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The Latest: Russian curling medalist charged with doping

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 11:59pm

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

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.

US women back in gold medal game with 5-0 win over Finland

Teresa M. Walker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 11:28pm

Dani Cameranesi scored two goals and added an assist, and the United States will play for the gold medal that has eluded them for nearly two decades after shutting out Finland 5-0 Monday.

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.

Elana Meyers Taylor dealing with Achilles' issue at Olympics

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 9:43pm

Elana Meyers Taylor's final preparations for the women's bobsled event that starts Tuesday at the Pyeongchang Olympics have not been ideal.

As athletes struggle, Kim Jong Un dreams of Olympic glory

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 9:23pm

Kim Jong Un wants to turn his country into an international sports power — think East Germany in the 1970s and 80s. The North Korean leader is pouring resources into training and infrastructure, athletes are getting more recognition than ever and the country now even has an all-sports television channel, though it's not clear how many citizens are able to actually watch it.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 9:07pm

The women's hockey tournament will expand from eight to 10 teams for the 2022 Olympics in Beijing.

Karin Harjo among few female ski coaches on World Cup level

Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 9:04pm

This had to be a case of mistaken identity, Karin Harjo thought, when a little girl in the crowd asked for an autograph.

"Shy kid" Karen Chen has a plan for fighting off nerves

Jake Seiner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 8:43pm

Karen Chen found herself in a room full of athletes, and she froze.

What to watch from Pyeongchang - Day 10

Magan Crane, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 8:09pm

What better way to mark the last day of a three day weekend than by watching feats of athletic greatness at the Olympics! Here are some highlights to look out for. (All times Eastern.)

Kentucky 2030? Could Korea export its rural Olympic gamble?

Claire Galofaro and Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 7:57pm

A coal mine stands on the mountain exactly as it was the day it was abandoned, now a rusting relic of blue-collar glory lost to a globalized world.

NBC searches for Olympic clips to go viral

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 1:59pm

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.

Column: Red, white and bruised, US struggles to win medals

Tim Dahlberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 11:51am

It was, perhaps, the defining moment for the U.S. team at this Olympics.

Russian athlete suspected of doping at Olympics

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 8:19am

The Russian delegation at the Pyeongchang Olympics has announced that one of its athletes has failed a drug test.

US to play Slovakia in Olympic hockey qualification playoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 8:06am

The United States will play Slovakia in the qualification round of the Olympic hockey tournament playoffs, with a potential quarterfinal against the Czech Republic.

South Koreans, Dutch lead team pursuit qualifying

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 7:55am

Second is never good enough for the Dutch in speedskating, and when it happens in the men's team pursuit qualifying, it means trouble.