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Olympic speed skating champion guilty of sexual harassment

Winter Sports May 7, 2020

Olympic speed skating champion guilty of sexual harassment

South Korean Olympic short-track speedskating gold medallist Lim Hyo-jun was convicted Thursday of sexually harassing a fellow male athlete by pulling down his trousers, a Seoul court said. Lim, 23, won the 1500m on home ice at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang and also ...

Russian speedskating great Viktor Ahn retires due to injuries

Winter Sports Apr 28, 2020

Russian speedskating great Viktor Ahn retires due to injuries

Six-time Olympic gold medalist Viktor Ahn on Monday announced his retirement from short-track speedskating, citing several lingering injuries. The South Korean, who switched allegiance to Russia in 2011 and won three gold medals and a bronze at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, said in a letter ...

Ruka Hirano claims first halfpipe World Cup win

More Sports / Winter Sports Feb 16, 2020

Ruka Hirano claims first halfpipe World Cup win

Snowboarder Ruka Hirano captured his first World Cup victory in Calgary on Saturday in the men's halfpipe competition, the last of five events of the season. The 17-year-old, who won gold at the Winter Youth Olympics in Switzerland last month, scored 94.75 points at Canada ...

Japan sets record in team pursuit

More Sports / Winter Sports Feb 15, 2020

Japan sets record in team pursuit

The Japan women's trio, sisters Miho and Nana Takagi and Ayano Sato, won the team pursuit in a world-record time on the opening day of the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships on Friday. The team crossed the finish line at the Utah Olympic ...