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Recent Stories in PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics

Defending gold medalist Ted Ligety has ‘really awful day’ in Olympic GS, finishing 15th

February 18, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Ted Ligety came into Pyeongchang with hopes of earning his third Olympic medal. By the end of his first run Sunday in his signature event, that dream was already out of reach. Mr. G.S., who for years dominated the giant slalom,

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After surprise reunion with estranged mother, Katie Uhlaender finishes 13th

February 17, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Katie Uhlaender had to overcome so much to reach the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The death of her father, former Major League Baseball player Ted Uhlaender, in 2009. Multiple surgeries stemming from a 2009 Vail Pass snowmobile accident. Finishing fourth in the

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After Lindsey Vonn falters, snowboarder Ester Ledecka pulls off stunning win

February 17, 2018 — JEONGSEON, South Korea — Thirty-nine gates — one minute, 15 seconds — into Saturday's super-G, the storyline was proceeding exactly as expected. That story ended with one turn. Twenty-five racers later, after the reporters had put away their notebooks, the story was re-written — by

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Classmates at Steamboat Springs High School, now pack of Sailors are U.S. Olympic teammates

February 16, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — It used to be a joke among the class. "What if they all make the Olympics some day?" "Some day" in an official sense became Feb. 9 and while they didn't gather for a mini reunion, they didn't sit down and

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Svindal wins Olympic downhill to become oldest Alpine champ

February 16, 2018 — JEONGSEON, South Korea — As he approached his 35th birthday, Aksel Lund Svindal didn't always feel like he would make Olympic history as the oldest Alpine gold medalist. His body felt the strain of too many high-speed crashes and season-ending surgeries, and it wouldn't let

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Italy’s Moioli wins snowboardcross; Jacobellis finishes 4th

February 16, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Italy's Michela Moioli won the gold medal in Olympic women's snowboardcross Friday, overtaking American Lindsey Jacobellis about halfway down the course, then beating the rest of the field to the finish line. Jacobellis placed fourth, continuing her hard-luck career at the

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Austria’s Mayer wins Olympic super-G, breaks Norway’s streak

February 16, 2018 — JEONGSEON, South Korea — Matthias Mayer came to the Pyeongchang Games as an Olympic champion, and he'll leave as an Olympic champion. Just not in the event he expected. A sliding crash into a TV cameraman was the inelegant end of the Austrian's charge for

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Tongan finishes 114th in Olympic cross-country

February 16, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Tongan cross-country skier Pita Taufatofua has finished the 15-kilometer individual race at the Pyeongchang Olympics — and he didn't even hit a tree. The 34-year-old Taufatofua, best known for participating in the last two Olympic opening ceremonies without a shirt, says

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Love at the Olympics no easy trick to land for Nordic combined’s Fletcher and freestyle skiing’s McKinnon

February 16, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Nordic combined is difficult, Taylor Fletcher insists. The mental battles of timing a jump just right and of squeezing every last drop of energy out of the body during a cross-country ski race are intense. He wasn't working out at all

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Mikaela Shiffrin unable to defend her Olympic slalom gold, finishing fourth

February 16, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Of all the races in Mikaela Shiffrin's quest for multiple gold medals at the Pyeongchang Olympics, this was the surest bet. A slalom gold — or at least a medal — was supposed to be a given. She was the defending

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Testwuide, South Korea fall 2-1 in Olympic opener

February 15, 2018 — GANGNEUNG, South Korea — With the nation's most accomplished hockey player standing behind the bench as coach and curator of the moment, South Korea celebrated the first Olympic men's hockey game in its history Thursday night in front of a flag-waving crowd cheering nearly every

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Caldwell goes big, falls in aerials; ‘It hurts or it hurts’

February 15, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — American freestyle skier Ashley Caldwell admits it: She loves the risk because she loves the reward. On Thursday night at the Olympics, there was no prize for her daring. The foremost envelope-pusher in the dangerous sport of aerials failed to cleanly

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Austrian snowboarder Schairer breaks neck in scary crash

February 15, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Markus Schairer of Austria is heading home for treatment after breaking his neck in a frightening crash during the Olympic men's snowboardcross quarterfinals. Schairer lost control in the air on the final jump of the treacherous downhill course on Thursday. He

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Olympic journal: The day of my dreams

February 15, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Wow. That is all I can say. It was a whirlwind of emotions competing in the Olympics as a part of Team USA for my first time. I distinctly remember standing in the start gate overwhelmed with immense pride. I was

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Disappointment for U.S. as Nordic combined begins at 2018 Olympics

February 15, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The opportunity was there, Bryan Fletcher said. The race wasn't. After jumping to 18th position in Wednesday's Nordic combined normal hill competition, the first Nordic combined event of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Fletcher probably wasn't poised for

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Dierdorff charges to gold-medal final but just short of podium at 2018 Winter Olympics

February 15, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Mick Dierdorff took his dream of an Olympic gold medal from the base of Howelsen Hill, where he began learning to ski and snowboard before he was 2 years old, to the snowboard cross World Cup where he endured years of

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Cut from U.S. team five years ago, McJames perseveres to make 3rd Olympics

February 15, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Just making it to the start gate of the Olympics was something to be proud of for Park City skier Megan McJames. McJames, 30, skis independently, meaning she doesn't have the support of the U.S. Ski Team. The team cut her

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Mikaela Shiffrin takes gold in her first race of Pyeongchang Olympics

February 15, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The sun finally came out, and Mikaela Shiffrin was more than ready to kick off her Olympics. After days of delays due to windy and snowy weather, Shiffrin took gold in the giant slalom Thursday, winning her second career Olympic medal

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Shaun White refers to sexual misconduct lawsuit as “gossip”

February 14, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Shaun White dismissed the sexual misconduct allegations made against him in a 2016 lawsuit as "gossip" and hurried away from reporters trying to ask him more about the allegations Wednesday, just hours after winning his third gold medal in the men's

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Shaun White wins 3rd Olympic gold in contest for the ages

February 14, 2018 — By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Snowboarding at the Olympics turned 20 this year, and there's a good chance that in another two decades, people will still be talking about the contest that went down in the mountains of South Korea

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