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Where you from? Sometimes, skaters have surprise answer

Barry Wilner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 9:49pm

There's a Russian skating for Australia who at first thought she was headed to Austria.

What to watch from Pyeongchang on Day 9 of the Olympics

Scott Mayerowitz and Magan Crane, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 9:29pm

It's Sunday and the perfect day to curl up on the couch and watch, well, more curling! And if that isn't your speed, there is a lot more going on in Pyeongchang. Here are some highlights to look out for (all times Eastern):

American ice dancer still relies on mom to make her costumes

Dave Skretta, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 8:43pm

Susan Hubbell once found a piece of lace from the 1920s, probably the last such piece in existence, and paid hundreds of dollars so she could cut it up for a figure skating costume.

Hanyu's path to 2nd Olympic gold was paved with patience

Barry Wilner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 8:33pm

Yuzuru Hanyu was on crutches with a badly injured ankle when his coach Brian Orser asked the 2014 Olympic champion what his goal was for 2018.

Hirscher takes big 1st-run lead in Olympic giant slalom

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 8:23pm

Marcel Hirscher of Austria took a big first-run lead in the men's giant slalom on Sunday and was well positioned in his pursuit of a second gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Ligety's slow 1st run likely ends medal hopes in GS defense

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 8:23pm

Ted Ligety knew he hadn't turned in the best opening run in defense of his Olympic giant slalom title. What he couldn't tell as he was heading down the hill was just how poorly he'd done.

Earnhardt ready to hit South Korea for NBC Olympics gig

Dan Gelston, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 6:39pm

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won a checkered flag before he leaves to check out Olympic gold.

Moon won't discuss possible summit with North Korea's Kim

Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 6:33pm

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Saturday that he hopes his efforts to engage rival North Korea at the Olympics will also lead to better ties between the North and its other major rival, Washington, as well as help set up talks on ridding the North of its nuclear bombs.

Oops! Don't forget that miracles can happen in sports

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 5:23pm

Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics:

SLC native Nathan Chen dazzles with 6 quads after poor short program

Dave Skretta, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 12:26pm

Nathan Chen finally admitted the pressure of being the face of American figure skating got to him, winding him up so tight for his short program that it ended in what he described as a "disaster."

'Is this a kind of mistake?' Snowboarder wins Alpine gold

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 10:01am

This made no sense to Ester Ledecka. Just simply couldn't be. Could. Not. Be.

King of large hill, Stoch wins Olympic gold in ski jumping

Jim Armstrong, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 8:54am

After missing the podium a week ago, defending Olympic champion Kamil Stoch came up big on the large hill.

Slovenia tops Slovakia 3-2 in shootout at Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 8:13am

Gasper Kroselj stopped four of the five shots he faced in a shootout and Ziga Jeglic's slap shot high into the net was the difference Saturday night as Slovenia beat Slovakia 3-2 in preliminary-round play at the Olympics.

The Latest: Hanyu, Yarnold, Ledeska win gold at Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 8:11am

The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):

Hanyu wins history-making gold, Ledecka stuns in super-G

Dennis Waszak Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 7:53am

Yuzuru Hanyu made Olympic figure skating history with a strong — and expected — performance in the men's free skate.

Yarnold wins second straight Olympic women's skeleton gold

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 7:49am

Lizzy Yarnold picked the perfect time to end a three-year winless streak, and extended Britain's dominance in women's skeleton in the process.

Canadian women curlers finally get Olympic win, beat US 11-3

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 7:39am

Canada heaved a collective sigh of relief on Sunday after the defending world champion women's curling team finally nabbed its first win of the Olympic round robin, a much-needed victory for a team that had inexplicably fallen to last place.