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The latest news, medal counts, schedule, photos and videos from the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics Winter Games.



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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017, file photo, Scott Blackmun, CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, speaks at Yongsan Garrison, a U.S. military base in Seoul, South Korea. Blackmun is resigning as CEO of the US Olympic Committee, citing health problems as the reason he'll depart after leading the federation for more than eight years. The 60-year-old CEO was diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier this winter, and did not attend the Pyeongchang Games. He announced his resignation Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, and Susanne Lyons, a member of the board, will serve as acting CEO. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File) **FILE**

Scott Blackmun resigns as CEO as USOC addresses wide abuse scandal

- Associated Press

Scott Blackmun resigned as chief executive of the U.S. Olympic Committee on Wednesday, stepping aside so he can tackle his worsening bout with prostate cancer and to allow the federation to move forward under new leadership to address the sex-abuse scandal that has rocked gymnastics and other sports.

Olympic athletes from Russia celebrate with their coach Oleg Znarok after winning the men's gold medal hockey game against Germany, 4-3, in overtime at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, in Gangneung, South Korea. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) **File**

IOC lifts Olympic ban on Russia after doping scandal

- The Washington Times

The International Olympic Committee had days earlier voted not to lift the ban in time for the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, preventing the Russian athletes at the game from marching under their nation's flag.

Pyeongchang Games brought plenty of oohs and ughs

- Associated Press

Wind, snow, ice or shine, the Winter Games had its share of golden moments that will forever be etched in Olympic lore. There were also several not-so-spectacular performances in South Korea -- and will be equally as memorable.

Russian fans cheer while watching the quarterfinal round of the men's hockey game between Norway and the team from Russia at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Go OAR! Russian fans pulled two ways over dispiriting games

Doping scandals and a distinct lack of gold medals have left Russians with little to cheer about at the Winter Olympics, but sports fans were in full voice on Wednesday afternoon at a central Moscow bar as their men's ice hockey side stormed to a 6-1 win over Norway to book a place in the semifinals.

Gigi Marvin (19), of the United States, collides between Renata Fast (14), of Canada, and Marie-Philip Poulin (29), of Canada, during the first period of the women's gold medal hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

U.S. women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller

- Associated Press

Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson skated slowly back and forth toward the net, showing forehand, then leaning quickly to the left to fake a backhand that pulled Canadian goalie Shannon Szabados out of the crease.

American Jessica Diggins celebrates as she crosses the finish line past Sweden's Stina Nilsson to win the United States' first medal ever in the women's team sprint freestyle cross-country skiing at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Wednesday. (ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS)

U.S. women claim unprecedented Olympic cross-country sprint gold

- Associated Press

Diggins dug deep, remembering all the years of training, and of all her teammates waiting for her at the finish line to bring home the United States' first medal ever in women's cross-country skiing -- and then she let loose.

United States' Lindsey Vonn reacts in the finish area of the women's downhill at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Sofia Goggia takes downhill gold as Lindsey Vonn earns bronze

- Associated Press

Lindsey Vonn cast a quick glance toward the sky after finishing what was likely her final Olympic downhill run, shrugged her shoulders at seeing her time and shook a friendly index finger at her good friend. No one could catch Sofia Goggia of Italy.

Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani of the United States perform during the ice dance, free dance figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Bronze only bright spot in a disappointing showing for American ice dancing pairs

- Associated Press

The Shib Sibs added a bronze medal in the event. U.S. champions Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue made two key errors in their free dance and slid from third to fifth. Madison Chock and Evan Bates had an even bigger slip-up. Still, a third, fifth and 12th with a major mistake should not be underplayed.

Driver Seun Adigun, right, and Akuoma Omeoga of Nigeria finish their second heat during the women's two-man bobsled competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Nigeria savors its Olympic bobsled debut moment

- Associated Press

Briefly leading, finishing last, none of that was the point Tuesday night. Simply getting to the Olympics has been victory enough for this Nigerian team, three women who live in the U.S. and have backgrounds in other sports before deciding to try sliding -- and now, officially, are the first bobsled to represent Africa on the sport's biggest stage.

In this Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 photo curler Joe Polo, of the United States, launches the stone during practice at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea.  Joe and Kristin Polo, both curlers, named their daughter Ailsa, after the Scottish island where the granite that makes curling rocks is mined. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) **FILE**

Premature baby named after curling rock island defies odds

- Associated Press

Both her parents were curlers, members of a tight-knit sport where an intense reverence for the game tends to bleed over into the players' personal lives. And so it was only natural that Joe and Kristin Polo decided to name their future daughter Ailsa, after the Scottish island where the granite that makes curling rocks is mined.

Elizabeth Marian Swaney, of Hungary, runs the course during the women's halfpipe qualifying at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) **FILE**

Olympics should be reserved for the best athletes

- Associated Press

Plucky underdogs like Eddie the Eagle, a bespectacled daredevil flinging himself off the ski jump, and Eric the Eel, flailing desperately to stay above water at the Olympic pool, aren't that charming anymore. The games can do without them.

Driver Justin Olsen and Evan Weinstock of the United States finish their fourth heat during the two-man bobsled final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Americans off to slow start in sliding, aim at turnaround

- Associated Press

The U.S. wasn't exactly counting on getting a medal in two-man bobsledding at the Olympics, which isn't a surprise given how the Americans have claimed only one in the last 66 years. They weren't expecting to be this far back, either.

Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France react as their points are posted following their performance in the ice dance, short dance figure skating in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Wardrobe issues cause Olympic stress for French skaters

- Associated Press

The first notes of Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" had just played when Gabriella Papadakis suddenly became aware that people were about to see a whole lot more of her shape than she had planned.

