps has gold in his sights

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 6:53am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada's Justin Kripps was closing on his first Olympic gold medal in the two-man bobsleigh final on Monday as German sleds in second and third place threatened to spoil his party with one run left.

Speed skating: Dutch set Olympic record in team pursuit qualifier

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 6:01am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Defending champions the Netherlands set an Olympic record of 2 minutes and 55.61 seconds in the women's team pursuit quarter-finals on Monday to lead the standings ahead of Japan, Canada and the United States.

Rule change ends weighty dilemma for athletes

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 5:33am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - As if flying off a steep slope at 90km an hour wasn't enough to contend with, ski jumpers used to have to worry about their weight, but a rule change has all but removed eating disorders from the sport, a senior official told Reuters on Monday.

Togo trailblazer Petitjean says Africa warming to winter sports

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 4:21am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Togo's trailblazing cross-country skier Mathilde-Amivi Petitjean is glad she is no longer the "new kid on the block" at the Winter Olympics and says the record number of African countries competing in Pyeongchang proves the continent is warming to sports on snow and ice.

Sleepless nights for Kramer after 10km failure

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 4:01am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Dutch speed skater Sven Kramer is still having sleepless nights over his failure in the Olympic 10,000 meters race but is trying to take consolation from his record-breaking 5,000 performance.

Red Bull launch new F1 car with temporary livery

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 3:49am
LONDON (Reuters) - Red Bull became the first of Formula One's top three teams to lift the covers off their new-look car on Monday, a week before pre-season testing starts in Spain, but kept some secrets under wraps.

Ice Hockey: U.S. women ease past Finland into final

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 3:28am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The U.S. cruised into their third straight women's Olympic ice hockey final on Monday, shutting down Finland 5-0 in the semis with two goals by Dani Cameranesi and a shutout from goaltender Maddie Rooney.

Ice Hockey: Women's tournament to grow by two for Beijing Games

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 3:19am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The women's ice hockey tournament at the 2022 Beijing Winter Games will expand from eight to 10 teams, the head of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) said on Monday.

Alpine skiing: Frenchman Faivre kicked out of Games for lack of team spirit

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 3:03am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - French Alpine skier Mathieu Faivre, the boyfriend of Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin, has been sent home from the Games after saying he did not care about medals won by his team mates and was only concerned with his own success.

Ice hockey: Unified Korean team could be Beijing-bound

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 3:01am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The prospect of seeing a unified Korean women's ice hockey team return to action at the 2022 Winter Olympics would be welcomed by International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), who believe it would keep alive the message of peace and hope.

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