A streaker on the Winter Olympics simply sought after to carry “PEACE + LOVE” to the arena.

The ponytailed guy bounded onto the ice in a while after the lads’s 1,000m pace skating tournament in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Friday.

As video that Instagram person mhj.kooij shared on-line presentations, the rink intruder GOT rid of his garments to show a crimson tutu and a strategically-placed sock underneath.

He’d inked the message about peace and love onto his chest.

It’s unclear how officers dealt along with his impromptu efficiency, which has now long gone down in Olympic historical past.

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Big recruiting NRL strugglers Newcastle have enlisted former State of Origin trainer Laurie Daley to mentor their playmakers together with megastar import Mitchell Pearce.

Knights trainer Nathan Brown and Daley had been in talks a few consultancy position with the membership, which is able to lead to the champion pivot overseeing decided on coaching periods within the coming weeks, in accordance to Fairfax Media.

The appointment shall be Daley’s first since his alternative as NSW trainer by way of Brad Fittler.

It is known Daley’s primary center of attention shall be tutoring Knights 2d receivers Connor Watson and Kalyn Ponga however the task can even reunite him with Pearce who performed a variety of Origin collection underneath his tutelage with the Blues.

“I’ve spoken to Loz and he’s very keen to come up and do a session or two and have a look,” Brown has instructed The Sydney Morning Herald,.

“What that comes to, I do not know. Connor and Kalyn particularly are excellent working avid gamers and if Loz can be offering them one or two excellent bits of recommendation, that shall be actually excellent for them.

“Hopefully we will get him up in the following few weeks, get him to take a look at it.”

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The U.S. males’s Olympic curling group made historical past on Saturday when they bested Sweden to win the squad’s first ever gold medal. 

After nine nail-biting rounds, the U.S. group took victory with a 10-7 ranking.

Team USA’s best earlier medal used to be a bronze within the 2006 XX Olympic Winter Games in Italy. 

This yr’s win GOT here after the group’s not likely trail to the finals. Earlier within the Games, they seemed headed for unhappiness after dropping 4 in their first six round-robin fits. But they controlled to make a surprise comeback through successful the 3 final video games to advance to the semi-finals, the place they beat Canada–– a three-time gold medal-winning group.

“It’s a little surreal right now still, just coming off of where we were to where we are now,” American roller Tyler George mentioned. “It feels like two different tournaments. One’s a dream and one’s a reality. Fortunately for us the winning streak is the reality, but we’re trying not to get too excited.” 

Saturday used to be additionally vindication for a bunch as soon as deemed the “Team of Rejects.” Skip John Shuster, whose five-point double takeout cinched the group’s win, had in 2014 been omitted of elite curling program after his susceptible efficiency right through the 2014 Sochi Games. The Wisconsite were given in form, misplaced weight, and rallied different underdog gamers, together with George, a Minnesota liquor retailer proprietor recognized for his horrifyingly decrepit footwear. 

Team Shuster would pass directly to take first in two U.S. nationwide championships in addition to the November qualifying trials for the PyeongChang Olympics.

It used to be an actual Cinderella tale.

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The 26-year-old Finn made an early wreck and engaged in a frenetic struggle during the last 15km with Alexander Bolshunov sooner than surging away to take Finland’s first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Games at the penultimate day of pageant.

“Sisu is the spirit of fighting — it means you never give up,” Finland crew trainer Teemu Paasanen informed Reuters after witnessing Niskanen’s excellent victory.

Niskanen was once reeled in via Bolshunov, of the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR), however a metamorphosis of skis overdue on gave him new impetus and he was once ready to dash clear of his rival.

“We decided that we would change the skis because fresh skis are so much quicker than skis that have been used for 20km,” Paasanen defined.

“That was an example of the sisu – you get the 10 seconds that he was behind, and then you fight for the gold,” Paasanen stated.

“It is a very strong mental thing for us — if we decide to do something, we do it, and with Iivo there was lots of sisu today,” Niskanen’s buddy and crew mate Ristomatti Hakola informed Reuters.

