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Olympics news covering the Summer and Winter Olympics from the Baltimore Sun

Last Build Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:48:56 -0500

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How Marylanders are performing in the 2018 Winter Olympics

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:27:00 PST

Maame Biney: The native of Accra, Ghana’s capital, moved into her father’s Rockville home at age 5 before relocating to her current residence of Reston, Va. After failing to make it out of the 500-meter short-track speedskating quarterfinals Feb. 13, she finished last in her 1,500 qualifying heat...


Olympic TV highlights for Monday: 'Shib Sibs' go for another U.S. medal in ice dancing

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PST

Here's what to watch and how to watch.(image)

Despite slip, French couple is in second after short dance

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 23:35:00 PST

All that held Gabriella Papadakis’ costume together were a few frayed threads and the prayers of her partner, Guillaume Cizeron.

The top of her dress came loose while the French couple warmed up for the short dance portion of the ice dance competition on Monday at Gangneung Ice Arena but they had...


U.S. women's hockey team advances to the gold medal game

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:34:16 PST


2018 Olympics: Top photos from Pyeongchang

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:57:00 PST

The top photos from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.


All the U.S. medalists from the 2018 Olympics

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:20:00 PST

Photos of all the U.S. medalists from the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.


'Shy kid' Karen Chen has a plan for fighting off nerves

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:10:00 PST

Karen Chen found herself in a room full of athletes, and she froze.

The 18-year-old American figure skater describes herself as a "shy kid," and her nerves were getting the best of her again. She was there hoping to trade collectable pins, a longstanding Olympic tradition that helps break the ice...


Jon Lillis keeps the memory of his brother alive in his heart and around his neck

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:45:00 PST

Under banks of floodlights that turned the night to day, Jon Lillis twisted through the air in search of an end to an ache that will never leave.

His brother came along for each launch off the jump at the Phoenix Snow Park, each spin, each flip, each landing among the pine boughs dotting the snow...


Adam Rippon changes his mind and won't accept NBC job

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:45:00 PST

Well, at least NBC will still be able to interview Adam Rippon, right? In a reversal of news she had broken earlier on Sunday, USA Today's Christine Brennan reported that the figure skater will not, after all, take a job with the network as a correspondent for the rest of the Winter Olympics.



Olympics Buzz: Catching up with some of the underdog stories at the Pyeongchang Games

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:15:00 PST

This is your daily infusion of information and news that you might have missed. The really big stuff you’ll find in other stories.

Everybody loves an underdog story and the Winter Olympics is full of them because, except for a few sports, the average viewer has absolutely no idea who any of the...


Chris Chelios is still contributing to U.S. men's hockey

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:15:00 PST

Chris Chelios was on the U.S. bench Saturday in the Olympic hockey game against Russia. He was stuffed into a dark blue suit, with a pressed shirt and tie. He looked uncomfortable and out of place.

In the suit, not the Olympics.

No American has been part of more of these five-ring adventures than...


Kentucky 2030? Could Korea export its rural Olympic gamble?

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:00:00 PST

A coal mine stands on the mountain exactly as it was the day it was abandoned, now a rusting relic of blue-collar glory lost to a globalized world.

It towers over this Korean coal community that is much like its American counterparts: poor, aging, hollowing out since the mines shut down and the...


France's Martin Fourcade nips Germany's Simon Schempp in photo finish for gold in mass start

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:25:00 PST

France's Martin Fourcade slammed his ski pole into the snow in disgust after sliding through the finish line, thinking he'd just lost another Olympic gold medal to a photo finish.

But upon further review, replays showed Fourcade's left boot crossed the line a few centimeters ahead of Germany's...


Oleksandr Abramenko's aerials win gives Ukraine rare Olympic gold

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:50:00 PST

Growing up in Ukraine, Oleksandr Abramenko's father pushed him toward sports. Well, one sport actually. Soccer.

The problem? His son wasn't feeling it.

"I felt like extreme sports were my thing," Abramenko said.

Good call.

