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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.

Hirscher heading for gold in men's combined

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 1:06am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Austria's Marcel Hirscher is on the brink of winning an Olympic gold medal in the men's Alpine combined at the Pyeongchang Winter Games after cementing top spot with the top 30 skiers having completed the race.

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 - 11:06pm
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.

Japan short track skater sent home from Games for failed test

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:06pm
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.

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.

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.

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

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 7:20pm
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.

Motor racing: Patrick says Indy 500 deal is set-report

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 7:07pm
(Reuters) - Danica Patrick said her plans to run the Indianapolis 500 in what is scheduled to be the final race of her career are set, according to a report on IndyCar's website on Monday.

USA's Granato takes anonymous squad on Olympic mission

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 7:04pm
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.

Ice Hockey: Korea falls to Sweden amid more unity displays

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 5:01pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Korea's unified women's Olympic hockey team suffered their second lop-sided defeat on Monday, as seven different players scored to lift Sweden to an 8-0 win on another night of jubilant displays of goodwill between the two Koreas.

Motor racing-Renault enters esports with an eye on virtual F1

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 3:21pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Renault announced its entry into the world of esports on Monday and said it was also targeting the virtual Formula One championship.

Federer highly motivated to reclaim top ranking in Rotterdam

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 2:36pm
(Reuters) - Roger Federer will be highly motivated to reclaim the world number one ranking for the first time in more than five years when he plays at this week's ABN Amro World Tennis event in Rotterdam.

Sharapova knocked out of Qatar opener by Niculescu

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:38pm
(Reuters) - Maria Sharapova looked out of sorts after surrendering an early advantage as she was stunned 4-6 6-4 6-3 by Romanian qualifier Monica Niculescu in the Qatar Open first round on Monday.

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