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The Latest: Canada tops Russians, sets up final vs US women

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 7:31am

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

Fit to be tied: Canada, Germany share 2-man bobsled gold

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 7:23am

Justin Kripps and Francesco Friedrich stood side-by-side in celebration, the Canadian and German flags overlapping one another.

Canada and Germany tie for Olympic gold in 2-man bobsledding

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 6:56am

Canada and Germany tie for Olympic gold in 2-man bobsledding.

Dutch, Japan top women's team pursuit qualifying at Olympics

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 6:31am

The Netherlands is in position to win another gold medal in speedskating at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Lorentzen puts Norway back on Olympic speedskating map

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 6:25am

Traditional speedskating power Norway is back on the top step of the podium at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Olympic curling world stunned by Russian doping scandal

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 6:05am

When word broke on Monday that a Russian Olympic curler was facing a doping charge, the curling world was floored. Not because of the tired cliche that curling isn't a real sport (and therefore, why would a curler need to dope?) But because doping goes against the very essence of what curling is all about.

Shiffrin drops out of Olympic downhill after schedule change

Pat Graham and Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 5:31am

Back at the last Olympics, Mikaela Shiffrin exuberantly talked about chasing five gold medals this time around. Now it turns out she'll only enter three races at the 2018 Games.

Column: Cheating Russians should have never been in Olympics

Tim Dahlberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 4:19am

It sounds like some kind of cheap joke, though no one here seems to be laughing about the Russian curler who tested positive for performance enhancing drugs.

AP PHOTOS: Shadows and light at the Pyeongchang Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 3:33am

At the Pyeongchang Olympics, most days are very cold and very bright. As the sun moves through the sky, shadows contract and lengthen. Athletes are silhouetted as they trudge to starting lines and soar through the air.

Olympic women's hockey expanding from 8 to 10 teams in 2022

Teresa M. Walker and Stephen Whyno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 3:00am

The women's hockey tournament will be expanded from eight teams to 10 for the 2022 Olympics in Beijing and the head of the International Ice Hockey Federation says he believes the talent gap between the North American powerhouse teams and the rest of the world will close much faster than it took on the men's side of the game.

Freestyle skier's complex path offers Olympic Rorschach test

Will Graves, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 1:45am

The words left Liz Swaney's lips without an ounce of irony. No telling curl of the lips. No wink. Nothing. She meant them. All of them.

US coach: No fear of suspension for women's hockey final

Jimmy Golen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 12:43am

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 match after a collision in the semifinals that required two people to virtually carry Finland's Ronja Savolainen off the ice.

2 Americans skating for South Korea make cut in ice dance

Barry Wilner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 12:37am

As she sat in the kiss-and-cry area awaiting the marks, Yura Min already had tears rolling down her cheeks. And when she saw the short dance numbers from the judges for her and partner Alexander Gamelin, she bawled like a baby.

Wardrobe issues causes Olympic stress for French skaters

Dave Skretta, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 12:23am

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.

US shows power in Olympic short dance with 3rd, 4th and 7th

Barry Wilner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 12:01am

Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir might be the greatest of all ice dancers. France's Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron likely are their biggest challengers at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Sick tricks! Big Air bounds into Olympics on a high note

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 11:53pm

From the gold medalist down to the last-place finisher, what the women snowboarders really wanted was a second chance.

Lindsey Vonn tells her Twitter critics: 'I won't back down'

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 11:41pm

Lindsey Vonn is not planning to change her mind or stop saying what she thinks, no matter what attacks folks might send her way via social media.

Virtue, Moir lead ice dancing after record short dance

Dave Skretta, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 11:23pm

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir sat flanked by their training partners, Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron on one side, Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue on the other, both having just skated in the Olympics for the first time.

Biathlon "king" Bjoerndalen cheerleading in Pyeongchang

Steve Reed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 10:01pm

The king is not dead, he's just testing skis and being the best cheerleader he can be for his wife.