Nike debuts official Winter Olympics clothes

Scotty James could become Australia's most celebrated alpine athlete with a Winter Olympics win

Scotty James could become Australia's most celebrated alpine athlete with a Winter Olympics win

Climate change could turn out to be the Winter Olympics' biggest spoil sport.

British bobsledder Bruce Tasker insists a minor stroke will not stop him receiving a retrospective Winter Olympic medal in PyeongChang next month if the opportunity arises.

"The target of a best ever Olympic Winter Games is indicative of just how far the athletes and their national governing bodies have progressed over the past four years", said Team GB Chef de Mission Mike Hay.

UK Sport director of performance Chelsea Warr said: "One of the unique aspects of winter sport is its unpredictability".

ParalympicsGB won six medals at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and they have been given a target of at least seven medals. "That's what makes it so exciting, but also very nerve-wracking".

Medals for the Paralympic games are similar to the Olympic design but with raised repeating patterns in the medal and braille lettering.

Official confirmation from the International Olympic Committee is yet to be received.

Yarnold, who has struggled this season, has been given a top-eight target for 2018 along with team-mate Laura Deas.

For PyeongChang, the opening and closing ceremonies will be streamed in VR, as will alpine skiing, snowboarding, curling, skeleton, figure skating, ice hockey and ski jumping, among other sports.

Christie was disqualified three times in Sochi, but has since won numerous World Championship medals, including two golds in 2017.

A research study led by geography professor Daniel Scott at the University of Waterloo says the number of places that will be cold enough to host a Winter Olympics is dropping.

PyeongChang is ready to welcome the world for the Olympics and Paralympics.

VR streaming in sports isn't a novel idea, but this would be the first time for the Olympics to be streamed in VR to nearly all VR headsets.

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