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# Winter Olympics

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China's human rights atrocities 'outside of our remit' says IOC VP ahead of Beijing Winter Games
Rights groups believe at least one million Uyghurs and members of other mostly Muslim minorities have been incarcerated in the Xinjiang region.
Irish Winter Olympics hopeful seals top 25 finish at Skiing World Championships
Cormac Comerford finished in 23rd place at the the Cortina d’Ampezzo Alpine Skiing World Championships.
Watch: The tale of Ireland's bobsleigh team is coming to the big screen
Jason Branagan’s first documentary feature charts the unorthodox push to bring Ireland to the Winter Olympics.
Body of missing Olympic medallist found in Spain
Blanca Fernández Ochoa was last seen on 24 August.
A life-changing injury, night terrors, and resigning from the Gardaí to pursue the Olympic dream
Brendan Doyle’s road to representing Ireland at the Olympics has only just begun, but it’s only by luck that he has the chance.
Ever dreamed of being an Olympian? Team Ireland are looking for their next bobsleigh squad
People from all sporting backgrounds are invited to apply to represent Ireland in bobsleigh, skeleton and monobob at the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Medal-winning Olympic figure skater stabbed to death aged 25
Kazakh Olympian Denis Ten died in hospital after medics fought to save his life following the attack.
7 new events added to Winter Olympics to boost women's participation
Get your skates on.
Russia's Olympic ban has been lifted after 'the most difficult months in the history of Russian sports'
The IOC has deemed the nation compliant after the remaining drug tests from the Winter Olympics were negative.
Pics: Winter Olympics conclude with spectacular closing ceremony in Pyeongchang
The Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium hosted the rousing event.
The Irish Cool Runnings: How a group of elite rowers became Ireland's first Olympic bobsleigh team
While the Jamaicans were creating history by creating an Olympic bobsleigh team, there was something very similar happening at home in Ireland.
Russian athletes won't march under their own flag at Olympic closing ceremony
The decision follows two doping violations.
North Korea's Winter Olympics cheer squad are being forced into sexual slavery, says a defector
North Korea’s cheer squad has captured the imagination of fans at the Winter Olympics.
Ester Ledecka makes history in Pyeongchang
The Czech became the first woman to win gold in two sports at a single Winter Olympics with snowboarding success on Saturday.
North Korean general should be 'hanged in the streets' not going to Olympics, says S. Korean politician
Kim Yong Chol is heading to the closing ceremony but is accused of war crimes.
Russian bobsledder fails doping test as 15-year-old figure skater earns first gold medal
Nadezhda Sergeyeva has tested positive for a banned substance, while teenaged compatriot Alina Zagitova won her event for OAR.
Russian curler stripped of Olympic medal for doping
Alexander Krushelnitsky was one of 168 Russian athletes who passed rigorous testing to compete as neutrals.
The final race of Lindsey Vonn's Olympic career ends in disappointment
Vonn’s last race in South Korea ended without a medal as Michelle Gisin won Alpine combined gold in Pyeongchang.
Norway's Bjoergen becomes most successful Winter Olympian ever, 15-year-old smashes skate record
Alina Zagitova stole the show in figure skating on Wednesday.
US vice president had secret plan to meet the North Koreans - but they cancelled last minute
The US has accused North Korea of never being serious about the meeting.
World champion Christie's luck out again as she leaves without Olympic medal after disqualification
The Winter Olympics are over for Elise Christie, who has once again endured a miserable campaign in Pyeongchang.
Move over Eddie the Eagle, Swaney the Safe is our new Winter Olympics cult hero
Elizabeth Swaney finished last in the ladies’ ski halfpipe in Pyeongchang after refusing to do a single trick.
Just 12 tweets for anyone who has become unexpectedly bet into the Winter Olympics
You didn’t love figure skating until right now.
Ireland's Brendan Newby misses out on ski halfpipe final despite best score of the season
The Cork-born skier finished 22nd with just the top 12 going through.
Great Britain curling team suffers controversial defeat at Winter Olympics
The incident generated a lot of reaction on social media.
Russian curler suspected of failing doping test at Winter Olympics
A source close to the matter said the case involved meldonium, the same substance that saw Maria Sharapova banned.
'He's the best' - Hirscher becomes most successful skier at 2018 Winter Olympics
The Austrian powered to his second Pyeongchang title by winning the men’s giant slalom.
'I had to look after this puppy when I could barely look after myself'
Irish Alpine skier Kirsty McGarry chats to The42 about representing Ireland twice at the Winter Olympics and the difficult aftermath.
Beer company buys sled for Jamaican bobsledders after departing coach took their other one home
The ‘Mr Cool Bolt’ sled that the Jamaican bobsleigh team had been renting now belongs to them, thanks to a generous offer from Red Stripe.
American star Lindsey Vonn misses podium in Olympic return as Ledecka claims shock win
Lindsey Vonn made her Pyeongchang debut on Saturday but she took a back seat to Czech Ester Ledecka, who stunned the field.
Ireland's Thomas Westgaard finishes strong in cross-country skiing
Westgaard pushed from 74th to finish 63rd in Pyeongchang, while Ireland’s Alpine racers claimed top 50 spots.
Jamaican bobsleigh coach quits, threatens to take her sled home
Not ideal preparation for the Olympics.
Ireland's Tess Arbez 50th in Olympic Giant Slalom, Pat McMillan 52nd in Downhill
Both athletes have another event ahead of them tomorrow in Pyeongchang.
'Be prepared for the drop after the peak': the stark realities of being an Irish winter athlete
Conor Lyne was flag-bearer at the Sochi Olympics in 2014.
The intense turn that created a scary luge crash has become the most feared section of the Olympics
The curve is a 45-degree turn that turns athletes to the right before making them adjust to the left coming out of it.
Heartbreak as GB star Elise Christie crashes out in dramatic speed skating final
500m gold went to Italy’s Arianna Fontana, the runner-up in Sochi four years ago.
'I'm very happy with that' - Ireland's Westgaard finishes 62nd at Winter Olympics
The Norway-born athlete, whose mother hails from Galway, secured a time of three minutes and 29.6 seconds.
American prodigy melts hearts with tearful snowboarding gold
Chloe Kim had been assured of victory before her pulsating final run.
Mixed emotions for Ireland's Seamus O'Connor as he goes within touching distance of Olympic final
Meanwhile, skier Pat McMillan placed 61st overall on his debut in the competition.
Journalist apologises for saying Dutch excel at Winter Olympics as skating is 'important mode of transport'
Katie Couric made the comments during the Winter Olympics opening ceremony on Friday.