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U.S. women’s hockey team blanks Finland, will play for gold medal

Dani Cameranesi scored two goals and added an assist, and the United States will play for the gold medal that has eluded them for nearly two decades after shutting out …


As North Korean athletes struggle, Kim Jong Un dreams of Olympic glory

Kim Jong Un wants to turn his country into an international sports power – think East Germany in the 1970s and 80s. The North Korean leader is pouring resources into …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Yakima native gets ready for next month’s Paralympics

YAKIMA– A Yakima, Washington, native will be part of the American downhill ski team at the 2018 Paralympics next month. Josh Elliott said he will be skiing in all the …


Olympics Buzz: The truth behind some underdog stories is disappointing

Everybody loves an underdog story and the Winter Olympics is full of them because, except for a few sports, the average viewer has absolutely no idea who any of the …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 11:04 p.m.

Kentucky 2030? Could Korea export its rural Olympic gamble?

A coal mine stands on the mountain exactly as it was the day it was abandoned, now a rusting relic of blue-collar glory lost to a globalized world.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Russian curlers say bronze medalist suspected of doping

Russian curlers said Monday a coach told them that mixed doubles bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky tested positive for a banned substance at the Pyeongchang Olympics.


Hirscher gets gold again, Braaten wins slopestyle

Two events, two gold medals for Marcel Hirscher. The 28-year-old Austrian has a good chance to leave the Pyeongchang Olympics with one more.


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. …


Tied for 6th, Lindsey Vonn points to key mistake; also erred earlier

Lindsey Vonn’s first Olympic race in eight years included one very late and obvious error that she used to explain why she tied for sixth place in the super-G. She …


Snowboarder Ester Ledecka wins surprise Olympic Alpine ski title

Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic made a stunning run to take the Olympic super-G title. A mistake cost Lindsey Vonn a spot on the podium. Ledecka also is a …


Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu defends Olympic gold medal in men’s figure skating

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu became the first man to repeat as Olympic figure skating gold medalist since American Dick Button in 1952. Hanyu held off countryman Shoma Uno and Spain’s Javier …


Switzerland’s Sarah Hoefflin skis to gold in women’s slopestyle

Switzerland’s Sarah Hoefflin is the Olympic champion in women’s slopestyle skiing. The 27-year-old put together an electric final run down the demanding course at Phoenix Snow Park to post a …


22-year-old Esmee Visser proves how good the Dutch are at Olympics

Rookie Esmee Visser gave the Netherlands yet another gold medal in Olympic speedskating. The 22-year-old Visser won the 5,000 meters while 45-year-old Claudia Pechstein faded and fell short of a …


Hanna Huskova wins Olympic gold in breezy women’s aerials final

Hanna Huskova gave Belarus its second Olympic gold medal in women’s aerials. The 25-year-old Huskova narrowly edged Zhang Xin in a windy final Phoenix Snow Park. Huskova posted a score …


‘Shirtless’ Tongan skier, others ‘live to fight another day’

One thought crossed Pita Taufatofua’s mind as he maneuvered around the final downhill turn and headed toward the finish line. The “shirtless” Tongan made it cleanly to the finish line …


‘Super Dario’ pulls off 3-peat in cross-country 15K free

Switzerland’s Dario Cologna has become the first cross-country skier to win three Olympic gold medals in the same event by capturing the 15-kilometer freestyle. “Super Dario,” as he’s known, also …


Canadian women take 1st Olympic showdown against US 2-1

Meghan Agosta and Sara Nurse each scored in the second period, and defending gold medalist Canada clinched the top spot in pool play by edging the United States 2-1 in …


Germany’s Bruno Massot, Aliona Savchenko flawless in winning pairs gold

Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot were flawless as the rest of the top contenders fell, and their free skate was enough to give the German pair Olympic gold. They finished …


Mikaela Shiffrin wins giant slalom for 2nd career Olympic gold

American standout Mikaela Shiffrin has won the giant slalom to earn her second career Olympic gold medal. Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway earned silver and Federica Brignone of Italy earned the …


Aksel Lund Svindal wins Olympic downhill to become oldest Alpine winner

Aksel Lund Svindal became the oldest Olympic gold medalist in Alpine skiing by winning the men’s downhill at the Pyeongchang Games. The 35-year-old Norwegian was 0.12 seconds faster than teammate …


Shaun White apologizes for comments on sexual misconduct lawsuit

Shaun White has apologized after saying the sexual misconduct allegations made against him in a 2016 lawsuit were “gossip.” He was asked if he thought the allegations might tarnish his …


Apolo Ohno skates into Olympic broadcasting spotlight

Among the past Olympians on the broadcast team is eight-time U.S. Olympic short track speed skating medalist Apolo Ohno. If NBC had not hired him, Ohno still would have kept …


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …