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Sochi 2014 Olympics closing ceremony under way

Winter Olympics closing ceremony has started in Sochi. The Fisht Olympic Stadium is packed, with athletes celebrating their achievement as Olympians.

Sochi 2014 Olympic closing ceremony under way: Latest updates


Sports minister's comments 'discouraging'

Comments made by sports and equalities minister Helen Grant have been criticised by anti-sexism campaigners as "discouraging" at a time when female Olympians are leading the glory for Britain at the Sochi games.

Helen Grant.
Helen Grant. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, Laura Bates, said: "It's really the wrong approach to suggest that the only way for women to get involved in sports is to be girlie and feminine."It's actually discouraging for a minister to say this.

"With our great athletes performing fantastically at the Olympics, we still see media outlets focusing on the looks and femininity, which the comments seem to do too."

Lizzy Yarnold, 25, won the country's first gold medal at the Winter Olympics in the skeleton while Jenny Jones took a bronze in snowboard slopestyle and so did the female curling team.

Lizzy Yarnold's Olympic gold party suffered 'wee' delay

Winter Olympics champion Lizzy Yarnold was denied the opportunity to celebrate for hours after clinching Britain's first gold at the Sochi Games - because she struggled to produce a urine sample.

Lizzy Yarnold's celebrations were put on hold when she struggled to produce a urine sample . Credit: PA

Speaking on ITV's The Jonathan Ross Show, she said: "I competed so late in the day, the first thing you've got to do after any competition are fun things like drug testing.

"I was in drug testing trying to provide my urine sample for two hours. I was knocking back loads of glasses of water just so I could complete the urine test."

It was midnight by the time the 25-year-old was able to return to the athlete village after finally completing the test.

Read: Vandals paint Lizzy Yarnold's postbox gold

Bronze medallist Jenny Jones was a fellow guest on the show and admitted mobile dating app Tinder is popular among the single Olympians.

"From what I saw it was being used a bit," she said. "Not with myself or Lizzy, but some of the girls, yeah, they love it."

Read: Lizzy Yarnold 'so chuffed' to win gold on Valentine's Day

The Jonathan Ross Show will be screened on ITV on Saturday at 9.50pm, or catch up on the ITV Player.

Winter Olympians hail 'brilliant' Team GB curlers

Team GB's skeleton competitor Shelley Rudman and Ice Dancers Nicholas Buckland and Penny Coomes have tweeted their reaction to the men's curling team qualifying for the final.


BRILLIANT result for the GB curlers!! You could hear all the cheers of support throughout the @teamgb houses up here!!!


Awesome job team @dmurdoch17 ! You had us on the edge of our seats! Could be a golden Thursday for @teamgb #curling


Read: The rules of curling explained

Ukraine's Olympians refused permission to wear black arm bands

Ukraine's athletes were denied permission to wear black arm bands in memory of the 26 people that have been killed in violent clashes by the International Olympic Committee today.

The country's athletes admitted the ongoing unrest was proving to be a distraction.

At least 26 people have been confirmed dead in the violent clashes. Credit: Reuters

"Yes it's a distraction, everyone's talking about it - even just now at the start, at the finish, people are saying 'what's happened in your country, what's happened?'" Dmytro Mytsak, a Ukrainian giant slalom skier, said.

The 18-year-old revealed that the team were grateful to receive support from the Russian spectators.

Former pole vault champion and Ukraine's Olympic chief Sergey Bubka, in Sochi for the Games, called for calm and urged all parties to stop the violence.

Read: Death toll in violent Ukraine clashes climbs to 26


Team GB Winter Olympians congratulate Yarnold

Team GB's short track speed skater Jonathan Eley, ice skater Penny Coomes and short track speed skater Richard Shoebridge have tweeted:


Fantastic performance by @theyarnold total domination from start to finish. @teamgb 's very own #GoldenGirl


GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Woooo!! Yes @theyarnold xx

Olympians celebrate Jenny Jones' bronze medal win

Former Olympic champion rower Matthew Pinsent, fellow competitor freeskier Katie Summerhayes and Team GB's curling team have all been celebrating Jenny Jones' bronze medal win at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

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