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The 22nd-Largest Team at the Olympics: Zamboni Drivers

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — The Winter Olympics are a global competition, with athletes representing 92 countries. But one event is dominated by Americans and Canadians like no other: Zamboni driving.<p>It is conspicuous, this army of 37 mostly imported Zamboni drivers, doing their quiet, mesmerizing …

South Korea

Once Again, the USA Women's Hockey Team Must Play Canada for Olympic Gold

(PYEONGCHANG, South Korea) — The United States will play for a gold medal in women’s hockey for the third straight Olympics.<p>Four-time defending …

Alex Shibutani

Alex and Maia Shibutani Stuck Together, And Now Have an Olympic Bronze to Show For It

GANGNEUNG, South Korea—It was all over now: the performance, the scoring and all the whispers. Louder than whispers, really. Alex and Maia Shibutani …

Maia Shibutani

Lindsey Vonn is Successful and Famous and Happy. And Laughing at Her Trolls.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea—Just past noon Monday (Sunday night in the U.S.), Lindsey Vonn was laughing. Not just laughing, but cackling. A little while …

Lindsey Vonn

Germany leads, US 2nd after 2 runs of women's bobsled

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Elana Meyers Taylor went to sleep four years ago after the first night of her Olympic competition holding the lead, and her mind couldn't stop racing.<p>She plans on sleeping better this time.<p>Germany's Mariama Jamanka and Lisa Buckwitz are the leaders at the midway …

South Korea

Olympics Bobsled Women’s Qualifying medal results, highlights and more

After the first two runs in women’s bobsled, Germany sits in first and third and the United States is threatening in fourth.<p>The women’s bobsled is …

Winter Olympics

Olympics men’s hockey: Finland holds off South Korea

Finland moves on to the semifinals with a 5-2 victory over South Korea in the Olympics men’s hockey tournament.<p>South Korea gave Finland a scare, but …

Ice Hockey

Winter Olympics: American bobsled in second place

Winter Olympics: American bobsled in second with Elana Meyers Taylor, Lauren Gibbs<p>Joe Rexrode | USA TODAY NETWORK -- Tennessee<p>PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – When your run is slowed by a significant scrape of the wall and you still set a course record, you’ve got things going in the sport of bobsledding.<p>…


Olympics: Lindsey Vonn, hockey and figure skating on Day 12

Lindsey Vonn skis in the downhill, women's figure skating and 3 other things to watch on Day 12 at the Olympics<p>USA TODAY<p>The action in Pyeongchang heats up again on Day 12 with Lindsey Vonn back in action in the downhill, the women's figure skating competition getting under way and the USA men's …


These Countries Have Won the Most Winter Olympic Medals

More than 40 countries have won at least one Winter Olympic medal since the first games in Chamonix, France, in 1924. For any country looking to take …


Horse Racing on Snow in St. Moritz: Pictures


20 Years Later: An oral history of the 1998 U.S. women's hockey team

Prior to the Olympic debut of women’s hockey in Nagano, women had played in just a handful of prominent events sanctioned by the International Ice …

Ice Hockey

'Solo: A Star Wars Story': Everything we know

In a few months, we'll get to see way more of Han Solo's life in the Star Wars galaxy before Leia called him a "scruffy-looking nerf herder."<p>Han oh Han. The next standalone Star Wars movie focusing on the origin of Han Solo, Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian's friendship is only months away.<p>For Star …

Star Wars Anthology Series

The Meaning of the Olympic Rings

The Olympic symbol is one of the most recognizable logos out there. But those rings weren't dreamed up at an advertising agency. They were hand-drawn …


Everything you need to know about the 2018 Winter Olympics

<b>Q: When do the Games begin?</b><p>Competition gets underway in PyeongChang, South Korea, on Thursday, Feb. 8, but the official start is Friday, Feb. 9, with the Opening Ceremonies. In the United States, the first event actually begins at 7 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, Feb. 7.<p>Q: Who participates?<p>More …

Winter Olympics

Speed Skating Champ Apolo Ohno’s Life-Changing Decision

The two-time Olympic gold medalist reveals the highs and lows of growing up in a Seattle townhouse and bouncing back from rock bottom<p>Apolo Ohno, 35, won eight Olympic medals, two of them gold, as a short-track speed skater, from 2002 to 2010. He is an NBC commentator at the 2018 Winter Games in …

Team USA

Highlights from Day 1 in PyeongChang: Pictures

Winter Olympics

Meet Noriaki Kasai, one of these Winter Games' rock stars

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- It was Feb. 9, 1992. Elton John's and George Michael's duet of "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" was at the top of the …

Ski Jumping

‘A human connection’: When a U.S. luger was struggling, a Russian offered his sled

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — In his efforts to break out of a slump and get back on top, Chris Mazdzer, the surprising new owner of an Olympic silver medal, received a helping hand from perhaps the unlikeliest of places — a competitor from the Russian team.<p>Mazdzer appeared at a news conference Monday …

Katie Couric

This is @MaiaShibutani and @AlexShibutani. Their incredible journey has led them to their second #WinterOlympics. https://t.co/WLxcUmpRnT

Red Gerard Supporters Cheer Him On In Person And At Home: Relive Feb. 11 In Social Media At The Olympics

.@RedmondGerard’s family is pretty excited. 🇺🇸🥇🙌 #teamusa pic.twitter.com/LLclbp6nuG<p>— U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team (@usskiteam) February 11, …

Bradie Tennell

Watch: Figure skating team event: Men's free skate, ladies' free skate, free dance

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Extreme Sports

How the U.S. and Canada's Women's Ice Hockey Teams Formed One of the Biggest Rivalries in Sports

Nearly every world championship in women’s ice hockey has been fought over by two teams: the United States and Canada.<p>The powerhouse ice hockey teams …

Ice Hockey
Nathan Chen

Olympics: Canada makes point in win over OAR

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canadian athletes have not hidden their feelings over the Russian doping scandal at the Pyeongchang Winter Games and the women's hockey team made their point on the ice on Sunday with a 5-0 win over the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR).<p>The controversy …


Figure skating’s team event concludes tonight; USA in bronze medal territory

The figure skating team event concludes Sunday after the men’s and ladies’ free skates and the free dance. The PyeongChang Olympics are just the …

Adam Rippon

He's done it again! Tonga's flag bearer goes bare-chested for Winter Olympics opening ceremony

The undisputed highlight of the 2016 Rio Olympics opening ceremony was Tonga’s Pita Taufatofua.<p>The Tongan athlete came into the stadium all oiled up, …

Winter Olympics