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Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang
The International Olympic Committee announces that Russia have been banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang over allegations of state-sponsored doping.
Dec 5, 19:56
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British Olympic Association: 'Plans in place to evacuate Team GB from Winter Olympics'
The British Olympic Association confirms that plans are in place to evacuate Team GB's athletes from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
Oct 25, 20:49
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Konigssee replaces Sochi as bobsleigh and skeleton World Championships host
The German resort of Konigssee will host the 2017 bobsleigh and skeleton World Championships after Sochi was stripped of the event following doping claims.
Dec 19, 20:47
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Sochi loses right to host bobsleigh and skeleton World Championships
The International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation confirms that the Russian city of Sochi will no longer host the 2017 bobsleigh and skeleton World Championships.
Dec 13, 20:25
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Mike Hay named Team GB chef de mission for Pyeongchang 2018
The British Olympic Association announces that Mike Hay will be Team GB's chef de mission for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
Sep 23, 12:07
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
Russian deputy sports minister suspended over doping allegations
Russian sports minister Yurfy Nagornykh is suspended until after a full investigation into alleged state-sponsored doping among Russian athletes is conducted.
Jul 19, 10:01
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Russian president Vladimir Putin: 'Olympics on brink of split over doping accusations'
President Vladimir Putin says that the Olympics could be on the "brink of a split" following allegations of Russia's 'state-sponsored doping'.
Jul 18, 18:42
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IOC willing to take 'tough sanctions' following Russian doping report
The International Olympic Committee says that it will take the "toughest sanctions available" after Russia were accused of 'state-sponsored doping'.
Jul 18, 16:42
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Russia operated 'state-sponsored doping programme' at 2014 Winter Olympics
An investigation commissioned by WADA says that Russia operated a 'state-sponsored doping programme' at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Jul 18, 15:00
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Elise Christie wins 500m gold at Toronto World Cup
Great Britain's Elise Christie wins 500m gold in the short track speed skating at the Toronto World Cup in Canada.
Nov 8, 22:41
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Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold takes year out from skeleton
Great Britain's Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold decides to skip the upcoming World Cup campaign so that she can "refresh" and "come back even more motivated".
Sep 17, 13:47
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
Mark Lewis-Francis aiming to compete at both summer and winter Olympics
British sprinter Mark Lewis-Francis reveals that he will make a bid to represent his country in the bobsleigh at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Sep 17, 10:57
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Kristan Bromley announces retirement
Former world champion Kristan Bromley announces that he is retiring from the skeleton after two decades in the sport.
Sep 15, 21:14
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James Woods wins first World Cup slopestyle title of season
British freestyle skier James Woods wins the first World Cup slopestyle title of the 2015-16 season in Cardrona, New Zealand.
Aug 28, 12:29
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Lindsey Vonn shares picture of broken ankle
American skier Lindsey Vonn shares a picture of her swollen and bruised ankle after fracturing the bone while training in New Zealand.
Aug 18, 16:45
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Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics
Beijing is named as the host city of the 2022 Winter Olympics after beating Almaty in a vote.
Jul 31, 11:04
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New Olympic 'big air' event to feature at World Cup in London
The 'big air' event will feature at the Snowboard World Cup in London this November for the first time since being added to the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Jul 29, 09:50
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Vanessa-Mae happy to have four-year ban overturned
Thailand skier Vanessa-Mae hits out at the International Skiing Federation after her four-year ban for fixing was overturned.
Jun 22, 09:58
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Four events added to 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea
Four events, including mixed curling and 'big air', are added to the 2018 Winter Olympics calendar.
Jun 9, 09:43
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Eddie 'the Eagle' Edwards warns that film about his life is mainly untrue
Eddie 'the Eagle' Edwards warns that a film about his 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics heroics will only be '10 to 15% accurate'.
Jun 6, 16:56
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Paula Walker announces bobsleigh retirement
British Olympian Paula Walker announces her retirement from bobsleigh at the age of 29.
May 8, 10:59
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US skier Lindsey Vonn 'to be named Pyeongchang 2018 ambassador'
USA alpine skier Lindsey Vonn is reportedly due to be named as an honorary ambassador for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.
May 5, 10:07
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Winter sport 'big air' recommended for Olympics inclusion
Winter sport 'big air' is recommended to the International Olympic Committee to join the list of events at the Winter Olympics.
Apr 13, 09:58
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Molly Summerhayes wins Freestyle Skiing World Junior halfpipe title
Molly Summerhayes has won the halfpipe title at the FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships.
Mar 30, 18:52
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Lindsey Vonn hails "special" World Cup victory
Lindsey Vonn says that she has responded well to her critics, after winning the World Cup super-G title for the fifth time.
Mar 20, 17:39
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Elise Christie becomes first Brit to win two medals at World Short Track Speed Skating Champs
Elise Christie becomes the first Brit to win two medals at the World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Russia.
Mar 16, 09:37
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Lindsey Vonn slams "dangerous" weather conditions at World Cup in Bulgaria
American skier Lindsey Vonn slams the "dangerous" weather conditions at the World Cup event in Bulgaria.
Mar 2, 09:20
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Lizzy Yarnold motivated ahead of world bid
Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold admits that it would be "an honour" if she could add a skeleton world championship gold to her list of achievements.
Feb 19, 12:46
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Elise Christie wins 1,000m event at Turkey World Cup meeting
British speed skater Elise Christie finishes the 1,000m World Cup competition in second place after victory in Turkey.
Feb 14, 17:55
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Lizzy Yarnold wins third World Cup gold of the season
Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold wins her third gold of the World Cup and is now third in the overall rankings.
Feb 7, 14:39
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GB's Elise Christie becomes European Short Track Speed Skating champion
Great Britain's Elise Christie becomes the European Short Track Speed Skating champion in Dordrecht.
Jan 26, 09:46
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Duncan Gibb named Team GB flagbearer at EYOF opening ceremony
Junior British cross country ski champion Duncan Gibb is chosen to carry the flag for Great Britain at tonight's EYOF opening ceremony.
Jan 25, 18:50
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Elise Christie wins European gold in 500m and 1500m
Elise Christie is victorious in the 500m and 1,500m at the Short Track Speed Skating European Championships.
Jan 24, 14:33
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Laura Deas wins bronze at Skeleton World Cup
Laura Deas wins her second medal of the Skeleton World Cup with a bronze in St Moritz.
Jan 23, 16:42
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Elise Christie aiming for perfection
Great Britian's Elise Christie admits that she is hoping to hone her craft to become the "perfect speed skater" in the future.
Jan 22, 17:59
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American skier Lindsey Vonn breaks record with 63rd World Cup victory
American skier Lindsey Vonn sets a new World Cup record by claiming her 63rd triumph in Italy.
Jan 20, 09:30


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