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Kim dominates for 1st Olympic gold, Hirscher breaks through

A few hours after 17-year-old Chloe Kim dominated the women’s halfpipe snowboarding final on Tuesday, 28-year-old Marcel Hirscher, a six-time overall World Cup champion, won the men’s combined at the …


Yuzuru Hanyu looks healthy and in good spirits upon Olympic arrival

When Japanese star Yuzuru Hanyu entered a news conference, he bowed, chuckled when he saw more than 150 media members in the room, and looked as relaxed as any figure …


Olympic report: Germany’s Thomas Dressen leads in men’s combined

Making good use of the No. 1 starting bib, Thomas Dressen of Germany took the lead in the downhill run of the combined event that opened the wind-buffeted Olympic program …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 10:55 p.m.

U.S. figure skate Mirai Nagasu cleans up … literally

Mirai Nagasu, who soared into Olympic history when she landed a clean triple axel jump that was crucial to Team USA winning a bronze medal in the Olympic team figure …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 10:55 p.m.

American Chloe Kim, 17, dominates to take gold in women’s halfpipe

Chloe Kim put up a score of 93.75 on the first of her three finals runs and then bettered it with a near-perfect 98.75 on her last run with the …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 8:38 p.m.

Couch Slouch: Three good reasons to tune out Winter Olympics

Couch Slouch: In a spiraling, soulless America that I call home, I sometimes have trouble remembering all the stuff that I now boycott – Starbucks, Anheuser-Busch, boxing and MMA, resort …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 4:38 p.m.

Olympic swimmer says she wants to save others from sex abuse

Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors said in an emotional interview Monday that her former coach “stole so much” from her in the decade she alleges he sexually abused her starting when …


Canada gets skating gold, American Anderson wins slopestyle

Canada skated to the gold it had been dreaming about for four years. American Jamie Anderson got another to match the one she won in Sochi.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 10:02 p.m.

Olympics report: France’s Laffont returns to win gold

The practice round came four years ago in Sochi for Perrine Laffont, when she was old enough to make the Olympics, but too young to know any better.


Nagasu, Rippon double up triple axels as U.S. takes a bronze in team figure skating

Mirai Nagasu and Adam Rippon shared tears of sorrow when they were left off the Olympic team four years ago, each of them passed over in decisions that could have …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

Jamie Anderson gives US gold in women’s slopestyle

U.S. snowboarding star Jamie Anderson survived brutal conditions Monday to defend her Olympic gold medal in the women’s slopestyle.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Mirai Nagasu becomes first American woman to land triple axel in Olympics

U.S. Figure Skating’s snub of Mirai Nagasu for a spot on the 2014 Sochi Olympic team, despite a third-place finish at that year’s national championships that should have clinched it, …


Masked mystery man Ryan Zapolski is best hope for US medal in hockey

Ryan Zapolski didn’t start playing goaltender until he was 12, didn’t get a scholarship offer and wasn’t drafted by an NHL team. So it doesn’t bother him that he goes …


Home grown: Red Gerard takes Olympic gold back to backyard

Red Gerard captured America’s first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Olympics with a routine that came straight from his own backyard. The Colorado kid won the slopestyle contest after honing …


Kenworthy embracing LGBT flag-bearer role in Pyeongchang

U.S. skier Gus Kenworthy is vigorously embracing an unofficial role at the Winter Games as flag-bearer for the LGBT community. The 2014 silver medalist hopes to help sport reach a …


Commentary: Time for U.S. speedskaters to step up in South Korea

It’s time for America’s most decorated Winter Olympics program to step up in South Korea.


NBC apologizes to South Koreans for analyst’s remark

NBC has apologized to South Koreans for an on-air remark by an analyst that cited Japan as an example that has been important to the country’s own transformation.


U.S. women rally to beat Finland 3-1 in Olympics opener

Kendall Coyne scored the go-ahead goal at 11:29 of the second period on a one-timer and the United States rallied to beat Finland 3-1 to remain perfect when opening an …


Medal for Mazdzer: For USA Luge, silver seemed like gold

Chris Mazdzer threw a fist in the air, grabbed an American flag from the stands and let out a scream of absolute jubilation.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

As Olympics shift to sports, what on Earth just happened?

After a weekend in which a fusillade of can’t-believe-it political surprises got the world talking about Olympic-flavored international relations rather than just the thrill of victory, the 2018 Winter Games …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 8:11 a.m.

Olympic roundup: Gerard wins United States’ 1st gold of games

A blustery morning wind had just about everyone scrambling in the men’s slopestyle event. Except for Red Gerard, who kept his footing all the way to the podium.


After Shaun White’s perfect 100 last month, snowboarders are judging the judges

BONGPYEONG, South Korea – What he did, by the standards of his sport, was perfect: 28 seconds of snowboarding, five jumps, five smooth landings, 15 1/2 revolutions of airborne twists, …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

Teen Red Gerard wins slopestyle snowboarding for USA’s first gold

Red Gerard, a 17-year-old from Colorado, won gold in men’s slopestyle snowboarding on Sunday, drilling his final run to put up a score of 87.16, good enough to edge Canadians …


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. …


The Olympics have just begun, but bigger storylines are starting to emerge

They stood on the platform next to each other, each a medal winner, one for the host country of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the other for – and let’s get …


What NBC talked about opening night, and what it didn’t

Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics:


No Olympic truce for U.S., North Korea in Pyeongchang

Forget an Olympic truce. The rhetoric war between North Korea and the Trump administration hasn’t skipped a beat in Pyeongchang.


U.S. speedskater Shani Davis skips opening ceremony after losing coin toss to carry flag

Speedskater Shani Davis was noticeably absent from the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Olympics after losing a coin flip to carry the U.S. flag and lead American athletes into the …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 5:17 p.m.

Combined Korean women’s hockey team loses to Swiss in Olympic debut

The Korean women’s hockey team, the first in Olympic history to combine players from North and South, was routed 8-0 by Switzerland on Saturday night in its debut game, outshot …


Come visit: South Korea’s leader invited to North Korea

A rare invitation to Pyongyang for South Korea’s president marked Day Two of the North Korean Kim dynasty’s southern road tour Saturday, part of an accelerating diplomatic thaw that included …