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Beijing Olympics closes after sporting drama, doping and golden Gu | More sports News – Times of India

BEIJING: A Beijing Winter Olympics which saw sporting drama and milestones but was tarnished by a Russian doping scandal ended on Sunday with an uplifting closing ceremony. The Games will be remembered for new stars such as Eileen Gu but also for the doping controversy which engulfed 15-year-old figure skater Kamila Valieva and because they took place inside a vast Covid-secure "bubble". The "Bird's Nest" stadium, which also took centre stage when Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Games, was the scene for a celebratory, snowflake-themed closing ceremony attended by President Xi Jinping and a socially distanced crowd seated among red lanterns. ✨The road to achieving #Olympics dreams requires so much passion, dedication, and hard work. All #Beijing2022 Olymp… https://t.co/HGC5j0k8he— Beijing...
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US beats Canada 4-2 in men’s hockey match

The United States men’s hockey team beat Canada, its biggest rival, 4-2 in a preliminary round game at the Beijing Olympics. Andy Miele responded to Canada’s early goal by tying it 70 seconds later and Brendan Brisson scored his second of the Olympics. The Americans are now in the driver’s seat to earn a spot in the quarterfinals of the men’s hockey tournament. Sean Farrell also set up Ben Meyers to give him three assists and six points and goaltender Strauss Mann made 35 saves to help the U.S. improve to 2-0 in the preliminary round. Beating Germany on Sunday would put the U.S. first in the group and could made it the top seed in the knockout round. The boom or bust potential of the youngest team in the tournament was on full display against Canada, a bigger, stronger ...
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Winter Olympics: Arif Khan, India’s sole athlete, gets his moment in the snow

India’s sole athlete at the Beijing Olympics hails from Kashmir. Arif Khan took up winter sports after being encouraged by his father, who owns a ski shop and was taught everything there is about the Himalayas by Colonel Narendra Kumar – one of the first Indians to scale the Siachen Glacier and a team member of Operation Meghdoot to seize control of the Siachen Glacier in 1984. ‘If you’re an athlete, this should be your dream,’ said Gulmarg’s Arif in an Instagram post while standing in front of the Olympic rings at the Yanqing National Alpine Ski Centre, 90 kms northwest of Beijing. He is India’s lone entrant to the 2022 Winter Olympics and made history when he became the first Indian man to qualify for two events – slalom and giant slalom – in a single Winter Olympics. Qualifying fo...
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Winter Olympics: Dutchwoman Schouten scoops second gold in 5000m | More sports News – Times of India

BEIJING: Irene Schouten of the Netherlands scooped up her second Beijing Olympics gold medal when she won the women's 5000-metre speed skating event on Thursday, as the Dutch team continued to dominate on the ice. For the second time in the Winter Games, Schouten also broke an Olympic record that had stood untouched for 20 years since Salt Lake City as she whizzed around the oval in ever faster laptimes and crossed the finish line in six minutes and 43.51 seconds. Canada's Isabelle Weidemann finished almost five seconds behind the Dutchwoman but claimed the silver in 6:48.18. Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic, who won gold in the women's 5000 metres in both Vancouver and Sochi, took bronze in 6:50.09. Schouten, who also won gold in the 3000 metres in Beijing, adds her name to a li...
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Winter Games: Two women take competition to new heights

IN the Big Air event of women’s freestyle skiing at the Winter Olympics, there were two sets of outrageous rotating leaps on skiis – called “double cork 1620” – playing out against a star-struck blue Beijing sky. Together, they amounted to one giant leap for womankind. Kicking up a crunching snow-storm with their flying skiis, two women aged 18 and 20 took turns accelerating up a giant ramp that tilted at the edge, catapulting them into a 20-metre orbit. Then they spun 4-and-half times mid-air while rotating twice off-axis, before descending to land, floating backwards to a gushing kick of adrenaline and some serious awe and crowd applause. History’s minor quibble of who among the two women stuck the historic landing first, though, might get buried in a sleet of silvery snow. For, every...
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Winter Olympics: Germany’s Geiger wins normal hill gold with stunning comeback | More sports News – Times of India

ZHANGJIAKOU (China): Vinzenz Geiger of Germany pulled off a stunning comeback in a thrilling sprint finish to win the individual normal hill/10 km Nordic combined gold medal at the Beijing Olympics on Wednesday. Joergen Graabak of Norway took silver, with Lukas Greiderer of Austria securing the bronze in a race that exploded into life on the final lap. Ryota Yamamoto of Japan landed a monster leap of 108 meters to soar into the lead after the ski jumping as some of the favourites came up short, including world number one Johannes Lamparter of Austria and third-ranked Geiger, who came in 11th. That meant a start one minute 26 seconds after Yamamoto, whose lead was quickly whittled away in the skiing as he was reined in by the chasing pack. Germans Julian Schmid and Johannes Rydzek plus G...
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Jacobellis finally wins Olympic gold medal, 1st for US