The 29-year-old made history on Sunday night, becoming the first man to...


Austria's Marcel Hirscher wins giant slalom gold

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 22:10:00 PST

Marcel Hirscher has turned his domination in the giant slalom into a second gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

The 28-year-old Austrian star extended his first-run lead to win by a huge margin of 1.27 seconds over hard-charging Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway. Kristoffersen rose from 10th-fastest...


Japan's Nao Kodaira wins 500-meter speedskating gold over South Korea's Lee Sang-hwa

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:20:00 PST

Nao Kodaira sped around the oval, furiously pumping her arms and legs. She charged across the finish line, the 500-meter Olympic speedskating gold medal easily in hand.

With two pairs to go, Kodaira could watch knowing that two-time defending champion Lee Sang-hwa was unlikely to catch her despite...


'Peace Village,' a fake city just outside the DMZ, serves as metaphor for North Korean athletes at the Olympics

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:20:00 PST

From their hilltop checkpoint, the soldiers who guard South Korea’s border can see for miles across the Demilitarized Zone, to a small city in the distance on the north side.

This tidy collection of high-rises and low-slung buildings is surrounded by agricultural fields. North Koreans call the...


Olympic TV highlights for Sunday: Maddie Bowman defends gold medal in freeski halfpipe

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PST

So far, so good for American halfpipe dreams. Four years after winning all but one of the four halfpipe events — Shaun White finished fourth in the men’s snowboarding finals in 2014 — the United States is 2-for-2 in these Winter Games, with gold medals for snowboarders Chloe Kim and White.



Russia drills USA 4-0 in Olympic hockey

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:30:00 PST

Olympic Athletes from Russia 4, Olympic athletes not from the NHL 0.

If we learned anything from the third round of pool play in an Olympic men’s ice hockey tournament without NHL players, it’s that a cohesive unit largely from two teams in Russia’s KHL is better than a rag-tag collection of U.S....


Gay athletes use their platform at the Pyeongchang Olympic Games

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:15:00 PST

The first openly gay male athlete at a Winter Olympics was British figure skater John Curry, in 1976.

He won gold in Innsbruck, Austria, and the following morning, unbeknownst to him, he was outed in a newspaper story from a pre-Games interview in which he privately discussed his sexuality — not...


No medal for Lindsey Vonn in Olympic super-G; Czech Republic's Ester Ledecka takes surprise gold

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:55:00 PST

Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic made a stunning run from back in the pack to take the Olympic super-G title on Saturday, with a mistake costing Lindsey Vonn a spot on the podium.

Ledecka, the 26th racer to take the course, blazed through the course in a time of 1 minute, 21.11 seconds. Defending...


Nathan Chen dazzles after poor short program, finishes 5th overall; Yuzuru Hanyu defends gold medal

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:15:00 PST

Nathan Chen finally admitted the pressure of being the face of American figure skating got to him, winding him up so tight for his short program that it ended in what he described as a "disaster."

All that pressure was gone for his free skate.

Out of medals contention and finally skating with a...


Olympic TV highlights for Saturday: After Sochi sweep, new challenges for U.S. men in freeski slopestyle

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:30:00 PST

Four years ago, three American men christened the Olympics’ first-ever freestyle skiing slopestyle final with a podium sweep. Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper finished atop the leaderboard after two runs at the Sochi Games.

A repeat sweep in South Korea is already impossible. Christensen,...


Olympic athletes superior skills linked to well-trained bodies and minds

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 03:00:00 PST

Years of training make athletes quick thinkers and decision-makers.(image)

South Korea's obsession with speedskating isn't hard to miss

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:20:00 PST

If you want to understand South Korea’s obsession with short track speedskating, why a civilized nation of 51 million is absolutely bonkers about roller derby on ice, watch a soccer game.

It is from the 2002 World Cup that South Korea hosted. Ahn Jung-hwan scores on a header in the 78th minute...


