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The Guardian
Saturday February 24, 2018 @ 02:46:22 AM mt

Its nice to win but Britain is choking on a toxic obsession with medals Barney Ronay



The fetishising of Team GB feeds into the notion of medal hunting, of glossy PR at the expense of sport for all

In medical practice the phrase the dose is the poison is sometimes used to describe the principle that an excess of anything can be deadly. Take enough of it and it will kill you, from kitten tears to unicorn laughter to everydayingestion of diesel residue from your own family car.

At times during the BBCs coverage of the Winter Olympics it has been tempting to wonder if this rule also applies to extreme, nauseating doses of public niceness; if it is possible, given sufficient exposure, to die of niceness.

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The Guardian
Saturday February 24, 2018 @ 02:46:16 AM mt

The best fan costumes at the Winter Olympics in pictures



Its not just the performance of the athletes that make the Olympics a special event - the way spectators dress up to support their heroes adds a whole other dimesion

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The Guardian
Saturday February 24, 2018 @ 02:46:08 AM mt

Ledecka creates Winter Olympics history with second gold video



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Czech Republic's Ester Ledecka creates history by winning gold in the snowboard parallel giant slalom. She becomes the first woman to ever achieve gold medals in different sports at a Winter Games, following her sensational victory in the womens Super-G skiing last weekend.

Ester Ledecka seals status as Olympics snow queen

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The Guardian
Saturday February 24, 2018 @ 02:46:08 AM mt

Billy Morgan wins big air bronze to secure best GB medal haul video



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Billy Morgan wins big air bronze to secure Team GB's fifth medal of the Pyeongchang Games, their best ever Winter Olympics medal haul. Morgan, a 28-year-old from Southampton, recovered from a first-round fall to hit a combined score of 168.00, just 0.75 off silver. Team GB now have five medals one gold and four bronzes to top their previous record of four, achieved in both 1924 and 2014.

Best ever medal haul for Britain as Morgan bags bronze

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The Guardian
Saturday February 24, 2018 @ 02:46:04 AM mt

Manchester United v Chelsea: match preview



Jos Mourinho has guided Manchester United to only one win against a direct rival this season the 3-1 victory at Arsenal in early December. On Sunday this has to change against a Chelsea team only three points behind his side. United fans will hope their manager instructs his men to take the contest to Antonio Contes but whether this occurs remains to be seen as Mourinhos default position can often be safety-first. Jamie Jackson

Sunday 2.05pm SSPL

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The Guardian
Saturday February 24, 2018 @ 02:46:03 AM mt

Arsenal v Manchester City: match preview



Manchester City are the favourites and yet, despite the jolts and the latest crash against stersund on Thursday, there is a part of every Arsenal fan that will watch in hope. Arsne Wengers side have bucked the odds in recent Wembley cup showpieces and whatever Wigan can do to City, so can they, right? The likelihood remains that Pep Guardiola will celebrate a first trophy in England, before pushing for two bigger ones. Wenger is chasing the Jos treble. David Hytner

Sunday 4.30pm SSF

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The Guardian
Saturday February 24, 2018 @ 02:46:02 AM mt

Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur: match preview



Crystal Palace could find themselves back in the bottom three at kick-off on Sunday with the sides resources now severely hampered by injuries to 12 senior players, so the last thing Roy Hodgson needed was a visit from Tottenham Hotspur. Mauricio Pochettino will sense this as an opportunity to take advantage of Manchester United and Chelseas match above them, and Arsenals distraction in the League Cup final. His team have won their past five meetings with Palace. The hosts will have to perform out of their skins if that record is to end. Dominic Fifield

Sunday noon SSPL

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The Guardian
Saturday February 24, 2018 @ 02:46:01 AM mt

Ester Ledecka seals status as Winter Olympics snow queen with double gold



  • Czech wins second gold of Games, in snowboard slalom
  • I will think about this moment until the end of my life

Ester Ledecka confirmed her position as the snow queen of these Winter Olympics in fact, arguably, any Winter Games with a supreme victory in the snowboard parallel giant slalom on Saturday.

The win made the 22-year-old from the Czech Republic the first woman to ever achieve gold medals in different sports at a Winter Games, following her sensational victory in the womens Super-G skiing last weekend.

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The Guardian
Saturday February 24, 2018 @ 02:45:56 AM mt

Manchester Citys Oleksandr Zinchenko: I trained on the streets of Moscow



The Ukrainian, who may feature in the Carabao Cup final, recalls months in limbo without a club after war in the region forced him to leave Shakhtar Donetsk

Oleksandr Zinchenkos challenging career-arc from war-torn Donetsk to Pep Guardiolas Manchester City featured him drawing inspiration from Fernandinhos recovery from a career-threatening injury.

Zinchenko, 21, is set to start Sundays Carabao Cup final against Arsenal alongside the Brazilian and, when a youth team player at Shakhtar Donetsk, Fernandinho showed the kind of character required to be an elite professional.

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The Guardian
Saturday February 24, 2018 @ 02:45:54 AM mt

USA topple Sweden to cap fairytale run with first ever Olympic curling gold



  • USA win first gold medal in curling with 10-7 win over Sweden

The United States have won their first ever gold medal in curling with a stunning upset of Sweden, capping a fairytale run from the brink of elimination from group play less than a week ago.

The Americans broke through in a taut match with five runs in the eighth end to win 10-7 before a rollicking crowd at the Gangneung Curling Centre.

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