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Ill-wind blows no good for Pyeongchang games

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:40am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Icy winds tore through the mountains at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Monday, wreaking havoc at a snowboard final, forcing the postponement of the Alpine skiing for a second successive day, and raising questions about athlete safety.

Golf: Day on the beach shows Pebble aptly named

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:32am
(Reuters) - Jason Day showed that Pebble Beach is aptly named when he played a shot off the stones at the final hole of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Sunday.

Snowboarding: Anderson retains snowboard slopestyle gold in challenging wind

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:29am
PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - Sochi champion Jamie Anderson of the United States battled challenging cross winds that had delayed the start of the final to win her second successive Olympic gold in the women's snowboard slopestyle at the Pyeongchang Games on Monday.

North Korea heads for diplomacy gold medal at Olympics: analysts

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 11:47pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea has emerged as the early favorite to grab one of the Winter Olympics' most important medals: the diplomatic gold.

Canada win gold in team event after Chan, Daleman shine

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 11:02pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada took gold in the team event after stellar performances by Patrick Chan and Gabrielle Daleman on Monday, with Chan landing two quads early in his free skate on his way to finally winning Olympic gold.

Snowboarding: Anderson retains slopestyle gold in challenging winds

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 10:52pm
PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - Sochi champion Jamie Anderson of the United States battled challenging cross winds that had delayed the start of the final to win her second successive Olympic gold in the women's snowboard slopestyle at the Pyeongchang Games on Monday.

Organizers confirm 177 total norovirus cases at Pyeongchang

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 10:39pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizers (POCOG) said on Monday a total of 177 norovirus cases had been confirmed so far at the Games but that the athletic delegations remained unaffected.

For Ghana's sole racer, it's not about taking part

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 10:21pm
PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - Taking part in the Pyeongchang Games is not the end goal for Ghana's first skeleton racer Akwasi Frimpong -- he wants to set the foundations for more Winter Olympians from Africa.

Olympics: NBC boots analyst over Japan comment at Pyeongchang Games

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 10:17pm
PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - Joshua Cooper Ramo, the commentator who offended locals during coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics opening ceremony by straying into the sensitive issue of Japan-South Korean relations, has been taken off the air, U.S. broadcaster NBC said on Monday.

Canada secure gold in team event

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 9:49pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada guaranteed themselves a gold medal in the figure skating team event on Monday after a stellar performance by Gabrielle Daleman locked the country into first place.

Snowboarding: Strong winds cause havoc in slopestyle final

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 9:30pm
PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - Strong cross-winds at Pyeongchang's Phoenix Snow Park have played havoc during the first run of the women's snowboard slopestyle final on Monday.

Chan first in team free skate, bolsters Canada's lead

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 8:34pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Patrick Chan landed two quads early in his free skate to bolster Canada's lead in the team event at the Winter Olympics on Monday, bringing him closer to finally winning an Olympic gold.

For Hirscher, French are favorites in combined

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 7:47pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - France's Alexis Pinturault starts as favorite for Tuesday's men's combined event at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre where the sport's true all-rounder will be crowned.

Women's giant slalom switched to Thursday

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 7:02pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A second attempt to get the Alpine skiing underway at the Pyeongchang Olympics failed on Monday when the women's giant slalom was postponed because of high winds, adding to the scheduling woes of race organizers.

Serena loses in return but says 'on the right track'

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 6:55pm
(Reuters) - Serena Williams was understandably far from her best in her return to competition on Sunday but the greatest player of her generation said it was a positive step toward her goal of returning to the pinnacle of her sport.

Golf: Unharried Potter beats big names for surprise Pebble Beach win

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 5:50pm
(Reuters) - Ted Potter, Jr. kept his cool as he outplayed some of the game's biggest names to win the Pebble Beach Pro-Am by three shots in California on Sunday.

Women's giant slalom postponed due to high winds in Pyeongchang

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 5:28pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The women's giant slalom at the Winter Olympics was postponed due to high winds at the Yongpyong Alpine Centre on Monday, organisers said.

Serena loses in long-awaited return to competition

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 4:42pm
(Reuters) - Serena Williams lost her first official match since maternity leave as her and sister Venus were beaten in a doubles dead rubber by the Netherlands in the Fed Cup in Asheville, North Carolina on Sunday.

North Korea heading for diplomacy gold medal at Olympics

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 3:42pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea has emerged as the early favorite to grab one of the Winter Olympics' most important medals: the diplomatic gold.

Venus puts holders U.S. into Fed Cup semi-finals

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 3:19pm
(Reuters) - Venus Williams put the United States into the Fed Cup World Group semi-finals with a straight sets victory over Richel Hogenkamp of the Netherlands that gave the reigning champions an insurmountable 3-0 lead in their first-round tie on Sunday.

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