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    Billy Morgan will carry flag for Great Britain at Winter Olympics closing ceremony after snowboard bronze

    Billy Morgan said it is a 'huge honour' to be named Great Britain's flag bearer for the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, and that he 'hopes everyone else is pretty stoked about it'.The 28-year-old claimed a surprise bronze medal in the snowboard Big Air competition on the penultimate day of the Games on Saturday.In doing so, Morgan ensured the British team would finish the Pyeongchang Games with a record five medals.  Snowboarder Billy Morgan will carry the British flag at the Winter Olympics closing ceremony  Billy Morgan took Great Britain to a record haul of medals after ...

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    The dramatic moment a daredevil SQUIRREL dodges Austrian snowboarder Daniela Ulbing during giant slalom at Winter Olympics

    The Winter Games in Pyeonchang have left fans with plenty of great memories but few can compete with a squirrel gatecrashing a giant snowboard slalom heat.Austrian snowboarder Daniela Ulbing narrowly avoided a collision on her run as a squirrel seemed to appear from nowhere at speed. The furry customer missed the base of her board by mere inches and became the talk of those attending at Phoenix Park. A squirrel bursts on to the course during a heat in the parallel giant snowboard slalom event Austrian snowboarder Daniela Ulbing maintains her composure to weave past the animal Missing the board by inches, the ...

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    Russian athlete Nadezhda Sergeeva disqualified from Winter Olympics after admitting anti-doping violation

    Russian bobsleigh pilot Nadezhda Sergeeva has been disqualified from the Winter Olympics after admitting to an anti-doping rule violation.The Court of Arbitration for Sport's anti-doping division announced her expulsion, saying Sergeeva had tested positive for heart drug trimetazidine.Her anti-doping rule violation follows that of Alexander Krushelnitsky, who on Thursday was stripped of the mixed doubles curling bronze medal he won with his wife, Anastasia Bryzgalova. Nadezhda Sergeeva wore this 'I don't do doping' jumper before the 2018 Winter Olympics Russia's Sergeeva has tested positive for a banned substance at Pyeongchang 2018Sergeeva and her brakewoman Anastasia Kocherzhova finished 12th in the ...

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    Billy Morgan takes Team GB to record medal haul at Winter Olympics after winning shock bronze in Big Air final

    From wearing a toilet seat around his neck at a party in Sochi to wearing a bronze medal in Pyeongchang four years later. What a magnificent hustle this was by Billy the man-kid, who tricked and flipped his old body onto the Big Air podium on Saturday.That he simultaneously carried Team GB to their record-breaking haul of five medals is worthy of note, and is doubtless a relief for those in the set-up who exchange promises for lottery funding. But, really, this wasn't about that. How could it be about anything so stuffy?Not when you consider the kind of wonderful ...

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    Germany stun Canada to reach men's ice hockey final at Winter Olympics (and prompts German Foreign Office to tweet hilarious tourist advice)

    Germany shocked defending men's ice hockey champions Canada 4-3 on Friday, beating them on Olympic ice for the first time to reach their first gold medal game.The Germans, who knocked out Sweden in the quarters, relied on a scrappy defence and opportunistic offence to squeeze past a Canadian team who had looked on course for a third straight Olympic final appearance even without their NHL players.The win set up a gold medal game against the mighty Russians, who beat Czech Republic 3-0 in Friday's first semi-final. It also guarantees Germany an Olympic medal for the first time since the Innsbruck ...

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    Alina Zagitova wins Russia a first Winter Games Gold medal as 15-year-old dazzles with jump-packed routine in women's singles figure skating

    Russian teenager Alina Zagitova edged compatriot Evgenia Medvedeva with a stunning free skate on Friday that earned the Olympic Athletes from Russia a first gold at the Pyeongchang Games.The 15-year-old, who lead Medvedeva by just over one point after a record-setting short programme on Wednesday, effortlessly executed every element of her jump-packed free skate, earning 156.65 points for the performance and 239.57 points overall.Skating to Don Quixote by composer Leon Minkus in a flashy red tutu, Zagitova held on for her opening jump, a triple Lutz, and went on to land another six triple jumps. Russian teenager Alina Zagitova won ...

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    Russian Alexander Krushelnitsky stripped of Winter Olympics mixed doubles curling bronze medal he won with his wife after doping violation

    Russian Alexander Krushelnitsky has been stripped of the mixed doubles curling bronze medal he won at the Winter Olympics after being found guilty of doping, the Court of Arbitration for Sport's anti-doping division has announced.Krushelnitsky finished third in the event representing the Olympic Athletes of Russia with his wife, Anastasia Bryzgalova, but now the medal will likely be reallocated by the International Olympic Committee and World Curling.A statement from CAS' ADD read: 'The athlete has admitted the anti-doping rule violation; he is disqualified from the mixed doubles curling event at the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018 and the results obtained ...

