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Olympics 2016 News For Sports Betting

Feb 20

Prost! How to drink ‘beer’ like a German Olympic athlete

The country’s team has been knocking back the alcohol-free booze to rehydrate. Here are five to try if you want to join themYou may have seen headlines lauding the non-alcoholic beer consumption of German Olympic athletes and, tenuously, linking it to …

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Feb 14

Skeleton: how to hurtle down an ice-track on a ‘tea tray’ – Winter Olympics video

Skeleton is a winter sport in which competitors hurl themselves head-first down an ice track on a sled resembling a tea tray and back in the news again thanks to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Before the 2014 Games, Barry Glendenning visited the U…

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Feb 08

Winter Olympics: women’s long race to parity

It’s been 94 years since the first Winter Games, but still women do not compete on the same terms as men. How far have we come and how far to the finish line?By Monica UlmanuAmong the 258 athletes lining up at the start of the first Winter Olympics hel…

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Feb 06

UK Sport looks forward to funding debate | Letters

The organisation tries to allocate its funding as effectively as possible, says its chief executive officer Liz Nicholl. Plus Dennis Ruston praises the writing of former Guardian sports writers Donny Davies, Neville Cardus and John ArlottSean Ingle rai…

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Feb 04

Russians reprieved by Cas await Winter Olympics fate as IOC considers appeal

• Decision on Tuesday on athletes’ eligibility for Pyeongchang• Cas says there is ‘insufficient evidence’ to uphold suspensionsFifteen of the 28 Russian athletes who had their lifetime Olympic bans overturned by the court of arbitration for sport last …

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Feb 01

UK Sport denies U-turn as badminton and archery get Olympic funding reprieve

• UK Sport denies making a mistake after initially cutting funding• Olympic and Paralympic medal target for 2020 increased as a resultUK Sport have denied performing a U-turn after announcing they will now support badminton players, among others, train…

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Jan 28

The Icarus of ice: bittersweet film celebrates life of skating star John Curry

The British Olympian and pioneering gay athlete is to shine again in The Ice King, a documentary telling his storyJohn Curry’s graceful path to Winter Olympic triumph for Britain in 1976 – and to a place in the hearts of his fans – really began when hi…

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Jan 24

Stand up for Aly Raisman in fight to purge the horrors of Larry Nassar | Marina Hyde

The US gymnast, who gave an electrifying victim statement face to face with her abuser in court, is now is now taking on the US Olympic CommitteeLast Friday, the multiple gold-medal winning US gymnast Aly Raisman delivered an electrifyingly powerful vi…

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Jan 21

Double first: the twin sprinters with the Tokyo Olympics in their sights | Tim Lewis

Champion athletes Cheriece and Shannon Hylton only started running competitively five years ago. Now both sisters aim to represent Britain in 2020. By Tim LewisWhen the Hylton sisters were teenagers – they are now 21 – they were netball ninjas, terrori…

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Jan 19

‘How do you sleep at night?’ Olympic duo Wieber and Raisman confront Larry Nassar in court

Jordyn Wieber fourth member of Fierce Five to break silenceAly Raisman lauds ‘army of survivors’ in impact statementAttorney general to investigate university’s handling of allegationsOlympic gold medalists Jordyn Wieber and Aly Raisman said in court o…

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Jan 19

Frosty reception for South Korea’s Winter Olympics detente with North

Young people and conservatives in South Korea accuse President Moon Jae-in of sacrificing Olympic ideals for diplomatic expediencySouth Korea is facing a public backlash over its sports rapprochement with North Korea, with critics accusing the governme…

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Jan 18

Film about US v USSR basketball final breaks Russian record

Going Vertical, portraying Soviet victory at 1972 Olympics, is Russia’s highest-grossing movieA film about an Olympic basketball showdown between the Soviet Union and the US has broken records in Russia, at a time when the country’s sports are mired in…

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Jan 17

The refugee who ran at the Olympics: ‘You can change the world’ | Anthony Harwood

Refugee-turned-Olympian Yiech Pur Biel is on a mission to give displaced kids a sporting chanceBeing a refugee, says Olympic runner Yiech Pur Biel, doesn’t mean you are nothing. Biel, a survivor of the Sudanese civil war who ran at the Games in Rio, is…

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Jan 13

South and North Korea discuss joint women’s ice hockey team for Olympics

The two countries have also talked about having their athletes march together at the Pyeongchang Games opening ceremonySouth Korea has proposed fielding a joint women’s ice hockey team with North Korea at next month’s Winter Olympics, days after Pyongy…

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Jan 09

Japanese kayaker banned eight years for spiking rival’s drink

Yasuhiro Suzuki caused rival to fail doping test last yearBoth men had been competing for a place at the 2020 OlympicsA Japanese kayaker has been banned from competition for eight years for spiking the drink of a rival so that he would fail a doping te…

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Jan 06

North Korea ‘likely’ to join Winter Olympics, says regime official

IOC delegate Chang Ung makes remark at Beijing airport while apparently travelling to Switzerland, where the Olympic committee is basedNorth Korea’s Olympic representative has reportedly said the reclusive nation is “likely to participate” in next mont…

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