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Bjoergen bows out with final goldBy Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Marit Bjoergen got the
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By Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – 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... Read more
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Finn Niskanen's 'sisu' delivers goldBy Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – One of the national ch
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By Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – One of the national characteristics the Finnish people are most proud of is what they call “sisu” – fighting spirit — and cross-country skier Iivo Niskanen displayed plenty of it to win the... Read more
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Finn Niskanen takes gold in 50km mass startrepresenting the Olympic Athletes from Russia, took silver 18.7 seconds behind
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representing the Olympic Athletes from Russia, took silver 18.7 seconds behind Niskanen, with fellow OAR racer Andrey Larkov beating Norway’s Martin Johnsrud Sundby to take bronze. (Reporting by Philip O’Connor; editing... Read more
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American team to boycott Russian World Cup meet over doping concernsBy Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – The U.S. team will boy
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By Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – The U.S. team will boycott the season’s final International Biathlon Union (IBU) event next month in Tyumen, Russia amid continuing concerns about the lack of a functioning anti-doping agency... Read more
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Biathlon - Swede Nelin matches golden partner OebergBy Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Sweden’s Jesper Nelin
EuroNews / Posted 2 days ago
By Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Sweden’s Jesper Nelin has seen plenty of medals at the Pyeongchang Games, but they were mostly around the neck of his girlfriend Hanna Oeberg until he won a relay gold in the final biathlon... Read more
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Biathlon - Lindstroem leads Sweden to relay goldBy Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Fredrik Lindstroem eme
EuroNews / Posted 2 days ago
By Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Fredrik Lindstroem emerged victorious from a frenetic battle on the final leg with Norway’s Emil Hegle Svendsen to take the gold medal for Sweden in the men’s Olympic 4×7.5km relay on Friday,... Read more
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Biathlon - Oeberg crowns Sweden fightback fit for a kingBy Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Hanna Oeberg was in ei
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By Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Hanna Oeberg was in eighth place, almost a minute behind the leader, with her nation’s king watching from the stands when she decided to put on a show that resulted in an Olympic silver medal... Read more
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Domracheva claims relay gold for BelarusBy Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Darya Domracheva overc
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By Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Darya Domracheva overcame errant shooting by skiing a perfect final leg to claim the women’s Olympic 4×6km relay gold for Belarus in a see-saw race held in swirling snow on Thursday. Hanna... Read more
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Cross-country skiing - Diggins digs deep to end Randall's long wait for goldBy Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Kikkan Randall ploughe
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By Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Kikkan Randall ploughed a lonely furrow in U.S. cross country skiing for years, but her diligence was rewarded on Wednesday when relay team mate Jessica Diggins dug deep to deliver the gold she... Read more
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Cross country skiing - Diggins delivers long-awaited U.S. goldin a furious sprint for the line to win gold and Norway’s Marit Bjoergen became
EuroNews / Posted 4 days ago
in a furious sprint for the line to win gold and Norway’s Marit Bjoergen became the most successful winter Olympian of all time with 14 medals after taking bronze with Maiken Caspersen Falla. (Reporting by Philip O’Connor, editing by E... Read more
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Warrior Fourcade writes more history with team goldBy Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Martin Fourcade drew o
EuroNews / Posted 5 days ago
By Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Martin Fourcade drew on all his warrior instincts to continue his rewriting of French sporting history at the Pyeongchang Olympics by delivering team gold in the mixed relay on Tuesday. He... Read more
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Brilliant Fourcade claims mixed relay gold for FranceArnd Peiffer over the final leg to win by 20.9 seconds and collect his third go
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Arnd Peiffer over the final leg to win by 20.9 seconds and collect his third gold medal of the Games and fifth overall. Norway took the silver and Italy bronze in a thrilling sprint finish. (Reporting by Philip O’Connor, editing by... Read more
