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Column: Russians strike gold, US left to ponder future

Tim Dahlberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:14pm

By the time the final group of figure skaters took the ice at Gangneung Ice Arena, things had been pretty much decided. Russia would win its first gold of the games, and the only question was whether Alina Zagitova or Evgenia Medvedeva would stand on the top level of the podium.

At Olympics, omnipresent flags are a tricky political dance

Claire Galofaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:48pm

A group of high school students plan to keep their new flags all their lives, as a souvenir of this historic political and Olympic moment that they traveled across their nation to witness.

The Latest: South Korean curlers a global sensation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:48pm

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'There's still sadness': Valdes racing with Holcomb in mind

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:20pm

Part of the prize package that U.S. bobsledding great Steven Holcomb and brakeman Carlo Valdes got for a medal at a World Cup race at St. Moritz a couple years ago was a bottle of fine champagne, which they brought home and decided to save for a special occasion.

Serwa, Phelan give Canada 1-2 finish in Olympic skicross

Will Graves, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:02pm

Kelsey Serwa turned to best friend and Olympic roommate Brittany Phelan in the starting gate before the women's skicross final and went through the ritual one more time. The Canadian teammates bumped fists then began chanting "Here we go!" in an over exaggerated accent that would sound right at home back in The Great White North.

Russian Alina Zagitova defeats teammate Evgenia Medvedeva in figure skating; first gold for Russian team at Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:59pm

Russian Alina Zagitova defeats teammate Evgenia Medvedeva in figure skating; first gold for Russian team at Olympics.

What to watch from Pyeongchang on Day 14 of the Olympics

Magan Crane, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:16pm

Figure skating may be over at the Pyeongchang Games, but don't worry, there is still curling! And lots of other events to watch Friday at the Olympics. We've got the lowdown on what to look out for. (All times Eastern.)

Decorated skier Lindsey Vonn wears gear from Utah company during Olympics

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:12pm

Bryce Fisher woke up on Wednesday morning to see Olympic Skier Lindsey Vonn wearing one of his company’s products on live TV.

Vonn scatters grandfather's ashes near downhill course

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 6:18pm

Lindsey Vonn came to South Korea with the goal of taking home an Olympic medal and leaving behind something even more special.

US women headed for worst figure skating finish in Olympics

Dave Skretta, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:02pm

One by one, the best in American figure skating fell to the ice, their Olympic hopes dashed in the opening seconds of their short programs at the Pyeongchang Games.

US women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller

Teresa M. Walker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:28pm

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.

Goalie Maddie Rooney delivers gold medal performance for US

Teresa M. Walker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:01pm

Maddie Rooney couldn't stop smiling. She was on top of her game, and it didn't seem to matter that it was a shootout against the powerhouse Canadians.

Goldmedaille rush: Germany rolling along in Pyeongchang

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:56am

So much for that stoic, businesslike reputation that seems to follow German athletes. At the Pyeongchang Olympics, they're letting the emotions fly.

The Latest: Trump congratulates US women's hockey on gold

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:56am

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British Gymnastics fires men's coach Eddie Van Hoof

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:53am

British Gymnastics has fired men's coach Eddie Van Hoof after investigating misconduct and saying the situation is "untenable."

With Schulting's gold, Dutch are good at short track, too

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:24am

Science, method, investment, sheer determination — the Dutch set up a short-track program from scratch a dozen years ago in the hope of branching out its gold medal income from long-track speedskating.

US curlers to play for Olympic gold after upsetting Canada

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:01am

John Shuster and his U.S. team will play for a gold medal against Sweden after a 5-3 semifinal upset over Canada, a country that has struggled at the Pyeongchang Olympics despite dominating the world of curling for years.

Wise goes for it, and comes out with another Olympic gold

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:00am

They give their bodies for this sport. Sometimes little pieces of their hearts and souls, too.