Olympics - IOC gives Pyeongchang Games thumbs-up at halfway mark

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee on Sunday gave the thumbs-up to the Pyeongchang winter Olympics at the halfway mark, saying organisers had delivered on promises despite some empty seats in the venues.




Skeleton - Yarnold retains skeleton gold, Deas adds British bronze

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Lizzy Yarnold became the first Briton to successfully defend a Winter Olympic title when she claimed the skeleton gold on Saturday as Laura Deas took bronze to complete the country's greatest day in the Winter Games.




Lukaku double sends Man United into FA Cup quarter-finals

LONDON (Reuters) - Romelu Lukaku extended his impressive FA Cup scoring record by netting twice in Manchester United's 2-0 win at Huddersfield Town to earn Jose Mourinho's side a quarter-final tie at home to Brighton & Hove Albion.




Ledecka's shock win boosts Czech team confidence

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Czech team are riding high and believe anything is possible after team mate Ester Ledecka stunned the skiing world to win the Olympic gold in super-G, Czech Alpine skier Filip Forejtek said on Sunday.




Hanyu eyes landmark new jump to cement golden legacy

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - For some skaters, winning back-to-back Olympic golds for the first time in more than half a century, especially while taking painkillers for a damaged ankle, would be achievement enough for a lifetime. But not for Yuzuru Hanyu.




Olympics - Freestyle skiing: Norway's Braaten strikes early in slopestyle triumph

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Norway's Oystein Braaten struck early with a brilliant first run as he claimed gold in the Olympic freestyle skiing men's slopestyle event on Sunday.




Bobsleigh - Upbeat Jamaicans can't wait for their moment in the sun

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Jamaican reggae musician Chronixx has been providing the soundtrack to the country's first women's bobsleigh team at the Pyeongchang Games, not only serving as inspiration but underscoring some of the drama surrounding them.




My goal rush is far from over, predicts Liverpool's Salah

LONDON (Reuters) - Mohamed Salah predicts there will be no let-up in his goalscoring after netting his 30th for Liverpool in a prolific season.




Olympics - Freestyle skiing: Illness no excuse for end to Boesch's 'crazy' Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Swiss freeskier Fabian Boesch refused to blame contracting norovirus for a disappointing finish to his "crazy" Olympics during qualifying for the ski slopestyle final on Sunday.




Jansrud undecided on 2022 after giant slalom letdown

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Kjetil Jansrud bowed out of the Pyeonchang Olympics with a disqualification in the men's giant slalom on Sunday but said he would be leaving with a smile on his face and was not ruling out a return in 2022.