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Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada perform in the team event pair skating in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. | AP
Gay Olympic champ Radford receives praise from IOC athletes commission head

A senior Olympic official hailed skater Eric Radford after he became the first openly gay man to win Winter Games gold.

13 Feb 2018

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Japanese Olympic speed skater tests positive for doping

Japanese short-track speed skater Kei Sato has tested positive for doping at the Pyeongchang Olympic Games.

13 Feb 2018

Jashwanth inspires St Bede’s AIHSS A to final

R Jashwanth Shreeram’s all-round performance with bat (40) and ball (4/14) guided St Bede’s AIHSS A to victory over St Patrick’s AIHSS A in the semifinals of the TNCA City Schools U-14 tournament on M

13 Feb 2018

Alwin Francis paired up with Kidambi Nandagopal just two months ago
Winning feeling for Alwin Francis after being down and out

Most success stories share a common moral — never quit. It holds true in the case of Alwin Francis as well.

13 Feb 2018

Neeraj Chopra recently trained in Germany under the close watch of Werner Daniels
Neeraj Chopra hopes to benefit from German sojourn ahead of big Games

Two months back, when Neeraj Chopra was asked how his training in Germany was going, he went mute.

13 Feb 2018

Laura Dahlmeier, of Germany, waves the German flag as she crosses the finish line to win the gold medal in the women's 10-kilometer biathlon pursuit at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. | AP
German biathlon star Laura Dahlmeier claims Olympic double

Laura Dahlmeier obliterated the opposition to claim her second gold medal of the Olympics in the biathlon pursuit on Monday.

12 Feb 2018

The newly confirmed patients include three members of civil security staff. (Photo | AP)
177 cases of norovirus infection confirmed in Pyeongchang

No athletes have been affected by the virus, which is known to cause stomach pain and diarrhea, it said, reports Yonhap news agency. 

12 Feb 2018

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas (File | AP)
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas welcomes 'grid kids' move in Formula One

Bottas welcomed the move to replace the `grid girls` with the `grid kids` at every Formula One race of the 2018 season.

12 Feb 2018

Muhammad Ali gets his gloves laced by trainer Angelo Dundee while training in Houston, Texas (File | AP)
Black history: Boxing great Muhammad Ali at the centre of any talk of activism by black athletes 

Black athletes have a storied history of being sidelined for speaking out, dating as far back to Jack Johnson in the early 1900s.

12 Feb 2018

Pyeongchang Olympics: Finland's Valila oldest Olympic hockey woman at 44

Valila, who has played on six bronze-medal world championship Finnish teams, helped Finland to Olympic bronze in 1998 in women's Olympic ice hockey debut.

12 Feb 2018

'Pyeongchang Gust': Winds cause chaos in snowboard final

Nearly all the athletes -- including Anderson -- tumbled at some point at Pyeongchang's frigid Phoenix Park, where strong winds forced Sunday's qualifiers to be scrapped and also delayed the final.

12 Feb 2018

Indonesia badminton star Jonatan Christie (File | AFP)
Indonesia beats China to clinch Asia Team Championship badminton title

Indonesia defeated favourites China in dramatic fashion to claim the Asia Team Championship badminton title in Malaysia.

12 Feb 2018

The Canadian team pose for a group photo following the Venue Ceremony after winning the gold medal in the figure skating team event in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics. (AP)
Winter Olympics: Canada win figure skating team gold, Russians silver

Ice dance stars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir inspired Canada to the figure skating team title to secure the Winter Games heavyweights' first gold at Pyeongchang 2018.

12 Feb 2018

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (File | AP)
Doping row because US can't beat us fairly: Russia Foreign Minister

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov  accused the United States of engineering the ban as a means for them "to find and keep their place as indisputable world leader in sport".

12 Feb 2018

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018: Russian whistleblower lives in fear in America

Doping guru Grigory Rodchenkov has emerged from hiding, donning a disguise and reiterating that Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to silence him for good. 

12 Feb 2018

Shiva Keshavan of India competes during final heats of the men's luge competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. (AP)
Shiva Keshavan finishes 30th in men's luge in Winter Olympics

Shiva, who had finished 36th in the earlier round, thus brought the curtains down on a remarkable career which saw him qualify for six consecutive Winter Olympics.

12 Feb 2018

Vignesh helps MAS defeat Classic CC

MAS CC beat Classic CC by three wickets in a First Division TNCA-Thiruvallur DCA League game here on Sunday. G Vignesh was the pick of the bowlers taking…

12 Feb 2018

Unites States' Katie Ledecky celebrates after winning gold in the women's 800-meter freestyle final during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics. (File photo | AP)
I do not focus on expectations, says 'US Swim Queen' Katie Ledecky

When The New York Times profiled Katie Ledecky ahead of the 2016 Olympics, their lede went viral on social media.

12 Feb 2018

Semen Elistratov of the Olympic Athletes of Russia waves on the podium during a Venue Ceremony after his third place finish in the men's 1500 meters short-track speedskating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena. | AP
Pyeongchang Winter Olympics: Russian player Semen Elistratov dedicates medal to banned compatriots

Russia was banned from competing at the Winter Olympics because of state-sponsored doping at the 2014 Games in Sochi.

11 Feb 2018

Gold medallist and new Olympic record holder Sven Kramer of The Netherlands motion for fans to cheer as he is about to jump on the podium after the men's 5,000 meters race at the Gangneung Oval at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung. | AP
Dutchman Sven Kramer storms to Winter Olympic 5,000 metres hat-trick

Victory in Pyeongchang made Sven Kramer the first man to win three Olympic gold medals in a specific skating event.

11 Feb 2018

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand (File | PTI)
Viswanathan Anand interacts with blind chess players

Viswanathan Anand interacted with the 14 players competing at the National 'A' Chess Championship for the visually challenged.

11 Feb 2018