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The PyeongChang Diaries: Of fierce winds and a taste of South Korea

By Chibuogwu Nnadiegbulam, AIPS Young Reporter, Nigeria
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What helped Ester Ledecka upset the Alpine skiing world at PyeongChang 2018?

By Rayane Moussallem
PYEONGCHANG, February 21, 2018 - Just four days ago, on Saturday, February 17, snowboard champion Czech Ester Ledecka shocked the world, and herself, when she pulled off the biggest upset at PyeongChang 2018 and, arguably, also one of the biggest upsets in the history of Winter Olympics. Ledecka won the Ladies’ Super-G gold medal beating some of the biggest names in Alpine skiing, including defending champion Austria’s Anna Veith and American superstar Lindsey Vonn.   The 22-year-old has never finished higher than 19th in a Super-G World Cup race ...


Japan's hero Yuzuru Hanyu has two Olympic golds - and eight bodyguards

By Ying Hongxia and Xie Fengmei
PYEONGCHANG, February 20, 2018 - Bishōnen is a popular term in Japanese anime, meaning a beautiful young man whose appeal is universal. In PyeongChang, a bishōnen returned to the ice rink with grace and made history by sweeping the gold in men’s figure skating in back-to-back Olympics, reenacting a feat achieved 66 years ago. The beautiful young man from a “different dimensional world,” also a term from Japanese anime, was Yuzuru Hanyu. At the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Hanyu, considered the prince of figure skating, rose to the stature of king. And in the PyeongChang Winter ...
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Over 100 guests gather for celebration of AIPS Winter Olympics Journalists on the Podium

By Chibuogwu Nnadiegbulam
PYEONGCHANG, February 19, 2018 - The International Sports Press Association (AIPS) on Monday continued its unique tradition of celebrating longevity in Olympic journalism - an initiative that has blossomed since the London 2012 Summer Games - as journalists, who have covered six or more Winter Olympic Games, were honoured at a special ceremony at Casa Italia at PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.  More than 100 guests, including the over 70 awardees, were present at the event tagged "Journalists on the Podium". An event which also saw the launch of ...


Federer keeps on breaking records at the age of 36

By Ijeoma Okigbo
ABUJA, February 20, 2018 - The year has just begun, but Swiss Roger Federer has made lots of incredible journey in just two months. From becoming the first man to win 20 grand slam titles in January to the oldest ranked top player in tennis. After turning professional in 1998, the Swiss maintained an ATP top ten position from October 2002 to November 2016 but a knee and back injury denied him the Rio Olympics and half of the 2016 season. Returning in January 2017 and seeded number 17, Federer rose to defeat third seed Stan Wawrinka and ...
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