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Pence to lead USA delegation to Olympics in South Korea

Pence to lead USA delegation to Olympics in South Korea

Tasker has been ruled out of competing in the Games after suffering a minor stroke last Thursday, but is expected to make a full recovery.

Nike has revealed their latest Team USA Medal Stand Collection for the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics that will be held in PyeongChang, South Korea beginning next month.

However UK Sport's director of performance, Chelsea Warr, believes Britain could potentially win a maximum of 10 medals if everything goes to plan. It is high risk, it has high reward, it has high stakes in a very competitive arena.

The Paralympic target is for at least seven medals, compared to six in Sochi. UK Sport has forecast 6-12 medals at the Winter Paralympics, which follows in March. Team GB won one medal at each of the 2006 and 2010 Games, both in skeleton.

Yarnold has struggled for form this season.

Pence to lead USA delegation to Olympics in South Korea
Pence to lead USA delegation to Olympics in South Korea

In a meeting with Lee Hee-beom, head of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics organizing committee, the commander said the military won't spare support for the first Olympics to be staged in South Korea in three decades.

Short-track speedskating star Elise Christie and her team-mates have been given a target of one-to-two medals.

Meanwhile, the Olympic facilities in PyeongChang are already waiting for the athletes.

The medal target announcement was made at the Korean Cultural Centre UK in central London.

VR streaming in sports isn't a novel idea, but this would be the first time for the Olympics to be streamed in VR to nearly all VR headsets.





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