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‘Peace’ doesn’t sell at Pyeongchang, say Games sponsors

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – An image of a giant dove lit up the night sky and singers performed John Lennon’s “Imagine” at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, not long after athletes from enemies South and North Korea marched into the stadium together. South Korea’s president calls …

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Goggia tames the ‘crazy horse’ to win downhill gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Sofia Goggia shed the chaotic ‘crazy horse’ of her reputation and embraced her inner Samurai to give Italy its first women’s Olympic downhill champion on Wednesday. Described as the “crazy horse” of the Italian team by manager Massimo Rinaldi, and “crazy, in a good way” …

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Goggia outpaces Vonn to win women’s downhill gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Zany Italian Sofia Goggia denied Lindsey Vonn the chance to reclaim the Olympic downhill gold with a winning run that perfectly mixed aggression and control in the marquee event of women’s Alpine skiing at the Pyeongchang Games on Wednesday. The bubbly 25-year-old from Bergamo clocked …

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Serena says ‘almost died’ after giving birth

(Reuters) – Serena Williams “almost died” after giving birth to her daughter last September, the former women’s world number one tennis player wrote in a column for CNN that was published on Tuesday. Williams had previously revealed some of the complications she had after giving birth but offered more details …

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Coleman headlines U.S. world indoor championships team

(Reuters) – New 60 metres world record holder Christian Coleman and defending world champions Brittney Reese, Vashti Cunningham and Marquis Dendy headline a 49-member American team for next month’s IAAF world indoor championships in Birmingham, England, USA Track and Field announced on Tuesday. Coleman, the world 100 metres silver medallist, …

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Russian medalist denies doping after positive test

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Russian Olympic medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky has denied taking a banned substance in a suspected doping case that has rocked the Pyeongchang Winter Games and could imperil Russia’s efforts to regain its full Olympic status. Krushelnitsky, who won bronze in Pyeongchang with his wife in mixed …

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Russian curler’s second sample tests positive for meldonium

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky’s second sample has tested positive for the banned substance meldonium, the Russian Olympic delegation said in a statement on Tuesday. Krushelnitsky, who won bronze in Pyeongchang with his wife in mixed doubles curling, had been under investigation over a suspected anti-doping …

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