Indian luger preps for sixth and final Olympic trip

Shiva Keshavan is most likely not going to medal in the Pyeongchang Olympics. That does not make him irrelevant. His name becomes heard worldwide once every four decades, due to his story: A man from India, where there’s not any terrific winter sports legacy to talk about, belongs to the Olympics — at luge of […]

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Putin accuses U.S. agencies of manipulating doping testimony

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused U.S. agencies of manipulating evidence from the main whistleblower on doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Putin said Thursday that former Moscow anti-doping laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov — who is under witness protection after fleeing to the United States last year — is “under the control” of the American agencies, […]

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KHL undecided about allowing players to go into the Olympics

The president of the Kontinental Hockey League said Wednesday he’s waiting to discover how many Russians will be prohibited from the Pyeongchang Olympics before deciding whether he’ll allow his players to compete in South Korea. Dmitry Chernyshenko, the head of the organizing committee for the 2014 Sochi Olympics but now president of the KHL, said […]

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Russian Olympic Committee expects 200 athletes to compete in Pyeongchang

Despite Russia’s ban from the upcoming Olympics, officials in the country still expect more than 200 of their athletes to compete at the Pyeongchang Games. Under International Olympic Committee sanctions announced last week, all Russians must compete under the Olympic flag as “Olympic Athletes from Russia.” “Potentially more than 200 athletes are in a position […]

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Russia says its athletes want to compete at the Olympics

Russian athletes are overwhelmingly in favour of competing in the coming Pyeongchang Games despite a ban on the national group, the nation’s Olympic committee said Monday. Sofia Velikaya reported the Russian Olympic Committee’s athletes’ commission, which she chairs, has heard from “all of the athletes in most sports” on the Olympic program, with a majority […]

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White House says ‘no official Conclusion’ about U.S. Olympic Involvement has been made

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday said the United States looks forward to participating in the Olympic Winter Games in South Korea in February, after questions arose about security in the neighbor to North Korea, which has recently ramped up weapons testing. “The U.S. looks forward to participating in the Winter Olympics in […]

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IOC weighs Russian Olympic ban, risks provoking Putin

Russia might be banned from competing in the Pyeongchang Olympics, a prospect that President Vladimir Putin has warned would be humiliating for his nation. The decision will come on Tuesday when the International Olympic Committee executive board meets in Lausanne, less than nine weeks before the games available on Feb. 9 in South Korea. The […]

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