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2018 Winter Olympics

The XXIII Olympic Winter Games are being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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The United States team celebrates winning the women’s gold medal hockey game against Canada  in Gangneung, South Korea, on Thursday. (Frank Franklin II / AP)

Commentary: How the U.S. women’s hockey team turned courage into gold

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 6:13 p.m.

And that, as much as anything that happened between the blue lines late Wednesday night at Gangneung Hockey Center, is why the next time USA Hockey pays homage to Olympic gold medals on the rear inside neckline, it will have another year to overlook: 2018.

Anna Gasser, of Austria, waves during the women’s Big Air snowboard final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (Matthias Schrader / Associated Press)

Anna Gasser outduels Jamie Anderson for gold in women’s Big Air

Anna Gasser edged two-time gold medalist Jamie Anderson in a thrilling final to earn gold in the Olympic debut of women’s Big Air snowboarding. Gasser is the reigning world champion. She stomped the last of her three jumps with a double cork 1080 that saw the Austrian flip twice while spinning three times. Her score of 96 was the highest of the day and gave her a total of 185.00. Zoi Sadowski-Synnott grabbed the bronze to give New Zealand its first Winter Olympic medal in 26 years.
United States’ Jessica Diggins, left, and Kikkan Randall celebrate after winning the gold medal in the women’s team sprint freestyle cross-country skiing final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (Matthias Schrader / Associated Press)

Perfect strategy behind USA’s historic cross-country gold

American cross-country skier Jessica Diggins’ strategy couldn’t have worked better. The result was a historic gold medal for the United States in women’s cross-country skiing and a celebration that lasted well into the night. The American team of Diggins and Kikkan Randall set out to win the country’s first Olympic medal of any kind in the sport since 1976 but thoughts quickly turned to gold on the final lap.
Driver Elana Meyers Taylor, left, and Lauren Gibbs of the United States celebrate after their silver medal winning heat during the women’s two-man bobsled final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (Michael Sohn / Associated Press)

For Meyers Taylor, bobsled silver is sweeter this time

U.S. bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor won the second silver medal of her career, though this one felt like a victory. It’s been a hard four years for Meyers Taylor, largely because of a concussion and the death of close friend Steven Holcomb. She says getting through all that and returning to the medal podium was cause for celebration.
Team U.S.A. with Heather Bergsma, right, Brittany Bowe, center and Mia Manganello, left, celebrates winning a bronze medal in the women’s team pursuit final speedskating race at the Gangneung Oval at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (John Locher / Associated Press)

U.S. women win bronze to end speedskating medal drought

Mia Manganello crossed the finish line and glanced at the videoboard. She let out a yell and then grabbed hands with American teammates Heather Bergsma and Brittany Bowe. The Americans had reason to celebrate. They finally won a long-track speedskating medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics to end a U.S. drought dating to the 2010 Vancouver Games.