Jorien ter Mors led another Dutch sweep in Olympic speedskating, beating favorite Ireen Wust in the women's 1,500m and setting up a shot at becoming the first skater to win medals in both long and short track.
Olympic skicross racer Maria Komissarova of Russia underwent a successful 6½-hour operation on her broken and dislocated spine following a training accident.
Paul Stastny scored twice during a six-goal barrage in the second period as USA got off to a spectacular start in the Olympic men's hockey with a 7-1 victory over Slovakia.
Qatar sought to allay widespread concerns about conditions for migrant workers on World Cup building projects by detailing on Tuesday how their rights must be protected by contractors.
Norway's Maiken Caspersen Falla snatched her maiden Winter Olympic title when she won the cross-country sprint event after compatriot, defending champion and hot favourite Marit Bjoergen crashed out in the semi-finals.
Charles Hamelin of Canada won the 1,500-meter short track gold medal, raising his arms in triumph after crossing the finish line at the Iceberg Skating Palace.
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