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The world's first ski tournament for robots was held near the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics - and the pictures are incredible

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Reuters
If you're a winter sports athlete, you may want to look away now.
Because robots - some of them headless - are coming for your jobs.
While the planet's finest athletes contested the fourth day of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, a bizarre robot ski competition took place on a nearby mountain.
Eight robotics teams from universities, institutions, and one private company all contested the Ski Robot Challenge at the Welli Hilli ski resort, one hour west of Pyeongchang, on Monday - and the photos are incredible.
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The stunning Russian curling athlete who captivated the internet fell on the ice - and then won bronze

The stunning Russian curling athlete who captivated the internet fell on the ice - and then won bronze

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At the start of the Winter Olympics , Russian curling athlete Anastasia Bryzgalova made headlines for her looks.
People compared her to Angelina Jolie and Megan Fox.
On Tuesday, she slipped on the ice during the bronze medal match in mixed double's curling.
But Bryzgalova and her partner - husband Alexander Krushelnitskiy - still ended up winning the bronze.
When the Winter Olympics kicked off in Peyongchang , South Korea last week, 25-year-old Anastasia Bryzgalova caught the world's attention .
The Olympic Athlete from Russia , who competes in mixed doubles...
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Here's why Olympic athletes are wearing strange tape that looks like a tattoo - and what we know about how it works

Here's why Olympic athletes are wearing strange tape that looks like a tattoo - and what we know about how it works

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Athletes like Mirai Nagasu and Ted Ligety have been spotted at the Winter Olympics wearing streaks of tape.
Nagasu had it on her leg, which confused viewers who thought it might be some kind of tattoo.
But these athletes are actually wearing kinesio tape provided to Team USA by KT Tape.
It's not clear based on scientific research whether the tape actually helps. But there might be good reasons for athletes to wear it anyway.
US figure skater Mirai Nagasu stunned Winter Olympics figure skating watchers over the weekend with her impressive performance - she was...
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