An Olympics skeleton helmet, where Game of Thrones meets Dracula

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:00:00 PST

What happened in men's skeleton, actually, is that Iron Man won gold. Somewhere under the Iron Man helmet, there was an elite athlete, a first-place finisher in a monochrome red bodysuit — a South Korean named Yun Sung-bin. But what Yun had, mostly, was that helmet. A black-tinted face mask. Painted...


Olympic TV highlights for Friday: Lindsey Vonn eyes history in final Winter Games

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:25:00 PST

Lindsey Vonn made her Olympic debut at age 17. Nearly another 17 years (and three Olympiads) later, she’s hoping to go out on top.

The 33-year-old ski racer will start her final Winter Games campaign in the super-G Friday, when she’ll try to become the oldest woman to win an Olympic Alpine medal....


American figure skaters won’t be on podium as Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu remains a cut above

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:25:00 PST

There is Yuzuru Hanyu, and then there is everyone else who aspires to unseat the Japanese icon from his Olympic figure skating throne.

Landing muscular jumps with ethereal ease and weaving a mesmerizing spell with his artistry, Hanyu on Thursday dispelled any doubts about his fitness following...


Lindsey Jacobellis still doesn't have an Olympic gold medal, placing fourth in snowboard cross

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:03:00 PST

All around her, right before the finish line, there was chaos. Later, she would say she saw shadows all around her. She saw other riders in her peripheral vision. She saw somebody in a yellow bib tumble just in front of her, feet before the finish line, and Lindsey Jacobellis shifted ever-so-slightly...


Aly Raisman responds to 'devastating' accusations of hypocrisy for SI swimsuit issue

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:40:00 PST

To Aly Raisman, her withering words to Larry Nassar at his sentencing hearing for sexual abuse last month were of a piece with her decision to pose for this month's Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Both were about empowerment, of moving past victimhood by "standing tall" and regaining "power...


Adam Rippon says he's a 'hot mess'

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:29:00 PST


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

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:50:00 PST

Matthias Mayer of Austria won the Olympic men's super-G on Friday, breaking Norway's 16-year grip on the title.

Mayer won the speed race by 0.13 seconds ahead of Beat Feuz of Switzerland, who added the silver medal to his bronze from downhill on Thursday.

Defending champion Kjetil Jansrud of Norway...


Turns out Shaun White, world's best snowboarder, can be a creep. A hero would cop to his own bad behavior

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 04:00:00 PST

You can be a wonderful movie maker, and a sexual harasser.

You can be a great television talk show host, and a sexual harasser.

You can be an innovative tech genius, and a sexual harasser.

It only stands to reason, then, that you can be the world’s greatest snowboarder, and a sexual harasser.



Shaun White contemplating both winter and summer Olympic future

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:45:00 PST

The cab double cork 1440, the trick that won Shaun White the gold medal at these Olympics and nearly killed him four months earlier, requires snowboarders to gain enough acceleration up the 22-foot halfpipe wall so they can fly off the lip and complete two head-over-heels inverted spins while performing...


Shaun White's not the big Olympic villain

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:55:00 PST

After a slow start, the media has its designated bad guy at the Winter Olympics. No sooner had Shaun White won the half-pipe than he became the snowboarding version of Harvey Weinstein.

Stories surfaced of sexual harassment allegations made against White in 2016. Reporters went into full #MeToo...


Gus Kenworthy takes a jab at Vice President Mike Pence

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:01:52 PST


American Vincent Zhou becomes first figure skater to land a quad lutz in the Olympics

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:10:00 PST

Vincent Zhou became the first figure skater to land a quad lutz in Olympic competition when the 17-year-old American hit the four-rotation jump leading into a triple toeloop to open his short program.

Two other skaters are trying the quad lutz in the short program. More will try in the free skate.


American skier Gus Kenworthy finds a silver lining in his broken thumb

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:45:00 PST

Call it a good news-bad news scenario for Gus Kenworthy.

The outspoken freestyle skier broke his thumb in training on Thursday.

He tweeted out a picture of his X-Ray, along with one of his freshly casted hand and included this quip: "It won't stop me from competing (obvi) but it does prevent me...


Olympics Buzz: American pair skate for Florida shooting victims despite IOC's ban on demonstrations

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:10:00 PST

This is your daily infusion of information and news that you might have missed. The really big stuff you’ll find in other stories.

The husband-and-wife figure skating pairs team of Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim finished 15th on Wednesday, although they won’t go home empty-handed being...


At these Olympics, 'sorry' seems to be the most common word

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:55:00 PST

They're sorry at these Olympics. They're all very sorry.

Shaun White is sorry for trivializing his sexual harassment lawsuit and dubbing it "gossip." NBC analyst Bode Miller is sorry for mansplaining that Austrian skier Anna Veith is a struggling former gold medalist because she got married. NBC's...


U.S. figure skater Nathan Chen, the 'Quad King,' answers five questions

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:25:00 PST

After his error-filled Olympic debut in the men's team event short program, two-time U.S. champion Nathan Chen went immediately to the practice rink in the basement of the Gangneung Ice Arena and, over a 20-minute span, performed the way he had hoped to when it counted.

Then, with a week before...


'I hit rock bottom yesterday': Injury costs skier his Olympic dream. Again.

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 06:45:00 PST

When what happened to Tommy Biesemeyer happens to other athletes, the statements are rote, canned, forgettable. But here is who Tommy Biesemeyer is: An elite Alpine skier with designs on his sport's biggest prizes. And here's what Tommy Biesemeyer has endured: A blown-out knee, a separated shoulder,...


Is Bode Miller sorry for blaming a female skier's decline on marriage — or just inept?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 06:20:00 PST

And you thought the worst thing about Bode Miller’s NBC Olympics skiing analysis was his dull, flat delivery and too-technical insights?

Miller livened things up Wednesday, agreeing with colleague Dan Hicks that Austrian Anna Veith’s knee injuries were “certainly an issue” in the former World Cup...


Olympic TV highlights for Thursday: Figure skater Nathan Chen looks to bounce back

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:10:00 PST

Here's what to watch and how to watch.(image)

IOC shows its true colors by nixing French remembrance for fallen skier

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 06:10:00 PST

Don't even try pulling one over on the International Olympic Committee.

The ever-vigilant suits in charge of the Winter Games leaped into action when French skiers had the nerve to place tiny stickers on their helmets in honor of a fallen teammate.

Fortunately, the IOC brought the hammer down before...


Americans fall short against Canadians in hockey, but teams are likely to meet for the gold medal

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 23:15:00 PST

One look at U.S. forward Brianna Decker’s face, sweaty and frowning after her team’s 2-1 loss to Canada on Thursday dispelled the notion that the teams’ preliminary-round finale at Kwandong Hockey Centre meant nothing because both had clinched spots in the Olympic tournament semifinals.

One glance...


Shaun White apologizes for calling his sexual misconduct lawsuit 'gossip'

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 20:10:00 PST

Shaun White apologized after dismissing the sexual misconduct allegations made against him in a 2016 lawsuit as "gossip" shortly after winning his third Olympic gold medal in the men's halfpipe.

White has been the world's dominant snowboarder for more than a decade, winning gold medals in 2006,...


Shaun White: 'I have grown and changed as a person'

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:22:00 PST


Japanese icon Yuzuru Hanyu dreams of delivering another figure skating gold-medal program

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 21:20:00 PST

The Olympic volunteers in the red and gray tracksuits walked down to a section of seats in the lower half of Gangneung Ice Arena and asked the reporters there to relocate to the upper deck.

“For the spectators,” one of the ushers said.

Fifteen minutes later, the arena opened to the public and a...


Slovenia stuns United States in Olympic hockey opener

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:05:00 PST

Five practices were supposed to prepare the Americans for this, and they knew at the second intermission Slovenia was going to come out punching.

The preparation and the knowledge were not enough to fend off the fatigue as the United States blew a two-goal lead and lost a 3-2 stunner in overtime...


