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.
Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics
The latest news, medal counts, schedule, photos and videos from the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics Winter Games.
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.
The Russians won the gold in men's hockey -- without a flag to salute or a national anthem to listen to.
No amount of soaring visuals or tear-jerking features or hokey patriotism could gloss over this reality: Team USA did not live up to expectations at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
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.
On a snowboard and skis, Ester Ledecka is a history-making Olympic gold medalist.
Mikaela Shiffrin is not quite convinced Lindsey Vonn's Olympic career is done.
South Korea's president praised U.S. President Trump Friday for a lowering of tensions on the peninsula, while Ivanka Trump arrived with a U.S. delegation for the closing of the Winter Olympics.
The Russians finally won a gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The Canadian men's hockey team won't even get the chance after losing to Germany.
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.
The United States' women's hockey team beat Canada 3-2 on Thursday in a gold-medal game that claimed a spot among the Olympics' most thrilling moments in recent memory.
Lindsey Vonn came to South Korea with the goal of taking home an Olympic medal and leaving something even more special behind.
The U.S. men's curling team upset Canada 5-3 in the semifinal round of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang and advanced to the gold medal game against Sweden.
Mikaela Shiffrin already was assured of earning her third career medal, each in a different event, when Lindsey Vonn prepared to propel herself out of the starting gate as the final starter in the final race of her Olympic career.
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.
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.
The Winter Olympics now will get the real Ivanka Trump.
Team USA lost 3-2 after a shootout against the Czech Republic and bowed out of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
Marit Bjoergen and Kikkan Randall have shared a special bond since competing against each other at their first Olympics in Salt Lake City 16 years ago.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The United States men's hockey team advanced to the quarterfinals at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang with a 5-1 defeat of Slovakia Tuesday.
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.
A Slovenian hockey player who became the third athlete to be caught doping at the Pyeongchang Olympics said Tuesday he tested positive for an asthma drug that he took under doctor's orders and he had forgotten to seek approval for its use.
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.
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.
Lindsey Vonn prefers not to dwell on what shapes up as a significant story line for the women's downhill at the Pyeongchang Games.
The United States will play for a gold medal in women's hockey for the third straight Olympics. Four-time defending champion Canada will be waiting for them.
The French men's skiing program sent home Mathieu Faivre from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang for remarks he made about his team in a post-race interview.
Team USA will face Team Canada for Olympic gold in the women's hockey final after the two North American neighbors cruised in their respective semifinal games.
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.
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.
The Americans have done their part, playing their way back into the only women's hockey game that matters.
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.
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.
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."
After a one-day break, Olympic figure skating resumes with the ice dancing short program.
NBC has hired figure skater Adam Rippon to serve as a contributor for the remainder of the Winter Olympics.
The Russian delegation at the Pyeongchang Olympics has announced that one of its athletes has failed a drug test.
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.
Forget about the bobbled runs, the broken thumb, the searing pain in his hip and, yes, even the unforgiving scoreboard that showed Gus Kenworthy finishing in last place at the Olympics.
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.
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.
Shiffrin dealt well with her pent-up emotions and put together a pair of aggressive, if not quite perfect, trips through the gates to win the giant slalom for the second Olympic gold medal of her precocious career.
Aksel Lund Svindal became the oldest Olympic gold medalist in Alpine skiing by winning the men's downhill on Thursday at the Pyeongchang Games.
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.
Markus Schairer anded on his back off the second-to-last jump of the race, but was able to get back to his feet and cross the finish line.
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.
With its National Hockey League players not on the Olympic roster and playing in North America, the United States dropped its first men's hockey game of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
Shaun White won gold in the men's snowboarding halfpipe Tuesday at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang for his third career Olympic gold medal, but faced questions from reporters after his final run about a 2017 sexual harassment settlement.
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 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.
U.S. figure skater Adam Rippon told reporters on Tuesday that he didn't want his opinions on Vice President Mike Pence to take the limelight away from teammates at the Winter Olympics.
The IOC has guidelines for what athletes can do with their uniforms, including, "No item may feature the wording or lyrics from national anthems, motivational words, public/political messaging or slogans related to national identity."
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.
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.
Jamie Anderson will almost certainly spend more time gazing at her newest Olympic gold medal than watching replays of the slopestyle run she put down to win it.
Mirai Nagasu and Adam Rippon shared tears of sorrow when they were left off the Olympic team four years ago, each of them passed over in decisions that could have gone either way. They shed tears of joy together Monday. The veteran figure skaters put together flawless back-to-back performances, Nagasu becoming the first American woman to land a triple axel in the Olympics, Rippon nailing both of his triple axels.
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