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Lizzy Yarnold ‘ready for new chapter’ after announcing retirement

Two-time Winter Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold says she is “ready for a new chapter” after announcing her retirement from skeleton.

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Lizzy Yarnold: Britain’s most decorated Winter Olympian retires from skeleton

Great Britain’s most decorated Winter Olympian Lizzy Yarnold retires from skeleton after “10 amazing years”.

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Watch: Lizzy Yarnold wins skeleton gold in 2014 & 2018

Relive the moments when Lizzy Yarnold won skeleton gold at the Winter Olympics in Sochi 2014 and retained her title in Pyeongchang earlier this year.

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Wada officials tried ‘to bully’ me over Russian reinstatement – Scott

The chair of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s athlete committee says some of the organisation’s most senior officials tried to “bully” her over her opposition to Russian reinstatement.

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GB curling skip Muirhead to limit events because of hip pain

Great Britain skip Eve Muirhead will enter fewer competitions prior to the 2022 Winter Olympics after playing in pain for several years.

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Bruce Tasker: Team GB bobsleigher announces retirement

British bobsleigher Bruce Tasker announces his retirement as an athlete after “a ridiculously fun few years”.

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Lindsey Vonn: US skier to retire at the end of the 2018-19 season

Three-time Olympic medallist Lindsey Vonn says she will retire at the end of the upcoming World Cup ski season.

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Three countries in 2026 Winter Olympics running

Italy, Sweden and Canada will compete to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, with a winner to be decided in June.

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GB skeleton coach Schmid honoured by IOC

Skeleton coach Andi Schmid gets the Coaches Lifetime Achievement Award after helping Great Britain to three medals at February’s Winter Olympics.

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Winter Olympian Moore to take bobsleigh break

Winter Olympian Mica Moore will take a break from bobsleigh after deciding to return to university.

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‘I’m a little bit broken’ – Olympic champion Williams

Olympic champion Amy Williams says her skeleton career took such a toll she has had to move into a bungalow as “she can no longer manage stairs”.

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Skeleton: UK Sport confirms funding after BBSA board members step down

Skeleton will receive £7m of UK Sport funding in the lead-up to the 2022 Winter Olympics after several BBSA board members step down.

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Ellie Soutter Foundation ‘can end vicious cycle around athletes’ funding’

The father of British snowboarder Ellie Soutter hopes a foundation set up in her memory will help end the “vicious cycle” around athletes’ funding.

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‘What were the alternatives?’ – Wada head Reedie responds to Russia decision critics

Wada president Sir Craig Reedie responds to critics of the controversial decision to reinstate Russia, asking what they would have done differently.

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Summerhayes ruptures ACL – for the third time

Two-time Olympic freestyle skier Katie Summerhayes ruptures her anterior cruciate ligament for the third time.

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Anger as Russia’s three-year doping ban is lifted

A decision to lift the suspension of Russia’s anti-doping agency (Rusada) is labelled “the greatest treachery” of clean athletes.

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