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‘Everyone forgets about you’: Erin Jackson on returning home after Olympics gold

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Skate Mania isn’t much different than it was two decades ago when Erin Jackson first walked in. The sprawling wooden floor beneath fluorescent lights; the smell of brown leather roller skates; the snack bar; and the s...

Annastacia Palaszczuk apologises for taking partner to Brisbane Olympics meeting

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The Queensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, says it was a mistake to take her partner to a meeting with Olympic officials after former Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates’s farewell in Sydney. Palasz...

‘Uniquely qualified’: John Coates drafted letter of praise for himself to Brisbane Olympics organisers

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John Coates, the outgoing president of the Australian Olympic Committee, drafted his own letter of recommendation stating that it was “hard to think of anybody better qualified in the world of sport” to be appointed t...

Winter Olympics curling triumph draws new generation to the ice

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The mottled ice at Curl Edinburgh was thronged with players, as competitors in a ladies’ league gracefully lunged forwards with their curling stones, arms and legs out-stretched. Teammates busily swept hard at the ice...

Winter Olympics funding will not just be guided by medals, says UK sport chair

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The chair of UK Sport, Katherine Grainger, has said future funding for winter sports will be based on grassroots participation as well as medals, after Great Britain left the Beijing Winter Olympics with only two meda...

Journalists’ group ‘dismayed’ by treatment at Beijing Winter Olympics

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Reporting conditions for journalists covering the Beijing Winter Olympics fell short of international standards despite assurances from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCCC...

Winter Olympics: highs, lows, heroes and villains of Beijing 2022

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Sean Ingle The women’s figure skating free programme. An extraordinary evening of ice and fire, tears and peril. The heart felt for Kamila Valieva as the tears began to roll after the pressures of an extraordinary wee...

The Olympics face an existential crisis. An American-led effort could save them

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Here is an argument you won’t often hear from a US gold medallist. Russia isn’t solely to blame for the crisis in the Olympic movement. The real problem is wider and more serious – and it represents a threat to the wh...

A Winter Olympics that was farcical, disturbing and often exceptional

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At the end of a Winter Olympics like no other, moments before a furious barrage of fireworks tattooed the Beijing skyline, the German president of the International Olympic Committee gave an extraordinarily upbeat ass...

Winter Olympics: Finnish cross-country skier suffers frozen penis in 50km race

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The men’s 50km mass start skiiing race at the Beijing Games was shortened to 30km but that did little to help Finland’s Remi Lindholm, who needed a heat pack at the end of the race to thaw out a particularly sensitive...

Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics daily briefing: GB gold brings Games to a close

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Today in a nutshell: A gold at last for Britain, an historic ice hockey victory for Finland, and yet another win for Norway Next up: The closing ceremony signals a pause before Beijing hosts the Winter Paralympics sta...

Germany’s women slide to Winter Olympics glory with bobsleigh one-two

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Germany extended their historic sliding dominance at the Beijing Games with a one-two finish in the women’s bobsleigh to finish ahead of the United States’ Elana Meyers Taylor, who took bronze to become the most decor...

Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics daily briefing: Gu and Norway set records

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Today in a nutshell: Norway set a record gold medal haul as the fallout from the way Kamila Valieva’s coaching team treated her continues Next up: There is bobsleigh, ice hockey and curling still to come today. On Sat...

China’s human rights record made Winter Olympics ‘irresponsible’, says Swedish athlete

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A Swedish gold medallist has said it was “extremely irresponsible” to hold the Winter Olympics in China because of the government’s human rights record. Nils van der Poel, a 25-year-old speedskater, made the comments ...

The Jewish ice hockey star picked by Germany for 1936 Winter Olympics

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On Sunday an Olympic spokesperson actually put out a statement explaining that the Games’ flame in the Bird’s Nest stadium hadn’t gone out. “The flame is fine,” they said when approached by USA Today, whose photograph...

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