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South Korea’s ‘Garlic Girls’ are Olympic curling heroes, even after losing out on gold

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — South Korea was beaten by Sweden, 8-3, in the women’s curling gold medal match at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Sunday.<p>It might not have been the result many here dreamed of, but the team, which has become known these days as the “Garlic Girls,” was hardly a …

North Korea

Olympics: Japan win bronze to claim first Olympic curling medal

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Japan claimed their first Olympic curling medal on Saturday when Satsuki Fujisawa's foursome scored a point in each of the final three ends to edge Britain 5-3 and win the bronze.<p>Japan's win guarantees Asia will have two teams on the medal podium with South Korea …

Winter Olympics

How the South Korean Women’s Curling Team Became the K-Pop Stars of the Olympics

South Korea’s ‘Garlic Girls,’ on the brink of a gold medal, date their origins to a 1997 Canada pilgrimage by a small-town gym teacher<p>In 1997, a physical education teacher from a small town in rural South Korea boarded a plane to North Bay, Ontario with a two-week supply of Korean instant noodles …

North Korea

Here's how much Olympic athletes earn in 12 different countries

The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang come to a close on Sunday. Viewers can watch the produced broadcast of the closing ceremony on NBC at 8 p.m. …

Winter Olympics

Bjoergen wins historic 13th medal as Norway win women’s 4 x 5km relay gold

PyeongChang 2018<p>Marit Bjoergen skied a triumphant final leg to write her name into the Olympic Winter Games history books, delivering gold for Norway …

Winter Olympics

Hayley Wickenheiser's Mission India on track

Kunzes Angmo finally got to hold a Winter Olympics gold medal on Saturday. When the 28-year-old held the chunky golden disc in the palm of her hand, …

Ice Hockey

Japan’s Takaji takes gold as women’s mass start speed skating makes its Olympic debut

Date24 Feb 2018TagsOlympic News , PyeongChang 2018 , Speed Skating<p>PyeongChang 2018<p>Nana Takaji (JPN) claimed her second gold medal of PyeongChang 2018 …

Skating

Speed skating: Japan dethrone Dutch to win women's team pursuit

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Japan dethroned defending champions the Netherlands to claim gold in the women's Olympic team pursuit final on Wednesday as the Dutch took the silver medal.<p>The Japanese trio of Miho Takagi, Ayano Sato and Nana Takagi set an Olympic record of two minutes and 53.89 …

Winter Olympics

Ester Ledecka seals status as Winter Olympics snow queen with double gold

Czech wins second gold of Games, in snowboard slalom ‘I will think about this moment until the end of my life’<p>Ester Ledecka confirmed her position as the snow queen of these Winter Olympics – in fact, arguably, any Winter Games – with a supreme victory in the snowboard parallel giant slalom on …

Winter Olympics

Brilliant Breakers win WNCL final

Imposing innings by Alyssa Healy and Ellyse Perry have steered NSW and their retiring captain Alex Blackwell to yet another one-day domestic …

Women's Cricket

The U.S. Women’s Ice-Hockey Team’s Hard Road to the Winter Olympics Finals

On Wednesday, the U.S. women’s national ice-hockey team will play for the gold medal, against Canada. This matchup was expected: since women’s hockey was added to the Olympics, in 1998, the two teams have faced off in the finals in every Winter Games save one—2006, in Turin, when Sweden upset the …

Women's Ice Hockey

U.S. women's speed skating wins first medal in 16 years

Heather Bergsma and Brittany Bowe were able to salvage what has been a disapointing 2018 Games, with a bronze medal in the team pursuit. “I’m super …

Olympics

Figure Skating Star Alina Zagitova Most Admires Namesake Kabayeva

Russian figure skating sensation Alina Zagitova has no shortage of potential heroes among her compatriots, including reigning Olympic champion …

Russia

Stoney to end playing career, join England coaching staff

Former England captain Casey Stoney, who represented the Lionesses 130 times during more than two decades as a player, will hang up her boots to join …

Phil Neville

Double gold for Richter as German women triumph

Elena Richter of Germany became World Archery Indoor Champion in Yankton, USA, beating Aida Roman of Mexico, 7-3, in a five-set classic at the NFAA …

Europe

Team Canada’s Meaghan Mikkelson driven by Olympic vision

PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA—It is, Meaghan Mikkelson said, “the hardest thing I’ve ever done.”<p>The 33-year-old veteran of Canada’s national women’s …

Ice Hockey

Malia Manuel: Could 2018 Be Her Year?

