Even on the day after her botched freestyle and fourth place in the figure skating competition, the case of Kamila Valiewa caused debates - both legal and emotional.
China's superstar Eileen Gu celebrated her second gold of these games on Friday.
IOC President Thomas Bach draws a positive Olympic balance, the Swiss Fanny Smith is considering a protest after the ski cross drama surrounding Daniela Maier.
China's superstar Eileen Gu has won her third medal in third competition at the Winter Olympics.
After gold in big air and silver in slopestyle, the 18-year-old also came out on top in the halfpipe competition on Friday.
The American-born, who competes for hosts China, is the first freestyler to win three medals at the same Games.
Germany's only starter Sabrina Cakmakli ended up in twelfth place in the final of the twelve best athletes.
In the Olympic doping scandal surrounding Kamila Valiyeva, the Russian figure skater wants to use the B sample to prove her innocence.
The 15-year-old will apply for the B sample to be examined because, among other things, there could have been a technical error by the Stockholm anti-doping laboratory when analyzing her doping test, explained Valiyeva's lawyers.
This emerges from the 41-page verdict for the summary proceedings in the case, which the International Sports Court Cas published.
In her defense, Valiyeva's lawyers referred to the "extremely low concentration" of the anti-doping rule banned heart drug trimetazidine found in the A sample.
IOC President Thomas Bach expressed sympathy for Kamila Valiyeva after her bitter Olympic final and sharply criticized the environment with the trainer Eteri Tutberidze of the Russian figure skater.
"When I saw how she was received by those around her, with what seemed to me like an enormous chill - it sent chills down my spine to see what was happening," Bach reported on Friday.
IOC President Thomas Bach rated the Winter Games in Beijing as "very successful".
In his summary on Friday, the head of the International Olympic Committee referred to "outstanding performances by the athletes" and an "unprecedented Olympic spirit" among the participants.
This is "far above what I have experienced at previous Olympic Games," said the 68-year-old.
Before the Winter Games, the award to China had been sharply criticized.
The Olympic hosts are accused of human rights violations.
According to Eric Frenzel, he has recovered well from his hypothermia and great exhaustion after his participation in the Nordic Combined team competition.
"My health is fine," said the 33-year-old at a press conference by the German team in Zhangjiakou on Friday.
The day before, Frenzel had won the silver medal at the Winter Games with his teammates Vinzenz Geiger, Manuel Faißt and Julian Schmid.
He missed the award ceremony that followed.Keywords: