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At the Olympics, fans became walking corporate billboards

He didn’t get the hashtag quite right on the first try, so they withheld the free stuffed bear he waited in line a half-hour to earn.

Top marks for South Korea as efficient, warmhearted host

The weather, as it turned out, was no match for the hosts. Pyeongchang closed one of the more gracious, efficient and warmhearted Olympics in recent memory Sunday, ending South Korea’s …

On verge of worst Winter Olympics medal haul, Americans show their mettle by rallying late

Victories in unexpected sports such as curling and cross-country – along with a dramatic win in women’s hockey – helped the U.S. forge a late rally and avoid what might …

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018

Russian hockey players won gold but weren’t finished … they still had an anthem to sing

Sweaty and spent, members of the team with the awkward name Olympic Athletes From Russia gathered to finish their mission.

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018

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

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 …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018

IOC upholds ban of Russia through Winter Games; athletes won’t march in closing ceremony

The International Olympic Committee on Sunday upheld the ban of Russia from the Pyeongchang Winter Games because of doping, denying the 168 athletes competing here as “Olympic Athletes from Russia” …

Olympic buzz: The winners and losers of the Pyeongchang Games

Here, in the final Olympics Buzz of these Games, we take a look at some of the winners and losers.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018

What went right, wrong for NBC at the Olympics

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 …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018

IOC decision on Russians to come day of closing ceremony

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 …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018

Column: American curling team creates a new ‘Miracle on Ice’

John Shuster delivered another Miracle on Ice for the Americans, only this one came with brooms instead of hockey sticks.

MIRACURL ON ICE: American men win Olympic curling gold, beat Sweden 10-7

John Shuster’s last throw in the eighth end of the Olympic curling final clacked off one Swedish stone and knocked it into another, sending them both skittering out of scoring …

Roundup: Ledecka gets rare double Olympic gold; U.S. men win curling

On a snowboard and skis, Ester Ledecka is a history-making Olympic gold medalist.

Mikaela Shiffrin jokes about whether Lindsey Vonn’s Olympic career is over

Lindsey Vonn has said repeatedly that these would be the last Winter Games of her career. Her U.S. teammate – and heir apparent – Mikaela Shiffrin jokes about whether Vonn …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018

Roundup: Russians get 1st gold, Germany tops Canada in Olympic hockey

The Russians finally won a gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The Canadian men’s hockey team won’t even get the chance after losing to Germany.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018

Russians to face surprising Germany in Olympic men’s hockey final

The Russians expected to play for the Olympic men’s hockey gold medal for the first time in 20 years. Their opponent is quite the surprise: Germany.

Silent Shani: Davis finishes 7th in 1,000 at 5th Olympics

Shani Davis let his skating do his talking in his last event at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The four-time Olympic medalist finished seventh in the 1,000 meters, waved to the fans …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018

Commentary: How the U.S. women’s hockey team turned courage into gold

And that, as much as anything that happened between the blue lines late Wednesday night at Gangneung Hockey Center, is why the next time USA Hockey pays homage to Olympic …

U.S. women beat Canada in Olympic hockey; Gisin tops Shiffrin

The United States’ women’s hockey team beat Canada 3-2 on Thursday in a gold-medal game that claimed a spot among the Olympics’ most thrilling moments in recent memory.

Anna Gasser outduels Jamie Anderson for gold in women’s Big Air

Anna Gasser edged two-time gold medalist Jamie Anderson in a thrilling final to earn gold in the Olympic debut of women’s Big Air snowboarding. Gasser is the reigning world champion. …

Perfect strategy behind USA’s historic cross-country gold

American cross-country skier Jessica Diggins’ strategy couldn’t have worked better. The result was a historic gold medal for the United States in women’s cross-country skiing and a celebration that lasted …

For Meyers Taylor, bobsled silver is sweeter this time

U.S. bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor won the second silver medal of her career, though this one felt like a victory. It’s been a hard four years for Meyers Taylor, largely …

U.S. women win bronze to end speedskating medal drought

Mia Manganello crossed the finish line and glanced at the videoboard. She let out a yell and then grabbed hands with American teammates Heather Bergsma and Brittany Bowe. The Americans …

Goggia gets gold; Bjoergen sets Winter Games medals mark

Sofia Goggia refused to let Lindsey Vonn catch her. Or, anyone else.

Czechs eliminate United States in shootout in Olympic men’s hockey quarterfinals

Pavel Francouz stopped all five shooters and Petr Kouka scored the shootout winner as the Czech Republic eliminated the United States with a 3-2 victory in the quarterfinals Wednesday.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018

Lindsey Vonn’s Olympic downhill farewell is a lovely shade of bronze

Lindsey Vonn’s bronze in the women’s downhill race Wednesday marks her third Olympic medal of her extraordinary Alpine career and was essentially eight years in the making. She was 32 …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018

Success never stopped for Washington’s Phil Mahre, Steve Mahre after 1984 Olympic skiing triumph

Twin brothers finishing 1-2 in an Olympic skiing event, one hour after the gold-medal winner’s wife delivered the couple’s first son a continent away? It would have seemed far too …

U.S. beats Slovakia 5-1, will play Czechs in Olympic quarters

Ryan Donato scored two goals, Troy Terry had three assists and the United States beat Slovakia 5-1 in the qualification round Tuesday to advance to face the Czech Republic in …

Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir of Canada win ice dance for third career Olympic gold medal

Canadian stars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the gold medal in ice dancing at the Pyeongchang Games on Tuesday, becoming the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history with …

Canadian Cassie Sharpe’s halfpipe victory reminiscent of pioneering Sarah Burke

Cassie Sharpe put on a show in the women’s freestyle halfpipe final on Tuesday, soaring to a 95.80 during her second run to give Canada its first Olympic medal in …

Once again, U.S. will meet Canada for women’s hockey gold

The United States will play for a gold medal in women’s hockey for the third straight Olympics.