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Julian Yee becomes first ever M'sian figure skater to qualify for Winter Olympics - New Straits Times Online

KUALA LUMPUR: Julian Yee became the first-ever Malaysian figure skater to qualify for the Winter Olympics after placing sixth at the 49th CS Nebelhorn Trophy in Germany, on Thursday. The 20-year-old, who is ranked 38 in the world, recorded his personal ...and more »

Winter Olympics 2018: Ice dancers Penny Coomes & Nick Buckland named in GB squad - BBC Sport

British ice dancers Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland will compete at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games after winning their final qualifying event. The pair registered a career-best score of 177.13 points at the Nebelhorn Trophy in Germany to book their spot ...and more »

PyeongChang Olympic organizers happy to see first North Koreans qualify for 2018 Games - Washington Post

With less than five months to go before the 2018 Winter Olympics kick off in PyeongChang, South Korea, it remains unclear whether North Korea will send a delegation. If the nation wants to, it now officially can thanks to the talents of Ryom Tae Ok and ...and more »

Martinez fails to qualify for 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics -

Michael Christian Martinez missed the cut for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after finishing eighth in the 2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy Saturday at Eissportzentrum Oberstdorf in Oberstdorf, Germany. The Filipino figure skater fell just a spot short ...and more »

South Korea welcomes 'special' 2018 Winter Olympic skaters from North - Arab News

SEOUL: South Korean organizers of next year's Winter Olympics welcomed Saturday the “special” qualifying of figure skaters from the North, as Seoul seeks to promote its isolated neighbor's participation as a key part of the “Peace Games”. Ryom Tae-Ok ...and more »

Two-time Soviet Olympic pairs champion dies - OlympicTalk (blog)

Lyudmila Belousova, who with her husband began the Soviet Union's Olympic pairs dominance, died at age 81, according to Russian media. “It is a big loss, for me especially, as I spent nearly half of my life in a common changing room with her and [pairs ...and more »

Craine seals Pyeongchang 2018 place with women's Nebelhorn Trophy success -

Australia's Kailani Craine skated to the women's gold medal on the final day of the International Skating Union (ISU) Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf, booking a place at Pyeongchang 2018 in the process. The event is the final qualification route for ...and more »

South Koreans relieved after North Korean skaters qualify for 2018 Winter Games - The Indian Express

South Korean Olympic officials expressed relief on Saturday after a North Korean figure skating pair became the nation's first athletes to qualify for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang. North Korea won its first berth to the Pyeongchang Games next ...and more »

Pinoy skater Michael Martinez falls two spots short, misses cut for Winter Olympics - ABS-CBN Sports

Filipino figure skater Michael Martinez finished eighth place among 26 participants in the 2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy, two places short from qualifying in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Needing a sixth place finish in the meet held in Oberstdorf, ...and more »

North Korean figure-skating pair qualify for Winter Olympics -

Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A pair of North Korean figure skaters have become the first athletes from the reclusive country to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Ryom Tae-Ok, 18, and Kim Ju-Sik, 25, placed sixth overall at the ...and more »