Men's halfpipe gold medalist Shaun White, of the United States, speaks at a news conference at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) **FILE**

Hero, harasser or both? Shaun White's newly complex legacy

- Associated Press

It was expected to be a coronation: snowboarder Shaun White, shredding the halfpipe in an epic performance that won him Olympic gold at Pyeongchang four years after a devastating loss in Sochi and just four months after a nasty fall during practice sent him to a hospital.

Meghan Duggan (10), of the United States, and Ronja Savolainen, of Finland, collide during the first period of the semifinal round of the women's hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

U.S. coach: No fear of suspension for women's hockey final

- Associated Press

U.S. women's hockey coach Robb Stauber said he doesn't expect captain Meghan Duggan to face disciplinary action that would keep her out of the Olympic gold medal game after a collision in the semifinals that required two people to virtually carry Finland's Ronja Savolainen off the ice.

In this Feb. 7, 2018, file photo, Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky practices ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Russian curlers say a coach on their team told them that mixed doubles bronze medalist Krushelnitsky tested positive for a banned substance at the Pyeongchang Olympics. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

Doping charge could hurt Russia's chance at reinstatement

- Associated Press

Russia could lose its chance to be reinstated before the end of the Winter Olympics because of a doping charge against curling bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky.

Karen Chen poses after finishing third at the women's free skate event at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif., Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) **FILE**

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

- Associated Press

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 between people from different sports or countries.

Adam Rippon of the United States reacts as his score is posted following his performance in the men's free figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue) **FILE**

Adam Rippon changes mind and won't accept NBC job

- Associated Press

American figure skater Adam Rippon agreed to become an NBC correspondent for the duration of the Olympic games, but then changed his mind overnight. He told NBCSN on Sunday that he was flattered by the offer, "but if I took this opportunity, I would have to leave the Olympic team and I would have to leave the (Olympic) Village."

Mikaela Shiffrin, of the United States, rests in the finish area after the first run of the Women's Slalom at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Red, white and bruised: U.S. struggles to win medals

- Associated Press

The biggest team in the Olympics - 241 athletes - has been a flop so far, winning so few medals that you can count them on both hands. Take away the new wave of snowboarding events, and you can them with one hand.

NBC searches for Olympic clips to go viral

- Associated Press

In a room lined with computer terminals buzzing all night during the Olympics, an intern raises a hand. He's spotted an amusing piece of film footage of a dropped walkie-talkie skittering down a mountain closed to competition because of bad weather, eluding the grasp of a couple of skiers trying to stop it.

Medalists in the women's super-G, from left, Austria's Anna Veith, silver, Czech Republic's Ester Ledecka, gold, and Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather, bronze, pose during their medals ceremony at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

NBC ski announcers intent on justifying blunder

- Associated Press

Instead of laughing off or owning up to making a wrong call the night before in the women's super-G, NBC's ski announcers seemed intent on justifying themselves Saturday night. In that Alpine race, little-known Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic stunned everyone by edging Austria's Anna Veith for the gold medal.

Canada's Meghan Agosta (2) celebrates her second-period goal with Jennifer Wakefield after U.S. goalie Maddie Rooney failed to make the save Thursday in a preliminary round. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Canada edges U.S. for top pool play spot in Olympic women's hockey

- Associated Press

Meghan Agosta and Sara Nurse each scored in the second period and defending Olympic champion Canada clinched the top spot in pool play by edging the United States 2-1 on Thursday in a rough-and-tumble early showdown between the dominant powers in women's hockey.

A fan waits in the cold for the start of final heats of the men's luge competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Bitter cold at Winter Olympics chills global-warming hype

- The Washington Times

The climate-change movement's dire warnings about how the Winter Olympics face an existential threat from global warming have been all but buried by the flurry of reports about frigid conditions at the 2018 games in South Korea, which are expected to set an Olympic record for cold temperatures.

Shaun White, of the United States, celebrates winning gold after the men's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Shaun White refers to sexual misconduct lawsuit as 'gossip'

- Associated Press

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 halfpipe.

Shaun White, of the United States, celebrates winning gold after his run during the men's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

American Shaun White soars to 3rd Olympic halfpipe gold medal

Associated Press

Shaun White put together an epic final run to claim his third gold medal in Olympic men's halfpipe, slicing through the gray South Korean sky on Wednesday to post a score of 97.75 for the 100th overall gold by the United States in the Winter Games.

Chloe Kim stays 'hangry,' live-tweets on her way to gold

- The Washington Times

Chloe Kim is Team USA's new Olympic star. She's just 17 years old, so fans can expect to hear a lot more from the snowboarding gold medalist in the years to come. But fans also heard a lot from Kim's Twitter account in the first several days of these Olympics.

Course crew are shrouded in snow after the women's giant slalom was postponed due to high winds on Monday. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Olympic event postponements pile up amid dangerous winds, cold

- Associated Press

Low temperatures have hovered in the single digits, dipping below zero with unforgiving gusts whipping at 45 mph making it feel much colder. Organizers have shuffled schedules, and shivering spectators left events early.

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In this July 25, 2018, photo, members of joint Indonesian police and military special forces take part in an anti-terrorism drill ahead of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia is deploying 100,000 police and soldiers to provide security for the Asian Games, the biggest event ever held in its terror attack prone capital Jakarta, parts of which have been dramatically spruced up as the city readies to welcome tens of thousands of athletes and visitors. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

As Asian Games host, Indonesia has more at stake than sport

- Associated Press

Indonesia is deploying 100,000 police and soldiers to provide security for the Asian Games, the biggest event ever held in its terror attack prone capital Jakarta, parts of which have been dramatically spruced up as the city readies to welcome tens of thousands of athletes and visitors.