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Bobsled Team Represents Nigeria Loosely, but Women Truly

Before departing for Pyeongchang they visited Nigeria, where they attended receptions and were invited to visit its president after the Games. To Victor Chukwuemeka, 41, a business consultant in Abuja, the capital, the team’s effort at the Olympics is inspiring. “Looking at their pedigree, I’m so impressed by them,” Chukwuemeka, …

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Step Inside Johnny Weir’s Hotel Room at the Olympics

Upon finding out she and Weir would be videotaped, she slipped out of the room. She returned 1 minute 50 seconds later wearing a fire-engine-red mini dress and heels. “I make fun of how small her dresses are,” Weir said. “That’s why she has less luggage than me, because her …

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Yuzuru Hanyu Wins Figure Skating Gold Medal

His countryman, Shoma Uno, 20, took the silver medal. And Javier Fernandez, 26, won the first Olympic skating medal for Spain, winning bronze. Even though Nathan Chen of the United States did not reach the medal podium, he did find some measure of redemptive satisfaction – and perhaps some sting …

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Lindsey Jacobellis Again Misses Gold in Snowboard Cross

Friday’s race on a sunny afternoon at Phoenix Snow Park felt far removed from 12 years ago, except that the memory of that slip-up in Turin has followed Jacobellis throughout her career. It spikes every four years at the Olympics, where she is rarely celebrated for her consistency atop the …

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Olympics Slalom Live Results: Mikaela Shiffrin Ready for Round 2

Mikaela Shiffrin Was Ill Before Competition Shortly after her run, which left her in fourth place, Shiffrin told NBC she vomited before the competition. Despite her cool exterior, Shiffrin is a self-confessed nervous-wreck who often does word-searches and other puzzles in the minutes before racing to take her mind off …

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