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Feb 21, 2014

Briton Christie completes unwanted DQ hat-trick

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – A week of tears and trolls ended in more disappointment for British short track skater Elise Christie as she completed a hat-trick of disqualifications by collecting a penalty in the women’s 1,000 meters semi-finals on Friday.

The 23-year-old crashed after being knocked by China’s Li Jianrou on the final bend of the second semi at the Iceberg Skating Palace as South Korean Shim Suk-hee and Fan Kexin of China advanced to the final.

Feb 21, 2014

Olympics-Short track–Briton Christie completes unwanted DQ hat-trick

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 21 (Reuters) – A week of tears and trolls ended in more disappointment for British short track skater Elise Christie as she completed a hat-trick of disqualifications by collecting a penalty in the women’s 1,000 metres semi-finals on Friday.

The 23-year-old crashed after being knocked by China’s Li Jianrou on the final bend of the second semi at the Iceberg Skating Palace as South Korean Shim Suk-hee and Fan Kexin of China advanced to the final.

Feb 21, 2014

Olympics-Speed skating-U.S pursuit teams fail, medal hopes over

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 21 (Reuters) – The United States speed skating team will depart the Winter Olympics without a medal for the first time since the 1984 Sarajevo Games after their men’s and women’s team pursuit trios were both knocked out in the first round on Friday.

The men were beaten by the Canadians in the first quarter-final and the women were dumped out by the dominant Dutch, winners of 21 of the 30 individual speed skating medals available at the Adler Arena.

Feb 21, 2014

Speed skating: U.S. pursuit teams fail, ending medal hopes

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – The United States speed skating team will depart the Winter Olympics without a medal for the first time since the 1984 Sarajevo Games after their men’s and women’s team pursuit trios were both knocked out in the first round on Friday.

The men were beaten by the Canadians in the first quarter-final and the women were dumped out by the dominant Dutch, winners of 21 of the 30 individual speed skating medals available at the Adler Arena.

Feb 21, 2014

Olympics-Speed skating-U.S pursuit teams fail, ending medal hopes

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 21 (Reuters) – The United States speed skating team will depart the Winter Olympics without a medal for the first time since the 1984 Sarajevo Games after their men’s and women’s team pursuit trios were both knocked out in the first round on Friday.

The men were beaten by the Canadians in the first quarter-final and the women were dumped out by the dominant Dutch, winners of 21 of the 30 individual speed skating medals available at the Adler Arena.

Feb 21, 2014

US Speedskating, Under Armour ink new deal through 2022 Olympics

SOCHI, Russia/WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) – US Speedskating is renewing its partnership with Under Armour, Inc. through the 2022 Olympics despite recent criticism of the team’s suits at the Sochi Games, the company’s chief executive said on Friday.

“We doubled down with a new eight-year partnership,” Kevin Plank told CBS “This Morning.”

Feb 20, 2014

Two letters that mean the world to Canada’s skipper

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – As a lawyer, Jennifer Jones has plenty of letters after her name and she earned two more after leading the Canadian curlers to an Olympic gold on Thursday.

A 6-3 victory over Sweden was the Canadians’ 11th win in Sochi and they are the first women’s team to go through an Olympics unbeaten.

Feb 20, 2014

Olympics-Curling-Two letters that mean the world to Canada’s skipper

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 20 (Reuters) – As a lawyer, Jennifer Jones has plenty of letters after her name and she earned two more after leading the Canadian curlers to an Olympic gold on Thursday.

A 6-3 victory over Sweden was the Canadians’ 11th win in Sochi and they are the first women’s team to go through an Olympics unbeaten.

Feb 20, 2014

Muirhead steers Britain to bronze

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Skip Eve Muirhead led Britain to a tense 6-5 win over Switzerland on Thursday to take the bronze medal in the women’s Olympic curling competition.

With the men’s curling team in the final against Canada on Friday, Britain are now guaranteed matching their best ever Winter Games medal total of four.

Feb 20, 2014

Olympics-Curling-Muirhead steers Britain to bronze

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Skip Eve Muirhead led Britain to a tense 6-5 win over Switzerland on Thursday to take the bronze medal in the women’s Olympic curling competition.

With the men’s curling team in the final against Canada on Friday, Britain are now guaranteed matching their best ever Winter Games medal total of four.