“There is some mythology also but it’s true that it’s in the Finnish people. It’s a very strong mental thing.”

Winter sports activities are vastly standard a number of the Finns however effects have no longer all the time been nice for the Nordic underdogs.

“It’s very important that we get it (the gold) from cross-county skiing, and for me it’s very important that one of my best friends gets the gold medal, and it’s very important for Finnish cross-country. It’s a very big thing,” stated Hakola.

(Editing via Clare Fallon)

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Skier Mikael Kingsbury, who scooped a gold medal within the males’s moguls match in Pyeongchang, shared the clip of his teammates making a song alongside to “My Heart Will Go On” to Twitter on Friday:

Dion is but to remark at the video, however it has captured the eye of hundreds of other people on-line:

I will’t prevent observing this! ❤️❤️❤️❤️🇨🇦athletes. You guys are superb. We are so pleased with you all!! Canadian Olympic Choir! 👌🔥

— BrownieBR (@phylis_brown) February 23, 2018

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The 22-year-outdated Czech used to be very good during and defeated Germany’s Selina Joerg within the ultimate by way of zero.46 seconds to transform the 5th particular person to win gold in two other sports activities.

Three of the 4 athletes to have gained in several sports activities up to now did so within the intently similar fields of Nordic blended and move-nation snowboarding whilst Russian Anfissa Reszova did so in biathlon and move nation.

Never sooner than has the apparently unbreachable divide between the outdated vintage of the Games, Alpine snowboarding, and the preferred trendy game of skiing been breached by way of an athlete successful gold in each.

“The best satisfaction is really that I could be here on both and win both,” mentioned Ledecka.

“It was a great feeling, every run was a great feeling, it was something very special. I will think about this moment until the end of my life.”

Germany’s Theresia Ramona Hofmeister gained the minor ultimate towards Russian Sochi bronze medallist Alena Zavarzina, who fell in either one of her final two races, to finish the rostrum.

While her tremendous-G gold used to be an entire surprise, Ledecka seemed in command from the outset in her favoured self-discipline, environment the quickest time in qualifying and dealing with the drive to make her historical fulfillment glance virtually regimen.

Ledecka’s momentous accomplishment of successful unrelated occasions has noticed her lauded by way of many because the “Queen of the Games”, a moniker she admits used to be rising on her.

“I don’t feel like that but it sounds good, for sure,” laughed Ledecka, who wore her goggles at some point of her information convention as she had executed after the Alpine snowboarding triumph.

The Czech admitted it have been tricky to regulate to her number one game after the whirlwind that adopted final week’s triumph on skis.

“It was quite tough to change myself into a snowboarder,” she mentioned. “I had one week for it and till the day before today I did not really feel excellent however nowadays I discovered the snowboarder in me, fortuitously.

“I like racing. This is the most productive factor about my task, the racing. I simply really feel excellent in my bubble and concentrate on myself, my driving and I feel it is helping me.”

SILVER LINING

For Joerg, the silver medal may well be considered a protracted-awaited redemption after she narrowly ignored out on a medal in Vancouver 8 years in the past.

“I’ve labored so arduous to be right here, at the podium,” the 30-year-outdated mentioned.

“I keep in mind… in Vancouver getting fourth position, however nowadays it’s wonderful for me to win a medal and to be at the podium with Ramona (Hofmeister), it’s the most productive conceivable factor I may just believe.”

The German silver and bronze fits the feat the rustic accomplished in Sochi within the shorter parallel slalom, even though that tournament used to be now not retained for Pyeongchang.

Joerg additionally lavished reward on Ledecka, who she believes can force the game of skiing additional and push it to the leading edge on the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing.

“She is improbable. A 2d gold medal right here, one in snowboarding, one in skiing. I’ve by no means heard of that sooner than, is it even conceivable?” requested Joerg, who’s ranked 3rd on the planet in the back of Ledecka and Hofmeister.

