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Swiss freestyle ski team having a blast with Olympics antics

Swiss freestyle ski team having a blast with Olympics antics

Sports
Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Switzerland's freestyle ski team is having a blast at the Winter Olympics and have the videos to prove it.The team's official Instagram account includes several videos of some of the stunts they have pulled off in Pyeongchang, South Korea during the Winter Games. One video featured two team members riding a pallet jack down a ramp, pretending to be the Jamaican bobsled team from Cool Runnings."You don't see the Swiss team fighting, do you? You don't see the Swiss team drinking and carrying on and such. And you don't see the Swiss team smiling neither," the @swissfreeski account posted last week on Instagram.On Monday, the team posted an even crazier stunt. Swiss skier Fabian Bösch went up to an escalator and held the moving railing with his right hand. He let the escalator
UK team set for giant Antarctic iceberg expedition

UK team set for giant Antarctic iceberg expedition

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceScientists will set out in the next week to study an Antarctic realm that has been hidden for thousands of years.A British Antarctic Survey-led team will explore the seabed ecosystem exposed when a giant iceberg broke away from the Antarctic Peninsula in 2017. The organisation has also released the first video of the berg, which covers almost 6,000 sq km.Its true scale begins to emerge in a shot filmed from an aircraft flown along its edge. Urgent missionAn international team will spend three weeks, from February to March, on board the research ship RRS James Clark Ross, navigating ice-infested waters to reach the remote Larsen C ice shelf from which the berg calved.British Antarctic Survey marine biologist Dr Katrin Linse, who is leading the mi...
Joint Korean women's hockey team loses opener 8-0

Joint Korean women's hockey team loses opener 8-0

Sports
Feb. 10 (UPI) -- GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb. 10 -- Perhaps no other athletes or team received as much time in the spotlight on Saturday at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics as the joint Korean women's hockey team.But the players on the ice melted under that spotlight.Switzerland hammered Korea 8-0 in the teams' first Group B contest in the women's tournament at Kwandong Hockey Centre in Gangneung. The shots were 52-8 in favor of Switzerland. And incredibly, the game may have been even more lopsided than the final score indicates.South Korean President Moon Jae-in was among the dignitaries taking in the first game for the historic joint team. The two Koreas have never before fielded a unified team in any sport at an Olympic Games.Moon was joined by Kim Yo Jong, sister of the North Korean lea...
Pistons' Blake Griffin faces former team in matchup with Los Angeles Clippers

Pistons' Blake Griffin faces former team in matchup with Los Angeles Clippers

Sports
Blake Griffin re-signed with the Los Angeles Clippers last July with the understanding that he'd be a 'Clipper for life.' His tenure with the Clippers after inking the five-year, $ 171 million contract lasted just over half a season. Griffin was blindsided when he was dealt to the Detroit Pistons late last month, claiming he found out about the trade on Twitter. He'll get a chance to exact a little revenge on Friday night when the Clippers play at Little Caesars Arena. Griffin has already had a major impact on his new team. The Pistons carry a five-game winning streak into the game, the last four with the five-time All-Star power forward in their lineup. He supplied 11 points and two assists during the fourth quarter of a 115-106 victory over Brooklyn on Wednesday. After finishing with a t...
'Mo-Joe': Joe Wicks and Sir Mo Farah team up to show how to crack the London Marathon

'Mo-Joe': Joe Wicks and Sir Mo Farah team up to show how to crack the London Marathon

Entertainment
GETTYTOUGH: Mo Farah and Joe Wicks will advice George Lamb who will run his first marathon The Body Coach is using his disastrous attempt at running the London Marathon to teach others how to complete the gruelling 26.2 miles successfully.Joe injured himself at the 2015 event so now he’s teamed up with Sir Mo Farah to launch new series Mo-Joe, which offers weekly expert advice.Joe explains: “It was a pretty rough experience for me so I think it will be useful for listeners.“I did a lot of strength preparation and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) for the marathon, but I didn’t do the endurance stuff. SPLASH NEWSSTRUGGLE: Mo-Joe will help novices and experts alike training for the marathon“So I turned up on the day and ran the first half in 1 hour and 45 minutes – I was going pre