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Pyeongchang sets new record for Winter Paralympics ticket sales

More than 320,000 tickets sold for 12th Winter Paralympics ‘The number of visitors from overseas has also been a joy to see’<p>With five days of competition left to go, the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has already set a new record for ticket sales, surpassing the total number sold at Sochi in 2014.<p>…

South Korea

Winter Paralympics Open in Cheery Mood

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The opening ceremony of the biggest Winter Paralympics yet unfolded Friday night with a glittering performance that championed a world of coexistence where differences are embraced and understood.<p>In a spectacle that featured a rhythmic drum dance, projections of fish and …

North Korea

Highlights and Photographs From the 2018 Winter Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea concluded with a rousing, rocking closing ceremony. Here’s a look at what happened:<p><b>The 2018 Olympics End With a Dance Party</b><p>The last 15 minutes of the ceremony were listed as an electronic dance music party. The DJs …

South Korea

The day after: Pyeongchang breathes, bids Olympics farewell

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — From volunteers to support staff to the joint Korea women's hockey team, people from many cultures bid farewell to each other and to the 2018 Winter Olympics on Monday as a swath of the eastern Korean Peninsula readied itself for something novel: relative …

North Korea

At the Olympics, fans became walking corporate billboards

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — He didn't get the hashtag quite right on the first try, so they withheld the free stuffed bear he waited in line a half-hour to earn.<p>"Add play," the agent said. "It should be #CokePlay."<p>On the final night of the Pyeongchang Olympic Games on Sunday evening, this …

South Korea

Snowboarder Billy Morgan Balanced Great Britain's Flag on His Chin During the Closing Ceremony

British snowboarder Billy Morgan used Sunday’s Olympic closing ceremonies to show off one last trick.<p>Morgan, who won a bronze medal in the men’s …

United Kingdom

Every Medal Team USA Won at the 2018 Olympic Games

With no chance of catching Norway, which won 38 medals total and seven more than the next closest nation, the U.S. still turned out OK in the 2018 …

Team USA

Athletes bid farewell to Winter Games as world leaders share box at closing ceremony

The overtly political 2018 Winter Olympics closed Sunday night very much as they began, with humanity's finest athletes marching exuberantly across …

North Korea

Hockey: OAR team sings banned Russian anthem after Olympic gold

OAR hockey team sings banned Russian anthem after beating Germans for Olympic gold<p>USA TODAY Sports | USA TODAY<p>Olympic spoiler alerts for final day and look ahead to 2020 in Tokyo<p>SportsPulse: The 2018 Winter Games have to come to an end. We take a look back at the best moments, biggest …

Doping

Russians win Olympic hockey gold with 4-3 OT win over Germany

GANGNEUNG, South Korea -- The Olympic anthem was merely background noise, the doping scandal the furthest thing from their minds.<p>As the white flag …

Ice Hockey

Russians Won’t Get to March Behind Their Flag at the Olympic Closing Ceremony

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The International Olympic Committee has upheld its suspension of Russia as a team from the Games, a move that will force the country’s athletes to march in the closing ceremony without their national colors or flag.<p>The decision, in a unanimous vote here Sunday, came after …

Summer Olympics

IOC upholds Russian doping ban, keeping athletes from marching with flag

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The International Olympic Committee on Sunday dealt Russia one final punishment at these Winter Games, upholding a ban on Russia’s Olympic federation and preventing the country’s athletes from marching in the Closing Ceremonies with their tricolor flag.<p>Though the ruling …

Doping

Winter Olympics: IOC explains decision to uphold Russia suspension

IOC explains decision to uphold Russia's suspension through end of Games<p>Rachel Axon | USA TODAY Sports<p>Why Chris Mazdzer's phone almost broke after winning silver<p>Silver medalist Chris Mazdzer got so many messages after winning the silver medal his phone almost broke. He describes how life has …

International Olympic Committee

Olympic Athletes from Russia beat Germany for Olympic hockey gold

Olympic Athletes from Russia beat Germany in overtime for men's Olympic hockey gold medal<p>Kevin Allen | USA TODAY Sports<p>Did United States disappoint in medal count at Winter Olympics?<p>Alan Ashley, chief of sport performance for the United States Olympic Committee, says he and his team are committed …

