Winter Olympics 2018: USA tops Canada in dramatic shootout to win first women's ice hockey gold since 1998
The United States won Olympic women's ice hockey gold for the first time in 20 years on Thursday, edging four-time defending champion Canada 3-2 in a dramatic penalty shootout in the Pyeongchang Winter Games final.
Winter Olympics chiefs accept IOC ban; clean Russian athletes allowed to participate under Olympic flag
Winter Olympics organisers said they would prefer if Russians competed under their own flag, but accepted as "second-best" an International Olympic Committee ruling which allows clean athletes from Russia to take part in the Games as neutrals.
Russia was banned Tuesday from the 2018 Winter Games by the International Olympic Committee over its state-orchestrated doping programme, but clean Russian athletes will be allowed to compete under an Olympic flag.
Russia face further heat ahead of 2018 Winter Games as WADA claims possessing proof of doping scandal
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Friday it had obtained a database that confirmed allegations of widespread state-sponsored doping in Russia made in the McLaren report.
A North Korean official on Friday said he will discuss the idea of co-hosting South Korea's 2018 Winter Games with Olympic chief Thomas Bach, as Seoul denied suggesting such a move.