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  1. Skiing World Cup Champ Gut captures season-opening Super-G

    Skiing World Cup Champ Gut captures season-opening Super-G

    Lake Louise (Canada) (AFP) - World Cup overall champion Lara Gut claimed the season opening women's super-G race at Lake Louise on Sunday, one day after finishing runner-up in the downhill.

  2. Pound calls for tough stance on Russian doping

    Pound calls for tough stance on Russian doping

    Los Angeles (AFP) - Former World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) chief Dick Pound has called for a tough stance on Russia's doping violations as the sports world braces for the release of a new investigation into accusations of state-run cheating.

  3. 2017 Formula One schedule avoids Le Mans clash

    2017 Formula One schedule avoids Le Mans clash

    Paris (AFP) - The European Grand Prix in Baku will be staged a week earlier in 2017 to avoid clashing with the famed Le Mans 24 Hour Race, motor racing's governing body the FIA said on Wednesday.

  4. The 2017 Formula One calendar of races

    A look at the confirmed calendar of races for the 2017 Formula One season, with the German Grand Prix a notable omission.

  5. Wife of Putin aide shocks with Holocaust-themed skating routine

    Wife of Putin aide shocks with Holocaust-themed skating routine

    Moscow (AFP) - The wife of President Vladimir Putin's spokesman faced a storm of criticism on Monday for performing a Holocaust-themed ice-dancing routine with striped costumes based on concentration camp uniforms.

  6. Norwegians want 14-month ban for Johaug

    Norwegians want 14-month ban for Johaug

    Norwegian anti-doping are recommending the Norwegian Olympic Committee suspend cross-country ski champion Therese Johaug for 14-months due to doping offences.

  7. Gold medallist Lassila eyes fifth Olympics

    Gold medallist Lassila eyes fifth Olympics

    Australian gold medallist Lydia Lassila is aiming for a fifth Winter Olympics campaign at PyeongChang in 2018.

  8. Figure Skating Canadian pair win NHK Trophy with record

    Figure Skating Canadian pair win NHK Trophy with record

    Tokyo (AFP) - Olympic silver medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the NHK Trophy ice-dance title on Sunday, bagging a world record score with their dazzling performance.

  9. Germany, Chile for Australia at Confed Cup

    Germany, Chile for Australia at Confed Cup

    Ange Postecoglou believes match-ups with Germany and Chile at the 2017 Confederations Cup gives his side a great chance to measure their progress.

  10. Vonn says arm break was most painful injury of career

    Vonn says arm break was most painful injury of career

    Killington (United States) (AFP) - Lindsey Vonn has had one major injury after another but she says shattering her arm in a training crash earlier this month was the most excruciating pain she has felt in her ski racing career.

  11. France's Worley wins in Killington

    France's Worley wins in Killington

    Killington (United States) (AFP) - France's Tessa Worley captured her first World Cup victory in three years on Saturday, by winning the women's giant slalom in Killington, Vermont.

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