“Just doing one game is a complete-time task.”

Despite her distinctive fulfillment, Ledecka believes there’s extra to come back.

“I will be able to push myself additional and there are nonetheless errors in snowboarding and skiing and I wish to reinforce myself,” she said. “There aren’t any limits.”

(Additional reporting by way of Simon Evans; Editing by way of John O’Brien and Clare Fallon)

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Ester Ledecka changed into the primary particular person in Winter Olympic historical past to win gold medals in each snowboarding and skiing after profitable the snowboard parallel large slalom on Saturday to move together with her Alpine snowboarding super-G gold.

The Czech is most effective the 5th particular person to win gold in two other occasions on the Winter Olympics. Ledecka defeated Germany’s Selina Joerg within the last through zero.46 seconds to say the gold.

Germany’s Theresia Ramona Hofmeister gained the bronze medal race in opposition to Sochi bronze medalist Alena Zavarzina to finish the rostrum.

Zavarzina fell in each the semi-final and small last to open the door for the Germans. Ledecka ruled from the outset, atmosphere the quickest time in qualifying and dealing with the power to win a historical double gold in Pyeongchang.

The two-time global champion’s success is the primary athlete to win golds in two unrelated disciplines. The 4 others to win two other occasions competed in equivalent Nordic occasions. 

(Reporting through Jack Tarrant, enhancing through Mitch Phillips/Greg Stutchbury)

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Eye surgical treatment seems to were a luck for Shaun Johnson after the playmaker confirmed nice imaginative and prescient to influence the Warriors to a 20-14 NRL trial win over the Gold Coast at Sunshine Coast Stadium.

The elegant halfback hit the bottom operating in his first fit of the 12 months, appearing no indicators of discomfort from surgical treatment that GOT rid of a benign expansion below his proper eye simply 3 weeks in the past.

Johnson temporarily discovered a foil in ex-Manly playmaker Blake Green, who was once combining with the Warriors talisman within the halves for the primary time.

Johnson had stated he was once satisfied at hand over the reins to Green this 12 months and let the 31-year-old playmaker steer the send.

But Johnson was once the person who stepped up when the Warriors wanted him on Saturday.

He repeatedly examined the Titans defence prior to firing a pin-point cut-out cross for winger David Fusitu’a to attain his 2d take a look at by means of the 47th minute and provides the guests a 14-6 lead.

Warriors fanatics have now not had a lot to cheer about of overdue, with their membership failing to make the highest 8 since their 2011 grand ultimate look.

But it gave the impression there have been a variety of causes to get excited for 2018 with Johnson spearheading a new-look Warriors.

Adam Blair and Tohu Harris made their Warriors debuts whilst captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Simon Mannering, Issac Luke and Sam Lisone all were given their first runs of the 12 months.

For the Titans, Queensland halfback Ash Taylor was once at his bad absolute best all over his first hitout of 2018, scoring the outlet take a look at within the 14th minute.

It was once an encouraging show in a fit that led to torrential rain for a complete energy, new appearance, Titans.

Gold Coast trainer Garth Brennan known as up each and every have compatibility participant on his roster, together with new faces Michael Gordon, Will Matthews and Mitch Rein.

Besides Taylor, Konrad Hurrell, Nathan Peats and Ryan James had their first hit-outs of the 12 months.

However, Will Matthews (concussion) and Brendan Elliott (ankle) quickly joined the Titans’ lengthy absentee record which additionally comprises Jai Arrow (ribs), Anthony Don (shoulder), Ryan Simpkins (knee), Brenko Lee (knee), Kevin Proctor (throat) and Jarrod Wallace (suspension).

The Warriors grabbed a 10-6 halftime lead prior to Johnson’s creativity blew the deficit out to 14-6 quickly after the primary destroy.

Sam Cook burrowed over from dummy part within the 70th minute to seal the end result regardless of some overdue resistance within the rainy from the Titans with a double from Tyronne Roberts-Davis.

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