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Team Kim seeks gold and Russia reinstatement as Winter Games end

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Pyeongchang, South Korea (dpa) - South Korea‘s Team Kim was bidding for gold in women‘s curling on the final day of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics where Russian athletes were to finally find out whether they can march under their own flag at the closing ceremony.

The Korean curlers, all named Kim, kicked off Sunday‘s final four of 102 medal events against Sweden in the coastal cluster of Gangneung where Russia were later facing surprise team Germany in the ice hockey gold medal match.

Up in the mountains in Pyeongchang, Norway‘s Marit Bjoergen was bidding to become the best decorated Winter Olympian of all time. Victory in cross-country‘s 30-kilometres would give her an overall haul of eight gold, four silvers and three bronze, surpassing countryman Ole Einar Bjoerndalen who stands at 8-4-1.

The four-man bobsleigh was the other medal event, with Germany‘s Francesco Friedrich leading Won Yun Jong of South Korea by three-tenth of a second into the final two runs.

The Interrnational Olympic Committee (IOC) was meanwhile holding its session to elect two new members and discuss the fate of the Russians who are competing as neutrals in the wake of a doping affair but despite two doping cases at the Games hope to be reinstated and march under their own flag again at the closing ceremony Sunday night.


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