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Saturday Sports: Shaun White, The Olympics And Athletes Speak Out

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:08:11 -0500

Scott Simon speaks with ESPN's Howard Bryant on this week's latest in sports, including the Winter Olympics, the highs and lows.

Figure Skater Yuzuru Hanyu Takes Another Gold

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:08:11 -0500

At the Olympics, Japan finished one-two in the men's figure skating finals. And for the first time since 1952, there was a repeat Olympic champion: Yuzuru Hanyu.

PHOTOS: Highlights Of Week 1 At The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 05:02:20 -0500

By the end of the first week, Norway's team led in medals, with 19. Athletes from Team USA won eight medals, including five gold — the first of which went to 17-year-old snowboarder Red Gerard.

'This Must Be Some Mistake,' Says Snowboarder After Winning Olympic Gold In Skiing

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 04:06:11 -0500

She went up the hill a snowboarder but came down an Olympic champion skier. That's one way to tell the story of Ester Ledecka, the Czech athlete who stunned the world in South Korea.

Contingent Of Teenagers Rock Pyeongchang

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 02:19:07 -0500

Teens from all over the world made the cut to represent their countries at the Winter Games. Youthful energy and savvy social media have propelled many to Olympic stardom.

Nathan Chen Turns Page, Makes Olympic History By Landing 6 Quads

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:33:00 -0500

In a huge comeback, Nathan Chen spun around four times in the air during six jumps on the second and final day of the men's singles figure skating competition.

Men's Figure Skating Forecast: Chilly With A Chance Of Pooh Rain

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:00:37 -0500

Fans showered the ice with Winnie the Pooh plush toys after Yuzuru Hanyu's performances this week. The A. A. Milne character has become an unofficial mascot for the Japanese skater.

On Eve Of Olympics Debut, Jamaican Women's Bobsled Team Loses And Finds A Sled

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:38:24 -0500

As their head coach left the team, she threatened to take the sled with her. But Jamaican beer makers volunteered to pay for a new one just in time for training on site.

Tongan Skier Finishes Strong In Olympics After Just 12 Weeks Of Training In Snow

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:47:00 -0500

Shirtless flag-bearer Pita Taufatofua, a Rio taekwondo competitor turned Pyeongchang cross-country skier, came in 114th on Friday. His goal was simply to finish the race (and not hit a tree).

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:06:30 -0500

One hour — or even 24 hours — might not be enough to wrap up this week’s news.

News Brief: Florida School Shooting, Immigration Plans Stall, Olympics

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:11:40 -0500

The 19-year-old shooter at a Florida high school has confessed to investigators. Also, the Senate failed to pass any immigration plan before a self-imposed deadline and we have an Olympics update.

Olympics: U.S. Falls Behind In Skiing, Figure Skating

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:11:00 -0500

American skier Mikaela Shiffrin narrowly missed out on winning her third gold medal Friday. And in men's figure skating, top U.S. medal hope Nathan Chen had a disappointing performance.

Canada Hosts A Pride House At The Winter Olympics In South Korea

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:01:42 -0500

Eight years after the first Pride House was created for LGBTQ athletes at the Vancouver Olympics, Canada has worked with local activists to host another one at the Pyeongchang Games.

Mikaela Shiffrin Is Shut Out Of Medals In Slalom At Winter Olympics

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:58:00 -0500

Mikaela Shiffrin was trying to win a third gold — and defend the gold medal she won in Sochi. But she was edged off the podium at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Austrian Snowboarder Breaks Neck In Olympics Quarterfinals Race

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:04:00 -0500

Markus Schairer fractured his fifth vertebra in a nasty crash that left him sprawled on his back for some time. He apparently didn't suffer lasting damage. He even finished the run.