Winter Olympics 2018 Latest News!
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Last updated on March 14th, 2018 at 10:13 am
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Key Information and dates
Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February. Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV and mobile apps
Latest and Greatest News!
- A second Russian athlete competing at the Winter Olympics has tested positive for a banned substance. Nadezhda Sergeeva, 30, is one of 168 Russians allowed to compete as neutrals at the Games despite the country being banned for previous doping offences. She finished 12th in the two-woman bobsleigh event in Pyeongchang.
- Fifteen-year-old Alina Zagitova becomes the youngest women’s figure skating champion since 1998, defeating fellow Russian and two-time world champion Evgenia Medvedeva in the process. Watch it here.
- Crashes, photo finishes & drama – Serwa wins epic women’s ski cross
- Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been stripped of his Winter Olympics bronze medal after being found guilty of doping! The 25-year-old was one of 168 Russians allowed to compete as neutrals at the Games despite the country being banned for previous doping offences.
- Switzerland stuns Great Britain’s men with a rare five-point stone in the ninth end to end GB’s hopes of reaching the curling semi-finals.
- Gasser snatches big air gold with superb last jump putting Jamie Anderson into third place.
- Sweden’s Andre Myhrer won a surprise gold in the men’s slalom as Great Britain’s Dave Ryding finished ninth at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
- Incredible scenes down at the Men’s Halfpipe finals with Team USA snatching gold and silver.
- Great Britain’s women reached Friday’s curling semi-finals with a 6-5 win over Canada, but the men face a tie-breaker match after defeat by the USA.
- Great Britain’s Mica McNeill and Mica Moore hope that their eighth-place finish in the women’s bobsleigh final has convinced the sport’s national body to fund them for the next Olympics. Well done ladies!
- Team GB are currently sitting 16th with 1 gold and 3 bronze medals
- 28-year-old Billy Morgan qualified for the inaugural men’s big air final in sixth place. Team-mates Jamie Nicholls and Rowan Coultas failed to qualify as both came outside the top six in heat one.
- Sofia Goggia saw off the challenge of American Lindsey Vonn to become the first Italian to win the women’s downhill!
- Briton Elise Christie’s hopes of a medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics are over after she was disqualified in her 1,000m short track heat.
- Great Britain’s Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland just missed out on a top-10 finish in the ice dance competition on day 11 of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
- Confused.com with curling? Here is a great image to understand the rules.
- Both men and women’s Curling win their matches to head ever so closer to the finals!
17th-18th February – Weekend Update
- Lizzie Yarnold WINS GOLD and Laura Deas gets bronze in the women’s’ skeleton
- Woods came up agonisingly short of a medal in the ski slopestyle on Sunday, finishing in fourth.
- Currently, the odds of Britain’s women winning a medal are shorter than the men after they secured their place in Friday’s semi-finals.
- Snowboarder Billy Morgan squeezed into Saturday’s final of the inaugural Big Air event after taking the last of the six qualifying spots in his heat.
- Dom Parsons wins a BRONZE in the men’s skeleton. Watch his run here.
- Elise Christine crashes again out the Womens’ 5000m race.
- Matthias Mayer wins the Men’s Super G with an incredible run!
- Mikaela Shiffrin takes gold for team USA in the Ladies’ Apline skiing.
- There was huge excitement in the men’s Snowboard Cross final! But who won? Watch it here.
- Snowboarder legend Shaune White wins Gold for team USA with his incredible run amazing run!
- Also in the snowboarding, it was during the second run which saw Totsuka suffer a gut-wrenching crash and immediately silence the crowd. The 16-year-old went up high on the pipe but strayed too far over the edge and came crashing down on the lip, smacking to the ground and falling in a heap. Reports from South Korea on Thursday claim Totsuka has now returned to the Olympic village with no broken bones.
- Marcel Hirscher wins the men’s Alpine skiing
- Elise Christie misses out on the final after crashing out.
- A US clean sweep of the podium is a possibility, with Kelly Clark, the 2002 Olympic champion and a bronze medallist in 2010 and 2014, and another 17-year-old, Maddie Mastro, both harbouring high hopes of a medal.
12th February – Weekend update
- Andrew Musgrave produced the best performance by a Briton in an Olympic cross-country event as he finished seventh in the men’s skiathlon at the Pyeongchang Games. The 27-year-old, who held the previous best having finished 29th in the Sochi 2014 sprint, moved into second with 5km remaining of the gruelling 30km race.
- Teenage snowboarder Red Gerard won USA’s first gold of the Games
- Simen Hegstad Kruger led a Norway 1-2-3 in the skiathlon
- Speed skater Sven Kramer set a new Olympic record to win the 5,000m
- David Gleirscher claimed Austria’s first luge gold in 50 years after a mistake champion Felix Loch
- Teenager Perrine Laffont won the moguls and France’s first medal in Pyeongchang
- Germany’s Arnd Peifferrecorded a shock win in the men’s 10km biathlon sprint
Medal events: Seven
- 01:00-02:45: Snowboarding – women’s slopestyle
- 01:00-04:25: Figure skating – Team event conclusion
- 10:10-11:00: Biathlon – women’s 10km pursuit
- 10:30-11:00 & 12:00-13:40: Freestyle skiing – men’s moguls
- 12:00-12:55: Biathlon – men’s 12.5km pursuit
- 12:30-14:10: Speed skating – women’s 1500m
- 12:50-14:20: Ski jumping – women’s normal hill individual
- Defending skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold will carry the Great Britain flag at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. The 29-year-old was selected by her GB team-mates for the honour when the 23rd Games open in South Korea on Friday.
- The largest ever British Winter Olympics team will head to South Korea with 59 athletes aiming to repay UK Sport’s £32million funding with podium finishes.
- Ghana’s Akwasi Frimpong is ready for his first skeleton! The 31-year-old’s remarkable journey has taken him from a single five-by-four meter room in Kumasi, Ghana’s second most populous city, to a globe-trotting life of travel and adventure as an international sportsman.
Norway’s team sent 15,000 eggs by mistake. They used Google Translate to render the order in Korean, only to have 15,000 eggs turn up. Chefs for Norway’s Olympic team in South Korea are red-faced after ordering from a local supermarket. The chefs blamed a translation error, but a typo might also be at fault.
- A decision on an appeal by Russian athletes to compete at the Winter Olympics will be issued on Friday at 11 am in Pyeongchang (2 am GMT), the court of arbitration for the sport has announced. Cas has been handling several appeals from the Russians after the International Olympic Committee invited 169 carefully screened Russian athletes to compete as independents in South Korea. What do you think about it?