<i>This time last year, Kauaian Malia Manuel's season was off to an auspicious start, before a knee injury benched her much of the season. Now, as she</i> …

Surfing

Lindsey Vonn: 'I'm not going to back down' to online abuse

<b>(CNN) —</b> Trolled on social media, Lindsey Vonn has a message for the people targeting her online -- they haven't "won."<p>The US skier has been intermittently abused on social media after she told CNN in an interview in December that she wouldn't visit the White House should she win a medal at the …

Lindsey Vonn

Alex Blackwell retires from international cricket as Australia's most capped female player

Australia's most-capped female cricketer, Alex Blackwell, says she wanted to leave the game while still at her peak.<p>But although the Australian …

Cricket World Cup

Super W women’s rugby competition to be screened on Fox Sports

GREAT news for rugby fans — Fox Sports will screen every game of the inaugural Super W season, kicking off on March 10.<p>Fox Sports will be the only …

Australian Defence Force

Karin Harjo among few female ski coaches on World Cup level

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — This had to be a case of mistaken identity, Karin Harjo thought, when a little girl in the crowd asked for an autograph.<p>Surely she was waiting for two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin and not the U.S. women’s assistant speed coach . So Harjo smiled and politely told …

Skiing

Mallory Pugh Becomes Gatorade's Youngest Athlete

Get to know the 19-year-old soccer star.<p>At 19 years old, soccer star Mallory Pugh has already accomplished more than most people ever will. The forward who plays for the National Women’s Soccer League’s (NWSL) Washington Spirit is at the top of her game. Before she had even graduated high school, …

Women's Sports

Natalia Avdeeva wins compound gold at Yankton 2018

Natalia Avdeeva scored 145 out of a possible 150 points to beat Turkish compound woman Yesim Bostan’s 141, to take her first-ever individual world …

Amazed

(Olympics) Young female hockey players learn ropes under calm leadership at maiden Olympics

By Yoo Jee-ho <br>GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb. 20 (Yonhap) -- With nearly a dozen teenagers on hand, South Korean women's hockey suffered some growing …

South Korea

Canada, U.S. are powerhouses of Olympic women’s hockey. Is parity on the way?

When Canada plays the United States for the gold medal in women's hockey Thursday, it will be the fifth time in the past six Winter Olympics the two superpowers have met. The only time the tournament hasn't come down to those two countries was when Sweden stunned the Americans in a shootout in the …

Ice Hockey

Is it ‘Women’ or ‘Ladies’ at the Olympics? Short answer: It depends on the event

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — It has been 50 years since Peggy Fleming won gold at the 1968 Grenoble Olympics, dazzling judges with graceful choreography …

Figure Skating

How a skier managed to compete at the Olympics despite not being very good

Elizabeth Swaney is not bad at skiing, not at all. But she is not very good, either, and certainly not Olympic-caliber in the halfpipe. So how, at age 33 no less, did she manage to make her way into the field at that event in the Winter Games?<p>The answer, or at least how to frame it, lies in the eye …

Skiing

Canada's Cassie Sharpe wins gold in women's ski halfpipe at Winter Games

BOKWANG, SOUTH KOREA—Canadian freestyle skier Cassie Sharpe has won gold in the women’s ski halfpipe competition at the Pyeongchang Winter …

Gymnastics

At the Bobsled Track, Women Push for Equality

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The path to equality in winter sports is long and winding, caught up in questions of funding, assumptions about female strength, and international sports federation politics.<p>When women’s bobsled begins here on Tuesday, the athletes will ride in a two-man sled, as they …

Bobsled

Cassie Sharpe of Comox wins gold in women’s ski halfpipe at Olympics

All those countless morning-to-night hours Cassie Sharpe of Comox spent growing up on the slopes of Mount Washington have paid off in the biggest way …

Winter Olympics