GANGNEUNG (South Korea) (Sputnik) - Russian figure skaters are guaranteed team silver following a free program of Alina Zagitova, who scored winning 158.08 on Monday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia together with other countries may initiate a reform of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Mikhail Degtyarev, the head of the lower house’s sports committee, said Friday.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Alexander Belov, a son of 1972 Soviet Olympic Champion Sergei Belov, told Sputnik that he hoped that the developments surrounding the Russian athletes banned from Olympics over alleged doping rules' violations, but later acquitted of the charges would normalize and the athletes would be able to compete and win.
Some of the biggest Russian banks, mobile operators and other businesses joined forces to express support for the few select athletes invited to compete under a neutral flag in Pyeongchang.
In just the past two days the number of cases of norovirus at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, has doubled, leading health officials to issue cautionary statements and health reminders.
"They just kept on coming," a baffled Norwegian chef was quoted as saying. Apparently, there'll be no shortage of eggs in the Norwegian Olympic camp in Pyoengchang.
Sweden and Norway, are both repeatedly top-performers at the Winter Olympics; there, about 10 percent of residents are asthma sufferers. Among skiers from these countries, though, the corresponding figure is well over 60, which has triggered doping concerns, as asthma medication allegedly boosts musculature and enhances performance.
PYEONGCHANG (Sputnik) - The actions and comments of Russian athletes participating in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics will be analyzed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), IOC Director of Communications Mark Adams said Sunday.
It’s time for the thrilling 2018 Winter Olympics, and that means pomp, pageantry, high-octane adrenaline rush and the ability to wear awesomely cool outfits.
Officials with the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics have now confirmed that local intranets at the games were hacked as the opening ceremonies commenced.
Some 1,200 security guards have been pulled from duty following a norovirus outbreak at the Olympic facilities in Pyeongchang, forcing South Korean military command to deploy 900 personnel.