The Malta Independent 17 January 2019, Thursday


Skiing: Olympic downhill champion Goggia plans return from injury

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 15:46 Last update: about 11 hours ago Associated Press

Olympic downhill champion Sofia Goggia is planning to return from injury this month but remains in doubt for the upcoming world championships. A spokesman for the Italian Winter Sports Federation...

Zubkov among 4 Russian bobsledders banned for Olympic doping

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 14:59 Last update: about 11 hours ago Associated Press

Five years after the Sochi Olympics, the man who carried the Russian flag at the opening ceremony has been banned for doping at those games. Alexander Zubkov, already stripped of two Olympic gold...

Skiing: Shiffrin finally conquers elusive Kronplatz giant slalom

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 17:02 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

Mikaela Shiffrin had this race specially marked on her calendar. There are few courses the American skier has not been able to conquer in her record-breaking career. Yet a victory — or even...

Takeda corruption probe sullies 2020 Tokyo Olympics and IOC

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 09:40 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

Tsunekazu Takeda, the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee and a powerful IOC member, again denied corruption allegations against him, suggesting on Tuesday that any guilt was with others at...

Skiing: Shiffrin scales back ski schedule to avoid more fatigue

Monday, 14 January 2019, 19:44 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Battling fatigue from seven races in 19 days, Mikaela Shiffrin is scaling back her schedule. The overall World Cup ski leader will not compete in two downhills in Cortina d'Ampezzo this week as...

WADA panel to rule on Russia doping data as visit continues

Sunday, 13 January 2019, 18:23 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

World Anti-Doping Agency inspectors' bid to obtain doping data will head into a sixth day in the Russian capital as a WADA panel prepares to rule whether Russia has kept its word on the...

Germany extends bobsled World Cup winning streak

Sunday, 13 January 2019, 17:20 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

Germany is still unbeaten in World Cup bobsled races this season, after Johannes Lochner drove to a victory in a four-man race Sunday. Lochner led after the first heat and needed to finish his...

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