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#Winter Olympics

# winter-olympics - Yesterday’s News

Beer company buys sled for Jamaican bobsledders after departing coach took their other one home

The ‘Mr Cool Bolt’ sled that the Jamaican bobsleigh team had been renting now belongs to them, thanks to a generous offer from Red Stripe.

American star Lindsey Vonn misses podium in Olympic return as Ledecka claims shock win

Lindsey Vonn made her Pyeongchang debut on Saturday but she took a back seat to Czech Ester Ledecka, who stunned the field.

# winter-olympics - Friday 16 February, 2018

Ireland's Thomas Westgaard finishes strong in cross-country skiing

Westgaard pushed from 74th to finish 63rd in Pyeongchang, while Ireland’s Alpine racers claimed top 50 spots.

# winter-olympics - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Jamaican bobsleigh coach quits, threatens to take her sled home

Not ideal preparation for the Olympics.

Ireland's Tess Arbez 50th in Olympic Giant Slalom, Pat McMillan 52nd in Downhill

Both athletes have another event ahead of them tomorrow in Pyeongchang.

'Be prepared for the drop after the peak': the stark realities of being an Irish winter athlete

Conor Lyne was flag-bearer at the Sochi Olympics in 2014.

# winter-olympics - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

The intense turn that created a scary luge crash has become the most feared section of the Olympics

The curve is a 45-degree turn that turns athletes to the right before making them adjust to the left coming out of it.

Heartbreak as GB star Elise Christie crashes out in dramatic speed skating final Pyeongchang 2018 This post contains videos

Heartbreak as GB star Elise Christie crashes out in dramatic speed skating final

500m gold went to Italy’s Arianna Fontana, the runner-up in Sochi four years ago.

'I'm very happy with that' - Ireland's Westgaard finishes 62nd at Winter Olympics

The Norway-born athlete, whose mother hails from Galway, secured a time of three minutes and 29.6 seconds.

American prodigy melts hearts with tearful snowboarding gold Take A Bow This post contains videos

American prodigy melts hearts with tearful snowboarding gold

Chloe Kim had been assured of victory before her pulsating final run.

Mixed emotions for Ireland's Seamus O'Connor as he goes within touching distance of Olympic final

Meanwhile, skier Pat McMillan placed 61st overall on his debut in the competition.

From TheJournal.ie Journalist apologises for saying Dutch excel at Winter Olympics as skating is 'important mode of transport' Katie Couric

Journalist apologises for saying Dutch excel at Winter Olympics as skating is 'important mode of transport'

Katie Couric made the comments during the Winter Olympics opening ceremony on Friday.

# winter-olympics - Monday 12 February, 2018

'Gimme ice cream!' says US teen after halfpipe masterclass

Chloe Kim had one thing on her mind after she nailed top score in Olympic qualifying with a jaw-dropping display

11 months on from near-death experience, Canadian hails Winter Olympics 'miracle'

The country’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has hailed Mark McMorris’s “tenacity”.

# winter-olympics - Sunday 11 February, 2018

'I turned pro at 13, signed a contract with Nike and that was the moment I knew I could do this'

20-year-old snowboarder Seamus O’Connor has overcome a career-threatening injury to qualify for his second Winter Olympics.

Thomas Westgaard finishes 60th as Irish skier makes Winter Olympics debut

The Norway-born skier finished 16 minutes off first-place on Sunday morning in South Korea.

'Cool Runnings was good aul' craic but you could make a far better film about the Irish story'

Ireland made their Winter Olympics debut in the bobsleigh event at Albertville in 1992.

# winter-olympics - Saturday 10 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie US warns against falling for North Korea's charm offensive as Kim offers olive branch to South Winter Olympics

US warns against falling for North Korea's charm offensive as Kim offers olive branch to South

South Korean president Moon Jae-in has been invited to Pyongyang.

The Norway-born skier hoping to do Ireland proud at the Winter Olympics Ambition This post contains videos

The Norway-born skier hoping to do Ireland proud at the Winter Olympics

Thomas Westgard chats to The42 about competing at Pyeongchang.

# winter-olympics - Friday 9 February, 2018

'A disaster': America's figure skating superstar was on his arse on his Olympic debut

Nathan Chen wasn’t the only one who struggled.

