Germany top the medal table after the opening day after golds for Laura Dahlmeier and Andreas Wellinger 6.11pm GMT As the much-heralded debut of a joint women’s team brings an 8-0 defeat, spectators in a local bar divide over the One Korea idea … Related: Korea’s united Olympic squad: symbol of hope or mere political stunt? 4.16pm GMT One more report from Sean in Pyeongchang for the day … Related: Semen Elistratov takes bronze and rails at ‘hard and unfair’ Russian ban Semen Elistratov became the first athlete from Russia to win a medal at this year’s Winter Olympics after a thrilling men’s 1500m short track speed skating final – and promptly dedicated it to the 200 compatriots who he said were “unfairly” excluded from the Games. “I have difficulties to hold back my tears,” said Elistratov, who snatched a surprise bronze when a crash took out two skaters in front of him near the end of the race. Continue reading…



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