Lindsey Jacobellis is finally an Olympic gold medalist. Let that sink in for a moment because Jacobellis has been trying for 16 years. Jacobellis helped make the wild sport of snowboardcross famous. Who could forget her premature celebration as she approached the finish line in the 2006 Turin Games, an ill-timed board grab that sent her tumbling out of the lead? In a way, she became one of the best-known silver medalists of all time. Now Jacobellis will be remembered as the first American gold medalist at the Beijing Olympics. She reached the top of the podium hours after Mikaela Shiffrin had another stunning early exit on the Alpine ski hill. Jacobellis rode hard to the finish of the snowboardcross final on Wednesday, beating Chloe Trespeuch of France and covering her heart with her ha...
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Winter Olympic history-maker Ledecka wins third Games gold | More sports News – Times of India

ZHANGJIAKOU (China): Dual winter sports champion Ester Ledecka successfully defended her snowboard parallel giant slalom title at the Beijing Olympics on Tuesday -- even if she did not immediately realise it. The 26-year-old Czech became the first woman to win a gold medal in two different sports at a Winter Olympics when she took skiing and snowboarding titles in Pyeongchang four years ago. She won snowboard parallel giant slalom gold again in the Chinese capital when she cruised to victory in the final against Austria's Daniela Ulbing. But Ledecka did not immediately realise that she was an Olympic champion again. "I was concentrating on each run and I was still thinking about what I could do better in the next run," she said. "And then I realised that there wasn't going to be any oth...
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Miserable day on slopes for American stars Shiffrin, Gerard

It was a miserable day on the mountains outside Beijing for American stars Mikaela Shiffrin and Red Gerard. Shiffrin’s opening race in the Beijing Olympics ended quickly with a rare mistake and a rare DNF — Did Not Finish. Favored to defend her gold medal in the giant slalom, Shiffrin instead crashed out a few seconds and five gates into the race. She lost control coming around a left-turn gate and fell onto her hip on a course known as The Ice River at the Yanqing Alpine Skiing Center. The missed gate meant she was done early in the opening run of the two-leg event. Sweden's Sara Hector grabs gold on the giant slalom after Mikaela Shiffrin's early elimination. Full story: https://t.co/dY0MOfolOw pic.twitter.com/gfehkscP10 — AP Sports (@AP_Sports) February 7, 2022 While Shiffrin is exp...
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First gold of the Winter Olympics lets athletes shine over politics

Norway nabbed the first gold medal of the Winter Games on Saturday as the politics dominating the Beijing Olympics began to make room for the snowy feats of the world’s best athletes. Norwegian Therese Johaug nL8N2UG08K powered to victory to take the gold medal in the women’s skiathlon race, well ahead of Russian Natalia Nepryaeva and Austria’s Teresa Stadlober, who snagged the bronze medal. Further back in 43rd place was Dinigeer Yilamujiang, a 20-year-old cross-country skier whose role as a final torchbearer for China in the opening ceremony continued to make waves. The selection of Yilamujiang nL8N2UG08W, from Altay in China’s western Xinjiang region, as one of two final torchbearers came as many western nations diplomatically boycotted the Games over China’s treatment of Uyghurs and...
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Winter Olympics opening ceremony: Lone Indian athlete Arif Khan carries the tricolour

Skier Arif Khan led a small four-strong Indian contingent during the Winter Olympics opening ceremony on Friday amid a diplomatic boycott of the event by the country. The 31-year-old Arif will be the lone Indian competitor at the Games, having qualified in Slalom and Giant Slalom events. India sent a six-member contingent to the Games including a coach, a technician and a team manager. Arif is the first Indian to secure qualification in two events of the same edition of the Games and his competitions are slated for February 13 and 16. #ArifKhan, the only athlete representing India at #Beijing2022, carries the tricolor high at the opening ceremony. The 31-year-old Alpine skier will compete in the Slalom and Giant Slalom events scheduled to take place on February 13 and 16 pic.twitter.co...
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Beijing Games organiser says 32 new COVID-19 cases on February 1 | More sports News – Times of India

BEIJING: A total of 32 new COVID-19 infections was found among Olympic Games-related personnel on Feb. 1, the organising committee of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics said on Wednesday. Fifteen were among new airport arrivals, it said on the Games' official website, with 17 in the "closed loop" bubble that separates all event personnel from the public. A total of nine infections were among athletes or team officials, with three found at the airport and six in the bubble. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0'; n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; t.src=v;s=b.getElementsByTagName(e)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(t,s)}(window, docume...
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Winter Beijing Olympics 2022: Indian athletes, broadcast details and all you need to know

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 Live Streaming, All you need to know: The Beijing Winter Olympics is set to begin next week just six months after the end of Tokyo Olympics. China is set to host the event this year with Beijing welcoming athletes as the host city. The event that is held every four years takes place in countries that have considerably low temperatures and have stable levels of natural ice and snow. The Winter Olympics officially kick off on February 4th and will carry on till February 20th. The 2022 Winter Olympics are scheduled to include a record 109 events over 15 disciplines in seven sports that will feature approximately 2600+ athletes. The list of sports and disclipines include Biathlon, Bobsledding, Curling, Ice hockey, Luge, Skating, Skiing Arif Khan is the only Indi...