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One Spokanite’s trip to the Winter Olympics: Reflections

My name is Heather Parham. I’m a Spokane native who is excited to be at the Winter Olympics in South Korea! I came over here to watch my friend compete …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 12:37 p.m.

A local voice in Pyeongchang: NBC Winter Olympics commentator has Hayden roots

As a sports commentator, Hayden native Luke Van Valin has provided commentary for more than a dozen events over the past two weeks. This year marks the 34-year-old’s second Olympic …


One Spokanite’s trip to the Winter Olympics: Golden moments

My name is Heather Parham. I’m a Spokane native who is excited to be at the Winter Olympics in South Korea! I came over here to watch my friend compete …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 10:58 a.m.

One Spokanite’s trip to the Winter Olympics

My name is Heather Parham. I’m a Spokane native who is excited to be at the Winter Olympics in South Korea. I came over here to watch my friend compete …


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.


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 …


USA Luge’s Summer Britcher peaking as Pyeongchang Games near

Summer Britcher won gold for the U.S. in the women’s World Cup luge sprint race at Lillehammer, Norway on Sunday for her second victory on the circuit in as many …


The red Russian uniforms will be gone, but not the athletes

There will be Russians competing at the Pyeongchang Olympics and likely winning some medals. The International Olympic Committee has barred the Russian team from competing in Pyeongchang but the country …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 11:30 a.m.

Vladimir Putin will allow Russians to compete at Pyeongchang Olympics

Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t boycott the Pyeongchang Olympics. Putin says his government will allow Russians to compete as neutral athletes at the upcoming games in South Korea. The International …


Pyeongchang 2018 flame lit in birthplace of ancient Olympics

The flame for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games has been lit in the ruined birthplace of the ancient Olympics despite a cloudburst that disrupted the ceremony. Using fire kept from a …


Olympic organizers say winter sports set for boom in Asia

Lee Hee-beom, the head of the Pyeongchang organizing committee, says the 2018 Olympics will usher in a new era for winter sports in Asia. While the region has traditionally lagged …


Olympic downhill designer says tough, faster course awaits

Stop worrying, downhill racers. The 2018 Olympic course will be faster than you think. The new track in South Korea has been criticized – at a men’s test race last …


Music! Wifi! Olympians impressed with Pyeongchang perks

Plenty of US athletes getting a look at Pyeongchang, a year before the 2018 Olympics, and are coming away impressed with what they’re seeing.


Computer: Norway to win most medals at 2018 Winter Olympics

It could be a record-setting Winter Olympics for Norway next year in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The head of analysis for Gracenote, a U.S.-based sports and entertainment provider, is running a …


Yuna Kim reveals Olympic torch in countdown to 2018 Games

The one-year countdown to the Pyeongchang Games began Thursday with Yuna Kim revealing the Olympic torch and organizers opening online ticket reservations. South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn and an …


Spokane Valley woman heads to Special Olympics

Spokane Valley’s Heather Comer has done something many have not: stood proud on a center podium, accepting a gold medal, qualifying for the Olympics. She’s also had to overcome something …


Frantic lobbying day leading up to vote for 2018 Olympics

DURBAN, South Africa – In a frantic final day of campaigning, the three cities vying for the 2018 Winter Olympics lobbied for votes Tuesday in what shapes up as a …