Everything you need to know about the 2018 Winter Olympics

The opening ceremony took place this morning, with 16 days of competition getting underway tomorrow night.

Iran's Winter Olympians demand apology after mobile phone controversy

Games organisers had refused to give certain athletes the Galaxy Note 8 devices from sponsor Samsung.

# winter-olympics - Thursday 8 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie US Vice President to be in same room as North Korean head of state - but 'no intention' for meeting Tensions

US Vice President to be in same room as North Korean head of state - but 'no intention' for meeting

Mike Pence is scheduled to be in the same room as a senior North Korean official at the opening ceremony.

# winter-olympics - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

20-year-old snowboarder to carry Ireland's flag at Winter Olympics opening ceremony

Seamus O’Connor will lead the five-strong team in Pyeongchang on Friday.

# winter-olympics - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Outbreak of vomiting and diarrhoea among security staff at the Winter Olympics Pyeongchang 2018

Outbreak of vomiting and diarrhoea among security staff at the Winter Olympics

The military has stepped in as 41 hospitalised with norovirus.

# winter-olympics - Thursday 25 January, 2018

12 North Korean hockey players arrive South to form unified Olympic team

Meanwhile, state media in North Korea has called on all Koreans to ‘remove mutual misunderstanding and distrust’.

# winter-olympics - Saturday 20 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie North Korea will send 22 athletes to the South for Winter Olympics Thawing Out

North Korea will send 22 athletes to the South for Winter Olympics

They’ll compete in hockey, figure skating, short-track speed skating, cross-country skiing and Alpine skiing.

# winter-olympics - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Hand of friendship: North and South Korea will compete together at the Winter Olympics Unity

Hand of friendship: North and South Korea will compete together at the Winter Olympics

They’ll be sending a joint ice hockey team and will march under a “unification flag”.

# winter-olympics - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme! Jamaica women's bobsled team qualify for first Winter Olympics

The news comes 30 years after the Caribbean nation’s men team achieved a similar feat — spawning the 1993 film ‘Cool Runnings’.

# winter-olympics - Friday 12 January, 2018

Unified Korean ice hockey team proposed for Winter Olympics

For the first time, South Korea and North Korea could field a unified team at a multi-sport competition.

# winter-olympics - Thursday 11 January, 2018

British bobsledder to miss Winter Olympics after suffering stroke

Welshman Bruce Tasker is expected to make a full recovery.

# winter-olympics - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie North Korea will take part in the Winter Olympics in South Korea following talks Good Korea Move

North Korea will take part in the Winter Olympics in South Korea following talks

Officials from the North and South have held their first official talks in more than two years.

# winter-olympics - Monday 25 December, 2017

South Korea has 85 robot volunteers for the Winter Olympics, including a robot torch bearer

Pyeonchang Games will also feature paint robots, delivery robots, and fishing robots.

# winter-olympics - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

2018 World Cup tainted as chair Vitaly Mutko gets lifetime Olympics ban but Fifa say little

Mutko is the country’s deputy Prime Minister and president of the Russian Football Union.

# winter-olympics - Friday 24 November, 2017

Gold-medal bobsledder Zubkov stripped of Olympic titles

Four more Russian athletes have been banned from competing due to anti-doping rule violations.

# winter-olympics - Friday 17 November, 2017

Nigerian women's bobsled team become the first from Africa to ever qualify for Winter Olympics

They will compete at next year’s games in Pyeongchang after crowd-funding $150,000.

# winter-olympics - Monday 15 May, 2017

American Olympic skater banned for 4 years after doping with fertility drug

Speed skater Chris Creveling was caught with the substance which boosts testosterone levels in the body.

# winter-olympics - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Russian Anti-Doping Agency claim official was misquoted over doping cover-up 'admission'

The New York Times article was published yesterday.

# winter-olympics - Monday 18 July, 2016

Defiant Putin questions legitimacy of damning McLaren report

The Russian president is questioning the integrity of Dr Grigory Rodchenkov, the whistleblowe whose evidence was a key part of the Wada-requested study.

# winter-olympics - Sunday 14 February, 2016

The best Irish sports team you've never heard of

Ailsa Anderson chats to The42 about her side’s unlikely success story.

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