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Winter Olympics day five – in pictures | Sport


  • Gold medalist Shaun White of the United States celebrates during the victory ceremony for the snowboard men’s halfpipe final. At 31, White is considered a veteran in the sport, and also won gold in Torino in 2006, and Vancouver in 2010.

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  • A multiple exposure image of Latvia’s Martins Dukurs training for the men’s skeleton at the Olympic sliding centre.

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  • A Kim Jong-un impersonator is forced out of the women’s preliminary round ice hockey match between Japan and the unified Korean team at the Kwandong hockey centre in Gangneung. This isn’t the first time this has happened in Pyeongchang - a fake pair of Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump lookalikes were kept out of the opening ceremony by security.

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  • Athletes compete during the cross country leg of the Nordic combined individual normal hill at the Alpensia ski jumping centre.

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  • North Korean cheerleaders perform during the women’s preliminary round ice hockey match between Unified Korea and Japan at the Kwandong hockey centre. The cheerleaders outnumber the number of athletes sent by the North.

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  • Norway’s Ida Njatun competes in the women’s 1,000m speed skating at the Gangneung Oval.

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  • Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov, Olympic athletes from Russia, perform in the pair skating short programme at the Gangneung ice arena. The pair are a couple off the ice as well as on it.

    Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

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  • South Korea’s Hyunki Kim waits for the start of his first training jump.

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  • Japan’s Akito Watabe competes in the ski jumping section of the Nordic combined individual normal hill 10km competition at the Alpensia ski jumping centre.

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  • Great Britain’s Anna Sloan and Vicki Adams sweep in the women’s round robin curling match against the Olympic Athletes of Russia. The British team won the match convincingly, 10-3.

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  • Australia’s Scotty James crashes during the men’s snowboard halfpipe final.

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  • Switzerland’s Tim Hug competes in the Nordic combined men’s individual normal hill 10km jumping trial round at the Alpensia ski jump centre.

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  • A photograph taken with a slow shutter speed shows Japan’s Raibu Katayama in action during the men’s snowboard halfpipe final.

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  • Germany’s Eric Frenzel celebrates as he crosses the line to win gold in the Nordic combined men’s individual normal hill / 10km cross country.

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