Olympics


Venues for 2022 draw IOC praise

INTERNATIONAL Olympic Committee vice president Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr says the Beijing 2022 Olympic venues will be landmarks for everyone taking part in winter sports. Samaranch, who is in Beijing ...

April 20, 2018, Friday


Most Olympians aren’t in it for the money

YOU see them everywhere after the Olympics, the beaming faces and chiseled physiques of superstar athletes on everything from cereal boxes to athletic shoe ads. Here is what you don’t see: the countless ...

March 4, 2018, Sunday


IOC lifts doping ban on Russia

RUSSIA’S ban from the Olympic movement was lifted yesterday despite two failed doping tests by its athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Games. The decision by the International Olympic Committee appears ...

March 1, 2018, Thursday


After 2 Olympic golds, Hanyu sets eyes on quad axel

AFTER winning two Olympic gold medals, Yuzuru Hanyu wants to master a quadruple axel. Hanyu, who at the Pyeongchang Games became the first man to repeat as Olympic champion in 66 years, told a news conference ...

February 28, 2018, Wednesday


Beijing charms with high-tech show

Chinese performers present a show at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea last night. As the host city of the next Winter Games, Beijing presented an eight-minute high-tech show to welcome participants and delegates to the Chinese capital in 2022. A total of 92 countries and regions participated in the Pyeongchang Olympic Games. Norway topped the medal standings with 14 gold, 14 silver and 11 bronze medals. China finished 16th with one gold, six silver and two bronze medals. ...

February 26, 2018, Monday


Bjoergen bows out with final gold

MARIT Bjoergen got the individual gold she craved to bow out of her Olympic career as the most successful athlete in the history of the Winter Games with 15 medals, eight of them gold. Bjoergen destroyed ...

February 26, 2018, Monday


Norway, Russia soar on final day

WINTER Olympics legend Marit Bjoergen lifted Norway top of the final Pyeongchang medals table yesterday, as Russia celebrated a dramatic men’s hockey gold — but also saw its flag barred from the closing ...

February 26, 2018, Monday


Gold at last for China as Wu smashes record

WU Dajing won China’s first Olympic gold medal in the men’s 500 meters short-track speedskating yesterday, setting a world-record time of 39.584 seconds to beat South Korea’s Hwang Dae-heon. Wu, who ...

February 23, 2018, Friday


US ends 20-year hockey drought, Russian curler stripped of medal

AMERICA’S women broke an ice hockey gold medal drought stretching back 20 years yesterday as a Russian curler admitted doping and was stripped of bronze at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. United States ...

February 23, 2018, Friday


Matt kin complete the set

THREE brothers, three Olympics and now three medals, one of each color. The Matt family of Austrian skiers completed the Olympic set of gold, silver and bronze with Michael Matt’s third-place finish ...

February 23, 2018, Friday




 

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