As biathlete Lowell Bailey chases Olympic history, his family is right beside him

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:15:00 PST

The night turned bitterly cold, a hard wind blowing across the biathlon course at the 2018 Winter Olympics, and the best Lowell Bailey could manage was 33rd place.

“I just didn’t have it in the legs,” Bailey said after the 10-kilometer sprint. “I hoped for better.”

To make matters worse, the veteran...


Olympics Buzz: Reliable Lester Holt helps NBC through a period of transition

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 22:35:00 PST

This is your daily infusion of information and news that you might have missed. The really big stuff you’ll find in other stories.

NBC has been in a period of transition lately. Mike Tirico has taken over from Bob Costas as host of the Olympic Games and it will take him a while to gain the gravitas...


Gold-medal winner Chloe Kim, a daughter of Korean immigrants, is a star in two cultures

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 03:00:00 PST

Shortly after winning gold in the Olympic halfpipe, Chloe Kim was ushered into a tent at the bottom of the hill to face a clutch of international reporters.

The 5-foot-3 Southern California snowboarder had delivered a stunning performance, doing tricks no other woman in her sport could do, but...


NBC tiptoes around sexual misconduct in coverage of Shaun White — and Olympics, in general

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:15:00 PST

Before Shaun White won his third Olympic gold medal in halfpipe snowboarding Tuesday night — before he even traveled to Pyeongchang for the Winter Games — the 31-year-old sat down with NBC's Lester Holt to talk about how he has matured.

"You had the bad-boy image for a while," Holt posited.



Lindsey Vonn is looking for love at the Olympics

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:58:00 PST


Why thrill of Shaun White soaring, agony of Yuto Totsuka's crash will stick with us

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:40:00 PST

Shaun White wrapped himself in the American flag. Yuto Totsuka was wrapped in a blanket.

For all the compelling stories and angles there may have been — on or off the mountain, in the present or the past, heroic or inappropriate — this is what NBC’s prime-time Olympics coverage Tuesday left us...


Catching up with ... former Olympian J.P. Shilling

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:10:00 PST

The speedskater, a Dulaney grad, competed in the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City.(image)

Norway men's curling team sports Valentine's Day attire

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:00:00 PST

On Feb. 14, members of Norway’s Olympic men's curling team sported some very Valentine's Day-appropriate attire.

Christoffer Svae, Torger Nergaard, Thomas Ulsrud and Havard Vad Petersson were competing in the Curling Men's Round Robin Session 1 against Japan at Gangneung Curling Centre in Gangeung,...


'Hurry up and wait': Olympic skiing delays no fun for anyone

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:22:00 PST

Just because there's been barely any Alpine skiing at these Olympics — three of the first four races were postponed — doesn't mean that Mikaela Shiffrin and everyone else gets to just take it easy.Many of the women whose slalom race was scrapped because of strong winds at the Yongpyong Alpine Center...


Olympic TV highlights for Wednesday: Mikaela Shiffrin (hopefully) begins her medal chase

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 19:35:00 PST

Here's what to watch and how to watch.(image)

Shaun White sorry for 'poor choice of words' after referring to sexual misconduct lawsuit as 'gossip'

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 06:50:00 PST

Shaun White has apologized after dismissing the sexual misconduct allegations made against him in a 2016 lawsuit as "gossip" shortly after winning his third Olympic gold medal in the men's halfpipe on Wednesday.

White has been the world's dominant snowboarder for more than a decade, winning gold...


Who knew a Tongan cross-country skier could be so engaging with his shirt on?

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 06:45:00 PST

In an Olympic upset Wednesday afternoon, the shirtless, oily Tongan who has won global acclaim and marriage proposals and bawdy tweets by being shirtless and oily proved to be even better when clothed.

At that exceedingly rare event in life known loosely as the "Tongan cross country skiing press...


Olympic hockey player Haley Skarupa (pictures)

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:07:00 PST

Browse pictures of Rockville's Haley Skarupa above.


