• A 16-year-old North Korean speed skater was disqualified from his only Olympic event after he appeared to try to trip up a Japanese opponent

    4 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    A North Korean athlete crashed out of his sole Winter Olympics event.
    Jong Kwang Bom tripped and seemingly tried to bring a fellow competitor down with him during the men's 500-metre short track event.
    After a restart it was not long before Jong clashed with that same opponent.
    Jong was disqualified for his actions.
    A 16-year-old North Korean speed skater tripped on the ice and tried to bring an opponent down with him.
    The incident occured during the 2018 Winter Olympics 500-metre short track speed skating heat at the Gangneung Ice Arena on Tuesday.
    The skater, Jong Kwang Bom, crashed not...
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  • China is building an entire winter sports industry and training hundreds of elite athletes so it can dominate the 2022 Winter Olympics

    China is building an entire winter sports industry and training hundreds of elite athletes so it can dominate the 2022 Winter Olympics

    4 monthes ago - By Chron

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    China wants to build hundreds of ski resorts and skating rinks - effectively a whole new winter sports industry - ahead of its turn hosting the Olympics.
    The aim is to breed a new generation of athletes to win big at the 2022 Winter Olympics in China.
    The country wants to look good in front of a home audience.
    An expert told Business Insider it might not work, no matter how much they invest.
    China is investing billions of dollars into new ski resorts, skating rinks, and athletics programs to breed a new generation of athletes that can help it win big in the 2022 Beijing...
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  • 2 freestyle skiers were hospitalised with broken bones after a horrifying crash-ridden ski cross run at the Winter Olympics

    2 freestyle skiers were hospitalised with broken bones after a horrifying crash-ridden ski cross run at the Winter Olympics

    4 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Two skiers have been taken to hospital with suspected broken bones after suffering nasty falls at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
    Other competitors collided into each other in what turned out to be a crash-filled course.
    Canadian skier Kevin Drury was wiped out by a collision with another competitor but refused to blame the conditions or the course.
    He simply said "it is kind of what happens" in ski cross.
    A horrifying crash-filled ski cross event at the 2018 Winter Olympics left two athletes with suspected broken bones.
    Ski cross is a timed event that requires athletes to race down a...
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