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'I'm slightly worried he gets the right stadium': Morgan to carry GB flag at closing ceremony

XXIII Olympic Winter Games Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage times Snowboarding bronze medallist Billy Morgan will carry the Great Britain flag at the Winter Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday. Morgan, 28, won bronze in the men’s big air on Saturday to take Team GB to their record tally of five medals. The closing ceremony begins at 11:00 GMT, bringing to an end the 2018 Pyeongchang Games. “I’m pretty nervous already…

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The Tipi Gets a Makeover

Sometimes a symbol can be so familiar that even out of context—different surroundings, different colors and very different materials—it remains immediately recognizable. That’s the case of the five neon-colored tipis that anchor the exhibition “Manifestipi,” currently on view at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian’s George Gustav Heye Center in New York City. Created by ITWÉ Collective, a trio of artists based in Winnipeg and Montreal, Canada, the eight-foot-tall structures made of frosted plexiglass look nothing like what we think of as a traditional tipi, but are unmistakably…

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The Tipi Gets a Makeover

Sometimes a symbol can be so familiar that even out of context—different surroundings, different colors and very different materials—it remains immediately recognizable. That’s the case of the five neon-colored tipis that anchor the exhibition “Manifestipi,” currently on view at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian’s George Gustav Heye Center in New York City. Created by ITWÉ Collective, a trio of artists based in Winnipeg and Montreal, Canada, the eight-foot-tall structures made of frosted plexiglass look nothing like what we think of as a traditional tipi, but are unmistakably…

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First blood test to help diagnose brain injuries gets US OK

The first blood test to help doctors diagnose traumatic brain injuries has won U.S. government approval. The move means Banyan Biomarkers can commercialize its test, giving the company an early lead in the biotech industry’s race to find a way to diagnose concussions. The test doesn’t detect concussions and the approval won’t immediately change how patients with suspected concussions or other brain trauma are treated. But Wednesday’s green light by the Food and Drug Administration “is a big deal because then it opens the door and accelerates technology,” said Michael…

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Transfer gossip: Chelsea linked with Barcelona and Real Madrid stars, Liverpool target gets £45m price tag

Here are the top football headlines and transfer stories in Wednesday’s newspapers and online… Former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique, reportedly the favourite to replace Antonio Conte if he is sacked by Chelsea, will make Luis Suarez his first signing if he is appointed Blues manager. (Le10Sport) Chelsea are keeping tabs on Real Madrid star Marco Asensio and are considering a £120million deal for the midfielder next summer, although any deal would likely hinge on Eden Hazard moving to the Spanish giants. (Daily Mirror) Manchester United will reportedly demand £115million from Real Madrid for goalkeeper…

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GB boxer Ali gets two-year ban for positive test

British Olympic boxer Muhammad Ali has been banned for two years after failing a drugs test. The 21-year-old tested positive for the anabolic steroid Trenbolone during the World Series of Boxing in Morocco in April last year. Ali was provisionally suspended in October and has reached a “settlement agreement” with the International Boxing Association (AIBA). A flyweight, Ali lost in the first round of the 2016 Rio Olympics. Trenbolone, which supports muscle growth, is on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s prohibited list. Ali believes the length of his ban is “extreme”…

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