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#Winter Olympics

# winter-olympics - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Russia's Olympic ban has been lifted after 'the most difficult months in the history of Russian sports'

The IOC has deemed the nation compliant after the remaining drug tests from the Winter Olympics were negative.

# winter-olympics - Sunday 25 February, 2018

Pics: Winter Olympics conclude with spectacular closing ceremony in Pyeongchang And That's A Wrap This post contains images

Pics: Winter Olympics conclude with spectacular closing ceremony in Pyeongchang

The Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium hosted the rousing event.

The Irish Cool Runnings: How a group of elite rowers became Ireland's first Olympic bobsleigh team Feel The Rhythm This post contains videos

The Irish Cool Runnings: How a group of elite rowers became Ireland's first Olympic bobsleigh team

While the Jamaicans were creating history by creating an Olympic bobsleigh team, there was something very similar happening at home in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Russian athletes won't march under their own flag at Olympic closing ceremony Niet

Russian athletes won't march under their own flag at Olympic closing ceremony

The decision follows two doping violations.

# winter-olympics - Saturday 24 February, 2018

North Korea's Winter Olympics cheer squad are being forced into sexual slavery, says a defector

North Korea’s cheer squad has captured the imagination of fans at the Winter Olympics.

Ester Ledecka makes history in Pyeongchang

The Czech became the first woman to win gold in two sports at a single Winter Olympics with snowboarding success on Saturday.

# winter-olympics - Friday 23 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie North Korean general should be 'hanged in the streets' not going to Olympics, says S. Korean politician Closing Ceremony

North Korean general should be 'hanged in the streets' not going to Olympics, says S. Korean politician

Kim Yong Chol is heading to the closing ceremony but is accused of war crimes.

Russian bobsledder fails doping test as 15-year-old figure skater earns first gold medal

Nadezhda Sergeyeva has tested positive for a banned substance, while teenaged compatriot Alina Zagitova won her event for OAR.

# winter-olympics - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Russian curler stripped of Olympic medal for doping

Alexander Krushelnitsky was one of 168 Russian athletes who passed rigorous testing to compete as neutrals.

The final race of Lindsey Vonn's Olympic career ends in disappointment

Vonn’s last race in South Korea ended without a medal as Michelle Gisin won Alpine combined gold in Pyeongchang.

# winter-olympics - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Norway's Bjoergen becomes most successful Winter Olympian ever, 15-year-old smashes skate record

Alina Zagitova stole the show in figure skating on Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie US vice president had secret plan to meet the North Koreans - but they cancelled last minute On Second Thoughts

US vice president had secret plan to meet the North Koreans - but they cancelled last minute

The US has accused North Korea of never being serious about the meeting.

# winter-olympics - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

World champion Christie's luck out again as she leaves without Olympic medal after disqualification

The Winter Olympics are over for Elise Christie, who has once again endured a miserable campaign in Pyeongchang.

Move over Eddie the Eagle, Swaney the Safe is our new Winter Olympics cult hero

Elizabeth Swaney finished last in the ladies’ ski halfpipe in Pyeongchang after refusing to do a single trick.

From The Daily Edge Just 12 tweets for anyone who has become unexpectedly bet into the Winter Olympics Obsessed

Just 12 tweets for anyone who has become unexpectedly bet into the Winter Olympics

You didn’t love figure skating until right now.

Ireland's Brendan Newby misses out on ski halfpipe final despite best score of the season

The Cork-born skier finished 22nd with just the top 12 going through.

# winter-olympics - Sunday 18 February, 2018

Great Britain curling team suffers controversial defeat at Winter Olympics Divided Opinion This post contains videos

Great Britain curling team suffers controversial defeat at Winter Olympics

The incident generated a lot of reaction on social media.

Russian curler suspected of failing doping test at Winter Olympics

A source close to the matter said the case involved meldonium, the same substance that saw Maria Sharapova banned.

'He's the best' - Hirscher becomes most successful skier at 2018 Winter Olympics

The Austrian powered to his second Pyeongchang title by winning the men’s giant slalom.

'I had to look after this puppy when I could barely look after myself' Journey This post contains videos

'I had to look after this puppy when I could barely look after myself'

Irish Alpine skier Kirsty McGarry chats to The42 about representing Ireland twice at the Winter Olympics and the difficult aftermath.

# winter-olympics - Saturday 17 February, 2018

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.

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