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Olympic figure skater under federal indictment in San Diego

Sports / Olympics /

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

Sports / Olympics /

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

Sports / Olympics /

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

Sports / Olympics /

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

The winners and losers of the Pyeongchang Games

Sports / Olympics /

This is your daily infusion of information and news that you might have missed. The really big stuff you'll find in other stories.

Here, in the final Olympics Buzz of these Games, we take a look at some of the winners and losers.

Winners

-- Tourism Bureau of Norway. You can see the pamphlet now: "Come visit the greatest Winter Olympic country...Read more

John Shuster leads Team USA to Olympic curling gold

Sports / Olympics /

GANGNEUNG, South Korea -- For John Shuster, it wasn't about the feel of the ribbon around his neck, or the surprising heft of the gold disc that lay on his chest. He had received an Olympic medal before, a bronze in 2006 as part of Pete Fenson's team at the Turin Winter Games.

Shuster never forgot how it felt that night in Italy, standing on an...Read more

Ledecka pulls off an unprecedented double gold with victory in snowboard event

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- There wasn't any surprise this time.

Ester Ledecka completed one of the most unlikely feats in Olympic history by pumping her right fist in the air after she sped across the finish line for the snowboard parallel giant slalom at the Phoenix Snow Park. She hugged second-place Selina Joerg, then dropped to her knees as...Read more