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North Korea to take part in Tokyo Olympics, IOC chief says

Thomas Bach says Kim Jong-un fully supports North Korea’s continuing role following Pyeongchang Winter GamesThe International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, says Kim Jong-un is committed to having North Korea participate in the 2020 Tokyo Su…

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Boris promises a bloody nose in response to poisoning | John Crace

The foreign secretary threatens Russia with robust action if it had a hand in Sergei Skripal caseIt began with a bloody nose and ended as war. Boris Johnson had shambled his way into the House of Commons several minutes late looking rather the worse fo…

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Sir Roger Bannister, British athlete who broke four-minute mile – video obituary

Sir Roger Bannister, the first athlete to break the four-minute mile, has died aged 88. At the time many people had though his achievement – posting a time of three minutes, 59.4 seconds in 1954 – a near-impossible feat. Sir Roger Bannister obitua…

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Sir Roger Bannister obituary

First athlete to run a mile in under four minutes and an eminent neurologistOn a blustery spring evening in Oxford in the 1950s, Roger Bannister, who has died aged 88, became an athlete of world renown, establishing himself as the most celebrated Briti…

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USOC CEO Scott Blackmun resigns for health reasons in wake of Nassar scandal

60-year-old had faced calls to quit after gymnastics abuse caseBlackmun has been receiving treatment for prostate cancerThe US Olympic Committee chief executive Scott Blackmun is resigning for health reasons, the organization said on Wednesda…

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Well done Team GB but can we have a decade off the Olympics, please? | Paul MacInnes

We should not be obsessed with winning sporting medals, we should be obsessed with playing sport and getting as many people as possible to do itIt’s been a month of incredible success at the Winter Olympics. It was a month, right? It certainly felt lik…

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Russia’s Olympic membership restored by IOC after doping ban

Ban lifted after no further negative drugs test in PyeongchangHead of Russia’s Olympic Committee hails ‘important decision’Russia’s Olympic ban has been lifted by the International Olympic Committee after no more doping violations were found at Pyeongc…

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Japan unveils Tokyo 2020 Olympics superhero mascots

The Olympic and Paralympic mascots don’t yet have names but are said to ‘respect each other’ and are ‘very good friends’One has an athletic figure and a strong sense of justice. The other is a cherry blossom-inspired superhero.Meet the new Olympic and …

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Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018: ‘the Games of new horizons’? | Sean Ingle

Russian scandal couldn’t overshadow spectacular sport and thawing relations between North and South KoreaMoments before the XXIII Winter Games ended amid a furious barrage of K-pop and firecrackers, the president of the International Olympic Committee,…

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Winter Olympics 2018 closing ceremony – in pictures

Our pick of the best celebrations and light displays from the closing ceremony at the Winter Olympics in PyeongchangWinter Olympics day 16 – in pictures Continue reading…

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Winter Olympics day 14 – in pictures

Devoted fans, beauty on ice, highs and lows: all the latest pictures from the Winter Olympics in PyeongchangSee the best photography from previous days Continue reading…

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I, Tonya review – Margot Robbie superbly uninhibited as reviled ice-skater

With such a dynamic central performance, this hilarious mockumentary account of Tonya Harding’s rivalry with Nancy Kerrigan skates close to celebrating herI, Tonya is a bleakly hilarious tale of absolute unrepentance. It’s based on the true story of US…

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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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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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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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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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