Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics
The latest news, medal counts, schedule, photos and videos from the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics Winter Games.
Scott Blackmun resigns as CEO as USOC addresses wide abuse scandal
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.
IOC lifts Olympic ban on Russia after doping scandal
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.
With no flag or anthem, Russians finish with Olympic ice hockey gold
The Russians won the gold in men's hockey -- without a flag to salute or a national anthem to listen to.
Team USA has explaining to do for disappointing Olympics medal haul
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.
Pyeongchang Games brought plenty of oohs and ughs
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.
Ledecka gets rare double Olympic gold; U.S. men win curling
On a snowboard and skis, Ester Ledecka is a history-making Olympic gold medalist.
Mikaela Shiffrin jokes about whether Lindsey Vonn's Olympic career is over
Mikaela Shiffrin is not quite convinced Lindsey Vonn's Olympic career is done.
Ivanka Trump arrives in South Korea for closing of Winter Olympics
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.
Russians get 1st gold, Germany tops Canada in Olympic hockey
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.
Russian Olympics fans resent doping scandal, lack of gold medals
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.
Women's hockey gold highlights belated rush of medals for the Americans
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 scatters grandfather's ashes near downhill course
Lindsey Vonn came to South Korea with the goal of taking home an Olympic medal and leaving something even more special behind.
U.S. men's curling team upsets Canada, will play for gold medal despite doubters
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 gets silver in Lindsey Vonn's last Olympic race; Michelle Gisin wins
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.
U.S. women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller
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.
U.S. women claim unprecedented Olympic cross-country sprint gold
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.
Ivanka Trump to lead U.S. delegation to Winter Olympics closing ceremony
The Winter Olympics now will get the real Ivanka Trump.
U.S. men's hockey eliminated from Olympics by Czech Republic
Team USA lost 3-2 after a shootout against the Czech Republic and bowed out of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
Marit Bjoergen, American women make cross-country skiing history at Olympics
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.
Sofia Goggia takes downhill gold as Lindsey Vonn earns bronze
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.
Olympics bronze medal only bright spot in a disappointing showing for American ice dancing pairs
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.
Nigeria savors its Olympic bobsled debut moment
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.
Premature baby named after curling rock island defies odds
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.
U.S. men's hockey on to Olympic quarterfinals; Virginia native Roe scores
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.
Olympics should be reserved for the best athletes
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.
Ziga Jeglic, Slovenia hockey player, tests positive for doping at Olympics
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.
Americans off to slow start in sliding, aim at turnaround
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.
Wardrobe issues cause Olympic stress for French skaters
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 trying not to think of downhill as her last at Olympics
Lindsey Vonn prefers not to dwell on what shapes up as a significant story line for the women's downhill at the Pyeongchang Games.
Canada, U.S. women ice hockey teams to face off with Olympic gold at stake
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.
Mathieu Faivre, French skier, sent home from Olympics after interview
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.
Canada routs Russians, will meet U.S. in Olympic women's hockey final
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.
Hero, harasser or both? Shaun White's newly complex legacy
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. coach: No fear of suspension for women's hockey final
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.
U.S. women back in gold medal game after 5-0 win over Finland
The Americans have done their part, playing their way back into the only women's hockey game that matters.
Doping charge could hurt Russia's chance at reinstatement
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.
'Shy kid' Karen Chen has a plan for fighting off nerves
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 changes mind and won't accept NBC job
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."
Ice dancing, women's hockey semifinals on tap at Olympics
After a one-day break, Olympic figure skating resumes with the ice dancing short program.
Adam Rippon, Mike Pence critic, hired by NBC as Winter Olympics contributor
NBC has hired figure skater Adam Rippon to serve as a contributor for the remainder of the Winter Olympics.
Russian athlete suspected of doping at Olympics
The Russian delegation at the Pyeongchang Olympics has announced that one of its athletes has failed a drug test.
Column: Red, white and bruised, US struggles to win medals
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.
Kenworthy gets a kiss on TV; day made despite finishing last
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.
NBC searches for Olympic clips to go viral
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.
NBC's ski announcers attempt to explain their blunder
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.
Mikaela Shiffrin wins Olympic gold medal in giant slalom after several delays
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.
Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal becomes oldest gold medalist in Alpine skiing
Aksel Lund Svindal became the oldest Olympic gold medalist in Alpine skiing by winning the men's downhill on Thursday at the Pyeongchang Games.
Canada edges U.S. for top pool play spot in Olympic women's hockey
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, Austrian snowboarder, breaks neck in Olympic competition
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.
Winter Olympics' cold weather chills global warming hype
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.
U.S. men's hockey team loses Olympic opener to Slovenia
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's snowboarding gold overshadowed by harassment allegation
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 refers to sexual misconduct lawsuit as 'gossip'
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.
American Shaun White soars to 3rd Olympic halfpipe gold medal
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.
Adam Rippon: 'I don't want my Olympic experience being about Mike Pence'
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.
U.S. Olympians to keep Statue of Liberty image on helmets after 'misunderstanding'
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 stays 'hangry,' live-tweets on her way to gold
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.
Olympic event postponements pile up amid dangerous winds, cold
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 claims second U.S. gold by dialing back, staying upright on course
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, Adam Rippon help lead Americans to figure skating bronze
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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