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Finn Niskanen takes gold in 50km mass start

Finland's Iivo Niskanen made a lung-busting early break and held off a furious challenge from Alexander Bolshunov to win the 50km mass start classic cross-country ski race and get Finland's first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Games on Saturday.

Penalty try helps Crusaders open with big win over Chiefs

The Canterbury Crusaders were awarded a controversial penalty try by referee Ben O'Keeffe with less than 10 minutes remaining that gave them breathing space to record a 45-23 Super Rugby victory over the Waikato Chiefs in Christchurch on Saturday.

Olympics - Ledecka doubles up with historical PGS gold

Ester Ledecka became the first person in Winter Olympics history to capture gold medals in unrelated events after the Czech won the snowboard parallel giant slalom on Saturday to go with her stunning Alpine skiing super-G gold.

South Koreans pray Garlic Girls can score crushing victory

Ninety-two-year-old Kim Won-hee doesn't know much about the sport of curling, but she and millions of other South Koreans are counting on her granddaughter, skipper of the "Garlic Girls", to lead the nation to an historic gold medal on Sunday.

Skiers say gripping team event looks like it's here to stay

Alpine skiing's first ever Olympic team event threw up enough surprises and excitement on Saturday to suggest that the parallel slalom format will be back at future Games, even if some of the world's best skiers decided to give it a miss.

Switzerland pip Austria to win inaugural team gold

Pyeongchang individual medallists Wendy Holdener and Ramon Zenhaeusern led the way as Switzerland beat Austria 3-1 in a final showdown of traditional Alpine powerhouses to win the inaugural team gold at the Winter Olympics on Saturday.

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