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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 first Winter Games with a joyous celebration of a job well done.

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 war and suspicion among them shared a VIP box – and a potential path away from conflict.

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 stars of some NBC performers, hurt the reputations of others.

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 open. It could readmit the Russian team, continue the ban or hedge with what it calls a “partial solution.” There have been two positive doping tests at the Pyeongchang Games by Russian athletes.

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 inside Gangneung Oval and disappeared below the ice.

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. She stomped the last of her three jumps with a double cork 1080 that saw the Austrian flip twice while spinning three times. Her score of 96 was the highest of the day and gave her a total of 185.00. Zoi Sadowski-Synnott grabbed the bronze to give New Zealand its first Winter Olympic medal in 26 years.

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 well into the night. The American team of Diggins and Kikkan Randall set out to win the country’s first Olympic medal of any kind in the sport since 1976 but thoughts quickly turned to gold on the final lap.