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National Championships in full swing

Even though the Audi FIS Ski World Cup 2017/2018 is concluded, the racing season is going on with most nations holding their National Championships …

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Canada well represented among Crystal Globe winners

With the World Cup season in the rearview mirror for many winter sports, here's a look at some of the athletes who were awarded Crystal Globes for …

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Paralympian, Olympic medalist light PyeongChang Paralympic cauldron (video)

Skips of the South Korean wheelchair curling team and its Olympic silver-medal-winning women’s curling team lit the Paralympic cauldron together at …

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Mikaela Shiffrin repeats as World Cup overall champion

OFTERSCHWANG, Germany (AP) — <b>Mikaela Shiffrin</b> can finally relax again.<p>After a tense build-up to the Olympics, the American won her second straight …

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Lillehammer plans Winter Olympic bid

Lillehammer, the charming Norwegian village that hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics, plans a bid for either the 2026 or 2030 Winter Games involving …

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Winter Olympics stats: Norway's record haul, Germany's golden Games and more

<b>Norway topped so many podiums they ran out of commemorative shoes, Germany enjoyed a gloriously golden fortnight, and the United States' women "saved" their country's 2018 Winter Olympics.</b><p>There were 102 gold medals up for grabs across 15 sports in Pyeongchang, with the likes of big air …

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Watch every Alpine skiing gold medal from the 2018 Winter Olympics

Marcel Hirscher was the only Alpine skier to win multiple gold medals in PyeongChang. The Austrian clocked the fastest time in both giant slalom and …

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Norway win 38th Pyeongchang medal to surpass U.S. record

By Nick Mulvenney<p>PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Norway's Alpine skiing team won a bronze in the inaugural team event on Saturday to give the …

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Winter Olympics: Norway set new medal record

Norway's Alpine skiing team have won a bronze in the inaugural team event to give the Scandinavian country 38 medals at the PyeongChang Games, the …

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2018 Winter Olympics finally reaches 1 million in attendance

It’s no secret that the 2018 Winter Olympics hasn’t been a banner games in terms of attendance. Yet, with four days to spare, these games have …

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'Blown away' - Swede Myhrer wins shock Olympic slalom gold

Swedish veteran Andre Myhrer captured a shock slalom men’s gold at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Thursday as the two favourites both …

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Heavy Favorite Shiffrin Struggles in Slalom, Finishes Fourth

Frida Hansdotter held off Mikaela Shiffrin and the rest of a tightly bunched field to win the Olympic slalom title Friday at the Pyeongchang Games.<p>In …

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Aksel Lund Svindal wins Olympic downhill gold medal

Aksel Lund Svindal became the first Norwegian skier to claim an Olympic gold medal in men’s downhill. At 35, he became the oldest Olympic Alpine …

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Winter Olympics highlights: Mikaela Shiffrin wins gold; Team USA hockey falls to Canada

Mikaela Shiffrin gets her first of what could be multiple medals at these Olympics<p>It was a crazy Valentine's Day at the Winter Olympic Games in …

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A 35-year-old Norwegian just became the oldest Olympic ski champion ever — and his run was so fast it would break the South Korean speed limit

Norwegian athlete Aksel Lund Svindal just became the oldest Olympic alpine skiing champion ever at 35 years old.<p>Svindal was seventh out of the gate in the men's downhill event on Thursday and quickly picked up a blistering speed once he got going down the mountain.<p>With a finish time of 1 minute and …

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The Latest: Shiffrin finally gets her gold on Olympics Day 6

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):<p>11:45 p.m.<p>American Mikaela Shiffrin finally made her …

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Alpine Skiing - Norway look to maintain super-G grip after downhill breakthrough | Reuters

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - No sooner had Aksel Lund Svindal ended Norway’s 70-year wait for an Olympic downhill champion on Thursday than he and team mate Kjetil Jansrud were turning their minds to maintaining their nation’s remarkable grip on the super-G title.<p>Alpine Skiing – Pyeongchang …

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Science<p>Detectives in California used DNA left at crime scenes, combined with genetic information from a relative who joined an online genealogy …

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US superstar Mikaela Shiffrin begins Olympic quest with giant slalom gold

<b>(CNN) —</b> For Mikaela Shiffrin, it was worth the wait.<p>The American's quest for Olympic glory finally got under way after days of weather delays and the 22-year-old did as was expected, winning gold in the women's giant slalom.<p>It was her second Olympic title after confirming her precocious talent by …

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Watch Svindal's downhill gold medal-winning run

Watch Norway star Aksel Lund Svindal's winning run as the 35-year-old becomes the oldest man to claim downhill gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.<p><b>WATCH MORE:</b> Highlights: GB women beaten by US in curling<p>Watch the 2018 Winter Olympics live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport …

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Osborne-Paradis leads Canadian contingent with 14th-place finish in downhill | The Star

Ben Thomsen, from Invermere, B.C., was 28th in 1:43.19. Dustin Cook of Lac-Sainte-Marie, Que., finished 32nd in 1:43.80 and Broderick Thompson of …

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Pyeongchang by the Numbers: Shiffrin Stars in Giant Slalom

The high winds relented and allowed Mikaela Shiffrin to make her much anticipated debut at the Pyeongchang Games on Thursday (Wednesday night in the …

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Olympic Men's Alpine Skiing Results 2018: Aksel Lund Svindal Wins Downhill Gold

Downhill skiing is a young man's sport—unless that man is Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal.<p>After a series of weather delays, the downhill event finally took place at the 2018 Winter Games on Wednesday, with Svindal turning in a time of 1:40.25 to capture gold. The 35-year-old became the oldest Olympic …

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Olympic results 2018: Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal wins gold in Men’s Downhill

The Netherlands took home both the gold and silver medals.<p>The men’s downhill skiing event took place on Wednesday evening from Pyeonchang, and the Norwegian skiiers took top honors as Aksel Lund Svindal won gold and Kjetil Jansrud won silver. Svindal is now the oldest man to win a gold in Olympic …

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Norway goes gold, silver in men’s downhill

Aksel Lund Svindal became the first Norwegian skier to claim an Olympic gold medal in men’s downhill, Alpine skiing’s fastest discipline.<p>Fellow …

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North Korean figure skaters revel in starring role on Olympic ice

<b>Pyeongchang (CNN) —</b> They landed every jump, wooed the crowd and rose to the occasion.<p>There was no gold medal to be won at the Gangneung Ice Arena on Wednesday, yet North Korean figure skaters Ryom Tae Ok, 19, and Kim Ju Sik 25, received the sort of attention usually bestowed on champions as they …

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Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal Wins the Men’s Downhill

Svindal and Kjetil Jansrud led a 1-2 finish for the Norwegians in the event<p>JEONGSEONG, South Korea—Norway is making its case for being the most dominant nation on two skis.<p>Long established as the world’s foremost powerhouse in cross-country skiing, Norway on Thursday asserted itself in the Alpine …

Sport24.co.za | Olympic Valentine? Pyeongchang becomes dating hotspot

The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics are freezing cold but they might just be the hottest dating spot on the planet right now.

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Alpine skiing: Svindal skips slalom run to preserve knee | Reuters

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal skipped the slalom leg of the men’s Olympic combined event to avoid running the risk of injuring his knee in difficult conditions, his team mate Aleksander Aamodt Kilde said.<p>Alpine Skiing – Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics –Men’s …

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