Ice Hockey

Winter Olympics: Marit Bjoergen puts Norway top of the medal table

Marit Bjoergen has won the final event of the Pyeongchang Olympics, taking gold in the women's 30km mass start classic. Her gold medal took Norway to …

IOC upholds doping ban; Russian athletes can't march under flag

The International Olympic Committee has upheld its ban of Russia from the Pyeongchang Olympics, denying the country the chance to march into the …

Doping

The Latest: Bach hails Koreas cooperation at Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):<p>10 p.m.<p>The IOC president, Thomas Bach, says that by marching together at the Winter Games, athletes from South and North Korea showed they both believe in "a peaceful future."<p>In his wrap-up speech at the …

North Korea

USOC touts we-were-close assessment for performance in 2018 Winter Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — With its top leaders missing from the stage and two burgeoning summer sport scandals awaiting back home, the U.S. Olympic Committee emphasized its depth in trying to explain an Olympic Games performance that did not meet its expectations during a closing news conference …

International Olympic Committee

Ivanka Trump: Visit to Olympics 'so incredibly inspiring'

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — 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."<p>…

Donald Trump

The Latest: Bach hails Koreas cooperation at Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):<p>10 p.m.<p>The IOC president, Thomas Bach, says that by marching together at the Winter Games, athletes from South and North Korea showed they both believe in "a peaceful future."<p>In his wrap-up speech at the …

North Korea

Sweden Beats South Korea to Win Women's Curling Gold Medal at 2018 Olympics

Sweden's dominance in women's curling continued with an 8-3 <b></b>victory over South Korea to win the gold medal at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games.<p>Leading by two heading into the seventh end, Sweden was able to put the match away with three points thanks to Anna Hasselborg knocking South Korea's stone out of …

South Korea

The Latest: Bach hails Koreas cooperation at Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):<p>10 p.m.<p>The IOC president, Thomas Bach, says that by marching together at the Winter Games, athletes from South and North Korea showed they both believe in "a peaceful future."<p>In his wrap-up speech at the …

North Korea

Curling: Japan win bronze to claim first Olympic medal

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Japan claimed their first Olympic curling medal on Saturday when Satsuki Fujisawa's foursome scored a point in each of the final three ends to edge Britain 5-3 and win the bronze.<p>Japan's win guarantees Asia will have two teams on the medal podium with South Korea …

Winter Olympics

Ice hockey: Canadian men beat Czechs to claim bronze

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Andrew Ebbett and Chris Kelly both scored twice as Canada beat the Czech Republic 6-4 on Saturday to claim bronze in the men's Olympic ice hockey tournament.<p>With the win, the Canadians have now earned a hockey medal in three straight Winter Olympics, although …

Ice Hockey

Canadian athletes happily sing Celine Dion's 'Titanic' song on team bus

Despite not quite excelling in some of the Olympic sports it usually dominates, Team Canada is still having a blast at the Winter Olympics.<p>Thanks to Mikael Kingsbury — the freestyle skier who won gold in the men’s moguls in Pyeongchang — we have video evidence of just how much fun he and his …

Canada

Winners and Losers of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang

John Shuster swept, slid and shouted Team USA to a dramatic gold medal in men's curling, becoming one of the biggest winners of the entire 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.<p>With 102 events in the competition, we can't possibly do justice to all the big winners and losers in this space. But these …

Speed Skating

Winter Olympics: Daredevil squirrel avoids Daniela Ulbing's snowboard

Daredevil squirrel avoids deadly encounter with Daniela Ulbing's snowboard at Olympics<p>Nicole Poell | USA TODAY<p>Best photos from Day 15 of the Winter Olympics<p>The highlights you don't want to miss from Day 15 in Pyeongchang.<p>USA TODAY Sports<p>A reckless South Korean squirrel with a death wish avoided an …

Winter Olympics

The Latest: Czech star Ledecka secures rare Olympic double

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):<p>12:40 a.m.<p>Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic won the second leg of an unprecedented Winter Olympics double, taking the gold medal in snowboarding's parallel giant slalom to pair with her surprise skiing …

Winter Olympics

U.S. Men's Curling Wins First Olympic Gold

The United States' men's curling team capped off an unlikely run with a 10-7 upset win over Sweden to win the Olympic gold medal at the Gangneung …

John Shuster