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Canada hopes to claim ice dance gold at Pyeongchang Olympics

Pyeongchang Olympics Figure Skating Ice Dance

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who already have helped Canada win...

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The Latest: Korea's Lee wins gold in men's mass start

Pyeongchang Olympics Bobsled

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Top favorite Lee Seung-hoon skated a masterful race and unleashed a final sprint that no one could match to take gold for South Korea in the men’s mass start at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Behind him,...


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American men win Olympic curling gold, beat Sweden 10-7

Pyeongchang Olympics Curling Men

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — John Shuster’s last throw in the eighth end of the Olympic curling final clacked off one Swedish stone and knocked it into another, sending them both skittering out of scoring range. Five yellow-handled American rocks were left behind. The score, known as a five-ender,...


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Women lead the hunt for abducted men in a bloody sectarian war

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. The hotline rang every day for about three weeks in December at the Abductees’ Mothers Association. Yemeni families were desperately searching for male relatives in the shattered country after Yemen’s former president was killed. The group, run by 20 women, was there to help....


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Column: American curling team creates a new 'Miracle on Ice'

Pyeongchang Olympics Curling Men

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Move over, Mike Eruzione. You’ve got company. John Shuster delivered another Miracle on Ice for the Americans, only this one came with brooms instead of hockey sticks. For one day, at least, the United States is a curling nation. The team that became a cultural...


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Warlord's fighters become film stars as Ugandan cinema booms

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Opio was 16 when he was abducted by a Bible-quoting warlord and forced into a militia notorious for massacres and sexual slavery. Two decades on, he again took up a rifle -- this time playing one of his former comrades in an award-winning Ugandan movie. As the cameras rolled,...


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IOC leaves decision on Russians at Olympics until Sunday

Pyeongchang Olympics Ice Hockey Men

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has left a decision whether to reinstate Russia to the Pyeongchang Olympics until the day of the closing ceremony. The IOC must announce by Sunday if the Russian Olympic Committee will be readmitted to the Olympic family after...


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Ledecka gets rare double Olympic gold; US men win curling

Pyeongchang Olympics Snowboard Women

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — On a snowboard and skis, Ester Ledecka is a history-making Olympic gold medalist. One of the surprising breakout stars of the Winter Games, the Czech pulled double-duty on the slopes in Pyeongchang and became the first to win snowboarding’s parallel giant slalom and...


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Chapter 2: Ledecka wins gold again, this time on a snowboard

Pyeongchang Olympics Snowboard Women

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — When the book is closed on these Olympics — all Olympics, really — Ester Ledecka will have her own chapter. Though they’re both on snow, skiing and snowboarding are simply not supposed to mix. Though she could have been expected to win at one, nobody was supposed to...


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As Olympics wrap up, still no coverage in North Korea

Pyeongchang Olympics Alpine Skiing

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — While hundreds of millions of the world’s people get ready to watch the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Sunday, North Koreans are still waiting to see the first event. The lack of news at home is a stark contrast with how North Korea’s made-for-...


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AP PHOTOS: Highlights of Day 15 at the Pyeongchang Olympics

APTOPIX Pyeongchang Olympics Cross Country Men

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Czech snow star Ester Ledecka won the second leg of an unheard-of Olympic double, taking the gold medal in snowboarding’s parallel giant slalom to go with her surprise skiing victory in the Alpine super-G a week earlier. Norway’s third-place finish in the new Alpine...


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