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Ski jumping - Norway soar to victory in team eventscored 1,098.5 points in total, were dominant throughout en route to their seco
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scored 1,098.5 points in total, were dominant throughout en route to their second ski jumping gold of the Games. Germany finished 22.8 points behind to take silver and Poland claimed the bronze. (Reporting by Philip O’Connor, editing by Ed O... Read more
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Medals not the only valuable Olympic memoriesBy Philip O’Connor GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) – Inside the Pyeongchang v
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By Philip O’Connor GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) – Inside the Pyeongchang venues the world’s finest winter sports athletes battle it out for medals, but outside the atmosphere is friendlier as athletes and collectors gather to trade the Olympic... Read more
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Rule change ends weighty dilemma for athletesBy Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – As if flying off a ste
EuroNews / Posted 6 days ago
By Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – As if flying off a steep slope at 90km an hour wasn’t enough to contend with, ski jumpers used to have to worry about their weight, but a rule change has all but removed eating disorders from... Read more
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Swedes apologise to nation after relay wax mistakeBy Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – The team responsible f
EuroNews / Posted 7 days ago
By Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – The team responsible for waxing Sweden’s cross-country skis have apologised to the nation after getting it wrong in Sunday’s 4×10km relay, when the defending Olympic champions came a... Read more
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Fourcade wins biathlon to make French recordBy Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Martin Fourcade became
EuroNews / Posted 7 days ago
By Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Martin Fourcade became France’s most successful Olympian of all time on Sunday with a brilliant display of shooting and skiing to win the men’s 15km mass start biathlon race at the Alpensia... Read more
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Klaebo's nerves of steel fetch Norway's relay goldBy Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Norway’s 4×10km cross-
EuroNews / Posted 7 days ago
By Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Norway’s 4×10km cross-country relay team did not just have to contend with the other 13 teams in the field in Sunday’s race – they also had to ski with their nation demanding an Olympic gold... Read more
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Klaebo clinches majestic relay gold for NorwayBy Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Johannes Hoesflot Klae
EuroNews / Posted 7 days ago
By Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo secured a majestic victory in the men’s 4×10km relay with a stunning late spurt as Norway won their fifth gold in eight cross-country skiing competitions at the... Read more
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Slovakia's Kuzmina finally gets her gold in mass start winseconds on Saturday. Darya Domracheva of Belarus came in second to secure silv
EuroNews / Posted 8 days ago
seconds on Saturday. Darya Domracheva of Belarus came in second to secure silver, 18.8 seconds behind the winner, while Norway’s Tiril Eckhoff took the bronze medal, 27.7 seconds after Kuzmina. (Reporting by Philip O’Connor; editing by Clare Fall... Read more
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Bjoergen makes history with Norway relay golda first cross-country medal since 1976. Sophie Caldwell struggled on the first
EuroNews / Posted 8 days ago
a first cross-country medal since 1976. Sophie Caldwell struggled on the first leg, leaving her team mates with too much to do and they eventually finished fifth behind Finland. (Reporting by Philip O’Connor; Editing by Clare Fallon and Clare Love... Read more
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Sweden's Hedberg out of Big Air with concussionBy Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Swedish snowboarder Ma
EuroNews / Posted 8 days ago
By Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Swedish snowboarder Mans Hedberg will miss the Olympic Big Air competition after being diagnosed with concussion following a nasty fall on his first slopestyle qualifying run on Monday, the... Read more
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Cross-country skiing - Smiling Tongan mulls watersport challengeBy Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Tonga’s bare-chested f
EuroNews / Posted 9 days ago
By Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Tonga’s bare-chested flag-bearer Pita Taufatofua crossed the finish line in 114th place, almost 23 minutes after the winner in the Olympic men’s 15km freestyle race on Friday, but he still... Read more
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Cross-Country Skiing - Swiss 'Super Dario' takes 15km goldBy Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Switzerland’s Dario Co
EuroNews / Posted 9 days ago
By Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Switzerland’s Dario Cologna crushed the field in the men’s 15km freestyle race to take his third successive Olympic title over the distance, winning gold in a time of 33:43.9 minutes at the... Read more
