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Years of mettle by Team USA led to this gold medal

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:56:09 EST

Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored a dazzling, triple-deke goal in the sixth round of a shootout thriller, and Maddie Rooney stuffed the Canadians to wrap up a 3-2 victory over archrival Canada.

USA goaltender Maddie Rooney made 'next time' into this time

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:22:01 EST

Deep into the shootout, Maddie Rooney knew she had just one more shot to stop as one of the world's best players, Canada's Meghan Agosta, skated toward her.

In the USA-Canada thriller, these were the golden opportunities

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:28:54 EST

As the drama unfolded in the gold-medal women's hockey game in Pyeongchang, these moments stood out in the American's 3-2 shootout win.

Belarus tames heavy winds, wins biathlon relay

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:21:17 EST

Darya Domracheva set a record with her fourth gold medal in biathlon as Belarus won the 4x6-kilometer relay Thursday.

Vonn scatters grandfather's ashes in Korea

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:39:14 EST

Lindsey Vonn came to South Korea with the goal of taking home an Olympic medal and leaving something even more special behind. She did both.

Shiffrin gets silver in combined; Vonn skis out

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:55:26 EST

Mikaela Shiffrin won silver in the women's Alpine combined on Thursday, finishing between Swiss skiers Michelle Gisin and Wendy Holdener. Lindsey Vonn, in perhaps her final Olympic race, failed to medal.

Wise enough to win: U.S. skier defends gold

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:33:36 EST

After falling in his first two runs, American David Wise took freestyle skiing gold by turning out a score of 97.20 in his final run through the halfpipe on Thursday to defend his victory from the 2014 Sochi Games.

Sweden's Myhrer takes slalom as favorites flop

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:07:31 EST

Sweden's Andre Myhrer took advantage after favorites Marcel Hirscher and Henrik Kristoffersen failed to finish and won the gold medal in the men's slalom Thursday at the Pyeongchang Games.

U.S. beats Canada, to play for curling gold

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:59:44 EST

The United States beat Canada 5-3 in the curling semifinals and will go for the country's first gold medal in the event.

S. Koreans start petition to expel two skaters

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 03:00:49 EST

More than 567,000 people had signed a petition as of Thursday afternoon that called for skaters Kim Bo-Reum and Park Ji Woo to be expelled from the Olympics, after they left a slower teammate behind in Monday's women's team pursuit quarterfinals.

Winter Olympics 2018: Complete coverage

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 13:20:38 EST

ESPN's complete coverage and analysis from Pyeongchang, South Korea.

W2W4: Medvedeva vs. Zagitova in women's figure skating, Fourcade eyes fourth Pyeongchang gold

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:37:52 EST

Friday's highlights in Pyeongchang: Russia's Evgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova fight for gold in women's figure skating, while Martin Fourcade seeks his fourth Pyeongchang gold in men's relay biathlon.

Thursday recap: U.S. hockey joy dominates the day

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:06:58 EST

USA's hockey success set social media alight, while there were marquee days for women's big air, freestyle skier David Wise and Team New Zealand. Missed anything in Pyeongchang? We've got you covered.

No more 'Shustering' for U.S. skip John Shuster

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:31:36 EST

John Shuster is the first to say that he's had plenty of Olympic disappointment in curling. The American's last name has even been turned into a verb because of it. But Pyeongchang is a different story altogether.

No miracle on snow for Lindsey Vonn -- and no tears either

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:25:41 EST

Lindsey Vonn led the women's combined after the downhill, but her knees could not bear the strain of the slalom, while U.S. teammate Mikaela Shiffrin ended a roller-coaster Games with another medal.

'You're here to create' -- A coaching word to Wise delivers gold

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:25:15 EST

After two falls, David Wise was going to tone down his tricks in the third and final run of the ski halfpipe -- until his coaches talked him into committing to what would be the best run of his life.

What's the secret to the Russian women's figure skating success?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:42:14 EST

The Russians are poised for figure skating gold. Not only are Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva the best skaters in the world, they also have a strategy that maximizes scoring.

Zagitova sets record in women's short program

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:43:57 EST

Alina Zagitova achieved a world-record score of 82.92 points to pass teammate Evgenia Medvedeva in Wednesday's short program, giving the Russians the top two spots heading into the women's figure skating free skate.

Why dog meat became a story at these Olympics and why, culturally, it is slowly changing

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:03:00 EST

The story is a predictable one: Media descend on a region for an event and myopically focus on what's odd to them. This subject, tough for Westerners, is rooted in history and tradition -- and with the country's newest generations, is changing.

When do two halves not make a whole? In Olympic big air qualifying

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:48:35 EST

Wednesday's qualifying for the men's big air final was split into two heats -- with those in the latter half ending up with a distinct advantage. The final promises something altogether different.

Band O.A.R. can thank OAR for popularity spike

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:04:40 EST

With the world shortening "Olympic Athlete from Russia" to "OAR," rock band O.A.R. has seen something of a nostalgic resurgence as fans are reminded of the 2000s musical group.

The unnerving heartbeat of Pyeongchang

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:19:28 EST

When friends, family and fans wait for athletes' results in the spectator area, the tension is punctuated by the 'boom boom' of a heartbeat -- but it's not theirs.

