World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic crowned a winning return to the courts after surgery with the Laureus sportsman of the year award, while American gymnast Simone Biles won the sportswoman of the year prize.
Lindsey Vonn retired after the downhill at the world championships battling pain in both of her surgically repaired knees.
Lindsey Vonn, the 34-year-old who holds the women’s mark for Cup victories at 82, is closing in on the ultimate record of Ingemar Stenmark’s 86 as she competes in the final season of her career.
Norway's Marit Bjoergen becomes the most successful athlete in Winter Games history with 14 medals, while 15-year-old Alina Zagitova steals the show in figure skating with a record score of 82.92 points.
Ester Ledecka wins the super-G at the Pyeongchang Games, with US star Lindsey Vonn finishing sixth.
In highly unusual scenes, hawkish US Vice President Mike Pence sat directly in front of the North Korean delegation during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
Lindsey Vonn is the latest in a series of prominent US athletes who have snubbed the Trump administration.
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