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  1. Canada defend ice hockey title
    Canada defend ice hockey title

    Canada beat Sweden 3-0 to become first country to go back-to-back since 1988.

  2. No medals but Kiwis still happy
    No medals but Kiwis still happy

    NZ's pain for gain ratio at the Winter Olympics didn't quite balance out.

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  1. No sand, no beach: Snow volleyball takes Alps by storm

    No sand, no beach: Snow volleyball takes Alps by storm

    Sankt Anton am Arlberg (Austria) (AFP) - Beach shorts over thermal underwear, wool hats instead of bikinis and not a grain of sand in sight: a new sport has emerged in the Alps and it's called snow volleyball.

  2. 'Criminal' use of force by Ukraine would imperil talks: Lavrov

    'Criminal' use of force by Ukraine would imperil talks: Lavrov

    Beijing (AFP) - Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday warned Kiev against using force to quell pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine, saying the "criminal" act would undermine talks planned in Geneva.

  3. Kipsang sets London Marathon record

    Kipsang sets London Marathon record

    London (AFP) - World record-holder Wilson Kipsang won the men's London Marathon in a course record two hours, four minutes and 29 seconds on Sunday as Britain's Mo Farah found life tough on his debut over the distance.

  4. Kenyan double in London Marathon

    Kenyan runners have won the men's and women's divisions of the London Marathon.

  5. Edna Kiplagat finally gets London Marathon win

    Edna Kiplagat finally gets London Marathon win

    London (AFP) - Kenya's Edna Kiplagat saw off compatriot Florence Kiplagat to win the women's London Marathon on Sunday.

  6. Slopestyle injuries a worry - IOC

    The rails and boxes used in the new slopestyle events at the Sochi Winter Olympics produced an unacceptable level of injuries according to the IOC.

  7. Turkey rejects Russian claims over US ships in Black Sea

    Turkey rejects Russian claims over US ships in Black Sea

    Ankara (AFP) - Turkey on Saturday dismissed as "out of the question" claims from Russia that it had allowed US warships to stay longer in the Black Sea than permitted under international law.

  8. G7 to hold rescheduled summit in Brussels on June 4-5

    G7 to hold rescheduled summit in Brussels on June 4-5

    Brussels (AFP) - Leaders of the Group of Seven industrial powers will meet in Brussels for two days from June 4, the European Council said Friday, after the meeting was moved from Russia due to the crisis in Ukraine.

  9. US ski star cheesed off about Masters

    Augusta National Golf Club has a lot of rules, as American ski star Bode Miller found out when he wanted to walk and eat.

  10. Austria coach Pointner leaves ski team

    Austria coach Pointner leaves ski team

    Vienna (AFP) - Austria's ski jumping coach Alexander Pointner, who led the likes of Thomas Morgenstern and Gregor Schlierenzauer to Olympic and world glory over the past 10 years, announced Friday he will be leaving the team.

  11. IOC ramp up speed of Rio preparations

    IOC ramp up speed of Rio preparations

    The IOC is setting up three task forces to look into troubles with the 2016 Rio Olympics and international sports federations are to get a greater say.

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