Russian athletes 'approved' for Pyeongchang: Russian Olympic official

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At PyeongChang 2018, Team GB will compete in 11 of the 15 disciplines; Alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, freestyle skiing, luge, short track speed skating, skeleton and snowboarding.

Dozens of Russian athletes in recent months have been retroactively sanctioned for anti-doping rule violations in Sochi with Russia also being stripped of several medals.

"I'm really excited", Taylor said.

This season he already has four World Cup top-tens to his name, including a fourth at the Oslo city event - but one questions remains. "It's kind of like our Super Bowl of the sport", Anderson told Reuters via email from Aspen. "I have the confidence that all participants at the Olympics will enjoy the best of the Games".

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Women have walked a long road to equality in the Olympic Games since women's lawn tennis and golf started in Paris in 1900.

"I was thinking it would be more why I was qualified for the job, so I had prepared that way, but it was more questions in general", she said.

Martinez became the second Filipino to represent the country to the Games after Alexander Majorov of Sweden withdrew from the event for undisclosed reason. I will be on ground to give our team good support and I know that this Games will be a memorable one.

"The competition has been very hard since four years ago".

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"At the Olympics I'll be helping make sure the right people are coming in, but it will be cool to see who all the people going in will be", she said. Among those invited to the X Games are Julia Marino, Hailey Langland and Chris Corning.

Seven other snowboarders - in slopestyle and big air - were named to the Olympic team on January 9, including Olympic bronze medallist Mark McMorris of Regina.

Anderson is looking forward to facing her, as well as American teenager Langland, in Pyeongchang.

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Anderson and Gasser will first go head-to-head at the X Games, with the slopestyle on Friday and the big air competition on Saturday.

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