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'I am not going to leave': Ice skater Vishwaraj Jadeja on pursuing a winter sport amid various challenges
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'I am not going to leave': Ice skater Vishwaraj Jadeja on pursuing a winter sport amid various challenges

India's top ice skater Vishwaraj Jadeja speaks on challenges of pursuing a winter sport in Netherlands in the last 12 years.

Coronavirus Outbreak: For some bobsled hopefuls, the Olympics may be a click away
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Coronavirus Outbreak: For some bobsled hopefuls, the Olympics may be a click away

USABS already has gotten dozens of serious candidates involved, through Zoom video conferences with coaches and established athletes and past bobsled and skeleton Olympians.

Lone ranger Shiva Keshavan plans to get luge off the blocks in new role
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Lone ranger Shiva Keshavan plans to get luge off the blocks in new role

With no fixed tenure, no office space, no staff, and no infrastructure, Shiva Keshavan has a clean, even if scratchy, slate to begin, but then, walking alone has never been a problem for him.

Firstpost Masterclass: Luge legend Shiva Keshavan deconstructs the science, technique, and mindset behind his art
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Firstpost Masterclass: Luge legend Shiva Keshavan deconstructs the science, technique, and mindset behind his art

What is luge and what challenges does it entail? How does one slide on ice at 150 kmph and battle G forces at the same time? How to excel in a sport that is measured to one-thousandth of a second? India's lone luge exponent Shiva Keshavan breaks down his sport in this edition of Firstpost Masterclass

Luge racer Shiva Keshavan in talks with a 'couple of state governments' over establishing winter sports academy in India
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Luge racer Shiva Keshavan in talks with a 'couple of state governments' over establishing winter sports academy in India

Shiva Keshavan, the first Indian representative to compete in luge at the Winter Olympics, is aiming to build an academy to nurture talented youngsters and is in talks with a couple of state governments.

Jammu and Kashmir's Gulmarg to host five-day national winter games tournament as part of Khelo India programme
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Jammu and Kashmir's Gulmarg to host five-day national winter games tournament as part of Khelo India programme

Sports secretary Sarmad Hafeez reviewed arrangements for the winter games with concerned departments and stakeholders, an official spokesman said

Researchers have invented a new device that converts snow into electricity
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Researchers have invented a new device that converts snow into electricity

Generating electricity using snow is now possible using a very tiny device.

Britain's most decorated Winter Olympian Lizzy Yarnold retires; says she is ready for 'new chapter' in life
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Britain's most decorated Winter Olympian Lizzy Yarnold retires; says she is ready for 'new chapter' in life

Arguably Britain's greatest Winter Olympian, Lizzy Yarnold has decided to call it quits on her immensely successful career at the age of 29, choosing instead to focus on nurturing young talent.

Pyeongchang Winter Olympic venues gather dust as South Korea's national and state governments argue over maintenance bills
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Pyeongchang Winter Olympic venues gather dust as South Korea's national and state governments argue over maintenance bills

South Korea is feeling the after-effects of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, with many venues being unused owing to a lack of demand for winter sports in the country.

Winter Olympics 2018: North Korean cross-country skier Ri Yong Gum makes tearful and bloody Games debut
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Winter Olympics 2018: North Korean cross-country skier Ri Yong Gum makes tearful and bloody Games debut

Ri Yong Gum was still cheered by dozens of South Korean supporters dressed in blue hoodies and waving mini unification flags showing the Korean peninsula as one.

Winter Olympics 2018: Mikaela Shiffrin's title defence, men's ice hockey action and other things to watch out for on Day 5
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Winter Olympics 2018: Mikaela Shiffrin's title defence, men's ice hockey action and other things to watch out for on Day 5

Superstar alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin may finally get her chance to perform at Pyeongchang on Wednesday on day five of the Winter Olympics.

Winter Olympics 2018: 17-year-old snowboarder Red Gerard wins United States' first gold at Pyeongchang
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Winter Olympics 2018: 17-year-old snowboarder Red Gerard wins United States' first gold at Pyeongchang

Gerard was off the pace after the first and second runs, scoring 43.33 and 46.40, before somehow summoning up an enormous last effort.

Winter Olympics 2018: A beginner's guide to the explosive sport of short track speed skating at the Pyeongchang Games
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Winter Olympics 2018: A beginner's guide to the explosive sport of short track speed skating at the Pyeongchang Games

Short track speed skating involves a mass start and an all-out dash to the finish on a reduced course the size of an ice-hockey rink. Here's all you need to about this winter sport.

Winter Olympics 2018: A beginner's guide to the all-male sport of Nordic Combined at Pyeongchang Games
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Winter Olympics 2018: A beginner's guide to the all-male sport of Nordic Combined at Pyeongchang Games

Here's all you need to know about the Winter Olympic sport of Nordic Combined ahead of the Pyeongchang Games.

Pyeongchang 2018: From ballet to bust, South Korea's Winter Olympic venues face uncertain fate after Games
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Pyeongchang 2018: From ballet to bust, South Korea's Winter Olympic venues face uncertain fate after Games

Six of the 14 Winter Olympic venues are existing sites that were refurbished. The rest are new constructions, three of which have no post-Olympic plan for their control or management.

Winter Olympics 2018: From 'big air' to 'mixed curling', a look at four new events introduced at Pyeongchang
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Winter Olympics 2018: From 'big air' to 'mixed curling', a look at four new events introduced at Pyeongchang

From high-flying snowboarders to alpine skiers racing side-by-side, four new events will make their Winter Olympic debuts at Pyeongchang to add drama and faster-paced excitement.

Winter Olympics 2018: A beginner's guide to speed skating, one of the most enthralling sports at Pyeongchang Games
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Winter Olympics 2018: A beginner's guide to speed skating, one of the most enthralling sports at Pyeongchang Games

Speed skating is a simple and straightforward winter sport with similarities with other track and field events. Here's all you need to know about it ahead of the Pyeonchang Games.

Winter Olympics 2018: Pyeongchang Games set to get underway with North-South Korean relations at centrestage
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Winter Olympics 2018: Pyeongchang Games set to get underway with North-South Korean relations at centrestage

When the Olympic flame is lit in Pyeongchang, a previously little-known corner of South Korea, around 3,000 athletes from all over the world will compete for a record 102 gold medals in 15 sports until 25 February.

Winter Olympics 2018: A beginner's guide to skeleton ahead of the Pyeongchang Games
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Winter Olympics 2018: A beginner's guide to skeleton ahead of the Pyeongchang Games

With the 2018 Winter Olympics right around the corner, here's a look at the sliding sport of skeleton