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Sweden's Samuelsson criticises IBU over Russia eventsBy Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Olympic biathlon silve
EuroNews / Posted 9 days ago
By Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Olympic biathlon silver medallist Sebastian Samuelsson has criticised the International Biathlon Union (IBU) decision to continue to stage World Cup events in Russia, despite athlete concerns... Read more
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Blistering Boe wins individual biathlon gold for Norway24-year-old shrugged off poor form in his earlier events at the Games to finish
EuroNews / Posted 10 days ago
24-year-old shrugged off poor form in his earlier events at the Games to finish 5.5 seconds ahead of silver medallist Jakov Fak of Slovenia. Dominik Landertinger of Austria claimed the bronze. (Reporting by Philip O’Connor, editing by Ed... Read more
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Cross-Country Skiing - Haga storms to freestyle gold for NorwayBy Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – A stunning second lap
EuroNews / Posted 10 days ago
By Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – A stunning second lap by Norway’s Ragnhild Haga propelled her to Olympic gold in the women’s 10km freestyle race in a time of 25:00.5 on Thursday. Charlotte Kalla of Sweden took the silver,... Read more
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Wind delays Nordic Combined startBy Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – The strong winds in Py
EuroNews / Posted 11 days ago
By Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – The strong winds in Pyeongchang continued to cause havoc with the Olympic sports schedule on Wednesday, delaying the start of the Nordic Combined normal hill competition at the Alpensia... Read more
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Cross-country skiing - Stina takes sprint gold for SwedenBy Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Stina Nilsson swept as
EuroNews / Posted 12 days ago
By Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Stina Nilsson swept aside the field in the Olympic women’s sprint classic final on Tuesday, powering to victory in a time of 3:03.8 to secure Sweden’s second cross-country gold of the... Read more
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Cross-country skiing - Klaebo claims sprint gold for Norwayfinal. In a thrilling finish, Italian Federico Pellegrino won the silver medal
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final. In a thrilling finish, Italian Federico Pellegrino won the silver medal by two hundredths of a second from Alexander Bolshunov, representing the Olympic athletes of Russia, who took bronze. (Reporting by Philip O’Connor, editing by Ed Osmo... Read more
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Country skiing - No final, but huge pride for Iran's BaherBy Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Iran’s Samaneh Beyrami
EuroNews / Posted 12 days ago
By Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Iran’s Samaneh Beyrami Baher may have come dead last in Olympic sprint qualifying, but she crossed the line bursting with pride at being the only female in her country’s cross-country skiing... Read more
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Kallstrom flies to Korea to cover Arsenal game - in SwedenBy Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Former Arsenal midfiel
EuroNews / Posted 12 days ago
By Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Former Arsenal midfielder turned TV pundit Kim Kallstrom will have a slightly longer commute to cover Ostersund’s Europa League clash with Arsenal on Thursday, as broadcaster Eurosport will... Read more
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Biathlon - Fourcade storms to victory in men's pursuitBy Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Martin Fourcade of Fra
EuroNews / Posted 13 days ago
By Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Martin Fourcade of France stormed to victory in the men’s Olympic 12.5km biathlon pursuit on Monday, surging clear after the third shoot to repeat his success in Sochi four years ago and claim... Read more
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Biathlon - Germany's Dahlmeier cruises to pursuit goldgold of the Pyeongchang Olympics. In a thrilling battle for silver, Anastasiya
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gold of the Pyeongchang Olympics. In a thrilling battle for silver, Anastasiya Kuzmina of Slovakia edged out France’s Anais Bescond in a sprint finish to come home 29.4 seconds behind Dahlmeier. (Reporting by Philip O’Connor, editing by Ed Os... Read more
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Cross-country skiing - Norwegian-born skier wants to put Ireland on the mapBy Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Norwegian-born skier T
EuroNews / Posted 13 days ago
By Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Norwegian-born skier Thomas Westgaard saw very little of his native country’s clean sweep of Olympic medals in Sunday’s gruelling 15km + 15km skiathlon race, as he was too busy fighting to... Read more
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Germany's Peiffer grabs surprise win in men's 10km sprintBy Philip O’Connor and Mark Trevelyan PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Ger
EuroNews / Posted 14 days ago
By Philip O’Connor and Mark Trevelyan PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Germany’s Arnd Peiffer scored a shock victory in the men’s 10km Olympic biathlon sprint on Sunday with a flawless display of skiing and marksmanship as the pre-race... Read more
