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WADA vindicated over its decision to readmit RUSADA: President Craig Reedie

RUSADA was suspended in 2015 after a WADA-commissioned report outlined evidence of systematic, state-backed doping in Russian athletics. 

Mar 13, 2019, 20:41 PM IST

Italy formalises bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

The IOC is due in September 2019 to announce its choice of host city for the 2026 Winter Olympics.

Oct 02, 2018, 16:58 PM IST

Beijing has declared war on those hilariously bad translations on signs with eye on 2022 Winter Olympics

It has announced a monthly prize for the individual who spots the most errors. 

Apr 21, 2018, 17:20 PM IST

Winter Olympics superstar Marit Bjorgen quits, says not motivated enough

Norway`s legendary cross-country skier Marit Bjorgen, who won an eighth gold medal at last month`s Winter Olympics, on Friday said she would call it quits at the age of 38. "I don`t feel I have the motivation required to give 100 percent for another season, that`s why I`m quitting," she told Norwegian public broadcaster NRK. 

Apr 06, 2018, 17:29 PM IST

Winter Olympics: Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu reveals he won gold with an injured ankle

To national outpourings of joy, the Japanese celebrity superstar skater became the first man to capture back-to-back Olympic figure skating gold medals in 66 years.

Feb 27, 2018, 12:25 PM IST

Skier Gus Kenworthy disses Ivanka Trump for attending Winter Olympics closing ceremony in Pyeongchang

Ivanka Trump, American president Donald Trump's daughter, was in attendance at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in South Korea on Sunday and her presence didn't sit well with skier Gus Kenworthy. 

Feb 26, 2018, 23:30 PM IST

Winter Olympics: Canadian athlete charged with stealing car, says South Korean police

Canadian skier David Duncan was arrested on charges of stealing a car in South Korea, where he was competing at the Winter Olympics, Canadian media reported on Saturday.

Feb 24, 2018, 20:17 PM IST

Russia appeals to IOC for permission to march with its flag at closing ceremony of Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Russia has appealed to Olympic authorities to restore its Olympic status and allow its athletes to march with the national flag on Sunday at the Winter Games closing ceremony, but it could be waiting until the last minute for a decision.

Feb 24, 2018, 19:27 PM IST

Russian curler stripped of Pyeongchang Winter Olympics medal for doping

"The athlete has admitted the anti-doping rule violation; he is disqualified from the mixed doubles curling event," CAS said in a statement.

Feb 22, 2018, 19:50 PM IST

Norway's Marit Bjoergen becomes most successful Winter Olympian ever

Bjoergen's bronze with Maiken Caspersen Falla in women's cross country skiing team sprint free put her on 14 Olympic medals, outstripping fellow Norwegian Ole Einar Bjoerndalen who has 13 in biathlon. 

Feb 21, 2018, 17:07 PM IST

Winter Olympics: Wardrobe malfunction as French ice-skater Gabriella Papadakis loses top

French figure skater Gabriella Papadakis suffered an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction on Monday, revealing a little more than just her Olympic gold medal ambitions in the ice dance competition.

Feb 19, 2018, 14:28 PM IST

Love is love: Televised gay kiss lights up Olympics

Gay freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy said it was a moment that he "never dreamed" possible as a child after he was filmed kissing his partner on live television at the Olympics.

Feb 19, 2018, 14:21 PM IST

Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko fumes after skier Anton Kushnir failed to qualify for Olympic final

Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko on Sunday accused judges of unfairly "throwing out" skier Anton Kushnir from the Olympic final, after rousing the country`s diplomats the night before to get them to complain to the IOC.

Feb 18, 2018, 20:12 PM IST

Jagdish Singh ends lowly 103rd, India's Winter Olympics campaign over

Indian skier Jagdish Singh on Friday finished a dismal 103rd in the men’s 15-km free cross-country race at his debut Winter Olympics, ending another disappointing campaign for the country at the quadrennial extravaganza.

Feb 16, 2018, 17:26 PM IST

Be my Olympic Valentine - Pyeongchang becomes dating hotspot

Competitors and support staff have put their profiles on dating/hook-up app Tinder, along with visiting journalists and many others in South Korea for the Olympics.

Feb 13, 2018, 17:19 PM IST

Winter Olympics: South Korea probes cyber shutdown during opening ceremony

South Korea on Saturday investigated a mysterious internet shutdown during the Winter Olympics opening ceremony, which follows warnings of possible cyber attacks during the Pyeongchang Games.

Feb 10, 2018, 20:27 PM IST

Shiva Keshavan placed 34th after two runs in men's luge at Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang

Keshavan finished 34th after two rounds of heats in the men's singles luge competitions.

Feb 10, 2018, 19:18 PM IST

Winter Olympics: Sweden's Charlotte Kalla wins first gold in Pyeongchang

Sweden's Charlotte Kalla won the first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Saturday after powering away from the field to secure victory in the women's 7.5km + 7.5km skiathlon.

Feb 10, 2018, 17:34 PM IST

PyeongChang Winter Olympics hacked during opening ceremony, claims organisers

The organisers of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics said Saturday its servers were hacked by an unidentified attacker during the opening ceremony the previous day.

Feb 10, 2018, 14:59 PM IST

Korean unity, historic handshake at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opening ceremony

The two Koreas marched together and South Korea's president shared a historic handshake with Kim Jong Un's sister.

Feb 09, 2018, 20:12 PM IST