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nigeria's women bobsledders break barriers, if not records




pyeongchang: after all the news media interviews, after dancing on ellen and attending receptions in their honor, it was time for the three women of the nigerian bobsled team to get on the ice at the pyeongchang games. at first blush, it did not go so well, as their first trial runs on saturday le...



nigerian women bobsled team make history in pyeongchang




nigerian duo seun adigun and akuoma omeoga “made history in 52.21 seconds” in pyeongchang yesterday, says nbc.although the pair finished last in their two-woman bobsleigh heats, losing out on the chance of racing for a medal in this afternoon’s final, they won the honour of becoming the first ...



nigeria's first bobsled team arrives at the opening ceremony




the winter olympic dreams for nigeria’s first-ever bobsled team became a reality on feb. 9 when the team stepped into the arena during the 2018 opening ceremony in pyeongchang, south korea.the bobsled team — composed of athletes seun adigun, akuoma omeoga and ngozi onwumere — and nigeria’s h...



nigeria's women bobsledders break barriers, if not records




before departing for pyeongchang they visited nigeria, where they attended receptions and were invited to visit the country's president after the games.to victor chukwuemeka, 41, a business consultant in abuja, the capital, the team's effort at the olympics is inspiring."looking at their pedigree, i...



jamaica first-ever women's bobsled team is an internet hit




jamaica didn’t make it to the podium on wednesday at the 2018 winter olympics, but that hasn’t stopped the internet from cheering for the squad nonetheless.jamaica is known for many things—sun, sand, blue water. snow is not one of them. but jamaica still sends bobsled teams to the winter olymp...



red stripe offers jamaica women's bobsled team a new bobsled




red stripe beer, which is brewed in kingston, jamaica, is stepping in to help the women’s jamaican bobsled team, which was left without a coach or sled less than a week before olympic competition.the beer company, “would love to put the cost of a new bobsled on our ‘bar tab,'” senior marketi...



red stripe brewery opens its pockets and comes to the rescue of jamaica's bobsle




olympic bobsleds cost a lot of money – tens of thousands of dollars. and teams spend so much time tinkering with their sleighs to make them faster that they sometimes bring multiple sleighs to competition in case one performs better than another on a given track.and because teams bring multipl...



two-man bobsled ends in gold medal tie for germany, canada




in an unusual twist, both the german and canadian two-man bobsled teams won gold medals at the pyeongchang 2018 winter olympics after finishing with exactly the same times, down to the hundredth of a second.the team of francesco friedrich and thorsten margis of germany were apparently an absolutely ...



second russian olympian tests positive for doping at pyeongchang




a member of russia’s bobsled team has reportedly tested positive for a banned substance at the winter olympic games in south korea.the russian olympic team was barred last december from the pyeongchang games following allegations of a state-run doping program, but 168 clean athletes were cleared t...



u.s. bobsled team honors steven holcomb at 2018 olympics




leading up to the first day of the two-man bobsled competition at the 2018 winter olympics, team usa remembered the legacy left behind by late teammate steven holcomb.members of the u.s. bobsled squad spoke saturday about how difficult it was to carry on and compete in pyeongchang following holcomb...



steven holcomb, olympic bobsledder, found dead




steven holcomb was simultaneously ordinary and remarkable.america's best bobsled pilot was a self-described computer geek who would rub elbows with hollywood stars. he was never exactly in the best of shape, yet was a world-class athlete. he attempted suicide years ago, then revealed his story with ...



usa women's hockey to play canada for olympic gold medal




(pyeongchang, south korea) — the united states will play for a gold medal in women’s hockey for the third straight olympics.four-time defending champion canada will be waiting for them.the americans had a 5-0 victory over finland in the semifinals, a score that canada matched against the russian...



why does puerto rico have an olympic team




it’s been 20 years since puerto rico competed in the winter olympics, but 17-year-old alpine skier charles flaherty just broke that trend.carrying puerto rico’s flag at the 2018 winter olympics opening ceremony in pyeongchang, south korea, flaherty beamed as the first representative for puerto r...



team usa's medal count at the 2018 winter olympics




team usa athletes are hitting the ice and slopes at the 2018 winter olympics in pyeongchang, south korea, with the hopes of standing on the coveted olympic podium.often a top contender at the winter olympic games, the u.s. has a number of gold-medal favorites, including snowboarder chloe kim and alp...



2018 olympics: team usa's women winning more medals than men




american women have shined at the 2018 winter olympics, becoming the driving force behind the u.s. olympic team’s wins in pyeongchang, south korea.of the 21 medals team usa has won thus far at the winter olympics, 12 of them belong to women — not including the two medals won by duos and teams of...



international women's day: 50 who made us political history




the history of women in american politics is just as long as that of the nation as a whole. even in the days before the constitution guaranteed women the right to vote, many tried hard to make a difference as best they could — and succeeded, not only by breaking glass ceilings and proving that wom...



team gb at the winter olympics: athletes, sports and medal hopes




the british olympic association has selected its largest ever delegation for a winter olympics with 59 athletes chosen to compete at pyeongchang 2018 from 9-25 february.see related winter olympics: schedule, sports, venues and how to watch on tvin sochi four years ago team gb had 56 athletes and th...



complete list of 2018 winter olympic sports and who to watch




from a 17-year-old snowboarding star to a gold-medal-hungry women’s ice hockey team, team usa’s athletes competing in the 2018 winter olympic games in pyeongchang, south korea, are looking to make a mark.the official roster for team usa will not be finalized until weeks before the 2018 winter ol...



olympics tv ratings hit low on final friday




the winter games now almost over, the final friday (feb. 23) in pyeongchang brought a nightly low for nbc's coverage. primetime averaged a 9.2 overnight rating among metered market households, with nbc and nbc sports network coverage factored. it's a steep 28 percent drop from the night before, th...



korea's 1st unified olympic team is an uneasy truce of diplomacy and sexism




xxiii olympic winter games in pyeongchang provides a fascinating opportunity to consider the complex relationship between sport and national identity, especially as north and south korea will be fielding a joint women’s ice hockey team. the last-minute team decision was announced on january 17 as ...



beats bets on g-eazy in olympic ads




the winter olympics kick off in pyeongchang, south korea, on feb. 9, but there's already one winner: g-eazy, whose song "the beautiful & damned" will be featured in beats' new ad campaign for its headphones during the games.beats' latest "above the noise" campaign commercial -- which shows elite a...



winter olympics women's ice hockey: u.s. and canada rivalry




nearly every world championship in women’s ice hockey has been fought over by two teams: the united states and canada.the powerhouse ice hockey teams have traded world titles and olympic medals since the 1990s, typically with team usa coming out on top in the international ice hockey federation (i...



british bobsledders crowdfund their winter olympic dreams




with the winter olympics just five months away a number of british women bobsledders have turned to crowdfunding following the british bobsleigh & skeleton association’s decision to cuts its budget.see related olympic chiefs dismiss pyeongchang 2018 security fearsteam gb bobsledder mica mcneill t...



top events to watch before the 2018 winter olympics end




the 2018 winter olympics in pyeongchang, south korea will soon come to an end, but some of the games’ biggest events are still to come.the u.s. women’s ice hockey team will battle canada once again for a gold medal — a prize team usa has been fighting over with canada for two decades at the ga...



north and south korea compete as one in olympic first




every time switzerland scored a goal against korea’s unified women’s hockey team on saturday night in gangneung, the 100-plus member north korean cheerleading squad, women all dressed in red jackets and white winter hats, began to chant in korean. “cheer up!” they told the korean team, point...