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Winter Paralympics: Britons Menna Fitzpatrick & Jen Kehoe win slalom gold

Winter Paralympics: Britons Menna Fitzpatrick & Jen Kehoe win slalom gold

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Winter Paralympics on the BBCVenue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-18 March Time in Pyeongchang: GMT +9Coverage: Follow on Radio 5 live and via the BBC Sport website. Television coverage on Channel 4.Britain's Menna Fitzpatrick and guide Jen Kehoe won gold in the women's visually-impaired slalom at the Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang.The pair, who had already won two silvers and a bronze in South Korea, beat Slovakia's Henrieta Farkasova and Natalia Subrtova by 0.66 seconds.It is GB's first gold of these Games and only their second Winter Paralympic gold."We wanted to show what we are capable of," Fitzpatrick told BBC Sport."I am so proud of what we did out there."Millie Knight and Brett Wild won bronze for GB to add to their two silvers in the downhill and super-G.Kelly Gallagher, wh...
Switzerland's Galmarini wins men's parallel giant slalom at Winter Games

Switzerland's Galmarini wins men's parallel giant slalom at Winter Games

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Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Nevin Galmarini of Switzerland won the gold medal Saturday in the men's parallel giant slalom (PGS) at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.He beat South Korean Alpine snowboarding ace Lee Sang-ho by 0.43 seconds Sang-ho claimed the silver medal at Phoenix Snow Park in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province.He is now the first Asian man to make a podium finish at an Olympic alpine snowboarding event and the first South Korean to claim a Winter Games medal from skiing sports.In the head-to-head elimination round, two snowboarders at a time race side-by-side down parallel courses, with the fastest rider advancing to the next round.Let's block ads! (Why?) Sports News - UPI.com
North Korea's cheerleaders steal spotlight at Winter Games with synchronized chants

North Korea's cheerleaders steal spotlight at Winter Games with synchronized chants

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Clad in coordinated outfits of red with white and blue accents, North Korea's throng of more than 200 cheerleaders are stealing the spotlight at the 23rd Winter Olympic Games in South Korea as they chant, sway and dance in unison. North and South Korea agreed to form a joint female ice hockey team for the 2018 Winter Olympics and to march together at the opening ceremony under a "Korean Peninsula flag," according to a joint statement from the countries released last month. In addition to sending 22 athletes to compete at the games in Pyeongchang, North Korea also deployed a 229-strong all-female cheering squad to root for both nations. At Saturday's hockey match between Switzerland and the unified Korean team, the North Korean cheerleaders split up into groups and situated themselves in...
15 sports, 102 medal events, 17 days – 'coldest' Winter Olympics set to begin

15 sports, 102 medal events, 17 days – 'coldest' Winter Olympics set to begin

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Media playback is not supported on this device XXIII Olympic Winter GamesVenue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 FebruaryCoverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage timesThe 23rd Winter Olympics begin in Pyeongchang on Friday and are set to be the coldest in history.The build-up has seen relations thaw between North and South Korea, with the countries fielding a joint women's ice hockey team, while there has been controversy over the 169 Russian athletes set to compete as neutrals.Team GB have sent a record 59 athletes to South Korea - three more than at Sochi 2014 - and are aiming for their most successful Winter Games, with a medal target of five or more.Over 17 days, m...
Premier League considers winter break when new TV deal is agreed – cast your vote

Premier League considers winter break when new TV deal is agreed – cast your vote

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The Premier League is considering introducing a winter break when the next television rights deal is agreed.The top leagues in Germany, France, Italy and Spain all take time out in mid-season.The Football Association has previously said a winter break is not feasible until the end of the current television deal in 2019.Talks have been ongoing for several months, and are understood to have been constructive.A January break has been under discussion which, if agreed, would not impact on the traditional festive football schedule.If you are viewing this page on the BBC News app please click here to vote.VoteAn announcement on the next Premier League TV rights is expected next week. The league is seeking an increase on the current £5.14bn deal which includes 168 live matches a season, with Sky