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USOC sports chief: We'll take a hard look at what occurred

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:53am

The U.S. Olympic team will leave Pyeongchang with its lowest medal haul in 20 years — a number even worse than it looks because of all the new, American-friendly sports that have been added to the program over the past two decades.

Wonder Woman? Ledecka not sure despite rare Olympic double

Will Graves, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:37am

Ester Ledecka's brother, Jonas, designs comic books and dabbles in fashion on the side, putting together racing outfits for his little sister that transform the 22-year-old from the Czech Republic into something akin to a superhero.

Farewell, Korea: First of three straight Asian Olympics ends

Ted Anthony, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:23am

It began with politics. It ends with ... politics.

Faux snow: Man-made snow to be used in Beijing and beyond

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:17am

The forecast for the next Winter Olympics: cold with a 100 percent chance of fake snow.

Alpine wrap: Shiffrin, Hirscher 2 medals; Ledecka surprises

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:09am

That Mikaela Shiffrin would earn two medals at the Pyeongchang Olympics was not all that surprising. That neither would come in the slalom, a race she won at the 2014 Games and has ruled for five years? Now that part was a surprise.

Olympic medalists close curtain with figure skating gala

Dave Skretta, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:07pm

Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva gave figure skating fans one more show in South Korea.

Most Olympians will never get rich, and that's OK with them

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:07pm

You see them everywhere after the Olympics, the beaming faces and chiseled physiques of superstar athletes on everything from cereal boxes to athletic shoe ads.

Tokyo returns with Summer Games with something new to prove

Stephen Wade and Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:53pm

Tokyo used its famous 1964 Olympics to show off a miraculous recovery from defeat in World War II. Japan was back after just 19 years with high-speed trains, geeky gadgets, and dazzling efficiency.

Sweden pickles Korea's 'Garlic Girls' for curling gold

Jimmy Golen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:37pm

If the Korean women's curling team thought winning an Olympic silver medal was fun, wait until they get their mobile phones back.

Canadian athlete, coach fined for taking car at Olympics

Hyung-Jin Kim and Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:28pm

Canadian skicross competitor Dave Duncan has apologized for "poor judgment" for his role in taking a car after a night out at a bar and using it for a ride home to the Olympic athletes village. The group was stopped by police shortly after midnight Saturday near the village.

North Korean delegation arrives for Olympics closing show

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:23pm

A North Korean delegation led by a controversial former general arrived in South Korea to attend Sunday's closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and hold meetings with top South Korean officials.

USA Bobsled looks to future as Pyeongchang Olympics end

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:05pm

On the day the Olympic cauldron was being extinguished in South Korea, the proverbial torch for USA Bobsled was being passed as well.

German sweep: Friedrich wins a 4-man Olympic gold medal

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:03pm

Shut out in Sochi, the German bobsled program swept every other nation away in Pyeongchang.

IOC upholds doping ban; Russians can't march under own flag

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:35pm

The International Olympic Committee on Sunday upheld the ban of Russia from the Pyeongchang Winter Games because of doping, denying the 168 athletes competing here as "Olympic Athletes from Russia" the right to march in the closing ceremony under their country's flag.

Ivanka Trump: Visit to Olympics 'so incredibly inspiring'

Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:33pm

The U.S. president's daughter and adviser said Sunday that her visit to the Olympics was "so incredibly inspiring" and expressed gratitude at the chance to watch competition and — in a subtle nod to Korean Peninsula politics — "be here with our allies in South Korea."

Eric Heiden returns to Lake Placid for 1st time since 1980

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:28pm

When he skated onto the Olympic speedskating oval on Saturday, the one that still sits in front of Lake Placid High School, the past came roaring back for Eric Heiden.

SKorean governor calls for joint Asian Games with NKorea

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:12pm

The governor of the South Korean region hosting this year's Winter Olympics has expressed a desire to jointly host the 2021 Winter Asian Games with North Korea.

IOC board recommends upholding ban on Russia for Pyeongchang Winter Games; full membership still must vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:22pm

IOC board recommends upholding ban on Russia for Pyeongchang Winter Games; full membership still must vote.

Column: Predicting the future for these Olympians

Tim Dahlberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:04pm

They've had their moment on prime-time TV, the skiers and skaters who dazzled or flopped in the Winter Olympics. But fame can be fleeting, and a lot of Olympians are quickly forgotten as we concentrate on other sports in the four years between games.