Stories tagged: winter olympics
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 8:46 p.m.
Couch Slouch: Olympics has turned Orwellian
Couch Slouch: Approaching my third week of boycotting the 2018 Winter Olympics, I want to say something that, frankly, nobody really wants to hear; in fact, when I brought this …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 10:58 a.m.
One Spokanite’s trip to the Winter Olympics
My name is Heather Parham. I’m a Spokane native who is excited to be at the Winter Olympics in South Korea. I came over here to watch my friend compete …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 8:52 p.m.
Marit Bjoergen ties Winter Olympic record with 13th medal
Marit Bjoergen helped the Norwegian women win the 4x5-kilometer cross-country relay on Saturday to take home her 13th career medal, tying her with Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen for the …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
Ilya Kovalchuk scores twice; Russians outclass U.S. 4-0 at Olympics
The U.S. must now play in the qualification round Tuesday, while Russians finished first in the group and move on directly to the quarterfinals, hoping their dominance puts T.J. Oshie’s …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 4:40 p.m.
United States on track for lowest Winter Olympics medal total in 20 years
It’s the halfway point in these Winter Games and time to look at how the U.S. is doing. And the optics are not good. Based on expected results, the U.S. …
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 11:32 a.m.
Slovenia comes back to stun US 3-2 in OT in Olympic opener
Five practices were supposed to prepare the Americans for this, and they knew at the second intermission Slovenia was going to come out punching. The preparation and the knowledge were …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 9:32 p.m.
Good as Gold: American Shaun White soars to 3rd Olympic halfpipe title
Shaun White put together an epic final run to claim his third gold medal in Olympic men’s halfpipe, slicing through the gray South Korean sky on Wednesday to post a …
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 5:29 p.m.
U.S. women’s hockey team routs Russians, prepares for Canada
The U.S. women’s 5-0 preliminary-round victory on Tuesday got the formalities out of the way and ensured that their final round-robin game against Canada on Thursday will have some significance.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 5:05 p.m.
Norway’s dominance in winter sports is hard to miss at Olympics
A country that most Americans don’t think a lot about is Norway, except if you watch the Winter Olympics and you are watching cross-country skiing.
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 4:38 p.m.
NBC exceeds expectations five days into Winter Olympics
While gold medals aren’t awarded a quarter of the way into a race, NBC says it is encouraged by how the viewing public has responded to the Winter Olympics from …
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
Japanese short-track speedskater becomes first doping case of Pyeongchang Olympics
Kei Saito, a reserve on Japan’s short-track speedskating team, is the first athlete to test positive for a banned substance at the Pyeongchang Olympics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
Russia’s Semen Elistratov gives nation reason to cheer at Olympics
Semen Elistratov hopped up and down on the Olympic podium, pumping his fists toward a group of fans waving Russian flags. He claimed a bronze medal for his disgraced nation. …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
New team, who dis? U.S. Olympic men’s hockey players form chemistry via group chat
Long before their first practice together Friday, members of the U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team connected via a group chat. They talked hockey, logistics and life, and it’s already paying …
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 12:34 p.m.
Pence uses Olympics to push tougher stance on North Korea
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sat just feet apart during Friday’s Olympic opening ceremony but did not interact – in …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Fox deletes column on ‘darker, gayer, different’ Olympics
Fox News has removed a column from its web site that said it appeared the U.S. Olympic Committee wanted to change the event’s motto to “darker, gayer, different.”
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 7:34 a.m.
With extraordinary political optics, Winter Olympics begin
North and South Korea sat side by side Friday night under exploding fireworks that represented peace, not destruction, as the 2018 Winter Olympics opened on a Korean Peninsula riven by …
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 7:30 a.m.
Appeals by 45 Russian athletes against Olympic bans rejected
Russia’s desperate attempt to get 45 banned athletes into the Pyeongchang Olympics failed just hours before the opening ceremony. The International Olympic Committee had banned Russia because of a massive …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
Koreas share historic handshake at Olympic opening ceremony
As South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife greeted VIPs in their dignitary box to watch the opening ceremony, they turned to shake hands with North Korean leader Kim …
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 12:48 p.m.
Bill Jennings: Contemplating a local Winter Olympics
The 2018 Winter Olympics begin Thursday in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Pyeongchang is a small mountain town in one of the most remote areas of the country.
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 7:01 p.m.
Contentious IOC meetings kick off with Olympics set to open
With the Winter Olympics set to open in only three days, IOC President Thomas Bach faced a barrage of criticism – and entrenched support – from roughly 100 International Olympic …
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 5:44 p.m.
Lindsey Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin represent Alpine’s best past, present, future
Separated in age by about a decade, Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin head to the Pyeongchang Olympics as the past, present and future of ski racing in the United States …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 9:03 p.m.
As Olympics near, Trump seeks to boost pressure on NKorea
With just a week before the Olympic Games begin on the Korean peninsula, President Donald Trump on Friday sought to increase pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear program by consulting …
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 11:58 p.m.
Seoul: North Korea cancels pre-Olympic joint cultural event
South Korea expressed regret over North Korea’s cancellation of one of the joint cooperation projects planned for next month’s Winter Olympics, a development highlighting the delicate nature of ties between …
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 10:47 a.m.
U.S. hockey GM dies unexpectedly at Colorado Springs home
Jim Johannson, the general manager of the U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team, has died just a couple weeks before the start of the Pyeongchang Games. He was 53. Johannson passed …
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
North Korean girl band leader heads delegation to South
The head of a hugely popular North Korean girl band crossed the heavily fortified border into South Korea on Sunday as part of an official delegation, triggering a media frenzy …
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
IOC: More initiatives coming to promote Korean unity
Olympics organizers on Friday welcomed an agreement between North and South Korea to unite athletes at the upcoming Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and promised that “much more exciting initiatives” promoting …
Sat., Jan. 6, 2018
Outside View: Proposed Korea talks should unite allies
The following editorial appears on Bloomberg View: No one questions the size of Donald Trump’s nuclear button. Instead of bragging about it on Twitter to North Korean dictator Kim Jong …
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 10:51 a.m.
Koreas will meet for talks next week in small breakthrough
The rival Koreas will sit down for their first formal talks in more than two years next week to find ways to cooperate on the Winter Olympics in the South …
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
Russian gold medalist disqualified for Sochi Olympics doping
In a landmark verdict that indicates Russia conspired to run a doping program at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, a cross-country skier who won a gold medal was disqualified by the …
Mon., May 22, 2017, 8:19 p.m.
Forecast: Germany to top medal table at 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics
If the Pyeongchang Olympics were today, Germany would win the most gold medals and the most medals overall.