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Canadians lead after short dance

Sports / Olympics /

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- All that held Gabriella Papadakis' costume together were a few frayed threads and the prayers of her partner, Guillaume Cizeron.

The top of her dress came loose while the French couple warmed up for the short dance portion of the ice dance competition on Monday at Gangneung Ice Arena but they had no time to fix it. ...Read more

Wardrobe malfunction doesn't derail French pair in ice dance

Sports / Olympics /

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- All that held Gabriella Papadakis' costume together were a few frayed threads and the prayers of her partner, Guillaume Cizeron.

The top of her dress came loose while the French couple warmed up for the short dance portion of the ice dance competition Monday at Gangneung Ice Arena but they had no time to fix it.

Her...Read more

IOC faces tough questions after Russian curler tests positive for doping

Sports / Olympics /

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- Amid reports that a male Russian curler has tested positive for doping, officials at the 2018 Winter Olympics find themselves facing tough questions about the integrity of these Games.

A member of the Russian women's squad confirmed Monday that team officials had informed them of the situation.

"It was the main ...Read more

US women's hockey team advances to the gold-medal game

Sports / Olympics /

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- None of the last 10 days really mattered and that included Monday, when the United States cruised to a 5-0 victory over Finland in the semifinals of the women's hockey tournament.

The 17 games played up to this point have served as something of a prolonged and gratuitous qualification phase for the inevitable gold-...Read more

Lindsey Vonn responds to social media attacks: 'I haven't changed my mind'

Sports / Olympics /

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- The social media onslaught against Lindsey Vonn doesn't seem to be bothering the U.S. Alpine skiing star.

After Vonn failed to medal in the super-G last week, a slew of posts by supporters of President Donald Trump, often using profane or threatening language, celebrated the result.

"I always try to remember that it...Read more

Minneosta native is part of Nigeria's first Olympic bobsled team

Sports / Olympics /

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- She stared down the mountain at a chute of ice, wondering if she had lost her mind for agreeing to what she was about to do.

Akuoma Omeoga was a college sprinter, not a bobsledder. She didn't know anything about bobsled growing up, only that it was a Winter Olympics sport and she remembers watching the movie "Cool ...Read more

Wednesday's Olympics TV schedule

Sports / Olympics /

All times Eastern

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 21

NBC

3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Speed Skating -- Team Pursuit Gold Medal Finals

Men's Cross Country -- Team Sprint Gold Medal Final

8 p.m.-11 p.m.

Men's Alpine Skiing -- Slalom, First Run (LIVE)

Men's Freestyle Skiing -- Halfpipe Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

Women's Bobsled -- Gold Medal Final Runs

Women's Cross ...Read more

Tuesday's Olympics TV schedule

Sports / Olympics /

All times Eastern

TUESDAY, FEB. 20

NBC

3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Biathlon -- Mixed Relay Gold Medal Final

Men's Nordic Combined -- Individual Large Hill/10km Gold Medal Final

8 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Women's Alpine Skiing -- Downhill Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

Figure Skating -- Ladies' Short Program (LIVE)

Women's Bobsled -- Competition

Men's Snowboarding -...Read more

Minnesota parents mark Olympic journey in years, tears

Sports / Olympics /

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- The first time she made her intentions known, Hannah Brandt was 7 years old. She was watching the movie "Miracle," about the 1980 U.S. hockey team's stunning run to Olympic gold, with parents Greg and Robin Brandt at their home in Vadnais Heights.

"She said, 'Mom, how are they going to find me?' " Robin Brandt ...Read more

Skier David Wise gains new outlook from sister's loss

Sports / Olympics /

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- The alarming text messages piled up on David Wise's phone on an April night almost three years ago.

His sister, Christy, had been in a paddleboarding accident. She might lose her right leg.

Wise dropped to his knees and prayed.

"We naturally take life for granted. We naturally take things like legs for granted," ...Read more

Former Wild player Richard Park instrumental in getting South Korean hockey off the ground

Sports / Olympics /

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- Richard Park spent roughly a third of his life playing in the NHL -- 738 games for six teams over 14 seasons. He tacked on a few more seasons playing professionally in Europe.

When he retired in 2014, he wasn't sure of his next move, only that he wanted to stay connected to hockey.

One phone call charted his new ...Read more

Chris Chelios is still contributing to US men's hockey

Sports / Olympics /

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- Chris Chelios was on the U.S. bench Saturday in the Olympic hockey game against Russia. He was stuffed into a dark blue suit, with a pressed shirt and tie. He looked uncomfortable and out of place.

In the suit, not the Olympics.

No American has been part of more of these five-ring adventures than the guy who ...Read more

Skier Jon Lillis keeps the memory of his brother alive in his heart and around his neck

Sports / Olympics /

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- Under banks of floodlights that turned the night to day, freestyle skier Jon Lillis twisted through the air in search of an end to an ache that will never leave.

His brother came along for each launch off the jump at the Phoenix Snow Park, each spin, each flip, each landing among the pine boughs dotting the snow at ...Read more

Post-Olympic letdown nearly drove Goepper to take his own life … After a silver at Pyeongchang, he knows what's next

Sports / Olympics /

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- Concerns raised about the Olympics often center on the places that stage the Games, specifically what will happen to these debt-ridden municipalities when the festival leaves town. Less talked about is what happens to the athletes when they leave the Olympics.

Over the last four years, freestyle skier Nick Goepper ...Read more

Olympics Buzz: The truth behind some underdog stories is disappointing

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.

Everybody loves an underdog story and the Winter Olympics is full of them because, except for a few sports, the average viewer has absolutely no idea who any of the people are anyway.

What it creates are these ...Read more

US men's hockey team will face Slovakia in qualification round match to stay alive in Olympic tournament

Sports / Olympics /

The U.S. men's hockey team, which finished third in its preliminary-round group in the Olympic tournament, will face Slovakia in a qualification round game Tuesday at 12:10 p.m. KST at Gangneung Hockey Centre. The winner will advance to a quarterfinal matchup against the Czech Republic here Wednesday.

The winner of each of the three groups and ...Read more

IOC comments on report that Russian curling medalist tested positive for banned substance

Sports / Olympics /

The International Olympic Committee on Sunday offered only brief comment on a news report that a Russian medalist had tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug at the 2018 Winter Games.

"On the one hand it is extremely disappointing when prohibited substances might have been used," the IOC said in a statement, "but on the other hand it ...Read more

USA men lose 2 in curling on tricky ice, with unpredictable rocks

Sports / Olympics /

GANGNEUNG, South Korea -- After throwing his first shot of the eighth end, John Shuster began walking up the ice and slipped. The skip managed to avoid a spill, but that near-fall underscored how treacherous the ice was for the U.S. men's curling team Sunday.

The day started with an 8-2 loss to Japan, conceded by the Americans after seven ends....Read more

Years of therapy, prayer get Team USA's Gigi Marvin back on ice, to Olympics

Sports / Olympics /

GANGNEUNG, South Korea -- As a woman of deep faith, Gigi Marvin trusts that everything that happens in life will eventually be revealed as a blessing. That belief kept her going four years ago, when she fought through severe pain to help the U.S. women's hockey team win a silver medal at the Sochi Olympics.

Marvin had been dealing with chronic ...Read more