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    USA end Canada's ice hockey reign after dramatic shootout to claim first Winter Olympics gold since 1998

    The United States won a dramatic penalty shoot-out in the women's final to strike gold and end Canada's Winter Olympics ice hockey reign in Pyeongchang.USA took the lead in the first period through Hilary Knight.But Canada, chasing a fifth consecutive Olympic gold, turned it around in the second period drawing level through Haley Irwin before Marie-Philip Poulin fired them ahead. The USA women's team pose with their gold medals after beating Canada in the final They claimed a dramatic shootout win to end Canada's ice hockey reign and win goldMonique Lamoureux-Morando levelled it up at 2-2 in the third period ...

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    Elise Christie defiant after her second Olympic Games ends in disaster: 'For all the success I've had, I can't let this define me'

    Just when her torture on this icy rack seemed to be over, Elise Christie steadied her wobbling lip and said she'd be back in four years to put it all right.In the context of what has played out over the past week here and previously at Sochi 2014, it was rather like requesting a best-of-five after twice being struck down by lightning.What a truly rotten trip to Pyeongchang this has been for the Scot, who landed looking for redemption and leaves looking for a duvet to hide under. On the basis of her current luck and form, she might crash ...

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    Jamaican women's bobsleigh team make Winter Olympics debut...30 years after country's debut in Calgary

    The Jamaican women's bobsleigh team made their Winter Olympic debut on Tuesday, 30 years after the country's first appearance at the Games in Calgary.Pilot Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and brakewoman Carrie Russel finished their first run in 17th place out of 20 sleds after recording the 10th quickest starting time.There will be another run later on Tuesday and two more on Wednesday when the medals will be decided. The Jamaican women's bobsleigh team made their Winter Olympic debut on Tuesday The Jamaican duo had faced unwanted distractions ahead of the competition when their German coach Sandra Kiriasis quit suddenly last week.For a while, ...

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    Elise Christie's Winter Olympics nightmare continues as GB medal hope is disqualified from 1000m short track heats

    Elise Christie's rotten trip to Pyeongchang 2018 came to an awfully familiar end on Tuesday as she was disqualified in a blaze of drama from the heats of the 1000m.The race was always going to be dramatic, considering her tear-stained crashes from the 500m and 1500m in the past week and that was amplified by uncertainty over her fitness after injuring her ankle in the latter.But despite being passed fit, her ankle was an issue immediately.  Elise Christie's Winter Olympics dream ended on Tuesday after she was given a yellow card Her heat was re-started after she fell on the ...

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    Britain's Elise Christie ready for final medal chance as short track speed skater set to compete in 1000m heats

    The signals from Team GB on Monday night were that Elise Christie is physically fit enough to resume battle with her Olympic curse on Tuesday. What is less clear is whether her mind is up to such a big fight.It has so far been a tortured tale of tears, fears and a hospital visit for the Scot, who arrived at these Games as Britain’s strongest hope but has gone on to endure the trauma of crashes in each of her first two speed skating events.The 1000m, her favourite and final distance, starts at around 10am on Tuesday, when she is ...

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    Team GB snowboarder Aimee Fuller reveals her battered and bruised face after nasty fall in Big Air qualification

    After Katie Ormerod's untimely injury, Team GB's hopes of a medal in the Big Air jump were heaped on the shoulders of Aimee Fuller.Making its debut in the Winter Olympics, the Big Air event is the snowboarders equivalent to the Ski Jump but scores riders by their creativity in mid-air rather than the distance they can jump.It was an instant hit in Pyeongchang, and it's no wonder given the level of risk and skill required for such an event. And it was a risk that definitely back-fired for Fuller. Aimee Fuller was Team GB's last hope for a medal in ...

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    Ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis endures nip slip wardrobe malfunction while competing: 'It was my worst nightmare happening at the Olympics'

    The first notes of Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' had just played when Gabriella Papadakis suddenly became aware that people were about to see a whole lot more of her shape than she had planned.The French ice dancer's glittering emerald costume at the Olympics had come unhooked at the neckline and later in the routine her left breast was exposed live on television.When the clasp became unhooked, the 22-year-old Papadakis was more worried about holding up her outfit than making sure her twizzles and rhumba were in sync.  Gabriella Papadakis endured a wardrobe malfunction when her costume became unkooked The ...

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    World champion Jonathon Lillis pays tribute to brother, Mikey, who died age 17 as he wears his ski suit in aerials final at Winter Olympics

    American world champion Jonathon Lillis took to the hill for the Olympic aerials final on Sunday wearing the ski suit of his late brother Mikey, who died in October at the age of 17.Along with middle brother Chris, the Lillis family had hoped to one day have all three sons competing together at an Olympic Games.Mikey, though, died in his sleep, rocking the close-knit family and prompting Jonathon to consider stepping away from the sport. World champion Jonathon Lillis honoured the death of his brother, Mikey, on Sunday Lillis was taking part in the final of the Winter Olympic aerials ...

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