Wednesday recap: Lindsey Vonn's emotional day; U.S. men's hockey suffers setback

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:52:44 EST

Lindsey Vonn continued her emotional farewell tour from the Olympics, while the American men came up short in hockey. That's just some of what you missed on Day 12 in Pyeongchang.

The long and short of it? South Koreans love their speed skating

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:01:23 EST

The South Koreans found success early in the sport and haven't looked back. The short track speed skaters are national sports heroes and the subject of great pride.

Randall and Diggins dig deep to end U.S. wait for cross-country gold

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:56:41 EST

Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins ended a 42-year drought for the U.S. in cross-country skiing. Not only was Wednesday's success the nation's first medal in the discipline since 1976, it was gold.

Five reasons Team USA was humbled at the Olympics

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:09:55 EST

It ended not with a miracle, but with a mewl: the U.S. men, a hockey superpower, sent packing before the medal round by the Czech Republic. How did this happen? A blown power play, lack of time to prepare and not enough college players were all factors.

Forget the gripes: U.S. men are proud of their Pyeongchang run

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:15:07 EST

While fans were left lamenting a cruel exit at the hands of the Czech Republic in the Olympic quarterfinals, the U.S. men's hockey team reflected on an Olympic journey that has been "one of the best moments of our careers."

Lindsey Vonn's spaniel, Lucy, is often best in show wherever the duo travel

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:55:14 EST

Being on the road all the time can get lonely for athletes, but Lindsey Vonn has found a way to combat the loneliness, and her name is Lucy.

It's Evgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova, then a race for the bronze medal

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:44:14 EST

The Russians appear to have a lock on gold and silver, but it's a free-for-all for the bronze. These six women all have a shot.

Rivals, friends, record-breakers: Virtue and Moir pushed to new heights

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 04:58:53 EST

Canadian pair Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won a record third Olympic gold medal, and they were pushed every step of the way by their training partners, Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France.

'We're showing people that anyone can do anything'

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:32:58 EST

Seun Adigun, Akuoma Omeoga and Ngozi Onwumere are a testament that there's no such thing as impossible. The Nigerian-Americans went from zero knowledge of bobsled to the track in Pyeongchang -- and landed in the record books for Africa.

In the bobsled with Team Nigeria

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:39:06 EST

It wasn't so long ago that Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga had never set foot in a bobsled. Now the Nigerian-Americans are on their way to the 2018 Olympics to represent Nigeria -- a first for the country.

Dreams on ice: The Kenyans who want to play ice hockey in the Winter Olympics

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:09:00 EST

Meeting twice a week at an ice rink adjacent to a national park in Nairobi, the Kenya Ice Lions have an Olympic dream, and their visit to Pyeongchang has fueled the fire inside.

ICYMI at Pyeongchang: Disappointment for Vonn, history for Hanyu, heartbreak for Christie

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:07:04 EST

Recapping a historic night in figure skating (six quads!), Lindsey Vonn missing the podium in super-G and Elise Christie's heartbreak on the short track.

'OK, now this is weird' -- Ester Ledecka hits gold, Lindsey Vonn hits rough patch

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:31:24 EST

Lindsey Vonn's slipup on one of the course's final turns turned out to be the exact margin by which Ester Ledecka won the gold medal in the women's super-G.

America's biggest 2018 exports: Planes, cars ... winter Olympians

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 04:11:35 EST

Right around 37 athletes from the United States are competing for other flags in Pyeongchang. For example, Charles Flaherty, from Cincinnati? He skis for Puerto Rico.

Lawyer: White minimized harassment problem

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 22:00:46 EST

Shaun White called his behavior regrettable, while the lawyer representing Lena Zawaideh said, "No woman wants to be called a 'gossip' or a liar by the harasser."

Chloe Kim fulfills her golden destiny -- from 'baby girl' to full-fledged dragon

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 04:03:48 EST

The 17-year-old Korean-American -- too young to compete in Sochi four years ago -- claimed halfpipe gold in near-perfect fashion. It marked a day when a metaphorical version of Korean mythology played out in real life on the Olympic stage.

For Unified team, 'We know this is more than just a game'

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 11:32:11 EST

With frenzied fans and country dignitaries standing watch, the Unified women's hockey team tried to put political pressure aside as it made its Winter Olympics debut.

Coach of unified Korean team focused on hockey, not politics

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 23:37:22 EST

Former NHL coach Andy Murray knew his daughter, Sarah, was up to the task of coaching South Korea's women's team. But the Minnesota native never anticipated that she would find herself at the center of a diplomatic faceoff with the whole world watching.

All that glitters is not necessarily gold at opening ceremonies

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 10:46:08 EST

The dazzling display of Friday's opening ceremonies was the spectacle one would expect from the Olympics. But much of the night felt like an (excellently choreographed) exercise in hypocrisy, too.

Tonga's Pita Taufatofua steals the show, again

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 12:19:25 EST

What was the biggest question leading into the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang? Everyone wanted to know if Tongan Pita Taufatofua would show up shirtless and oiled up. He did not disappoint.