Olympic luger Summer Britcher (pictures)

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 19:56:00 PST

Browse pictures of Baltimore-born Summer Britcher above.


Olympic short-track speedskater Thomas Hong (pictures)

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 18:20:00 PST

Browse pictures of Laurel resident and Atholton alumnus Thomas Hong above.


I'm not saying the weather is inconvenient at these Olympics. I'm saying it blows.

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:46:00 PST

The lead character in these Olympics isn't Chloe Kim or Shaun White, sorry to say. It isn't the rogue Russians competing without Russian colors, or the mesmerizing (read: kinda creepy) North Korean cheerleaders, eerily singing and waving in unison. No, the lead character is the cold. And by cold,...


So you want to try ski jumping? Are you nuts?

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:05:00 PST

How do you dress for your own funeral?

OK, perhaps I was being a tad melodramatic as I pondered what to wear for my first time ski jumping. But just to be safe, I wore black.

When sports fans of a certain age think ski jumping, what comes to mind is the poor schnook who supplied the “Agony of Defeat”...


Shaun White earns gold medal with epic finish in halfpipe

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:07:00 PST


American pairs skaters Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and Chris Knierim advance to final

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 23:20:00 PST

The best skaters make a short program or short dance feel too brief, turning it into a tantalizing glimpse of talent confined to a cruelly abbreviated format.

The exquisite precision of world champions Sui Wenjing and Han Cong of China on Wednesday in the first phase of the Olympic pairs competition...


Michael Phelps, family announce birth of baby boy Beckett

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:25:00 PST

He joins young Boomer in the growing Phelps clan.(image)

Shani Davis deserves a better send-off, but he won't put the controversy on ice

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 23:05:00 PST

Speedskating is a mainstream sport in the Netherlands, which explained the blocks of orange in the stands near the starting line for the men’s 1,500-meter competition Tuesday night at the Gangneung Oval.

The fans in orange reserved one of their most enthusiastic welcomes for a former champion,...


USA Gymnastics denies using non-disclosure agreements over Larry Nassar except in case of McKayla Maroney

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:10:00 PST

USA Gymnastics told Congress it has not used non-disclosure agreements in investigations except in the case of Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney, one of more than 200 women and girls who have said now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar sexually abused them under the guise of treatment.



American luger Emily Sweeney crashes out of Olympics, Summer Britcher finishes 19th

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 05:08:00 PST

American luger Emily Sweeney avoided serious injury in a frightening crash that knocked her out of the Pyeongchang Olympics on Tuesday during the final heat of the competition.

The diagnosis was that Sweeney had only some bumps and bruises.

"I'm OK," Sweeney said.

Sweeney lost control around Curve...


'New generation of Nigerians' marks Olympic bobsled debut

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:30:00 PST

Growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota, Akuoma Omeoga was raised on Nigerian food, language and culture. Next week, the 25-year-old will represent her parents' homeland in the Winter Games, hurtling down the bobsled track with her tresses — dyed green as a tribute to the country — flapping beneath her...


In U.S. women's hockey rout of Russians, Olympic controversies are on ice

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:08:00 PST

The clash Tuesday night between Russia and the United States was lopsided on the ice, convivial in the stands and never really happened in the eyes of the International Olympic Committee.The hockey was breathtaking at times, especially when the puck found the stick of American forward Jocelyne...


U.S. women prepare for hockey showdown with Canada with 5-0 rout of the Olympic Athletes from Russia

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:05:00 PST

First, they got bodies to the net. Then, members of the U.S. women’s hockey team got shots through to the net and the rout was on at Kwandong Hockey Centre, triggered by forward Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson setting an Olympic record for men or women by scoring two goals six seconds apart against...


Olympics Buzz: Norway's dominance in winter sports is hard to miss

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:00:00 PST

This is your daily infusion of information and news that you might have missed. The really big stuff you’ll find in other stories.

A country that most Americans don’t think a lot about is Norway, except if you watch the Winter Olympics and you are watching cross-country skiing. But the fact is...