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Norway's Krueger wins men's skiathlonBy Philip O’Connor and Mark Trevelyan PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) – Simen Hegstad Kr
EuroNews / Posted 14 days ago
By Philip O’Connor and Mark Trevelyan PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) – Simen Hegstad Krueger of Norway broke away on the penultimate lap to storm to victory in the men’s Olympic skiathlon on Sunday and lead a clean sweep of medals for Norway. Martin... Read more
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On-target Dahlmeier takes gold in women's biathlon sprintDahlmeier thumped her chest as she glided joyously across the line, winning by
EuroNews / Posted 15 days ago
Dahlmeier thumped her chest as she glided joyously across the line, winning by 24.2 seconds to add an Olympic victory to her stunning haul of five gold medals from the 2017 World Championships. (Reporting by Philip O’Connor; Editing by Clare Fal... Read more
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Sweden's Kalla wins first Pyeongchang goldwas the third Olympic gold medal for the 30-year-old Kalla, who won the 10km fr
EuroNews / Posted 15 days ago
was the third Olympic gold medal for the 30-year-old Kalla, who won the 10km freestyle at Vancouver in 2010 and followed that up with a win in the 4×5km relay in Sochi four years later. (Reporting by Philip O’Connor; Editing by Peter Rut... Read more
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Bare-chested Tongan flag-bearer wins Korean heartssmile as he led the Tongan delegation around the arena. The 34-year-old Taufat
EuroNews / Posted 16 days ago
smile as he led the Tongan delegation around the arena. The 34-year-old Taufatofua also carried his country’s flag at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro where he competed in taekwondo. (Reporting by Philip O’Connor, editing by Ed... Read more
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North Korean martial arts display met with silenceBy Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – A marital arts display
EuroNews / Posted 16 days ago
By Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – A marital arts display by North Korean athletes at the opening ceremony for the 2018 Winter Games was met with silence at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium, with the only supportive noises coming... Read more
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Alpine skiing - Taking risks could backfire in Pyeongchang: Milllermen’s downhill is scheduled for Sunday but may be pushed back due to high winds
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men’s downhill is scheduled for Sunday but may be pushed back due to high winds, which forced organisers to delay the start of Friday’s training. (Reporting by Rory Carroll; Additional reporting by Philip O’Connor; Editing by... Read more
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Alpine skiing - Shiffrin fitness will set her apart, says MillerBy Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Mikaela Shiffrin’s res
EuroNews / Posted 17 days ago
By Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Mikaela Shiffrin’s results may have dipped slightly since he recently described her as the “best ski racer I’ve ever seen”, but former Olympic champion Bode Miller believes the American will be... Read more
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Cross-country skiing - Americans aim to end cross-country droughtBy Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – It has been over 40 ye
EuroNews / Posted 18 days ago
By Philip O’Connor PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – It has been over 40 years since they won a cross-country skiing medal at the Winter Olympics, but the current crop of skiers from the United States of America are sure that drought will end in... Read more
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Bournemouth come from behind to beat Stoke 2-1resistance was wilting after King’s goal, Bournemouth continued to attack and n
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resistance was wilting after King’s goal, Bournemouth continued to attack and nine minutes later Mousset nodded home Jordon Ibe’s free kick for the simplest of finishes to take all three points. (Reporting by Philip O’Connor; editing by Clare Fall... Read more
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Haver-Loeseth, Zenhaeusern win parallel slaloms in StockholmBy Philip O’Connor STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Norway’s Nina Haver-Loeseth and Switz
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By Philip O’Connor STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Norway’s Nina Haver-Loeseth and Switzerland’s Ramon Zenhaeusern won thrilling parallel slalom finals at the FIS World Cup Ski city event in Stockholm on Tuesday. Zenhaeusern beat Sweden’s Andre Myhrer in the... Read more
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Cross-country skiing's Northug out of Norwegian team for PyeongchangBy Philip O’Connor STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Norway’s double Olympic cross-country
EuroNews / Posted a month ago
By Philip O’Connor STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Norway’s double Olympic cross-country skiing gold medallist Petter Northug will not be going to Pyeongchang for next month’s Winter Olympics after failing to recover from a recent illness. Despite a struggle... Read more

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