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Horse racing: Teams and jockeys to compete in new F1-style series

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 9:47am
(Reuters) - British horse racing is hoping to be on to a winner after unveiling a new Formula One-style championship for teams and jockeys with prize money of more than 100,000 pounds ($138,200) per race.

Snowboarding: Kingsbury battles nerves to seal the deal

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 9:37am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Mikael Kingsbury, described by rival Matt Graham as the greatest mogul skier in history, had achieved almost everything in his illustrious career.

Ice Hockey: Korea fall to Sweden amid more unity displays

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 9:34am
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.

Freestyle skiing: Kingsbury seals long-awaited moguls crown

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 9:12am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada’s Mikael Kingsbury demolished the field to win Olympic gold in the men’s moguls at Phoenix Snow Park on Monday four years after finishing as runner-up in Sochi.

Ski jumping: Norway's Lundby flies through the blizzard to take gold

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 8:57am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Maren Lundby of Norway outsoared her rivals on a night of snow, wind and biting cold to win the women's Olympic ski jumping competition on Monday.

Speed skating: Wust powers to 1,500m gold for record 10th medal

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 8:19am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Ireen Wust of the Netherlands claimed a record 10th Olympic speed skating medal when she surged to gold in the women's 1,500 meters at the Gangneung Oval on Monday.

Luge: Geisenberger sets gold medal pace as Germany hit back

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 8:01am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A day after Felix Loch's shock meltdown, Germany's peerless luge team got back on track as reigning champion Natalie Geisenberger emerged in the gold medal position after Monday's opening runs of the women's singles.

Curling: Steady Swiss sneak past jittery OAR to reach final

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 7:58am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - World champions Switzerland slipped past a jittery Olympic Athletes from Russia team on Monday to join Canada in the final of the mixed doubles curling in the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

Freestyle skiing: Canadian Kingsbury takes moguls gold

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 7:57am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada’s Mikael Kingsbury demolished the field to win Olympic gold in the men’s moguls at Phoenix Snow Park on Monday.

Robots take to the slopes on sidelines of Winter Games

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 7:49am
DUNNAE, South Korea (Reuters) - While Alpine skiers fought high winds at the Pyeongchang Games on Monday, there were no such problems for robots competing in their own "Olympics" ski challenge.

Froome to ride out asthma drug row on Spain's Ruta del Sol

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 7:33am
LONDON (Reuters) - Chris Froome will start his 2018 season as favorite for Spain's Ruta del Sol on Wednesday, defying calls from senior figures in world cycling to withdraw from racing over the adverse drug test result he returned last September.

Biathlon: Fourcade storms to victory in men's pursuit

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 7:12am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Martin Fourcade of France stormed to victory in the men's Olympic 12.5km biathlon pursuit on Monday, surging clear after the third shoot to repeat his success in Sochi four years ago and claim his third Olympic gold medal.

Figure skating: Hanyu takes first glides towards gold defense

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 5:42am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Defending men's figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu on Monday took several glides towards emulating a 66-year-old record by winning back-to-back Olympic gold medals with his first public appearance since a training injury last November.

Ice Hockey: U.S. goalie Zapolski just fine being an unknown

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 5:27am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - U.S. Olympic hockey goaltender Ryan Zapolski is used to being somebody that no one knows.

Olympics: Games organizers throw $2.8 million to fix transport problems

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 5:04am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The organizers of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics said on Monday they would spend an additional 3 billion won ($2.77 million) in a bid to solve transport problems at the Games.

Biathlon: Germany's Dahlmeier cruises to pursuit gold

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 5:00am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Germany's Laura Dahlmeier held her nerve in the howling wind, putting in an almost flawless shooting performance to win the women's 10km biathlon pursuit in a time of 30.35 minutes on Monday and claim her second gold of the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Snowboarding: People would die for Olympic medal, I nearly did - McMorris

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 4:57am
(Reuters) - Canada's Mark McMorris described his comeback from life-threatening injuries to the podium at the Pyeongchang Olympics as a "miracle" and said inspiring others with his story was worth more than the slopestyle bronze he won on Sunday.

Oppa Gangneung style! - fashion on show at the Games

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 4:14am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Biting winds and freezing temperatures can make it hard to strike a balance between looking cool and staying warm at South Korea's Winter Olympics.

Curling: Canada won't be swept away by Games pressure

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 4:13am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - With the exception of Canada's ice hockey teams no athletes at the Pyeongchang Olympics are under more pressure to bring home gold than the country's curlers and they say - bring it on.

Skeleton - Canada's Martineau soaking up 'real' Olympics

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 4:00am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The 2010 Vancouver Olympics holds a special place in the memory of Canada's Barrett Martineau.

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