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UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 5:28 p.m.

Roundup: Charlotte Kalla wins 1st gold medal of Pyeongchang Olympics

Charlotte Kalla earned the first gold of the Pyeongchang Olympics after winning the women’s 15-kilometer skiathlon by more than 7 seconds over Marit Bjoergen in the first medal event of …


Former University of Idaho sprinter Sam Michener set for Olympics as member of U.S. bobsled team

Sam Michener his pursuing his Olympic dreams as a member of the U.S. bobsled team.


U.S. Alpine skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin rested, ready for Olympics

Mikaela Shiffrin’s schedule at the Pyeongchang Olympics remains in flux two days before the U.S. Alpine skiing star’s first race.


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 …


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 …


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 …


Injured I-Pod won’t get chance for another Olympic gold

Olympic halfpipe champion Iouri Podladtchikov won’t defend his title due to injuries sustained last month at the Winter X Games. The gold medalist known as the I-Pod practiced on the …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

N. Korea delegation led by Kim’s sister arrives for Olympics

The sister of the North Korean leader on Friday became the first member of her family to visit South Korea since the 1950-53 Korean War as part of a high-level …


Luger Erin Hamlin will carry U.S. flag into opening ceremony

Erin Hamlin’s final Olympics will start with her carrying the American flag into the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Games. The USA Luge veteran won a vote held by her …


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.


Russian Olympians adapt to life in a neutral uniform

Russian athletes at the Pyeongchang Olympics must wear neutral uniforms without national insignia. That means some of them are training in old uniforms and missing out on some Olympic pageantry. …


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 …


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 …


Olympic video and VR: Guide to watching without a TV

More than 1,800 hours of online coverage began Wednesday evening in the U.S. with preliminary curling matches. But, as with past Olympics, NBC is requiring proof of a cable or …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 4:40 p.m.

NBC looks to make Olympic coverage omnipresent

Fresh off the Super Bowl, NBC begins more than two weeks of Winter Olympics coverage on Thursday with a new host, some new wrinkles and the hope that its business …


IOC rejects 15 Russian athletes whose bans were lifted

The International Olympic Committee rejected a request on Monday to invite 15 Russians to the Pyeongchang Winter Games just days after the athletes’ doping bans were overturned by the Court …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 4:26 p.m.

Seoul: North Korea to send nominal head of state to South Korea

North Korea will send its nominal head of state and other senior officials to South Korea this week, Seoul officials said Sunday, as the rivals push through with rare rapprochement …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 8:08 p.m.

Lindsey Vonn edges Sofia Goggia for 80th World Cup victory

Lindsey Vonn edged Italian rival Sofia Goggia by two hundredths of a second in a women’s World Cup downhill Saturday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, for her 80th career victory. Cornelia Huetter …


Lost on ice: Where have figure skating’s rivalries gone?

Vincent Zhou is well-versed in the rivalry between American Brian Boitano and Canadian Brian Orser – the “Battle of the Brians” at the 1988 Calgary Olympics. That’s because Boitano was …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 12:02 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene is a perfect spot to host the Olympics, according to South Korea

Coeur d’Alene is a perfect spot to host the Olympics, at least according to South Korea.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 5:03 p.m.

Twenty-eight Russians have Olympic doping bans lifted

Twenty-eight Russian athletes had their Olympic doping bans overturned Thursday, throwing the International Olympic Committee’s policy on the country into turmoil.


‘SNL’ comedian Leslie Jones returns to Olympics as super fan

Super fan Leslie Jones is returning to the Olympics.


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 …


Lindsey Vonn eyes some unfinished business at 2018 Olympics

There have been several big injuries for Lindsey Vonn along the way, no real surprise given that she spends day after day hurtling herself down icy slopes at speeds that …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 11:32 p.m.

Switzerland’s Beat Feuz wins final men’s World Cup downhill before Olympics

Beat Feuz won the last men’s World Cup downhill race before the Olympics to underline his status as a gold-medal favorite. The world champion completed the 3.3-kilometer (2-mile) Kandahar course …


Wendy Holdener overturns Lindsey Vonn’s lead to win World Cup combined

Wendy Holdener of Switzerland has won a World Cup combined race and set herself up as the favorite for next month’s Olympic gold medal. First-run leader Lindsey Vonn led Holdener …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 8:12 p.m.

N. Korea hockey players come to South for joint Olympic team

Twelve North Korean hockey players crossed the heavily fortified border into South Korea to form the rivals’ first unified Olympic team. Fielding the joint women’s hockey team was part of …


IOC President Thomas Bach wants to avoid post-Olympic Russian doping cases

IOC President Thomas Bach says Olympic organizers do not want “negative surprises” about doping from Russian athletes after competing at the Pyeongchang Games. Bach says invitations to next month’s Olympics …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

Not all South Koreans are happy about unified hockey team for Olympics

South Koreans seem generally happy they’ll see the North Koreans at their Olympics, but aren’t as pleased about sharing a team with them.