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2018 Winter Olympics

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


News >  Nation

Political end to Olympics: North Korea offers talks with U.S.

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 4:04 p.m.

The overtly political 2018 Winter Olympics closed Sunday night very much as they began, with humanity’s finest athletes marching exuberantly across the world stage as three nations with decades of war and suspicion among them shared a VIP box – and a potential path away from conflict.
Sports >  International sports

What went right, wrong for NBC at the Olympics

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 11:53 a.m.

The Olympics nearly over, it’s not just athletes who will be reviewing their performance. NBC says the Pyeongchang games was a profit-maker, despite some ratings decreases. The two weeks made stars of some NBC performers, hurt the reputations of others.
Sports >  International sports

IOC decision on Russians to come day of closing ceremony

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 3:46 p.m.

The International Olympic Committee has left a decision on whether to reinstate Russia to the Pyeongchang Olympics until the day of the closing ceremony. The IOC is leaving all options open. It could readmit the Russian team, continue the ban or hedge with what it calls a “partial solution.” There have been two positive doping tests at the Pyeongchang Games by Russian athletes.