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Winter Olympics calling for Ghana’s skeleton ace

After failing to qualify as a sprinter, Ghana's Akwasi Frimpong is set to become the second athlete from West Africa to compete in Pyeongchang

Kim Jong-Un: North Korea could participate in the South’s Winter Olympics

Seoul and organisers have billed the Winter Games which begin on February 9 as a "peace Olympics" and have been keen for the North to take part.

Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics over doping

The sanction was the toughest ever levelled by the IOC for drug cheating and came just 65 days ahead of the Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

SA should pull out of Winter Olympics in Russia

The world should not let Russia get away with its brazenly abusive stance on homosexual people, writes Andrew Verrijdt.

Pyeongchang to host 2018 Winter Olympics

The South Korean alpine resort of Pyeongchang will host the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, after receiving the majority of the 95 votes.

Winter Olympics: A tale of three cities

The three cities hoping to stage the 2018 Winter Olympics wrapped up their vying in Durban on Tuesday, ahead of the voting that starts on Wednesday.

Germany top Winter Olympics medal count

With one day left in the Winter Olympics and only two medal events set for Sunday, a few things are certain: Germany will leave Turin with the most gold medals, and Bode Miller will drive his motor home out of the Italian Alps with none. Michael Greis won his third biathlon gold medal of these Games.

Sunshine after the snow at Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics alpine ski competition was getting back on track on Monday after a snowy Sunday. Under bright, sunny skies, the men's giant slalom was first up, followed by the women's super-G postponed from the previous day. In the evening Canada takes on Sweden in the women's ice hockey final and there is the climax to the ice dance.

Drug raid casts pall over Winter Olympics

Italian police raided the Austrian biathlon team, casting a shadow over a super Saturday that had seen two stirring performances on the slopes and a landmark gold won by a black American skater. The evening raid centred on the private quarters of the Austrian team.

US endures fright Friday at Winter Olympics

Tiny Estonia cherished a third Olympic triumph and Canada celebrated a top-two sweep but the United States, who lead the hunt for gold medals, were giving them away in Turin on Friday. Andrus Veerpalu defended his men's 15km cross-country crown to vault Estonia into the top five among gold-medal nations.

Kwan pulls out of Winter Olympics

Antoine Deneriaz won the marquee event of the Winter Olympics on Sunday with a surprising late run to upstage the Austrians and Americans in the men's downhill. Unsurprisingly, Michelle Kwan withdrew from the Games, ending her decade-long quest for gold. Armin Zoeggeler gave Italy their first golden moment with victory in the luge.

Winter Olympics pairs programme on track

Perhaps there won't be so much controversy this time. The last Olympic pairs competition ended with a scoring scandal and gold medals awarded to two couples as officials scurried to make things right. This year, with a new scoring system, the short programme went off without a hitch ahead of Monday's final.

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