Olympic figure skater under federal indictment in San Diego

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SAN DIEGO -- John Baldwin Jr. appeared in federal court this week for a motion-setting hearing before Judge Thomas J. Whelan. On the lapel of his suit jacket, the Escondido resident wore an Olympic pin with the five interlocking rings.

"Olympians," Baldwin Jr. said afterward, "can break the law. I just don't happen to be one of those Olympians....Read more

Embattled US Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun resigns, citing health problems

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The chief executive of the U.S. Olympic Committee, who missed the recent 2018 Winter Olympics while battling prostate cancer, announced his resignation Wednesday.

Scott Blackmun, 60, laid the groundwork for bringing the Summer Games back to Los Angeles in 2028 but had also come under fire for his organization's perceived lack of action in ...Read more

Winners and losers from the Pyeongchang Olympics

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When I checked in at the media village before the Sochi Olympics four years ago, I was told it would be a minute. They were making the bed.

As in, constructing it. With hammers and nails.

A few days later, the elevators stopped working. You could take the stairs, but first you had to open a door with no knob.

The elevators worked two years ...Read more

Jessie Diggins hoists US colors at Olympics closing ceremony

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- One of the major concerns before the Pyeongchang Olympics was that the weather would be too cold for anyone to feel comfortable. Even by Minnesota standards, it was frigid, with windchills dropping to the double digits below zero in the small South Korean towns tucked between the mountains and the sea.

The weather, ...Read more