Figure skating-Record-breaking Virtue, Moir dance into first place

By Rory Carroll and Elaine Lies GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb 19 : Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir made a perfect start in their bid to add another Olympic medal to the four they already possess by breaking their own ice dance short programme world record to skate ahead of the field on Monday. The […]

Figure skating -Record-breaking Virtue, Moir dance into first place

By Elaine Lies and Rory Carroll GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb 19 : Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir made a perfect start in their bid to add another Olympic medal to the four they already possess by breaking their own short programme world record to skate clear of the field on Monday. The pair have […]

Bemused curlers ask “why would anyone dope in our sport?”

By Steve Keating GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb 19 : Of all the questions surrounding reports of a Russian curler’s alleged doping infraction at the Pyeongchang Olympics the biggest is; why? Why would an athlete in one of the Winter Games’ least taxing and physically demanding sports feel it necessary to use performance-enhancing drugs? Even curlers […]

Russian athlete leaves Games amid doping probe – official

By Mark Trevelyan and Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber GANGNEUNG/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 19 : A Russian Olympic medallist has left the Pyeongchang Winter Games on suspicion of doping, a Russian sports official said on Monday, in a case that could jeopardise the nation’s efforts to draw a line under a years-long drug-cheating scandal. Alexander Krushelnitsky, who competes […]

Biathlon-Fourcade becomes France’s greatest Olympian after photo finish

By Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 18 : Martin Fourcade won the men’s 15km mass start biathlon by mere millimetres but the history books will show that the gold medal made him France’s greatest Olympian, regardless of the margin of victory. Sunday’s win, in a photo finish after a furious sprint against Germany’s Simon […]