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America's most successful biathlete says gun laws 'maddening'

U.S. biathlete Lowell Bailey expresses support for assault weapons ban, says rifle he uses in competition is much different.
Via USA Today
16 minutes ago

Pizza Hut Korea finds clever way to skirt Olympic marketing rules

The International Olympic Committee has attempted to crack down on unauthorized marketing that uses the Olympics to advertise a product, but it appears Pizza Hut’s Korea division has found a loophole.A screenshot from Yi Whan-woo of the Korea Times shows a sales promotion that has been used by Pizza Hut Korea during the Olympics, and it features the phrase “Pyengchang together.”...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

The unnerving heartbeat of Pyeongchang

When friends, family and fans wait for athletes' results in the spectator area, the tension is punctuated by the 'boom boom' of a heartbeat -- but it's not theirs.
Via ESPN
1 hour ago

Premature baby named after curling rock island defies odds

U.S. Olympic curler Joe Polo and his wife Kristin always wanted to give their future daughter a name that paid homage to curling
Via USA Today
2 hours ago

Bullying scandal hits South Korean women's speed skating team

A bullying scandal has hit the Winter Olympics and rocked the South Korean team, with reports of two female speed skaters picking on a teammate.
Via USA Today
2 hours ago

Swiss freestyle halfpipe skier Joel Gisler crashes hard during Olympic qualifying

Joel Gisler came down hard on the lip of the halfpipe during his first trick in qualifying. Medical personnel attended to him, but it's not known if he suffered any injuries.
Via USA Today
2 hours ago

Tuesday recap: Canada's historic ice dance pair keeps sizzling

Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir made ice dance history and kept the internet riveted, heartbreak still follows British speedskater Elise Christie, and Team USA made the men's hockey quarters. All that and more from Day 11 in Pyeongchang.
Via ESPN
2 hours ago

Skater Karen Chen 'blind as a bat' when she secured extra U.S. Olympic spot

Karen Chen, who has struggled with 'horrible' vision, needed to skate lights out at World Championships for the U.S. to secure 3 spots at Olympics.
Via USA Today
3 hours ago

It's Evgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova, then a race for the bronze medal

The Russians appear to have a lock on gold and silver, but it's a free-for-all for the bronze. These six women all have a shot.
Via ESPN
4 hours ago

Nigeria make bobsled debut on lightning-quick track

One of the most absorbing and highly-anticipated tales of the PyeongChang Winter Games finally came to the fore on Tuesday, as the Nigeria women's bobsled team took to the track in heats one and two, to become Africa's first Olympic bobsledders.
Via ESPN
4 hours ago

'We're showing people that anyone can do anything'

Seun Adigun, Akuoma Omeoga and Ngozi Onwumere are a testament that there's no such thing as impossible. The Nigerian-Americans went from zero knowledge of bobsled to the track in Pyeongchang. Oh, and landing in the record books for Africa.
Via ESPN
4 hours ago

W2W4: Vonn seeks second downhill gold, Nagasu kicks off figure skating singles campaign

Wednesday's highlights in Pyeongchang: Lindsey Vonn seeks second downhill gold after disappointing finish in Super-G, Mirai Nagasu and Bradie Tennell kick off their figure skating singles campaign
Via ESPN
4 hours ago

Breezy Johnson to race in Olympic downhill

Wyoming native Breezy Johnson will race Monday night in the Olympic downhill event in South Korea
Via USA Today
5 hours ago

Olympic spoiler alerts for Day 11: Shib sibs shine, men's hockey survives

SportsPulse: The U.S. racked up medals on the ice and the slopes, while the U.S. men's hockey thrived and survived in their elimination game. See how other Americans fared in Day 11. SPOILERS AHEAD.
Via USA Today
5 hours ago

Costume designers feel a bit exposed after Olympic figure-skating wardrobe malfunctions

“The first thing that everybody says is, ‘Crap, I’m glad that’s my not my dress,’ ” said Pat Pearsall, who designs and makes dresses for Mirai Nagasu.
Via USA Today
6 hours ago

The Latest: Highly-decorated Virtue, Moir win ice dancing

Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir dazzled their way to Olympic gold in ice dancing on Day 11 of the Pyeongchang Games, becoming the most decorated figure skaters in history
Via USA Today
6 hours ago

Ter Mors medals in 2 different sports at same Winter Games

Speedskater Jorien ter Mors became the first woman to win Olympic medals in different sports at the same Winter Games
Via USA Today
6 hours ago

Nigeria savors its Olympic bobsled debut moment

Nigeria made its women's bobsled Olympic debut, and is in last place _ an irrelevant part of this team's story
Via USA Today
6 hours ago

Russian officials look to blame someone for curler's doping

The officials in charge of the Russian team at the Pyeongchang Olympics sought to blame just about anyone other than the curler who was caught doping
Via USA Today
6 hours ago

The Latest: Germans lead at midway point in women's bobsled

Mariama Jamanka and Lisa Buckwitz of Germany are the leaders at the midway point of the women's bobsled competition
Via USA Today
7 hours ago

Germany beats Switzerland 2-1 in OT, into Olympic quarters

Yannic Seidenberg scored 32 seconds into overtime to give Germany a 2-1 victory over Switzerland in the qualification round
Via USA Today
7 hours ago

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

Here they go again: Medalists from 2014 challenging again in women's bobsled, with German sleds being the ones to catch
Via USA Today
7 hours ago

Tolvanen has 3 assists as Finland beats South Korea 5-2

Kontiola scores twice as Finland beats host South Korea 5-2 in the qualification round and advance to face Canada in the Olympic quarterfinals
Via USA Today
7 hours ago

US rides Zapolski, college kids to Olympic quarterfinals

The United States is in the Olympic quarterfinals against the Czech Republic because of goaltender Ryan Zapolski and college players Ryan Donato and Troy Terry
Via USA Today
7 hours ago

Gus Kenworthy talks friendship with Adam Rippon

He talked to us about his injuries, his new friend Adam Rippon and what's next.
Via USA Today
7 hours ago
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