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Sports Best wipeout photos from 1st week of PyeongChang 2018

23:56  16 february  2018
23:56  16 february  2018 Source:   thescore.com

Norwegian wins 'Moustache Games' for magnificent facial hair

  Norwegian wins 'Moustache Games' for magnificent facial hair Robert Johansson soared through sub-zero winds to win ski-jumping bronze at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics but most of the talk afterwards focused on his magnificent ginger moustache. The 27-year-old's eye-catching facial hair quivered as he flew into third place in the normal hill event, where spectators and even competitors shivered in temperatures that plumbed minus 12 degrees Celsius (10 Fahrenheit) but felt much colder with a fierce wind gusting off the mountain.The blustery conditions caused numerous delays when the jumpers finally finished well beyond midnight on Saturday night.

From the slopes to the curling arena, photographers at PyeongChang 2018 are always on the hunt for the money shot. Here's a look at some of the best wipeouts after one week in South Korea: Feb. 11: Simen Hegstad Krueger- Norway.

From the slopes to the curling arena, photographers at PyeongChang 2018 are always on the hunt for the money shot. Here's a look at some of the best wipeouts after one week in South Korea: Feb. 11: Simen Hegstad Krueger- Norway.

From the slopes to the curling arena, photographers at PyeongChang 2018 are always on the hunt for the money shot.

Capturing the perfect action shot or documenting medal winners usually get preferentially treatment, but there's a special place in the heart of every Winter Olympics fan for a perfectly-timed snapshot of a wipeout.

Click or swipe to take a look at some of the best wipeouts after one week in South Korea:

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Feb. 11: Simen Hegstad Krueger- Norway

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It was a disaster start for Simen Hegstad Krueger in the men's 15K x 15K cross-country skiathlon after the Norwegian took a tumble seconds into his Olympic journey. Unbelievably, Krueger overcame the rough start and passed 67 people en route to winning gold as part of Norway's clean-sweep of the podium.

Russian, American skeleton racers refuse to speak to each other

  Russian, American skeleton racers refuse to speak to each other Russian, American skeleton racers refuse to speak to each otherRussian and American skeleton racers are refusing to speak to each other at the Pyeongchang winter Games in a spat that centers on allegations of widespread Russian doping.

35 Photos . In Focus. After two weeks of competition, Norway topped the Olympic medals chart with 39 total medals, followed by Germany, Canada, and the United States. In the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium, CL performs during the Closing Ceremony on February 25, 2018 . # John Sibley / Reuters.

33 Winter Olympics wipeout photos that will make you wince. Well before the medal win, Bryzgalova won hearts across the internet for her looks. More: Features winter olympics pyeongchang 2018 .

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Feb. 12: Ikuma Horishima - Japan

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Ikuma Horishima hopes of winning the freestyle skiing men's moguls were dashed in an instant with an epic crash.

Feb. 12 Philippe Marquis - Canada

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Philippe Marquis of Canada also proved that the moguls at PyeongChang 2018 are no joke when he crashed out of the finals.

Feb. 13 Elise Christie - Great Britain

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Elise Christie was left devastated when her Olympic dream of winning the 500m short track speed skating final came to a cruel end.

Feb. 13: Pavel Trikhichev - Russia

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As any amateur skier knows, Russia's Pavel Trikhichev never had a chance to recover from this moment of panic ...

Canada wins silver in luge relay

  Canada wins silver in luge relay PYEONGCHANG, Korea, Republic Of - Canada earned its second Olympic luge medal on Thursday in dramatic fashion, finishing second in the team relay at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games. The team of singles sliders Alex Gough and Sam Edney and doubles duo Tristan Walker and Justin Snith raced to silver in a time of two minutes 24.872 seconds. The powerhouse Germans won gold in 2:24.517 while Austria took bronze in 2:24.988. The Canadians mobbed Walker The team of singles sliders Alex Gough and Sam Edney and doubles duo Tristan Walker and Justin Snith raced to silver in a time of two minutes 24.872 seconds.

Meet the highlights from the 1 st Week for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Torch Relay.

By the time the first week wrapped up at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the powerful, icy winds that earlier disrupted or delayed competition had largely calmed. The pair scored a personal best of 193.63 and finished 13th in their Olympic debut at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

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Feb. 13: Matthias Mayer - Austria

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Matthias Mayer deserves a gold for his impression of a human bowling ball.

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Feb. 13: Anastasia Bryzgalova - Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Anastasia Bryzgalova proved that not even curlers are safe from the cruel laws of gravity.

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5 players who improved their NHL stock at PyeongChang 2018 .
With no current NHL players competing at PyeongChang, the men's hockey tournament saw a wide-open field, and in the end, there was more than just medals on the line. While the potential of bringing home gold certainly trumps all, playing on potentially the biggest stage at the premiere sporting event has allowed many players to showcase their talents and put the NHL on notice. Here are five players who, while previously having name recognition, really elevated their NHL stock at PyeongChang.Ilya Kovalchuk© Provided by Score Media Ventures INCThe return of Kovalchuk to the NHL appears to be almost a certainty at this point.

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