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Sunday 24 September 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Winter Olympics

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Disappointment for Bell as Mikaela Shiffrin becomes America's golden girl
Florence Bell failed to finish the women’s slalom in Sochi.
South Korean fury at Yuna Kim figure-skating defeat
Websites were flooded with angry comments by ordinary South Koreans who felt that “Queen Yuna” had been robbed of the title.
That 'Sochi Wolf' video was an epic Jimmy Kimmel prank
Here’s how he did it.
Here's why the Olympic figure skating final wasn't fixed
The website of the popular online campaigning forum,, last night crashed as hundreds of thousands logged on to sign a petition calling for a review of the judges’ scores.
Winter Olympic Village: Day 12
Join us for an apres-ski shandy.
US Olympian finds a 'wolf' wandering around her Sochi hotel
At least that’s what she thinks it is anyway.
Winter Olympic Village: Day 12
If you’re Russian, look away now.
Sad Sochi bear is the symbol of Russia's ice hockey heartbreak
When the Russian ice hockey team loses, a nation cries.
Why you really need to care about Yuna Kim and Julia Lipnitskaya's figure skating showdown
Don’t like figure skating? Doesn’t matter.
Conor Lyne crashes out of Giant Slalom competition
Irish skiier “disappointed” after falling on his Olympic debut.
Winter Olympic Village: Day 11
Imagine tearing your ACL and winning Olympic gold two months later…
The finish in the men's biathlon couldn't have been much closer
Emil Hegle Svendsen won gold in the 15km mass start… just about.
Conor Lyne cleared to compete despite Olympic injury scare
Skiier injured his shoulder during a training session in Sochi 10 days ago.
The 14 stages of realising you're a Winter Olympics superfan
AKA the journey from zero to obsessed.
Emotional bronze reward for ill Japanese ski jumper
The ski jumper may be suffering from Churg-Strauss syndrome, an illness with initial symptoms resembling asthma but potentially deadly.
Winter Olympic Village: Day Ten
There was disappointment for the Jamaican bobsleigh team among other events in Sochi today.
These screaming curlers are the new stars of the Winter Olympics
WARNING: You may want to turn the volume down before hitting the play button.
VIDEO: Jamaica's bobsleigh team has an official theme song... and it's pretty catchy
It’s Bobsled Time!
Here's the thick fog that has been causing havoc in Sochi today
The men’s snowboard cross event and men’s biathlon have postponed due to the bad weather.
Heroic cat falls through ceiling of Sochi skating arena, walks away
And it was all caught on CCTV.
Winter Olympic Village: Day Nine
Looks like Marty McFly’s crazy, hovering future is not so far away.
Gay people don't play sport because it is too manly - Neil Francis
The former Ireland lock and Sunday Independent columnist made his comments on Off The Ball.
It was 30 years ago today: 13 haunting pictures from 1984's Winter Olympics venues
The Sarajevo Olympic park is being reclaimed by nature.
Steady on, lads! It's the sporting tweets of the week
Also featuring Darran O’Sullivan’s thoughts on Michael Carrick and Irish Winter Olympian Florence Bell’s new best friend.
It’s Sunday so here are 15 of our favourite sporting images from the past week
Featuring the Steven Gerrard, the Winter Olympics and Ireland’s Six Nations campaign.
We don't get much snow - so how do Ireland's Winter Olympic hopefuls follow their dream?
Seamus O’Connor’s impressive Olympic debut can help Irish snowsports to take the next step.
Here's all you need to know about curling, including why they sweep the ice
It’s like shuffleboard but with warmer coats.
Science at the Winter Olympics and homosexuality in sport: Some of the week’s best sportswriting
Also featuring articles on Nemanja Vidic’s impending Man United exit and Shane McNaughton’s life as a young GAA star.
Winter Olympic Village: Day Eight
There were medals galore as Sochi entered its second week.
Gold Medallist waits 28 minutes to cheer on last placed cross-country skiier
Dario Cologna waited to welcome home his Peruvian opponent, who was competing two weeks after breaking several ribs.
Winter Olympic Village: Day Seven
Ireland’s Sean Greenwood crashed out while Britain won its first gold of the Sochi Games.
WATCH: Ireland's Sean Greenwood recovers heroically from a 74mph crash
He was competing at the skeleton event in Sochi earlier.
Irish athlete Sean Greenwood suffered a bad crash in Sochi today
He finished in last place after the second heat of the skeleton event partially as a result of the accident.
This spectator has given us the best Sochi Fail so far
Seems someone wasn’t too bothered with the action on the ice.
Snapshot: Speed skating champ takes gold medal in her stride, runner-up goes nuts
There’s also a lesson about biding your time in here somewhere.
Winter Olympic Village: Day Six
Iconic Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko retired, and there were some more medals, on day six in Sochi.
Sochi Bobsled crash leaves course worker with two compound leg fractures
The man has been rushed to hospital, but it remains unclear why he was in the braking zone of the Bobsled course.
Swedish Slopestyle skier loses balance, trousers (possibly dignity) in awkward landing
Maybe next time he’ll wear proper lycra skiing attire.
Column: The struggle for human rights in Russia won’t end with the Winter Olympics
The abuse of minorities and their defenders in Russia affects gay people but also Roma, immigrant workers and other ethnic communities. Let’s not forget about them, writes Stefania Kulaeva.
10 things you need to know about the men's Olympic hockey tournament
From the battle between Crosby and Ovechkin to much less fighting than you might expect.