Sunday, 22 July, 2018

Winter Olympic events you might not have seen before

Sherri Watson | 27 January, 2018, 15:20

"More than 80 percent of the athletes in this pool did not compete at the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014", the IOC said in a statement looking to create separation of this year's approved athletes from the tainted pool of players at the Sochi Games.

Team GB, who had a total of 56 athletes in Sochi, will be hoping to surpass the best-ever return of four medals - achieved in Chamonix in 1924 and four years ago in Sochi - for the Games which run from February 9-25.

Russian short-track speed-skater Victor An has panned an open letter to President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach expressing his outrage over the fact that the IOC has not provided any reasons for banning him from the 2018 Winter Olympics.

"We don't expect a medal [at the Olympics], but just we can improve and challenge ourselves", Kim said, according to the International Skating Union.

A total of 43 Russian team members had their Sochi records annulled and were handed life bans from future Games by the Olympic governing body.

Foley praised Baumgartner from battling back from a serious crash in Austria in December of a year ago. The Americans offer 37 Olympic medalists, 15 who have won multiple medals and 10 who have taken gold include five defending champions - Jamie Anderson (snowboarding slopestyle), Maddie Bowman (freestyle skiing halfpipe), Ted Ligety (alpine giant slalom), Shiffrin (alpine slalom) and David Wise (freestyle skiing halfpipe). "We're used to overcoming adversity through sport", Sgt. Matt Mortensen said Tuesday in a telephone interview from Latvia where he's training with his luge teammates. "I think my accomplishments on the World Cup have been more than I ever could have hoped for". "I made that dream happen".

Russia's Olympics officials said on Thursday that 169 Russian athletes have been given approval to take part in next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics under a neutral flag.

Eric Nam recently sat down for a photo shoot and interview with Elle to discuss his plans for 2018 and his excitement for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Katie, 22, is considered one of Britain's best medal chances having finished seventh four years ago and won a world silver medal in 2015. The U.S. now has 96 golds and 284 overall.