A stunning victory by the Russian ice hockey squad during the Olympic finals in Pyeongchang has elicited snide remarks from a US media outlet, which in turn were met with a sharp rebuke from nonplussed Russian fans.
The International Olympic Committee has barred dozens of Russians from competing in the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang over an alleged state-sponsored doping scheme in the country. The allegations have been denied by the Russian authorities. However, some of the athletes are able to compete in the Olympic events under a neutral flag.
As temperatures reached 16 degrees below zero, an animal rights activist stripped off to protest the fur trade during the Olympics in Pyeongchang.
The 2018 Olympic Games may lose one of its biggest sports powers following doping investigations initiated in the wake of the Richard McLaren report alleging the existence of an institutionalized doping program in Russia - something that has never been proven.
Nigeria’s women’s bobsled team - formed in 2016 - will represent the country at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.